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.

Getting Ahead, In a Just-Gettin'-By-World

The Missions Committee is excited to introduce a new partnership among suburban and urban churches in our district.  Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting-By World  is a 16 week workshop designed to give people the tools and resources they need to move out of poverty.  The weekly workshops will be held at Saint Matthew United Methodist Church, 8601 Wade Park Ave in Cleveland and is limited to 15 participants.

“The most important things Getting Ahead has helped me with are recognizing the different causes of  poverty and ways to build resources so that I could get out of poverty and help others get out of poverty.”  - Miyonna Jones, Getting Ahead Graduate

We are one of the four churches in our district supporting the program by providing dinner and childcare on one night each month.  (The other churches are Berea UMC, Brunswick UMC and the host church, St. Matthew.)  Our nights will be January 29, February 26, March 26, and April 23.  Would you like to help others move out of poverty? Sign up on Sunday or call our Church Office 440-526-8938.  Have questions?  Contact Janet Kleckner or Lynn Spencer — or the church office! 

Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Saturday March 23

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

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

Please follow these instructions to register online with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank:

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

Pearl Road Dinner, Sunday March 24

Pearl Road United Methodist Church provides a free hot meal to anyone in need on the last two Sundays of every month (and on the second Thursday of every month!)  We work in conjunction with other churches to help provide that meal.  We prepare either a salad course, main dish or dessert and provide volunteers to serve the meal.  Want to help?  Our next date is Sunday, March 24.