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A Holy Disturbance
As I write this, I’m sitting on my back patio, the sun is shining, and the air is filled with the last of the lilac blooms. It’s hard to believe we’re...
Anti-Racism Resources
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Church Council 2020
Introducing Church Council Chairperson, Sue Hastings! The church council is the administrative agency of the charge conference to envision, plan, i...
Facility Use During Covid 19
May 20, 2020 To Our Church Groups: “Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God.” The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, urged us to live by th...
Finance Update 
We all started out the year with a budget in mind, be it personal or work-related. We organized and prioritized, discussed at length, and finally came...
Jewelry Sale for Laura's Home
Nancy Lee came to the Missions Committee with an idea. She has an overstock of inventory of her handmade jewelry, and would like to sell it to benefi...
Lament
By the waters of Babylon – there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our harps. For there our capto...
Living With Loss Support Group, June 17 - July 22
Living With Loss Support Group Announced at Brecksville United Methodist Church Six Weeks – Wednesdays – June 17 – July 22 from 6:30 – 8 pm Grie...
Parking Lot Communion
Have you been missing the Sacrament of Holy Communion? So have we! We think we have found a way and we look forward to gathering together on Sunday, J...
Rahab Mninistries Safe House
Operating a safe house for victims of human trafficking is no small task. Rahab Ministries operates two! Our Evening Circle group recently organized ...
Retirement Parade for Leslie Miller
Happy retirement, Leslie! Since we can't be together to celebrate in a traditional way, we're going to shower Leslie with love with a "drive by" re...
Sermons By Phone—440-526-0653
Sermons By Phone—440-526-0653 Call and hear our latest sermon anytime by phone! New sermon uploaded every Sunday by 11 am. Don't have a compu...
Small Group: Anti-Racism (more details coming soon)
These days, the fight for racial justice has taken on a new urgency. This small group will explore how we can each do our part to put an end to racism...
Small Group: Books to Grow Our Faith
Join Jenny Gee on the front lawn of the church on Tuesdays at 5 pm to discuss the book Jesus Before Christianity by Albert Nolan. This book takes u...
Small Group: Hitting the Trails with Kathy Auble
The Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks has some of the most beautiful hiking trails and hidden gems that are really worth an explore!...
Small Group: House Church
Are you interested in finding new ways to connect with other people on Sunday morning? There are several ways to do that - and still observe safe pra...
Small Group: Parents of Teens Connection Group
A Connection Group is an opportunity to encourage connection between people during this time of social distancing. Being a parent of a teenager is a h...
Small Group: Praying the Scriptures
Reading the Bible is great, but praying the scripture is a way to bring the message of scripture into your life in a deeply personal way. Join Jenny ...
Small Group: Soil and Sacrament, Finding God in Gardening
This is a small group centered on soil, food and faith – and finding God in gardening. We will use the book "Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir o...
Small Group: Wednesday Student Devotions
Wednesday Morning Devotion and Check-in for middle and high school students 10 am on Wednesday This group is for any middle or high school studen...
Small Group: Young Adult Anti-Racist Book Club
"This Book is Anti-Racist" Young Adult Discussion Group- Sunday 8-9 pm every three weeks for four sessions (week day subject to change)- Discuss a...
Small Groups: Summer 2020
"Small Small...
Spiritual Direction - Week of July 6
Just a couple things to consider as we move into the week. Wednesday at 10 we will have our prayer hour on the front lawn. We have been approaching ...
Spiritual Direction, Week of June 23
I hope you enjoyed praying scripture surrounding the hymn Make Me a Channel of Your Peace last week. I found myself singing the song over and over an...
Spiritual Direction/Scripture Prompts - Week of June 1, 2020
I hope you are all doing well. This week I thought we could focus a little bit on the Psalms and then finish our week with the practice of breath pra...
Spiritual Direction: Meditating the Beatitudes, June 9, 2020
MEDITATING THE BEATITUDES This week we are going to change gears a little bit and work on gaining a better understanding of how to pray meditativel...
Spiritual Direction: Prayer Prompts, Week of June 15, 2020
This week we will focus on a prayer that is probably familiar to you. Although this is popularly known as the Prayer of St. Francis it is very doubtf...
Spiritual Direction: Week of June 30
I hope you are doing well and are able to use some of the prayer suggestions that I have been sending. Check this week’s issue of the Good Word or th...
Twelve Women of the Bible - Online Study
Women everywhere! You are invited to an online study, "Twelve Women of the Bible" Sundays from 7 -8:30 pm (eastern time) starting July 19. The study...
VBS Comes Home
Our initial plan to hold VBS the week of July 6 to 10 has been altered due to the situation with Covid-19 and our need to physically distance.  We can...
Worship + 2 and a Tithe
Our annual stewardship focus is an opportunity to make a commitment to God. How will you use your time, abilities, and finances to grow closer to God ...
Worship Where You Are
When we gather together through the internet and telephone lines instead of inside a church building, how do we become more than viewers watching a sc...