October 18, 2018

Love means

never having to say

you're sorry.

- Karl Barth


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)

Jesus' message of love was radical.  This Sunday, Pastor Clark will dive into the scripture and we'll learn about Christ's call to be apart from this world while living in it, and to be a part of his special Kin-dom. At the 8:45 service, we'll experience songs of praise lead by the worship band.  At the 11:15 service songs will be lead by the Chancel Choir. At both services, we'll hear Pastor Clark's Chalk Talk, Thy Kin-dom Come: Radical Love, The Iniquity of Us All.
Sunday's Scriptures: Mark 10: 35-45 and Isaiah 53: 4-12
Sunday's Announcements:  Read them here!
Did you miss last Sunday's Message?  Hear it here! (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)
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!
Halloween on the Heights is THIS Saturday, October 20 at the Broadview Heights Recreation Center.  It’s a fun filled family event featuring indoor trick-or-treating, costume competitions, carnival games, inflatables, food for sale and more!  Our church will have a table at the event.  Stop by and visit our youth director, Dana Schwendeman, and students from our church as they hand out treats and share God's love!
High School Fall Festival Visit! This Sunday, our high schoolers are meeting up in Peninsula for Heritage Farm’s Pumpkin Pandemonium.  Youth from Macedonia and Hudson UMC will join us.  We’ll be there from 3—5 pm. Want to tag along?  RSVP to Dana before October 18th!
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 $395 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 Studyis taking a week off. 
See you Sunday, October 28!
YOGA IN THE CHAPEL BEGINS TONIGHT! Thursday evenings 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  October 18—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.
Pearl Road United Methodist Church provides a free hot meal to anyone in need on the last two Sundays of every month (and on the second Thursday of every month!) We work in conjunction with other churches to help provide that meal. Want to help? We'll be prepping in our church's kitchen this Friday starting at 9 am. We'll serve the meal this Sunday.  Call Janet Kleckner if you can help!  216-280-5511. Our dates this year are October 21, November 25 and March 24.  Reply to this message to sign up!
Cornerstone Chorale and Brass in concert at Strongsville United Methodist Church Worship Center on Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. Cornerstone presents a powerful message of reconciliation, healing and social justice through narration with music focusing on our faith and God’s call for us to follow Christ and serve those in need. The concert is free. A free will offering will be collected.  Strongsville Mayor Tom Perciak will be narrating the Cornerstone program here.  Plan to invite everyone you know who will enjoy and be blessed by this event!
Learn more about Foster Care and Adoption at Summit County Children Service's Information Meeting (with food!) on Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 pm here in Fellowship Hall.  For more information, call 330-379-1990 or visit summitkids.org. 

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! Contact the office with the information ASAP!
Mid-Week Bible Study with Pastor Clark
Wednesdays at 7 pm
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. Reply to this e-mail to sign up , or sign up in the Lobby on Sunday.
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.
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.

Sunday, October 21

8:45 Worship Service with Live Band

10:00 Classes for all ages

11:15 Worship Service with Hymns

3:00 High School Youth—Pumpkin Palooza

3:00 Pearl Road Dinner, Pearl Road UMC

Monday, October 22

11:00 Nominating Committee, 201

Tuesday, October 23          

10:00 Staff Meeting, 201

7:00 Finance, 201

Wednesday, October 24

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

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

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

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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