Put Your Good Intentions to Work!

When we join the United Methodist Church, we vow to support it with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.  But sometimes, our good intentions get lost in the day-to-day hustle and bustle of life.  As a church, how are we doing with our promises?  Can you help fill in the blanks?  Here are some ways that you could be of service to others:  serve as an usher, become a church closer, teach or assist with a Sunday School Class or volunteer for the mowing team.  Contact the church office to volunteer! 440-526-8938 or office@brecksvilleumc.com

Box Tops

UMW continues to collect Box Tops for Education!  Clip and save the symbol from participating products and bring them to the bin in the first floor coat room.  These labels are sent to Henderson Settlement Mission in Frakes, KY and the proceeds are used to support their work.

Food Drive for Brookside

Brookside Food Center disperses meals to local families in need. The success of their program depends on the kindness and generosity of people like you!

On the third Friday of each month, our United Methodist Women deliver our donations to Brookside.  Please help us fill the bin in the coat room with food like:

Canned fruits
Canned vegetables
Apple sauce
Dried Fruit
Grains
Peanut Butter
Bisquick
Pasta and pasta sauce
Canned soups
Tuna and other canned fish
Other healthy non-perishable foods!

Paper products, such as napkins and paper towels, are also greatly appreciated. 

Your contributions make a world of difference to families in need.

Where to donate

Spring cleaning? Donít send your unwanted items to the dump! These organizations all offer FREE PICK UP! 

AMVETS 
866-388-0046
Clothing, household, toys,
books, etc.

City Mission (donatestuff.com)
216-662-4483
Clothing, household items

Cleveland Furniture Bank
216-459-2265 x 101
Furniture, household items

Gathering Place Warehouse
216-595-9546 (will pack up, too)
Furniture, household, antiques, china, crystal, silverware, art, rugs, lamps, mirrors, costume jewelry

Habitat for Humanity
216-429-3631
Furniture, appliances, building materials, household.

Salvation Army, 800-728-7825
Furniture, clothing, household

Have an old bike you've outgrown or no longer use? 
Donate it to Brecksville UMC's Bike Ministry!

Background Checks

"The education and spiritual formation of children, youth and adults is why the church exists. We're here to make and mature disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world." said Gary Jones, Director Spiritual Formation, East Ohio Conference United Methodist Church. "If we're not teaching, if we're not keeping those people we're charged to teach safe, there's really not a reason for us to be here."

At Brecksville UMC, we conduct background checks on all volunteers who work with children. Parents want to know that their children are safe in the care of others. Background checks protect children, protect volunteers, and protect the assets of the church!

Read our church's child protection policy    here.
   

If you are interested in working with children, please contact Jenny Gee, Director of Christian Education, to learn more about background checks.

Church Ride Share

Sometimes itís hard to get to church.  Maybe your carís in the shop, youíre not comfortable driving, or you just donít want to go to church alone.  Sign up for BUMC Rideshare! If you need a ride or can give a ride sign up in the lobby!

Drivers, we have some super cool car magnets to help identify you as a person who's offering rides.  Pick one up in the office!

Pumpkin Patch

The Nehemiah Mission Pumpkin Patch
October: Mon -Sat 12-8 pm and Sundays 12-5

Help is needed selling 800 pumpkins in the missions annual pumpkin patch on Bridge Avenue in Cleveland.  Sound like fun?  Call 216-961-6968 x10 or  e-mail nehmission@gmail.com

Horizonís Preschool Costume Parade

Thursday, October 31

Our church is home to a pre-school serving 3 and 4 year olds, and itís become a tradition for the kids to ďtrick or treatĒ our halls in costume.  Want to be part of the fun? Bring some treats to the church for the morning or afternoon parades.  We'll need treats for 34 kids at the first parade (9:40) and 15 kids at the second (1 pm).