October 25, 2018

Justice delayed
is justice denied.

- Gladstone

Worship with us this Sunday!
8:45 Worship with Live Band
11:15 Worship with Traditional Hymns
10:00 Classes for All Ages (Sunday School)

Christ's commitment to justice was radical, and brought a new understanding, a new message of hope, and a new message of salvation.  This Sunday, we'll learn how Jesus' message of radical justice is just as important today as ever in Pastor Clark's Message Oh, and one more thing...

8:45 Worship will be lead by our praise team.  Click here to listen to a playlist of Sunday's music.
During the 10 o'clock Education Hour there are classes for all ages (see details about the classes for adults below.) Stop into the Parlor to enjoy a cup of hot joe (or tea), hosted this month by the Welcome Committee. Troop 175 will be here selling popcorn.
Our 11:15 Worship Service features traditional hymns and an anthem by the choir.  You may have noticed that this season, Pastor Clark has added creeds and affirmations of faith to this service.  You may be wondering,Why do we say creeds?
Sunday's Scriptures: Amos 5:21-24 and Matthew 5: 38 - 48
Sunday's Announcements:  Read them here!
Did you miss a sermon?  We have an archive! (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)
Learn more about Foster Care and Adoption at Summit County Children Service's Information Meeting (and FREE lunch) this Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 pm here in Fellowship Hall.  For more information, call 330-379-1990 or visit summitkids.org. 
On the menu: chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, Coke, coffee & tea
Sensory Inclusion - From Isolation to Community
KultureCity has an app to help those with PTSD, autism, early onset dementia, stroke and others. As a certified sensory inclusive location, our church is included.  Download the free app here! (You'll see some familiar faces in our social story!) If you'd like to become sensory inclusion certified, all it takes is a brief online class.  Reply to this message for the link!
On All Saints Sunday, November 4, we give thanks for all those who have gone before us in the faith. During both worship services, the names of the saints of the church who have died since November 2017 will be read. Our church bell will toll in each person’s honor. If you have lost a loved one in the last year, please provide their name to Leslie in the church office before Tuesday, October 30. 440-526-8938 or leslie@brecksvilleumc.com.

The November issue of our monthly newsletter, The Good Word has been published.  It's on its way to the post office right now, and will be e-mailed out to our subscriber list tomorrow.  But you can read it now!
Not a subscriber?  If you'd like to have the newsletter delivered directly to your mailbox, reply to this e-mail and let us know!
New changing tables have been installed
Great news, moms and dads! New changing tables have been installed in both the women and men's restrooms on the second floor (the same floor as the Sanctuary.)  Look for them inside the large stalls in each restroom. 
Bike Parking Phase One. Six very sharp bike racks are available for use by our church members and our community! Next step - bike fix it stand!  To date, we've collected $535 toward the $1,000+ needed for the stand.  Together, we can provide an unprecedented level of welcome and hospitality for cyclists - and to provide resources for care of God's creation!  As an added bonus, our church fix it stand will be added to this map, showing cyclists where they're most welcome (the next nearest stand is in Bedford).  If you’re moved to help, please make check payable BUMC, with “fix it stand” in the memo line or give to Jenny's Go Fund Me campaign.
ADVERTISE IN THE GUIDEBOOK DIRECTORY. Our annual Guidebook will be direct-mailed to each family in December—at no cost to our church. Publication is subsidized by local businesses who advertise. If you own or manage a business and would like to learn about advertising in our book, please call the office!

Sunday Morning Classes for All Ages

The Sunday morning education hour (at 10 o’clock) is an opportunity to explore your faith and to meet and get to know a smaller group of your church family. Visitors are always welcome in every class! Every Sunday features classes for children, youth and adults. This fall, we have two options for adults during the education hour. (See below.) 

Theology and the Arts With Pastor Clark

Christians are made in the image of God the Creator, destined to create music, poetry, fiction, dance and other works of art. Please consider joining in our discussion as we examine how much our theology informs the arts of our popular culture. Please join with Pastor Clark and friends in room 301 during our Sunday School hour for a thought provoking study.

