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 for Henderson Settlement

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.

Food Bank Registration Information 2018

Hey Doug,

Thanks for supporting the Greater Cleveland Food Bank! This message is to confirm that your volunteering event has been scheduled for the date below. To help us ensure that your volunteers experience is rewarding, productive and safe, please forward this e-mail to everyone that is planning to participate. Each volunteer will need to create a Volunteer Profile and RSVP to your event by registering at our website with a unique "Event Registration Code". Please note that volunteers who do not RSVP will not be able to sign-in when they arrive for their scheduled event. Your groups code, along with detailed instructions, is included at the bottom of this page.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Take care,
Alan Fratus
Volunteer Services Manager
Office: (216) 738-2053
Fax: (216) 738-1604


Event Date/Time:
March 17
June 9
September 8
December 8

Event Name:
Brecksville UMC (Dough Huth) 10-12 volunteers - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Event Description:
Volunteers are needed to help sort and repack nonperishable food that is later distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.


Additional Information:
We have received your sign-up information and we look forward to seeing you when you volunteer!

Scheduling a volunteer time allows us to ensure that your volunteer experience is rewarding, productive and safe.

Please remember to wear closed-toed/closed-heeled shoes!


Event Meeting Location:
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank
15500 South Waterloo Rd Cleveland, OH 44110

View Location Map

Please follow these instructions to register online for this event:
1. Visit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank event registration page: http://cerv.is/m?0136gtVQaBe
2. Click on the "Register" button at the bottom of the page.
3. Follow the on screen instructions to access the CERVIS registration system. If this is your first time using the CERVIS online registration system, you will be prompted to create a Volunteer Profile.
4. Once you have successfully signed into the system (or created a profile, if needed) you will automatically be registered for this event and receive a confirmation E-mail.
5. If you would like to register additional individuals for this event, please select their name from the list and enter the code below into the "Event Registration Code" field. Next, click the "Register for selected event" button to complete the additional registration.

Event Registration Code: tVQaBe

Greater Cleveland Food Bank, June 9

Greater Cleveland Food Bank Volunteers, Saturday, June 9

Come spend a Saturday morning with your church family helping our hungry neighbors, Saturday, June 9 from 8 am to 12 pm.

Each volunteer will need to create a Volunteer Profile and RSVP to your event by following the instructions below. Please note that volunteers who do not RSVP will not be able to sign-in when they arrive for their scheduled event.

Please follow these instructions to register online for this event:

1. Visit the Greater Cleveland Food Bank event registration page: http://cerv.is/m?0136gtVQaBe

2. Click on the "Register" button at the bottom of the page.

3. Follow the on screen instructions to access the CERVIS registration system. If this is your first time using the CERVIS online registration system, you will be prompted to create a Volunteer Profile.

4. Once you have successfully signed into the system (or created a profile, if needed) you will automatically be registered for this event and receive a confirmation E-mail.

5. If you would like to register additional individuals for this event, please select their name from the list and enter the code below into the "Event Registration Code" field. Next, click the "Register for selected event" button to complete the additional registration.

Event Registration Code: tVQaBe

Men's Group Forming

MEN’S GROUP FORMING AT BUMC!  Are you a man looking for solid, Christ-centered resources for spiritual growth; ample occasions for fun and recreation; and the opportunity to use your God-given talents and time to make a powerful impact in the world?  Come to our Men’s-group-forming-brainstorming-session on Sunday, June 3 at 11:15 in The Parlor.

Cleaning Kits for UMCOR

BE THE RAINBOW AFTER THE STORM! Help create 10 cleaning kits for UMCOR disaster relief.  Stop into the Parlor today and pick an item or two to add to your shopping list.  Return your items by June 3. Kits will be sent to disaster victims this summer!

More Than Talk

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads to poverty.” - Proverbs 14:23 NIV

Many people remember President Theodore Roosevelt as an avid hunter and sportsman. Few, however, know of his efforts for conservation, which is a far greater legacy.

After a hunting trip to the Dakota region in 1887, years before he became president, Roosevelt returned to his East Coast home reporting that trees were being cut down carelessly, animals were slaughtered by “swinish” game-butchers, and that the wilderness was in danger. He expressed great shock at how quickly this region that he loved was being stripped of its glory - the big game gone, the ponds drying up, the beavers disappearing, the grasslands becoming desert.

But Roosevelt did more than talk. He founded the Boone & Crockett Club, dedicated to the preservation of wilderness in America. Largely through that club’s influence, legislation was passed to care for Yellowstone National Park, to protect Sequoia trees in California, to set aside nature reserves for bird and sea life, and to limit the shooting of big game. Laws were also passed to regulate hunting practices.

Hoping for change rarely brings about change. Work, however, generally does! Just thought you might want to keep all of this in mind as you are out and about enjoying the outdoors this summer. Much of what we now enjoy is here because folks before us thought they ought to preserve it. Same goes for us. Same goes for our faith. Enjoy your summer, and see you in church!

Peace,

Pastor Clark

Vacation Bible School Help Wanted

VBS is often named as one of our greatest outreach ministries — but it can’t happen without your help!  There are plenty of ways to become involved this year and help make this program a reality!  We need both teachers and crew leaders. You don’t need your Masters in Education to make a difference, just a love for children and a desire to help them know Jesus better!  Contact Jenny Gee on  Sunday morning or email education@brecksvilleumc.com.