SHOWING HOSPITALITY TO STRANGERS is a Divine imperative in both the Old and the New Testaments. One important and rewarding way that several of our BUCC members are doing this, is through their volunteer work at Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers’ Academy. Assisting these students who are newly arrived in our country not only helps them academically, it also acclimates them to their new culture and lets them know that they are welcomed and affirmed by good hearted people! If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please talk with Pastor Dave [440-526-4364].
COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH MINISTRY is making continual updates) to our website. One of the suggestions that we are looking forward to implement is to populate the current pictures (especially on the home page) with pictures/photos from our own church family. In order to do that, we are requesting that you review the Social Media Policy and Release Form. We want to be sensitive to people’s privacy but also celebrate all the wonderful happenings that occur every week at our church. Please go to our Communication and Outreach Ministry page to complete the social media photo/video release form. Copies also are in the office. Thanks for your cooperation. If you should have any questions, call Jim Duffy @ 216.644.2784 or JMorganDuffy@gmail.com
BUCC has the latetest, up-to-date version of the Williams personal sound system.
It may just be your answer if you are concerned: (1) that the quality of sound deteriorates between the speakers and your pew in the sanctuary, or (2) that your hearing is getting poorer but not yet bad enough to buy hearing aids, or (3) that you have hearing aids and you want to hear even better or (4) that you are bothered by the route 82 traffic noises or any noise generated by your pew mates during worship.
Receivers are available in the narthex for you to borrow which pick up ALL PARTS of the worship service – sermon, readings, choir and organ music, etc. Just plug in one of our head phones, your favorite Walkman head phones or any other unit with a 3.5mm plug and you are ready for a new hearing experience.
Don’t know if you want to do this?
Then try it out; borrow one of the church’s head phones and “test drive” a Williams receiver during a worship service.
And if you already have digital hearing aids, an even better experience awaits you. Simply have your audiologist activate the teleloop option of you hearing aids, borrow a receiver with a teleloop plugged in and experience sound quality you never would have expected. The sound remains electronic all the way from the speaker’s mic to your ear drum.
One of our ushers and members of the Spiritual Life Ministry are ready to help you get started. Check with them before the service next Sunday. Your questions are gladly answered.
We are showing the movie “Under the Gun” at a movie night co-sponsored by the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence and Summit County Progressive Democrats Gun Violence Prevention Issue Team.
We have created a 20 page book to commemorate the evening.
For our Bicentennial Celebration, we are looking for memories from our current members. These will be collected and placed in a time capsule for future generations. This will help our descendants learn about spiritual life in the 21st century.
Please enter your fondest memories of your time with our congregation on a Member Memory Page:
Take your time. We have all year.
We will update this post when we know how we are going to collect your memories.
Brecksville United Church of Christ has been blessed with a beautiful facility, but did you know we have affordable rooms available for rent? The church’s location in the center of Brecksville is ideal, complete with a side entrance and handicap access. The lower level of the Christian Education wing has been previously rented for yoga classes, music lessons and driver’s education training, among other things. It is specifically zoned for church and educational ventures. A detailed map of the rentable rooms is available in the church office, but here is a brief breakdown:
Bathrooms are easily accessible, as is a separate outdoor entrance. If you or someone you know would like to rent one of the rooms and need more information, please talk to Pastor Dave or call the office 440-526-4364.