Free Concert November 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Brecksville UCC will host a free concert featuring cellist Adam Willson and pianist Charlotte Hill from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. They will perform works by Prokofiev, Schumann and J. S. Bach. A free-will offering will be received and a light reception will follow the concert. Plan on joining us Nov. 3 for an outstanding program of chamber music.

Click to View Concert Flyer

Fall Art Classes – Open to All – New Dates

We are happy to offer the Autumn Series from ElizArt Ministries has been moved to Tuesday Evenings 7-8:30 pm.

Remaining dates are:

  • Tuesday, September 24th
  • Tuesday, October 1st
  • Tuesday, October 8th

Please register as soon as possible, so that supplies can be purchased. For more information and instructions on how to register, please see the Fall Art Series Brochure

Important Note: While the brochure talks about Thursdays, the sessions are really on Tuesdays for the remainder of the series.

Note: Even though the deadline in the brochure was September 5, 2019, we will accept registrations up to 1 week before the class(es) you wish to attend.


Two Great Opportunities for Practical Learning

Tuesday, September 17 from 7:00 pm-8:30pm in Pilgrim Hall.


When any adult over 17 is admitted to a hospital they will be asked if they have Advance Directives. We will review the four components of Advance Directives- The Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, Organ Donation and Guardian Designation. Let’s get the care that you desire for yourself!

Tuesday, September 24 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in Pilgrim Hall.

Discharge Planning Options after a hospital stay

Care decisions for yourself or loved on comes very quickly. It is important to understand the options available to you after a Hospital stay or if someone is struggling in the community. This education session will provide you information on what options are available and you’re your insurance will and will not cover.

RALLY DAY – Sunday September 8

This Sunday is Rally Day, our traditional kickoff for school year and ministry activities! We will accept school supplies for donation to the Thomas Jefferson Newcomer’s School in Cleveland (the school serves immigrant children who are newly arrived to the US). A potluck social will follow the service.


from noon to 4pm, following Pastor Allan’s first service with us! The cookout will take place at Nora’s house (9256 Highland Drive), rain or shine. In case of heavy rain or lightning, we will move the party to Pilgrim Hall. Activities will include swimming and fishing (bring your own pole). The theme for the cooking contest will be “Dessert in a Muffin Tin”. If you are not taking part in the cooking contest, please bring a side dish, preferably in a disposable container. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided. Please sign up so we can get an accurate count (either sign up at church, or contact Matt Wolbert or Tia Began). Hope to see you there!
Matt Wolbert:
Tia Began:

Paper Recycling

We have inherited the paper recycling bin from Central School. Please bring your paper and cardboard to the bin in the rear of the parking lot. Flattening any cardboard boxes to make more room is essential.

Note: we are no longer collecting Aluminum to be recycled. Please use your municipal programs

Vacation Bible School 8/5-9 2019

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Brecksville UCC is partnering with the Independence United Methodist Church to offer Vacation Bible School this year: August 5th through the 9th at the Independence United Methodist Church 6615 Brecksville Road, Independence.

Click here for the flyer with details


Congregation in Transition

With Pastor Dave Shackle retiring after 15 years, our Congregational Council has discerned that we should call Reverend Allan Lane as our new Interim Pastor. He will serve our flock for the next 6 to 24 months as we conduct an extensive search for a permanent “settled”Pastor.

Reverend Lane will begin on August 15.

Until then we have arranged a series of guest preachers for our Sunday worship services:

  • 7/7 – Leroy Ford
  • 7/14 – Nayiri Karjian
  • 7/21 – Rob Grow
  • 7/28 – Andy Lang
  • 8/4 – Dave Debick (Music Service)
  • 8/11 – Mary Collingwood

Reverend John King from the Richfield United Church of Christ has graciously agreed to address any pastoral care needs until our Interim Pastor arrives. Mary Collingwood from the Community of St. Bridget will also be available after August 5. Please contact our office at 440-526-4364 to request this support.

Pastor Dave Shackle is retiring

After 15 years, our beloved Pastor Dave is retiring. We have planned two main events to celebrate:

  • A Retirement Party – Saturday, June 22
  • A Farewell Reception – after his final service on Sunday June 30.

See more information below:

It’s All About Dave – Retirement Party

Break out your flip flops, straw hats and sunglasses for PD’s Beach Retirement Party on June 22, 2019. Festivities will begin at 4:00 PM in Pilgrim Hall. There will be food and beverages, music and an opportunity to express your appreciation to Dave for all the years he has been sharing his talents with us Food and beverages will be served at 5:00PM…there will be children friendly foods Please RSVP your acceptance to Jeanette by June 18th either by phone or email or 440-526-4364 *PLEASE RSVP EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING – THANK YOU* Babysitting will be available if needed. A Freewill collection will also be available

Farewell Gathering and Reception

On Sunday, June 30 following services we will be hosting a light reception for Pastor Dave. It will be an opportunity to share thoughts on your journey over the last 15 years.
A presentation acknowledging his time with us as a Congregation will be followed by a light reception. There will be a sign-up sheet to provide items for the reception similar to what we serve for our Music Receptions.

Two Practical Learning Sessions


When an adult is admitted to a hospital they will be asked if they have Advance Directives. We will review the four components of Advance Directives- The Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, Organ Donation and Guardian Designation. Let’s get the care that you desire for yourself!

The presentation will be on Wednesday, May 1 from 7p-8p in Pilgrim Hall.

 Discharge Planning Options after a hospital stay

Hospitals are pressured by insurance companies to shorten how long patients stay inside the hospital. We will review the numerous options for care after the hospital stay – from Home Health Care to Skilled Nursing Home care. It is important to know the options and what insurance will cover and not cover. This is good information for adult children caring for parents and for spouses caring for one another. Let’s be proactive!

The presentation will be on Wednesday, May 15 from 7p-8p in Pilgrim Hall.