The Congregational Church of Brookfield

An Open and Affirming Congregation
of the United Church of Christ

160 Whisconier Road Brookfield, Connecticut 06804
Tel: (203) 775-1259 Fax: (203) 775-3466 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.

Reign of Christ Sunday
November 23, 2014
“Dream of a New World”

Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia preaching on the Good Shepherd prophesy of Ezekiel (34:11-24) and , the final judgment parable of Jesus, "the Sheep and the Goats" in Matthew (25:31-46).

What would our world look like if justice truly did reign?  What if our society really did look after "the least of these, my brothers and sisters," as Jesus commanded?  We invite you to dare to dream with us of a new world, as our Pilgrim ancestors once did.  Join our church family in this "season of giving" and help us share Christ's light with our wider community in a positive spirit of God's gracious love.

Sunday Worship in the Meetinghouse

8:30 a.m. - Family worship with weekly communion
Nursery care and one-room Church School for pre-K through grade
8.

10:30 a.m. - Family worship with choirs (communion on 1st Sundays)
Nursery care and age-graded Church School for pre-K through grade 8.


MINI-FAIR!  SUNDAY, NOV. 23rd

On Sunday, Nov. 23rd, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we will have a second chance to make purchases of items left from the Yankee Fair. Whether you were working at the Fair and didn’t have an opportunity to make purchases or perhaps you did some shopping but now have discovered that you need a special gift for someone for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this is your chance.

The mini fair will be open between services and after the second service, and all are welcome!


Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service

Brookfield’s oldest continuing town-wide ecumenical service
will be held on
Wednesday, November 26th at 7:30pm
at the Congregational Church of Brookfield.

This annual service is coordinated by the Brookfield Ecumenical Clergy group. This year the Deacon Carolyn Legg of St. Paul’s Church will deliver the Thanksgiving message.

The choirs of Brookfield churches will contribute special music, and pastors of the various churches will lead portions of the service. A time of fellowship and refreshment will be of-fered afterwards. Please join us for this special Thanksgiving Eve celebration.

An offering will benefit the Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund of Brookfield Social Services.

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.

Take My Life
(arr. Poehlmann)
Keep Your Lamps (Andre Thomas)
All Things Bright and Beautiful
“My Tribute” (Crouch)

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

In this time of change, the Reach Booth will also be reorganizing and rebranding. The new group will be named “The Media Team” and will be getting to work soon preparing to upgrade with equipment that will work more smoothly in this digital age.

If you have technology skills or interest in working behind the scenes to help support your church, this is a great opportunity for you to give something new a try. Please email webmaster@uccb.org or speak to John Smallwood-Garcia for more details.

Photos

Visit our photo page here to see photos from life at the church.

      


CCB in the News

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We have some great Adult Education Opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the church office at office@uccb.org.


THANK YOU,
 BROOKFIELD!

Click on the image to the
right for photos of the
2014 Yankee Fair.

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.

Mission and Outreach

Faith in Action...

Click below for a copy of the full speech.

"From Central America to Africa:
Answering God's Call"
(10/19/14)

Click below for a copy of the full speech.

"Moment for Mission" Kierstin Quinsland (10/19/14)

 

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