BUCC Supporting BBH Pride Fest 6/10/2023

On Saturday, June 10th, BUCC will have a table at the first annual BBH Pride Fest! The event runs from 11:30am – 4:30pm on the Brecksville Broadview Heights Middle School ( 6376 Mill Road Broadview Hts, OH 44147 )

Please see the announcement on the bulletin board in the lobby (by the sliding glass windows) for more information. We need at least 2 people to represent BUCC at our table, so please consider signing up for a time slot, and the more the merrier!

If you can’t sit at the table, please come and support these young people.

BUCC to be at Cleveland Pride March 6/3/2023

BUCC is participating in the 2023 Cleveland Pride March, this Saturday, June 3rd. If you would like to participate, we are gathering at Public Square (downtown) at 10am. It’s an approximately 20-minute walk to Malls B & C.

See Allison Colbert if you have any questions, and more information is available at https://lgbtcleveland.org/pride/.

Mothers’ Day Collection for Edna House

BUCC will be taking an offering on May 7, 2023 to benefit Edna House in Cleveland, Ohio. The mission of Edna House is to assist women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and to give them a chance at a new life, by providing a safe, sober place to live. Edna House is independent of government funding and is sustained only through donations from individuals and businesses in the communities they serve. Jennifer Lasky, director of Edna House, will be giving a short presentation during our May 7th service. In addition to cash donations, which are always appreciated, the current and ongoing need is for donations of coffee, powdered creamer, packets of sugar or sweet-n-low and tea bags. Please consider contributing to this amazing organization and thank you in advance for your generosity!


Did you know that the UCC has a Justice and Peace Action Network? Check out their website by clicking here: UCC Justice and Peace Action Network , or by typing in this website address: https://p2a.co/o0Ur54O . Listed there are over 30 issues on which you can take immediate action by sending emails to your Congressional Representatives and by sharing information on social media. Find an issue or issues you are passionate about and get started!

CLE Pride March June 3rd!!!!

BUCC will be participating in the Cleveland Pride March on June 3rd in downtown Cleveland!  We will be meeting at 10am at Public Square (they will tell us where to line up when we get there or have our name BUCC on a poster indicating our spot in line) and the March is 11am-11:30 (approximately a 20 minute walk to Malls B & C). We also have a quarter-page ad in the Pride Guide that will be given out that day to all participants so EVERYONE will know how great BUCC is!!!!

It’s a march only- People can march- NO cars, floats, or pets allowed.  Just bring a hand flag to carry (if you choose) or a friend and it will be a great time! Sign up with Allison Colbert (cowboysmoo@att.net) before May 19th, if you can, to be counted in the official BUCC delegation marching, or just come that day and join in!

Festival/Vendors will be at Malls B & C from 11am-6pm and events/stars TBD. More info is available at https://lgbtcleveland.org/pride/.  Come Downtown and ENJOY!!!!

BUCC Family Bowling – April 30, 2023

Let’s Go Bowling! The Membership ministry is planning a bowling outing on Sunday April 30, from 1-3 pm, at North Woods Lanes in Macedonia (10435 Valley View Road). The price is $14.00 per person, which includes bowling for 2 hours, shoe rental, 2 pieces of pizza and beverages (soft drinks and water). See David Pastor to sign up – you can obtain his contact info by calling or emailing the church office.

Free Concert – April 16 4:00 PM

On Sunday April 16 at 4:00 PM, Brecksville United Church of Christ will host the Oberlin Jazz Quartet, from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The ensemble members include: Max Kassoy, saxophone; Kamran Curlin, bass; Lyric Anderson, piano; and Martin Kent, drums. They will perform works by many jazz greats, including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Henderson. A free-will offering will be received and a light reception will follow the program. Plan on joining us in the sanctuary for a jammin’ jazz session on April 16! For further info, call 440-526-4364.

For those that missed it, here is a video of the concert.


Social Justice Webinar

Interested in Racial Justice?  On March 16, 2023, there was a webinar via Zoom entitled, Join the Movement Toward Racial Justice as part of the UCC’s “Thursdays for the Soul” series. 

If you are unable to join the webinar at that time, after the airing, you can view it here:

Lent 2023 – Book Series “The Last Week”

This year’s Lenten series begins tomorrow evening at 6:30. We will cover the book The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem (Borg & Crossan). Registration is required, and we’ll meet every Monday evening through March 27th.

If you’d like to participate, please see the back of today’s bulletin for more information and the registration form. Prepare for the first session by reading the Preface and Chapter One.

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) Postcard Writing Campaign

At Brecksville UCC, we are answering the call of “doing justice and seeking peace” by meeting each month to write to our legislators.  Drawing on issues which have been identified by the National UCC as areas for advocacy, we’ll make our voices heard by writing.  The next session will be on Tuesday March 14 at 6:15 pm at Panera in Brecksville.  The topic will be announced on Sunday prior to the session.

If you are unable to attend but would like to write on your own, please call the church office to receive contact information for Ann Kelley.  She will reply to you with specifics about the issue, sample language and addresses of our legislators.  Beginning in March, stamped postcards will be available in the Church office for this purpose.

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