Yankee Fair 2020 Canceled

With much deliberation and grief, the Church Council has voted to cancel the Yankee Fair for this October. A number of concerns based on the pandemic were raised by our church family members, including a number of those who have chaired Yankee Fair booths for years. With concerns for the most vulnerable among us, and the knowledge that we would be unable to uphold safety guidelines and recommendations, we are following the lead of various other neighbors in canceling this event for 2020. We will hope and pray we can try again in fall 2021!
We invite you to keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to celebrate the Yankee Fair and its history and mission on the weekend of October 17th, when it would have taken place, as well as to consider ways that we can bring it back with more faith, purpose, and energy next fall. We know that this decision will sadden many of you, as it did the Church Council, so know that we are grieving this together and are available to listen and consider opportunities for next year alongside you.


Sunday Morning Worship

Outdoor Prayer Meeting

Please pre-register** using the SignUp Genius link here:  (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4CA8AF28A4F94-ccboutdoor13)

What do you need to know before coming to our Prayer Meeting this Sunday?

  • (If you have trouble with the link you can also call the Church Office at 203-775-1259 or email Pastor Jen at jennifer@uccb.org to be added.)
  • If you are not feeling well when Sunday arrives, we ask that you stay home.
  • Please arrive by 8:15; this will allow us to start the Service promptly at 8:30.
  • Please park in the upper lot. We invite you to bring a comfy chair with you down the hill and set it up at a safe 6 foot distance from the nearest family. If you don't have one, we will have extra chairs available from Fellowship Hall. Please maintain the 6 foot distance as you move around the worship area.
  • If you have mobility challenges, let a greeter know and they can show you where you can park on the lower level. In addition, accessible parking spaces will be reserved on the shady south side by the campfire circle, for those who need to remain in their cars to worship safely.
  • In order to comply with CDC guidelines, we ask you to wear a mask (or one will be provided for you). All will be invited to covenant to comply with social distance guidelines from the CDC.
  • Children should remain with parents in assigned space (no playground use or running free).
  • Those over 65 or with underlying medical conditions are advised to stay home.
**Note: We are asking people to sign up to attend this worship opportunity so we can be sure we have adequate space planned for those who are looking forward to attending, as well as to ensure we are following the current CoVid-19 guidelines for tracking attendance at events.

Virtual Worship

Knowing that not everyone feels safe to come together in person to worship, and there are pieces of our usual worship (like singing and praying out loud together) that we will not be able to make happen in our Outdoor Prayer Meeting, we will continue to produce our Virtual Worship on Sundays as well.  You can view our Virtual Worship by keeping an eye on your email on Sunday AM for the link, following our Facebook page (Congregational Church of Brookfield), connecting to our webpage (www.uccb.org), or connecting to our "uccbvideo" YouTube channel. We have a special Kids' Worship each week as well.

CCB Summer Office Hours

During the summertime our Church Office is open reduced hours. The office is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:00pm. If you need to be in touch with our Office Administrator, Jeannine McCullough, you can reach her at 203-775-1259 during those hours, or you can email her at office@uccb.org. We continue to ask that you contact the office if you have a need to stop by the church so Jeannine can anticipate your arrival. When coming to the building we ask that you ring the doorbell and wear a mask. Even if you have a church key we ask that you alert Jeannine when you will be stopping by for church related business.

MISSION #GODmoment:   

Summer 2020 is a board game curriculum adapted from P.R.A.Y. Patch Series. If you are not familiar with the P.R.A.Y series, it is used in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America and the Girls Scouts of the USA to earn badges in areas that help you become closer to God. The P.R.A.Y Patch Series is designed to help families, Sunday school classes, and scouting groups get into the Bible and is a series for people of all ages (school age and up).
Click here for the intro. Click on the images for the games.

CCB Current Covid Situation

June 17, 2020

Click here to read.

Click on the Education link or here for more Church School Lessons.


