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!

Ecumenical Chapel Service at Chippewa Place

Saturday Evenings from 6:15 to 7 pm

A good old fashioned Hymn Sing happens every Saturday evening in the Chapel of Chippewa Place, the independent living apartment building located next door to the church. Ten to fifteen residents gather at 6:15 to sing beloved songs like Amazing Grace, Bringing in the Sheaves, and Nearer My God To Thee.  At 6:30 pm, there is a short worship service with hymns, scripture and a short meditation.  At 7 pm, the service ends.

Churches from around our community take turns leading this service, which is the only opportunity some residents have to worship each week.   Brecksville United Methodist Church is one of those churches. 

Would you be willing to be part of a team leading a service this summer?  If you can lead the hymn sing or are willing to lead the service, please reach out to the church office.  All you need is the want to do it, and a heart for older people.  Weíll show you the way!  

Demonstrating Godís love beyond the church doors is one way we grow with God and one another. With determined service, we show Godís love for others by meeting the needs of the whole person. Reach out to the church office to learn more!

Email the church office or call 440-526-8938.