Online Worship April 18th
Join us for our online worship on Sunday, April 11th. We will have both our "traditional" and kids' recorded worship services available for you to experience and share as of 6am on Sunday. You can view our Virtual Worship services by keeping an eye on your email on Sunday AM for the links, following our Facebook page (Congregational Church of Brookfield), connecting to our webpage (www.uccb.org) or connecting to our "uccbvideo" channel on YouTube.
In-Person Prayer Meeting April 18th at 9:30amThis will be an opportunity for people to join together in the Meetinghouse for a simple prayer meeting with scripture, music for reflection, a meditation and prayers. You will find the sign up link soon. We ask that people intending to join us for In Person Prayer Meeting sign up by noon on Saturday and include how many people and the names of those who will be attending worship with you. You can register for our In Person Prayer Meeting soon.
Dates for our Budget Hearing & Annual Meeting
CCB Annual Meeting 2021:
Pastors Fund Thanks & InformationOur pastors wish to thank you so much for your generous support of the Pastors Fund during these difficult and ever-changing times. With your help bills have been paid to cover housing costs, medical bills, and emergency repairs as well as to cover other everyday costs like food, gas, and clothing for members & friends of our church and wider community. The Pastors Fund is supported through the honorarium from the funerals/memorials that our pastors officiate, as well as through the generous gifts of members and friends of our community. The Thrift Shop has supported the Pastors Fund with gifts from sale profits, and the Pastors Fund is also one of the options for holiday support through our Virtual Giving Tree this year.
If you are feeling moved to make a direct gift to the Pastors Fund, gift cards for groceries and gas are always welcome, as are donations made payable to Pastors Fund.
Note from Stewardship Committee
We may not be meeting together these days, but your church is still here, hoping to meet people’s needs, whatever they are. We are still the church – looking for ways to be God’s hands and feet in the world around us, even when we are not together on Sunday mornings! SO….
- Utilities + office supplies = YOUR CHURCH
- Payroll + Sunday School supplies = YOUR CHURCH
- Committees + building repair = YOUR CHURCH
- Supporting needs around us + uplifting music = YOUR CHURCH
- Choirs + internet and phone service = YOUR CHURCH
Please continue to give to our special church in whatever way you were used to giving before, if you are able, so that your church will be there for you, throughout this crisis, and beyond!
Your Pastors are Here for You!
Pastoral Care Appointments
Friday Morning Meditation
Labyrinth & Children's Garden:
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
The Church Office will be closed Thursday, April 15th and will re-open on Monday, April 19th at 9:00am
The Church Office is generally open Monday-Thursday from 9am-1pm. If you have a need to stop by the office in person, we ask that you call ahead (203-775-1259) to ensure that Jeannine McCullough, our Office Administrator, is expecting you. Please ring the doorbell and wait for the door to be answered and plan to wear a mask when you stop by the Office.
NOTE: Our phone system also allows you to leave a private voicemail message for the Office or a member of our Church Staff, which is automatically forwarded to staff email addresses as well.
Know that "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!"
At Home Electronic Worship Options
- 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?
Watch this space for more information about our programs and ministries in the future.
As always, we also care about your spiritual health, so know that although your pastors are working mostly through remote connections, we want to respond to your needs and concerns promptly. Be aware, however, that may not always be possible. Our church phone system delivers your phone messages (to 203-775-1259) to our email, or you can email us directly at Bryn@uccb.org or Jennifer@uccb.org.
Let us continue to reach out to care for one another, and pray for one another and our world, as we face this global pandemic together, remembering the Apostle Paul's powerful affirmation of faith in these verses from chapter 8 of his Letter to the Romans:
31What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.