A Message From the Stewardship Team:  2016

Help us Fund our Expanded CCB Sewer Project

In April 2016, the congregation approved funding for a variety of projects, $7,000 of which was allocated to repair the failing septic field for the meetinghouse and church office building.  The project plan required reuse of the existing leaching fields.  But  the Town of Brookfield Sanitarian rejected our engineer’s plan to modify our existing 
system due to this failure.  Connection to the Town of Brookfield sewer line is the only viable option left to us.

This results in an additional projected cost to us of $78,812.  Funds are available to us from the For All the Saints Anniversary Campaign ($36,029) and Building and Grounds Fund ($12,492) totaling $48,521.  This leaves us a shortfall of $30,291. On the recommendation of the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC), Church Council has launched a short-term fundraising effort to close this gap. 

We are requesting all who are able to make a one-time gift to this important project by Sunday, October 23. 
This is a time-sensitive project, as work needs to begin the first week of November.  You may give cash, check, or use our new PushPay electronic giving system.  If you use PushPay, select the drop-down category “other” and write “sewer project” in the memo line.  You can bring or mail your donation to the church (160 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804) or put it in the offering plate.

If you have questions, you may call the Church Office at 203-775-1259, or email Church.Council@uccb.org or LRPC@uccb.org. Or ask one of our moderators, pastors or LRPC members in person.

Also, you are invited to an informational meeting to provide details about this expanded sewer project and answer your questions on Saturday, October 8 at 9:30am in Fellowship Hall.

Thank you,

Dave Goral, Moderator

Robin Murphy, Vice Moderator

Bryn Smallwood-Garcia, Senior Pastor

Long-Range Planning Committee: Michael Matson (Chair), Maurice Downey, Roman D’Alessandro, Desere Edwards, Cindy Field, Sian Hunter, & Larry Ruschmeyer

How Do We Decide What to Give?

Percentage Giving

“You are the Salt of the Earth”

   Matthew 5:13

Some people use the biblical tradition of tithing, or giving 10%, to the church. Others find that to be daunting, and will start at a much lower percentage, such as 1% and try to move up a percent a year. If you want to consider percentage giving, there is a chart on the back of this brochure to help you get started, and still more information on our website.

What is your soup ingredient now?

Could you offer a slightly more "hearty" ingredient this year by stepping up your pledge by 1 percentage point?

Comparative Value

 “If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?”

                                                 Luke 11:11

Some think of how much of our vibrant worship, study, and service opportunities enrich their lives and the lives of their families. They might, for instance, think about offering to the church what they spend annually on things such as sports clubs, gym memberships, therapy, season tickets, and dance or music lessons.

What value do you find in the church?

Finest Ingredients:

Worship & Learn


Give & Grow

“Fair Share” Giving

Taking the five loaves and the two fishes and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to ... the people. They all ate and were satisfied…”

Luke  14:19-20

Some of us want to know what the church needs and why. They want to know how to contribute their fair share and might ask, “What is the average gift?” or “What does each member have to give for our church to meet its 2016-17 budget?”

Goal pledge budget: $381,752.21

We have about 240 actively participating individuals or families in our church. 
Last year, we had 164 pledge units.
One-third of us are not pledging.

If just half of our non-pledgers could pledge this year, we could reach our goal budget with 200 pledges of $1,908.

We are better together.

Can we count on you to pledge?

Offerings of Gratitude

“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’”  

Matthew 26:26

Some think about all they have received from the church and give generously from a spirit of simple gratitude… without crunching all the numbers.

For what are you grateful?







Build Community





We all benefit from the time and talent you give to this amazing place. Without those gifts, this church would not be the vibrant, growing community we enjoy. With that in mind, remember all our ministries are entirely self-funded. Without your financial commitment, we will not be able to sustain this headquarters of our faith, our church. If you have never pledged before, please consider making a commitment this year.                               Thank you!

Thank you for your pledge!

Did you know that last year's campaign brought us 7 new pledge units, and more than one-third of you increased your pledge?  Can you help us improve these numbers again this year?

We are better together.

Online giving can be managed through our new secure 
Online Giving App

To give through your prior Vanco account, click here or please call
(203) 775-1259 or email (office@uccb.org) Jeannine at the church office.

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