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
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.

Where to donate

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

Clothing, household, toys,
books, etc.

City Mission (donatestuff.com)
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
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!

Habitat Faith Build 2020 - Update

Habitat for Humanity Faith Build

Annually, our church comes partners with Habitat For Humanity both in a physical and monetary sense.  Brecksville UMC has already completed some workdays with Habitat and we have two more opportunities for volunteers on Saturday, October 3 and Thursday, October 29. 

Due to COVID, groups are kept smaller in size (4 people from our church serve on each work day) and masks must be worn.  If you are interested, please email or call the church office to register. the phone number is 440-526-8938.

Additionally, the $5,000 financial commitment our church makes is to offset the costs of construction of the home, which will be purchased by a Habitat Family with a zero interest rate mortgage.  Thus far we have collected $3,622. We are almost there! 

What does it cost to build a house?  The pieces and parts add up!
Consider contributing a dollar amount to cover the cost of:

  • Drywall nails - $15/box

  • Deck Screws - $30/box

  • Gallon of Paint - $30

  • Stud 2 x 4 x 8 - $6 each

  • Sheets of drywall - $10 each

  • Sheets of plywood - $20 - $30 each

  • by mail:  Brecksville United Methodist Church, 65 Public Square Brecksville, OH 44141

  • online through the giving link above - fund code 514- Habitat for Humanity

  • in person during the outdoor worship services

Please remember to be clearly mark your gift for ďHabitat Faith Build.Ē 

Thank you so much for continuing our partnership with Habitat! Together, we are changing a community and helping a family have a safe, secure, stable home!

Read about our partner family here!

- Missions & Outreach Committee