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Extraordinary Service
An incredible amount of activity takes place in our building! Every day and evening, numerous groups gather for recovery, support, outreach, community development, education and fellowship. Your generous commitment to Brecksville United Methodist church enables ongoing ministry and service both inside these walls and outside in the wider community!

This year, our Trustees and our Finance Committee have joined together in a bold initiative to invest in our building and infrastructure so we can continue to be a transformative presence in the community. This exciting vision calls for the creation of a Planned Expense Fund, a new restricted budget that will allow us to plan for the future and keep our building beautiful, efficient and ready to receive new friends and ministries.

Jesus is the supreme example of Servant Leadership. His example is at the core of how Christians influence and impact the world. The world tells us to serve ourselves; but by coming to serve, rather than to be served, Jesus teaches us a radically different way to live. We are called to serve others, selflessly and humbly, with our building and our resources.

Today, our Trustees are offering behind the scenes tours of the church after each worship service.  Join them in the Parlor to start the tour!

Over the next 2 weeks, prayerfully consider your pledge to the Annual Stewardship Campaign and your commitment to the Planned Expense Fund. Plan to worship with us on Sunday, October 30, when our pledges and commitments will be laid on the altar and blessed as a celebration of God’s goodness to us!

This week, take the time to sit down and read this passage in Matthew. Consider its meaning and its significance in your life.                    

Matthew 25:34-40 
The Message

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why:

I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.’

“Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’

These questions are a starting place for contemplation and conversation.
What does this passage suggest about how we should respond to the needs
of the community?

Does anything in this passage unsettle you  or make you think?
Why?