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
Peanut Butter
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

Youth Dinner Hosts Needed


A cornerstone of our youth program are our youth dinners.  All middle and high school students are invited to come together once a month (typically the first Sunday) for a meal and some fun.  We’re currently looking for hosts for each of these dinners, October through May.  You don’t have to cook!  Ordering in is a hit, too.  Contact Dana for more information.

Bakin' for Bibles, September 30

Help support the ministry of the Evening Circle by supporting their bake sale on September 30.  Proceeds from the sale will buy Bibles for the residents of Rahab House. If you have questions or would like to become involved with the good work done by the women of the Evening Circle, call Lynn Hobzek at 440-526-6037 or email kezboh@aol.com.

Adult Youth Ministry Advocates Wanted

ADULT YOUTH MINISTRY ADVOCATES WANTED.  Would you be willing to help a youth in an emergency? Can you be on call for our young people, letting them know that wherever, whenever, no matter what, they have an adult who is willing to pick them up and help them out of a  sticky situation?  If you can be this helpline for a youth, email the church office before September 3.  Have questions? Talk to Dana Schwendeman, 440-526-8938 ext. 237

Haiti Mission Trip. Deadline is October 1!

The North Coast of Haiti Mission Trip, March 4-11
Contact: Tom Sperl tsperl13@gmail.com

Plan now for this introductory tour of schools in the North Haiti Methodist District. The UMVIM Team is limited to 9 people and may have only one representative from any individual church. The vision is to introduce many churches to the work of the North Coast Haiti Mission and specifically the work of Church of the Saviour UM that enhances the education of one (Dondon, Haiti) of the five primary schools. The outcome would be that churches in East Ohio would become a part of this transformational partnership.

The week will likely include a visit to all of the primary schools. We’ll bring with us some educational and fun hands-on opportunities for the students. This is a great way to connect with students. We will have a recreational day too at either the beach or the historic palace and fortress - San Souci and Citadel la. We will worship in Cap Haitian on Sunday at the Methodist church.

Deadline to sign up is Oct. 1, 2018.