– March 26, 4th Sunday in Lent
“One Great Life of Sharing:
Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia preaches on Matthew 13, selected parables.
8:30 a.m. - Family worship
with weekly communion
Nursery care and one-room Church School for pre-K to grade 8.
10:30 a.m. - Family worship with choirs
(Communion on 1st Sundays each month.)
Nursery care and age related classes room pre-K through 8 grade and nursery care.
Regular office hours: Monday -Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm and Fridays 9am - 12noon.
Our worship services are usually posted on YouTube within 24 hours,and often on the same day. They are also Broadcast on Charter Cable, Channel 192 – Tuesdays at 5:00pm and Fridays at 2:00pm.
Great Life of Sharing”
Lenten Suppers and Lunches 2017
4 Tuesdays, 6-7pm in Brooks Hall
Join us for a light supper before our church committee meetings begin at 7pm on these Tuesday nights.
Click here for more info.
Our Deacons and Stephen Ministers have prepared a daily Lenten devotional guide with scripture readings and devotions pulled from a variety of sources, as well as original writings contributed by members of our church. Copies are available here at the church by the main meetinghouse door, in Brooks Hall, and outside the main office. If you would like an electronic copy, we invite you to be in touch with the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 40-day season of Lent offers us an opportunity to take some time to reflect upon our relationship with God. This simple booklet offers a great companion for that journey of reflection.
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Adult Study Opportunity Starting March 6th
Women's Study -
in Church Library
Adult Study -
in Youth Room (childcare provided)
Join us to study Marcus Borg’s book,
“Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Power and How They Can be Restored”
Mondays at the 9:30-11:00am Women’s Study (in Church Library) AND at the 5:30-7:00pm Adult Study (in Youth Room.) Note that both women and men are welcome at 5:30pm Adult Study.
The former 5:00pm Sunday Night Adult Study has merged with Monday night's group.
Books have arrived and are available for purchase ($11.00) in the Church Office.
In case of inclement weather:
On snowy or icy Sunday mornings, please use your best judgment about driving to church. We will cancel Sunday morning worship ONLY if the Governor orders all but emergency vehicles to stay off the roads. Our policy for cancellation of mid-week activities is to do what Brookfield Public Schools decide, on their website at www.brookfield.k12.ct.us or on their phone message 203 775-7700 (x3).
Join us for the first annual Whole Church Retreat Friday April 21- Sunday April 23
at Silver Lake in Sharon, CT (about an hour north of Brookfield, silverlakect.org.) This intergenerational retreat is focused on Building Community. It's an opportunity to connect with someone from church whose path you might not ordinarily cross, strengthening ties and building community.
Together, we'll stay in the Cedars lodge dormitory style bunk rooms, enjoy time together during scheduled programs that are fun for all ages and stages of life, and set off on our own to explore the campus or find a quiet place during free time. We'll serve meals to each other that are prepared by the Silver Lake chef, roast s'mores and sing by the campfire. Our weekend of fellowship will conclude Sunday after an outdoor church service with the Still River Ramblers sharing their musical talents.
To secure your space, please place Deposit checks in the envelope in the CE mailbox, and sign up outside the church office. Reservations are "first come first served," based on deposits submitted. Please mark all checks "Whole Church Retreat." You can also pay with Push Pay.
A $75 deposit for each Adult/Youth, and a $55 deposit for each child age 2-10 is requested. Total cost per Adult/Youth is $135, and $105 per child age 2-10. Your cost covers 2 nights at Silver Lake, 3 meals Saturday and breakfast Sunday. If you have any questions about the Whole Church Retreat weekend, please contact: Kerri Colombo at email@example.com.
Day Rates also available:
$35 a person 10:00 am start - includes lunch, dinner and all programming
$50 a person 8:30 am start - includes breakfast, lunch dinner and all programming.
(Also one night options available - contact one of the coordinators below for a quote)
Do not let finances be the reason you don't come - limited scholarships are available - ask a Pastor.
For a look at the schedule, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Visit our photo page here to see photos from life at the church.
The Yankee Fair and Barn Sale 2016 Brookfield
We share 50% of the proceeds with Brookfield Social Services.
Photos are available on our Facebook page.
Worship at CCB
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Jeannine McCullough, Church Office
Barbara Crandell, Church School Coordinator
Debbie Marquardt, Nursery Care Provider