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

Visiting our church for the first time?
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.

“Faith Matters: Just Do It!”  
SINGLE 10:00am SERVICE Family Worship with Church School and child care

Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia preaches on “Jesus, the Good Shepherd” in the 10th chapter of John’s Gospel and John’s First Letter, where he calls us to “love, not in word or speech but in truth and action. (1 John 3:18)


Annual Meeting
April 26, 2015

Our church's Annual Meeting will be held
April 26th immediately following the
SINGLE 10:00am
service of worship and a delicious brunch.

Just the words "annual meeting" might make your eyes glaze over, but it truly is an exciting opportunity to see our vision statement, "Make Jesus Your Mentor - Pray, Share, Welcome" at work in all we do. It is no accident that "pray, share and
welcome" are action verbs. Our annual report shares what we have been doing this past year and looks forward to the coming year which is filled with hope and promise.
We elect members to serve on committees. We make decisions about how we spend our financial resources. We chart the course for the coming year. So please plan to attend our church's Annual Meeting.


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.


April 19 Sunday Night Adult Study
5-6:30pm Parsonage

Coming April 19: Beginning of a new study of Marcus Borg's latest book, "Convictions."

Sunday Night Adult Study – 5 to 6:30pm in the Parsonage
Sunday, April 19, 2015 – Preface & Ch. 1
Sunday, April 26 – Chs. 2 & 3
Sunday, May 3 – Chs. 4 & 5
Sunday, May 10 – no meeting: Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 17 – Chs. 6 & 7 (class moves back into Church Library)
Sunday, May 24 – no meeting: Brookfield Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 31 – Chs. 8 & 9 (in Church Library)
Sunday, June 7 – Chs. 10 & 11 (in Church Library)

~ Class adjourned for Summer 2015 ~

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.

Lift Up Your Heads
Ever With Me
March 22, 2015
Grazioso
March 22, 2015
Fairest Lord Jesus

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.

A Night of Fellowship and Theater Godspell at TBTA

Join the Fellowship Committee for a fun night on Saturday, May 16th!
Click here for more information.

Photos

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

     

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.


In case of inclement weather:

On snowy or icy Sunday mornings, please use your best judgment about driving to church. We will cancel Sunday Worship when officials advise non-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). If there is power, weekend event cancellations get posted on this website and/or answering machine (203 775-1259).

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.


Faith Matters:
“Is Heaven For Real?”

In the Resurrection narrative found in John 20, Mary Magdalene meets the risen Christ in the garden and believes him to be the gardener. Is this just another good “ghost story” or is the afterlife proclaimed by the church a real thing – “the Gospel truth”?


Lent 2015 More
information here.

February 22     “Can Only God Make a Rainbow?”

March 1            “Is God Spiritual or Religious?”

March 8            “Does God Provide?” 

March 15          “What Does It Mean to ‘Be Saved’?”

March 22           “How Do We Know God’s Voice?” 

March 29           Palm Sunday      “What Does God Look Like?”

April 5                Easter Sunday    “Is Heaven For Real?”

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