Welcome to Brecksville United Methodist Church

Have you heard about Brecksville United Methodist Church?  We are a medium-sized congregation right on the square in downtown Brecksville.  We are all about sharing lives of faithfulness, mutual support, spiritual growth, and service to the community.

Our doors are open to everyone. Whatever your gender, age, race, background, vocation, orientation or belief system, we invite you to come and experience God’s grace with us!

If you’re not active in a local place of worship, come and spend some time with us!

Peace and Blessings, Pastor Clark

Is there baseball in Heaven?

“Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life- even though invisible to spectators- is with Christ in God. He is your life.”  - Colossians 3:3

Two eighty-year-old men had been friends since their Little League baseball days. One of them came down with a terminal illness and his best friend was with him by his deathbed.

“Will you do me a favor?” the healthy friend asked. “I’m hoping there is baseball in heaven. When you get there, can you find out and let me know somehow?”

The dying man said, “We’ve been friends for almost all of our lives. I will try and get your answer to you.”

Several days after the old man’s death, his friend was sleeping when he had a vivid dream. His lifelong friend appeared to him and said, “There is definitely baseball in heaven, my friend! The bad news is that you’re pitching on Wednesday.”

The month of February holds many signs of spring. Many of those signs are all bunched up together. February 14 is Valentine’s Day. February 14 is Ash Wednesday, and the kick off to our Lenten observance together. Love is in the air, mixed with the ashes of repentance. But there is one more thing…Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on February 14. One single day, holding so many signs of spring and new life. Looking forward to beginning a celebration of selfless love on Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day, and looking forward to watching new life start to move through our baseball team as they start to prepare for a new season. God is good all the time!

            Pray for peace, Pastor Clark

About Pastor Stein

Pastor Stein is a graduate of Kent State University with a BA in Telecommunications. In 1992 he was ordained Deacon from Methodist Theological School in Ohio and then as Elder two years later. He comes to Brecksville United Methodist Church from Hope Ridge United Methodist Church, serving in the same capacity since 2003. Previous appointments include Granger, Aurora, and Boardman United Methodist churches.

In service to the Conference, Pastor Clark has been Chair of the Editorial Board, served on the Board of Communications, the Leadership Committee for Communications, the Akron District and Western Reserve District Committees on Ministry, and has been Chair of the Board of Trustees for the East Ohio Conference Peace with Justice Project.

Pastor Clark is married, has four children, and loves to spend time with his family as well as being in the company of other people. His passions include music, movies, sports and fishing, or a good fish story!