Friday Morning Meditation

Join Pastor Bryn on Friday from 7-7:30am on Zoom to spend some time in centering prayer and meditation.  This 30 minute virtual opportunity is a great way to start your day with some scripture, meditation and reflection.  Please email Pastor Bryn at bryn@uccb.org if you would like to join, and the link will be sent to you via email.

Note from Stewardship Committee

We may not be meeting together these days, but your church is still here, hoping to meet people’s needs, whatever they are.  We are still the church – looking for ways to be God’s hands and feet in the world around us, even when we are not together on Sunday mornings!  SO….

·         Utilities + office supplies = YOUR CHURCH

·         Payroll + Sunday School supplies = YOUR CHURCH

·         Committees + building repair = YOUR CHURCH

·         Supporting needs around us + uplifting music = YOUR CHURCH

·         Choirs + internet and phone service = YOUR CHURCH

Please continue to give to our special church in whatever way you were used to giving before, if you are able, so that your church will be there for you, throughout this crisis, and beyond!

Your Pastors are Here for You!

Virtual Office Hours (9-9:30am)

You will have an opportunity to stop by the virtual office to meet with Pastor Bryn and/or Pastor Jen on Thursday mornings from 9-9:30am.  This will be an opportunity to check in either alone or with other folks, depending on who "stops by."  You can share how you are doing, feedback on worship or programs, thoughts on re-opening, prayer joys/concerns and more during this time.  You can join us by requesting a Zoom link:  office@uccb.org

Pastoral Care Appointments

Both Pastor Bryn and Pastor Jen are also available for individual pastoral care appointments as well either via phone or Zoom.  In fact, their cell phones and the Church Zoom have gotten a lot of mileage this way since our time of quarantine began!  If you have something that you would like to address or speak with one of the pastors about alone (instead of in a group), please feel free to reach out individually to Pastor Bryn (bryn@uccb.org or 510-847-4235 cell #) or Pastor Jen (jennifer@uccb.org or 203-510-4760 cell #) to set up a time to talk and pray together. Note: Your pastors are trying to take their days off, with "electronic sabbaths," on Wednesday (Bryn) and Friday (Jennifer), so you may not receive an immediate response if you send an email on one of those days.


New Worship Opportunities

Weekly Friday Morning Prayers:

Take a few moments of your Friday springtime mornings from 7-7:30am to join others from CCB and beyond to connect with God and with each other. After hearing a brief devotional scripture, we can share a few words of reflection together as well as speak aloud (in real time) our joys and concerns for gathered prayer.  Email office@uccb.org if you would like the link to participate.

Labyrinth & Children's Garden:

One of our confirmands recently cleaned over at our Labyrinth - making sure the path is clearly outlined and instructions for use of the labyrinth are posted at the beginning.  We encourage people to stop over to the church and use the labyrinth during this nice weather (while maintaining physical distancing practices).  (Note: Our Labyrinth and the story of how it came to be were recently published in a book of New England Labyrinths, so we are excited to share that with people in our area and beyond.)  Work will also begin soon on our Children's Garden, a garden that will be planted in raised beds around our Labyrinth, where kids will be able to remember loved ones and go to play and pray at our church.
Keep an eye on your email, the Congregational Church of Brookfield Facebook Page, or our website on Sunday morning for the links to join us (and please feel free to share the links with family and friends). Afterward, if you are willing to share a photo of you or your family worshipping with us online that may be used on our CCB Facebook page or website, please send it to uccbsocialmedia@gmail.com.   If you have missed any of our online worship services you can find them linked below, and you can subscribe to our YouTube channel uccbvideo, where our worship services are archived.

 In response to our Governor's orders and in the interest of public safety, our church campus is closed until further notice.
Our ministries continue, however, through our electronic connections.

Know that "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!"


  You can still reach us by phone at 203-775-1259. (Messages are forwarded via email to the Pastors, who are working from home.)



 At Home Electronic Worship Options


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