ONGOING AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Time to start dreaming of summertime at
Silver Lake Church Camp registration
forms are here…
If someone in your family
is interested in signing up for a week this summer at the
Silver Lake Conference Center — our wonderful United Church
of Christ camp in beautiful northwestern (Sharon)
Connecticut — just stop by the Church Office and pick up a
registration form, or you can register on-line at
Conferences are available
for those entering grade 4 and older.
aid is available for campers through the church and the
Fairfield East Association of churches. Please talk to
Pastor Bryn or Pastor Jen if you need to apply.
The Danbury overflow
is in need of volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to help with overnight shifts through
If you are interested, please contact Rev. Jennifer Whipple
203-775-1259 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Slater.
your Saturday morning like? How about taking an hour just
for you? Join us for joys and concerns, fellowship, a light
breakfast (bring your own drink) and a
reflection/conversation. We meet from 8:30 to 9:30 in the
Youth Room. If you have any questions or concerns please
looking for some new faces to add to our TFC line up! Do you
have a special talent like playing the spoons, creating
balloon animals or miming? Could you use that talent to
capture the imagination of our youngest parishioners? Or is
your special talent that you love children? Do you have a
special message you would like to share with our youth? Are
you looking for a simple yet personal way to contribute to
our church life? If you answered “yes”,” maybe” or “I hadn’t
thought about that” to any of these questions Time For
Children may be just the thing for you! A message during our
Time For Children should be short and sweet, and that’s what
makes it a simple way to make a big impact on our children.
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give detailed ideas to help inspire you. So, please contact
Melanie Shapiro if you would like to become a part of this
very special ministry.
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Prayers & Bible Study
9:00 to 10:30am in the Church Library
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.
Ministry - Oasis: In response to the needs of the
lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and questioning youth in Brookfield
and the surrounding area, we have formed Oasis. Oasis (a
mission of the Church in Society Committee) is a community
gay-straight alliance where 13-19 year old youth regardless
of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion,
economic status, or physical ability may TALK
together, BUILD community, and offer mutual
SUPPORT in a safe, relaxed, and confidential
environment. For more information, resources, or ways to be
involved, visit the church website
email@example.com , or call 203-775-1259.
Giving is here at CCB!
The Stewardship Committee has enrolled our church with
Vanco Services to provide our members and friends the option of giving one time
gifts or paying pledges electronically. Electronic giving offers convenience for
members and provides much needed donation consistency for our congregation, like
during the summer months.
To enroll in this
here. At the top of the Stewardship page is a banner with a
link to our secure on line giving site where you can enroll. We on Stewardship
are excited about this new option. We are here to assist you if you have any
Attention internet shoppers!
Now the church can receive a 2-40% commission on
every on-line purchase you make, if you use CCB’s new internet shopping portal.
There are stores like Macy's, Toys-R-Us, Babies-R-Us, Drugstore.com, Kohl's,
Target, Home Depot, Best Buy and 1,400 more. Just visit
and click on Retailers, scroll down and find your favorite store to shop in.
IMPORTANT: Enter this web address directly into your computer browser. Close
all tabs when doing this, and be sure you do not use any default search engine
(Google, etc.), or the church will not receive its commission when you shop.
If you have questions, more information on how this works is in the December
issue of CrossWays, or you can call Margitta Savo.