July 26, 2018

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your father in Heaven. 
- Matthew 5:16

Worship with us this Sunday!
Worship on the Lawn returns next Sunday.
What happens when teens travel to a new city and spend a week in service with peers from around the country?  What happens when they spend days engaged with people in need?  Our Youth Service Project team will lead our worship service this Sunday at 10 o’clock in the sanctuary on Sunday, and share their stories of life changing service!  There will be no worship on the lawn next week so we can all gather together as one.  It’s sure to be a special Sunday.  Hope to see you there!
Sunday's Message: Be The Light
Sunday's Scriptures: John 6: 1-15 and Matthew 5:14-16
Sunday's Announcements:  Read them here!
Sunday's Music:  Click here for a playlist of songs for the 10 o'clock service.
Did you miss last Sunday's Message?  Hear it here! (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)
Summer Children's Choir This Sunday!
Kids and youth, let’s make a joyful noise for a church family who loves you! Let's sing a song in praise of God!  It's Music Director, Adrienne Leska's last Sunday in this role. Come help send her off in song.  The kids will be singing a song from this year's Vacation Bible School I Will Be With You. The lyrics will be on the screen and all are welcome to join in!
Tonight is the last Yoga in The Chapel of this series
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Come give it a try! This class is open to ALL levels  - from never-beens to seasoned yogis.  We practice a blend of yang (heat/effort) and yin (cool/surrender) appropriately adjusted for each individual. Cost for the class is $7 per class - with 80% going back to the church! Drop ins welcome! Hope to see you tonight!  Join our Facebook Event group for updates.  Click here!
Thank you for our Habitat for Humanity volunteers!
We have a full team to work on our house at 3478 West 97th Street on Saturday.  We're so thankful that you're helping to make a home for Michelle and her family and we lift up a prayer of thanks for volunteers Don, Aaron and Matt Georgevich, Nancy Manaska, Herb Einheit, Alan Scheufler, and Mike & Kathleen Scott and for Lori Rusterholtz, who is arranging lunch for the team. Read this article to understand what a volunteer day entails. 
If you'd like to help on a future date we need hands on workers on these dates:
  • Saturday, August 4 - Spruce Up Day! Work in the neighborhood!
  • Saturday, September 15 from 8 am until 3 pm.  We're also looking for someone to provide lunch and a photographer.
If you'd like to help, sign up on Sunday, or simply respond to this e-mail! Learn more about Apostles Build here.
Crosby Lane is a Nashville-based, husband-wife duo who have traveled the country sharing the message of God’s love and acceptance through Delta Folk-inspired original songs as well as fresh arrangements of favorite hymns and the stories behind the songs and the writers.  On Sunday, August 19 they’ll join us in worship at 10 am and for a potluck luncheon at 11 am in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. The concert is free.  A love offering will be collected for the band.  Help spread the word!  If you're on Facebook, RSVP to and share our event. Learn more about the band at  www.crosbylane.com.
Sunday, August 19 - after second service, around 11:30.
It's a potluck picnic in Fellowship Hall!  Bring a dish to share and come be in community together. Crosby Lane will be joining us, too!  If you'd like to help with set up or clean up, please reply to this message.
Need some potluck recipe inspiration?  Check out our Pinterest Board.
Point Fest, Saturday September 15
We're headed to Cedar Point for a day of fun and music!  The Point Fest concert this year features Toby Mac, For King & Country, David Crowder and more.  If we have a group of 15 or more, tickets are only $48. ($90 if we have a smaller group.) Reply to this e-mail to reserve your tickets, or sign up on Sunday in the lobby.  Learn more about Point Fest here!
WE ARE CALLED TO WORSHIP GOD WITH FULL HEARTS.  Every week, a team of people: pastor, musicians, liturgists, ushers, tech team, and communion stewards, have a direct hand in leading people into a worship experience with the creator of the universe.  Do you want to be a part of that?  Talk with Pastor Clark, sign up in the lobby or call the church office to let us know how you’d like to get involved and what you would like to learn! 440-526-8938 or office@brecksvilleumc.com
We Have T-Shirts!   Help celebrate our bike ministry in style - wear a BUMC Bike Ministry t-shirt! They'll be on sale Sunday morning, and are also available to purchase during office hours (Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 4:30.  Fridays 8:30 until 12:30 pm).  Shirts are $20, and any additional dollars you might be willing to donate will be put toward fixing more bikes for those in need.
For families living in poverty, dental health is not critical to survival and often falls to the bottom of the list of priorities – if it makes it to the list at all.  Let’s help fill this need by focusing this month’s collection for Brookside Food Center on dental hygiene. If you’re moved to help, bring your donations of toothpaste, tooth brushes and floss to the first floor collection bin by Thursday, Aug. 16.  Thank you!
OhioGuidestone is excited to partner with Brecksville United Methodist Women to provide back-to-school supplies for children and young adults who use their services! Many of their clients live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford to spare the income to purchase school supplies. You can help provide these necessary items and help alleviate the stresses of back-to-school shopping. The Brecksville United Methodist Women will deliver our donations. Thank you for your help!  Today through August 12, we will be collecting school supplies in the first floor coat room. Click here for a list of needed items, or see the insert in Sunday's bulletin.
The bins were emptied this morning, so there's lots of room in them right now for your old newspapers, magazines, and (broken down) cardboard. THANK YOU for supporting hunger ministry by recycling at Brecksville United Methodist Church!

Thursday, July 26—Paper Recycling Pick Up Day

6:30 Final Yoga in the Chapel 

 Auble & Spencer Mowing

Saturday, July 28

8:30 Apostles Build Work Day, 3478 W 97th St, Cleveland

Sunday, July 29

10:00 ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY in the Sanctuary

Tuesday, July 31

11:00 Staff Meeting, 201

Thursday, August 2

                 Paper recycling pick up day

                 Brown and Sendrey Mowing

Friday, August 3

9:30 Mom’s Club International of North Royalton, Parlor

Sunday, August 5—Communion Sunday

8:30 Worship on the Lawn

10:00 Worship in the Sanctuary

3:00 Hazel Fetzek Memorial Service, Sanctuary

Our Welcoming Statement
Brecksville United Methodist Church is called to the ministry of reconciliation. We embrace diversity as a gift. We celebrate our human family’s diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s love and grace. We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of Brecksville United Methodist Church as we journey toward reconciliation through Christ.
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