The Great Spiritual Migration Book Study returns this week in the Chapel.
There are two more weeks of this study of Brian McClaren's book.  If you've ever felt like you were on the outside looking in at a church, or if you have ever struggled to make sense of your faith, this book is for you. Join Jenny Gee and friends in the Chapel.
YOGA IN THE CHAPEL Thursday evenings 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm through December 13 (no class on Thanksgiving). This class is open to ALL levels - from never-beens to seasoned yogis. Experience a blend of yang (heat/effort) and yin (cool/surrender) appropriately adjusted for each individual. Cost for the class is $40 for the eight week session. Can’t make the whole series? Drop in rate is $7. Hope to see you there!  RSVP to our Facebook Event Page for updates.
An Easy Way to Give: Shop with Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Here's the link for our church.

College Student Addresses Needed!

Help us send some love to students! Care Packages will be sent by Evening Circle soon.  To arrive before Thanksgiving break, they need your students’ addresses by November 4! Why not hit "reply" and send it in right now?
Mid-Week Bible Study with Pastor Clark
Wednesdays at 7 pm in The Parlor
Join Pastor Clark and friends as we explore the book of Acts. Books are $10. If you can’t afford a book right now, our Corinthian Fund will cover the cost.
Drop in anytime!
Let's make some music!
Join Music Director, Malik Khalfani, on Thursday evenings for Bell Choir or (and?) Chancel Choir.  No experience is necessary and friends are welcome. Let's learn together! Questions? E-mail music@brecksvilleumc.com 
Pumpkin Pies and Spice Cakes for UMW Missions
Help the United Methodist Women help others -
and let them help with your holiday desserts.
This sale is ore-order only.
Last day to order is November 11.  Pickup November 18.
We’re collecting hearty non-perishable foods for our brothers and sisters at Brookside Food Center -  things like canned stews, chili, chicken, and tuna.  Want to help? Bring your donations to the first floor collection bin by Thursday, November 15.
 Bring your old newspapers, magazines, and (broken down) cardboard to church. THANK YOU for supporting hunger ministry by recycling at Brecksville United Methodist Church! This year to date, we've recycled over 37,223 pounds of paper!
Would you like to help share the word of God in worship?  Pastor Clark  provides the liturgy and you give it voice!  We will send you a copy early in the week so you will have time to review what you’ll be reading.  Sign up in the lobby, see Pastor Clark, or reply to this message for details.

An invitation into the heart of Christmas: An Online Retreat

It's not about adding one more thing to your holiday schedule. It is about helping you find spaces for reflection that draw you deep into this season that shimmers with mystery and possibility.This four-week retreat offers a space of elegant simplicity that you can enter into from anywhere you are. Intertwining reflection, art, music, and community, the retreat provides a distinctive opportunity to travel through Advent and Christmas in contemplation and conversation with others along the way.
Rev. Kathy Dickriede is organizing a group to qualify for group pricing.  She has five people signed up for the retreat.  With three more, the group will qualify for the reduced per person price of $60 (typically $90).  Please reply to this message if you're interested in learning more! 

Thursday, October 25—Paper Recycling Pick Up Day

6:15 Bell Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

6:30 Yoga in the Chapel

7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

Friday, October 26

9:30 UMW Board Meeting, Parlor

Sunday, October 28

8:45 Worship Service with Live Band

10:00 Classes for all ages

11:15 Worship Service with Hymns

1:30 Foster Care Information Luncheon, FH

6:00 MS Youth Group/HS Homework Zone, 4th Floor

7:00 HS Youth Group/MS Homework Zone, 4th Floor

Tuesday, October 30          

10:00 Staff Meeting, 201

7:00  WeConnect Team Meeting, 201

7:00  Missions Committee, Parlor

Wednesday, October 31

6:30 (a.m.) Dawnbreakers Breakfast, FH

9:25 Horizon’s Morning Costume Parade

12:40 Horizon’s Afternoon Costume Parade

7:00 (p.m.) Bible Study with Pastor Clark, Parlor

Thursday, November 1—Paper Recycling Pick Up Day

9:30 UMW Meeting: Christmas Bags, Parlor

6:15 Bell Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary

6:30 Yoga in the Chapel

7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

Saturday, November 3—Youth Overnight Trip!

Sunday, November 4— Daylight Savings Time Ends.

All Saints Sunday.  Commitment Sunday.

8:45 Worship Service with Live Band

10:00 Classes for all ages

11:15 Worship Service with Hymns

6:00 MS Youth Group/HS Homework Zone, 4th Floor

7:00 HS Youth Group/MS Homework Zone, 4th Floor

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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