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

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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 – February 14
First Sunday in Lent

The Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia
preaches “
Love’s First Fruit
based on Luke 4:1-4, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, and 2 Corinthians 3:1-18, selected verses.


Sunday Worship Services

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

10:30 a.m. - Family worship with choirs
(Communion on 1st Sundays each month.)
Nursery care and one-room Church School for pre-K through grade 8.


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).

A Message From the Stewardship Team: 2016

Stone Soup
Better Together

Three monks journey along a mountain road trying to understand what makes one happy. 
They encounter a village of frightened, skeptical villagers. When the monks cleverly invite them to make soup from stones, the villagers discover how much they have to give – and how much more comes back in return. 

Join us on our journey  we are better together

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Photos

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

         

CCB in the News
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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.

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.

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.

“Standing Naked Before God: The Art of Public Confession”

The new Sunday Night Adult Study for Lent, which will begin with a meeting in the Pastor’s Study from 5-6:30pm on Sunday, Feb. 21, is based on the book “Standing Naked Before God: The Art of Public Confession,” by Molly Phinney Baskette.  It is NOT be necessary to purchase the book, although it is available on-line and participants certainly MAY purchase it, if interested.

For more information, click here.


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