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:

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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.

 Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rev. Jennifer Whipple preaching "Press Pause" based on Paul's Hymn of Love in 1 Corinthians 13.

Sunday Worship in the Meetinghouse

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

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.

Farewell and Thanks!

Join us this Sunday, August 24th as we say “Farewell & Thanks” to Dan Leniart for his 15 years of service in our REACH Booth, a ministry of the Worship Committee. Dan has not only given us hours of his Sunday mornings running sound and video during worship, but he also has taken classes to learn about video editing and contributed hours each week to prep our recordings for broadcast on local cable TV.

The Reach Booth began as a phone-in service for homebound church members who wanted to listen to the Sunday service. Over the years, it has grown into a wider community outreach through Charter Cable TV Channel 21, which broadcasts our service Tuesdays from 5 to 6p.m. and Fridays from 2 to 3p.m. Now DVD recordings of our sermons and special music get posted on the Worldwide Web as uccbvideo on YouTube. You can access those recordings from the homepage below.

We also extend our thanks to Larry Vodra and Patrick Downey, who are stepping down as Reach Booth volunteers this month. We will have a chance to thank Patrick in worship on August 17th, before he goes off to college in New Haven on the 19th. Larry will be honored with Dan on August 24th.
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 or speak to John Smallwood-Garcia for more details.

For more info click here.

Community Access

Our Worship Service is broadcast on Charter Cable TV channel 21 Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

"Home" The Piano Guys (arr. Pim)
The Swan
(C. Saint-Seans)
"Get Together"
"If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments" by Thomas Tallis

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


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

Worship at CCB

We invite you to attend every week, and to invite your friends to join you.

  • 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.



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

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

Heather Berner, Church School Coordinator

Sue Ronan, Coordinator of Membership Care and Involvement

Jeannine McCullough, Church Office

Debbie Marquardt, Nursery Care Provider