The Stewardship Ministry invites you to take part in some much deserved Self-Care Sessions with Carol VanDuyne, long time member of BUCC. The sessions will include meditation, mindfulness, gentle movement, and breath work. They will take place on each of the four Wednesdays in October. Join Carol in the Parlor from 11am to noon. Please plan to wear a mask to keep everyone protected. The sessions are free and open to all.
The Cleveland Wind Trio will perform a free concert at Brecksville United Church of Christ on October 23 at 4:00. The ensemble members are recent graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Repertoire on the program includes works by Mozart, Schubert, and Juon. A light reception will follow the concert.
STRAWBERRY SOCIAL – On June 12th, we’ll be celebrating summer in Pilgrim Hall
with our annual Strawberry Social. We’ll have Strawberry snacks and a “jam session”
where you can learn to make your own strawberry jam. The event will take place during
Fellowship Hour, right after the service. Come hungry!
Sadly, we stood and still stand with the the families in Uvalde, Texas. Our hearts are broken in the wake of this tragedy. Words fail us. We pray for this madness to end. We can all do more. Let us all be open to inspiration for positive action.
POSTCARDS IN PILGRIM HALL – On Wednesday, June 1st, we’ll be gathering in Pilgrim Hall from 6:30 – 8:30 pm to write postcards to Ohio legislators, urging them to vote “no” on House Bill 616. If you are not familiar with this bill, you can review the content and summary here: https://ohiohouse.gov/legislation/134/hb616
We will be providing the postcards, postage, and some pizza for dinner, along with sample copy that you can use to write your message. Our friends from Brecksville UMC will be joining us for this event, as well as other members of the community who are also opposed to the bill.
If you’d like to attend the event, please fill out the registration form so we can have an estimated count of who will be there. Please feel free to invite friends in the community who would like to join us in our efforts. All are welcome! Here’s a link to the registration form. https://buccoh.breezechms.com/form/pph0601
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at the event, please contact Heidi Spangler or call the church office at 440-526-4364.
The Stewardship ministry is inviting children and adults of all ages and abilities, to help prepare for our Pentecost Sunday butterfly release by adopting a caterpillar (or two), so you can foster them into painted lady butterflies in your homes. On a couple Sundays in May, we will be handing out kits with caterpillars in individual cups along with small emergence containers and detailed instructions on how to help a caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly. Then you can bring them back to church on Sunday June 5, and help with our butterfly release. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before, our kits are easy to use and we can provide any advice you will need. We hope you will participate in this interesting and inspirational activity. For more information, contact Carol Miller.
After a long closure of the nursery due to the COVID pandemic, Council has approved the reopening and staffing of the nursery. The nursery has been thoroughly cleaned and is ready to greet our little ones. Before the Staff Congregation Relations Ministry fills the Church Nursery Attendant position with a permanent employee, we would like to assess the need. We are looking for several adult volunteers who would be willing to staff the nursery one to two Sundays, over a two-month period. We would ask that the volunteer arrive 10-15 minutes before the service. If there are no children in the nursery after the Children’s Sermon concludes, the volunteer is free to leave the nursery. You may sign up using Breeze, or you may contact either Evie Novak of the SCR Ministry or the church office, if you are willing to help out.
Our Church’s Wider Mission will be taking an offering on May 8th, to benefit Edna House in Cleveland, Ohio. The mission of Edna House is to give women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction 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. In addition to cash donations, there is a specific need for two books: Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and Alcoholics Anonymous (4th edition) of the Big Book, the Basic Text for Alcoholics Anonymous. Both are available on Amazon and can be sent directly to Edna House, at 2007 West 65th St., Cleveland, OH, 44102. Please consider contributing to this amazing organization on May 8th.