FREE CONCERT – Quartet Riesling – Sunday May 5

On Sunday May 5 at 4:00 PM, Brecksville UCC will host a free concert featuring Quartet Riesling from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The ensemble will perform works by Haydn, Webern, and Dvořák. A free-will offering will be received, and a light reception will follow the concert. Plan to join us on May 5 for an outstanding program of chamber music.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION DINNER SERIES – Immigration 101 – April 30, 2019

On Tuesday, April 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Christian Education and OCWM (Our Church’s Wider Mission) welcome you and our neighbors to join us for a FREE community dinner and a presentation by Camille R. Gill, Associate Director of Immigration Legal Services in the Migration and Refugee Services department of Catholic Charities. She will present “Immigration 101: Defining Terms and Discussing Current Issues.” All are welcome! Childcare will be provided on-site. This topic has been scheduled to coincide with the continuation of our Lenten Project to support refugee families in Cleveland.

ATTENTION CRAFTERS

On Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, BUCC is hosting our spring LAST-MINUTE MART in Pilgrim Hall, just in time for Mother’s Day! This event is very special because our Christian Education Ministry is joining forces with OCWM and the Communications & Outreach Ministry to raise funds for this year’s Lenten Project to support refugee families in Cleveland. Our students will be selling handmade craft items to raise funds for these families. We are excited to welcome crafters, bakers, and vendors of all kinds (both parishioners and other community members) to join us! You may request a full 8’ table for $25, or half table/card table (~4’) for $15.
Please submit your request for a table to Heidi Spangler at hspanglerads@gmail.com. We are also requesting that each vendor to supply one item to donate to our raffle. Concessions will be available!
All table, concession profits and raffle proceeds will go to support our Lenten Project. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Klonowski at keightykay@gmail.com or 216-534-3498.

PASSOVER BRUNCH – Sunday April 7.

On Sunday, April 7, Christian Education is sponsoring an exciting educational opportunity that will begin during worship and extend into brunch at 12:00 noon for the community! We will welcome Lisa Kollins, the Director of the Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve University, to share the Jewish tradition of Passover with us and enjoy a deliciously diverse brunch after coffee hour that is friendly for all ages and diets! We will discuss some ancient and new ideas for how we remember past injustices and work to prevent future ones. Please invite your friends and families for this unique experience!

TAKING THE BIBLE SERIOUSLY, NOT LITERALLY

is the theme of our Lenten Study. Each Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30, we will explore and discuss various aspects of how the Scriptures were written, different approaches to interpreting them, and how we ourselves – in light of Jesus’s life and teachings – understand them. I hope to see you Tuesday – Pastor Dave

Mardi Gras Service – March 3, 2019

Join us on Sunday, March 3rd, at 10:00 am for our annual Mardi Gras service, complete with New Orleans-style jazz band. Following the 10am service, the congregation will have a pot-luck dinner, with muffuletta sandwiches, King Cakes, and other Cajun food. All who attend the worship service are invited to the pot-luck dinner. We hope you can join us to share in the festivities and bring a friend!

Mardi Gras

At our Mardi Gras Service, we ill take a special offering for the UCC Coalition for LGBTQ Concerns – and the ONA Program. The Open and Affirming (ONA) coalition of the United Church of Christ advocates for the lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer community with the UCC and helps UCC congregations bear witness to Christ’s extravagant welcome to all people.

UNDERSTANDING CARE AFTER A HOSPITAL ADMISSION

DUE TO COLD WEATHER, THIS WILL BE REPEATED at a future date. Stay tuned.

Patients and families are provided an overwhelming amount of information on care in the community after a hospital stay.  Mark Lehman, LISW (retired Hospital Social Worker) will present an overview of the various care options in the community, what is fitting for the patient and the how it is paid for. Join us to find out how to navigate these options.

It was too cold for many to join us on Tuesday January 29th from 7:00 -8:00 PM in Pilgrim Hall, so we will repeat this at a future date.

What are ADVANCE DIRECTIVES?

Join us on on Tuesday January 15th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in Pilgrim Hall to find out.

All adults admitted to any hospital will be asked if they have Advance Directives. Mark Lehman, LISW (retired Hospital Social Worker) will present an overview of the 4 documents that make up Advance Directives. The documents are the Living Will/ Health Care Power of Attorney/Guardianship and Organ Donation.

Need for Dictionaries

There is a need at the Jefferson School for students recently arrived in the U. S. The need is a simple one. English-Arabic/Arabic-English dictionaries are needed for students in the fourth grade to help them learn what to them is a new language. About four or five dictionaries would be sufficient. If people would be kind enough to provide one of these dictionaries (leave them in the church office), Bob Chandler will see that they reach these students.

Christmas Cantata 12/16/2018

On Sunday December 16 at our 10 AM service, the adult choir will present Christmas Seekers by John Purifoy. The dynamic piece features a combination of contemporary and traditional numbers. The choir will be accompanied by flutes, trumpets, trombone, violin, percussion, and narrators. Please plan on joining us Sunday December 16 to enjoy this BUCC holiday tradition!