The Congregational Church of Brookfield

An Open and Affirming Congregation
of the United Church of Christ

160 Whisconier Road Brookfield, CT  06804
Tel: (203) 775-1259  Email: office@uccb.org

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Click here for an overview of what you can expect.

Read the Open and Affirming Statement of CCBWelcome! No matter who you are, or where
you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

LAST 2 CHANCES!!!

Our 8:30am Outdoor Chapel Services continue through Labor Day weekend

 Please note: In case of inclement weather, this service will be held inside Fellowship Hall, just across the lower parking lot from the Memorial Garden and Outdoor Chapel.


Sunday
August 30, 2015
Don't Touch The Butter!

This week Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia
is preaching from Galatians 5:22-23,
and Matthew 11:28-30, on the fruit of
SELF-CONTROL

We are a church committed to nurturing the gifts of the Spirit in ourselves and in our children. Join us as we explore what it means to grow the "fruits of the Spirit" (from Galatians 5) among us -- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. This week our focus is on SELF-CONTROL.


SAVE THE DATE …

The Barn donation drop off dates are as follows:
Saturday mornings from 9:00 am - 12:00pm on August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, and the final drop off date is October 10.

We cannot accept the following items: Mattresses, Cribs, Infant/Toddler Car seats, Large exercise equipment (such as treadmills and elliptical machines), Televisions, Roller Blades.
All donations are accepted at the discretion of the barn booth chair or fair chairs. Any donation not accepted can be placed in the dumpster for a fee of $30.

If you have any questions please contact Lyn Lyon.


Yankee Fair and Barn Sale October 17, 2015 “REFLECTIONS”

for more info, click HERE.


Summer Sunday SPIRIT CAMP!

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Up Coming Events:

The CIS 2015-2016 theme is Body, Mind, Spirit. Here are some wonderful family activities, game ideas and farmers markets to help you honor your physical, mental and spiritual health this summer.


Sunday Worship Services

8:30 a.m. - Outdoor Chapel with weekly communion
Nursery care and one-room Church School for pre-K to grade
8.

10:30 a.m. - Family worship in our air-conditioned Meetinghouse
(Communion on 1st Sundays each month.)
Nursery care and one-room Church School for pre-K through grade 8.

Note: Our 8:30am Outdoor Chapel services have begun

Community Access

Our Worship Service is broadcast on Charter Cable TV channel 192, Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The above clips and many more from The Media Team are available free online. Search "uccbvideo" at YouTube.com or click on the images.

If you have technology skills or like to work behind the scenes, this is a great opportunity for you to give something new a try. Please email webmaster@uccb.org for more details.

Photos

Visit our photo page here to see photos from life at the church.
Images from General Synod below.

   

CCB in the News
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Worship at CCB

We invite you to attend every week, and to invite your friends to join you.
YOUR QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME HERE!

  • Would you enjoy the guidance of fellow seekers to help you support your children's growth into strong and compassionate moral thinkers?
  • Are you looking for a place where you can bring your deepest joys and sorrows and find real companionship in celebration and suffering?
  • Do you long for a place where you and your family can learn to love one another and care for the world in a compassionate faith community?

We hope our little white-steepled meetinghouse will become a weekly refuge for your soul -- where you can join us to share gratitude and wonder for your life, and learn to use ancient spiritual resources to wrestle with your questions about the greatest mysteries of the universe.

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey,
YOU (and your questions) ARE WELCOME HERE.

 


Sacraments

We offer Communion every week at 8:30am
& on 1st Sundays each month at 10:30am.

Programs for Children & Youth

Nursery is open for both Sunday services. During the summer, we have one-room Church School at 8:30 and 10:30am services for grades K-6.  At 10:30 during the school year, there are age-graded classes for Pre-K through grade 8. Young people usually leave for their classes during a hymn early in the service, but all children are welcome to stay in adult worship if they prefer.

Want to revive your soul? Try some Spiritual Renewal

Thursday Morning Prayers & Bible Study
9:00 to 10:30am in the Church Library

Begin your day with a time of quiet contemplation in a simple ministry of prayer, as we lift up the names of those who are sick or grieving, who are in discernment, or have thanksgiving or celebration to share. We will have a brief Bible study of our weekly lectionary scripture texts, led by Senior Pastor Bryn Smallwood-Garcia. Join us every Thursday, or drop in as you have a need for prayer or a morning free for study.

If you would like more information, speak to one of our pastors at 203-775-1259 or e-mail the church at office@uccb.org.

Clergy and Staff

The Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia, Senior Pastor

The Rev. Jennifer L. Whipple, Associate Pastor

Toni Sullivan, Director of Music

The Rev. M. S. Desmond, Pastor Emeritus

Sue Ronan, Coordinator of Membership Care and Involvement

Jeannine McCullough, Church Office

Barbara Crandell, Church School Coordinator

Debbie Marquardt, Nursery Care Provider