ONGOING AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Thrift Shop News
Shop Team thanks the congregation for their support as this
team is working to make this a sustainable mission at CCB.
"sale” is on Saturday, October 1 from 9AM to 12PM at
in supporting this work? You can volunteer in the following
You can drop off gently used clothes under the stairs near
the CCB church office.
You can sort clothes the Wednesday before the sale. The next
sort date is Wednesday, September 28 at the Parsonage. There
is a morning and evening sorting session.
Volunteers help set up for the day, greet clients, fold,
organize and clean up. Volunteers are asked to come 30
minutes before and stay 30 minutes after (or whatever time
you can commit).
If you are
interested in becoming part of our volunteer pool, please
email Sue Slater at
email@example.com. You can start out in a small way to
see how it works. We are creating a "playbook" on how to
manage each sale so that we can make it easy to rotate
leadership and oversight each month.
Net proceeds will benefit Brookfield Social Services.
Time to start dreaming of NEXT summer at
Silver Lake Church Camp registration
forms will arrive in January 2015…
If someone in your family
is interested in signing up for a week at Silver Lake Conference Center — our wonderful United Church
of Christ camp in beautiful northwestern Connecticut (Sharon, CT) — you can check out the
camp website at
silverlake.ctucc.org. or talk to one of your
pastors. Then, in January 2016, 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.
There are even websites like
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
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.
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.