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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Click here for an overview of what you can expect.

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.

Join Us for our Annual
“Instant” Christmas Pageant

Our Instant Christmas Pageant will be held on December 17th during the 10:30am service.

All children are welcome to participate, and we ask that they arrive between 10:00 and 10:15am for wardrobe selection.  Children’s Choir members are asked to come at 9:45am.

The early service on December 17th will be in our usual 8:30am format, with a traditional sermon from the Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia and communion worship.

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
age related classes room pre-K through 8 grade and nursery care.

Regular office hours: Monday -Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm and Fridays 9am - 12noon.


In case of inclement weather:

On snowy or icy days, please use your best judgment about driving to church. We cancel Sunday Worship when officials advise non-emergency vehicles to stay off the roads. Our mid-week cancellation policy 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).


Join us for
Christmas Eve Worship
Sunday, December 24, 2017

10:30am   A SINGLE intergenerational service of worship in the Meetinghouse, as we light the candle of LOVE. Jennifer Whipple preaches a message for all ages to enjoy.

5:00pm  With a children’s story from Rev. Jennifer Whipple, and our traditional Christmas Eve carols and candle-lighting. (Nursery is open at this service only, but children of all ages are always welcome in worship.)

8:30pm  With music from our Chancel Choir, plus a Christmas message from Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia and traditional carols by candlelight.

11:00pm  Sing carols by candlelight, share communion, and enjoy special music, plus a message from Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia, before departing into the magical darkness of Christmas.

December 31:  Single 10:30am service for all ages (No church school – nursery care only)



Adult Study Opportunities

Monday AM Women's Study - 9:30-11am in the Church Library
Currently studying about the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Monday PM Adult Study - 5-6:30pm in the Church Library/Youth Room
Currently watching and reflecting on Top 10 TED Talks

For more information, click here.


Community Access

The above clips and many more from The Media Team are available 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.


Online giving can be managed through our new secure
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Photos

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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.

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

Jeannine McCullough, Church Office

Barbara Crandell, Church School Coordinator

Debbie Marquardt, Nursery Care Provider