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

He is Risen!

“You can see for yourselves the place is now empty.  Now - on your way.”

A wise person once said, “The first step to wisdom is silence; the second is listening.” And then, “Silence sits immense upon my soul. Then comes hope with a smile and whispers.” –Helen Keller

I think that silence can be used in a few different ways. It has been known to nurture pouting, anger and hatred. Far better uses for silence are reflecting, meditating and listening. Perhaps it is only when we stand silent before the evidence of resurrection that surrounds us at this time of year, that we can begin to sense the still, small voice of God that whispers in our soul. You are never ever alone, even when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I am with you. You are loved beyond your knowing and experience. So much so that this life you enjoy continues in incredible ways beyond your sense of “now”.  You are a spiritual being in the middle of a human experience. When your physical being gives way, your spirit will soar. All of this is spoken to us in the middle of an empty space that we have termed a “tomb”.

Happy Easter! May you experience resurrection moments in empty spaces, both in creation that so poignantly surrounds you, and in the very depths of your hearts.

- 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!