160 Whisconier

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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here for an overview of what you can expect.

Read the Open and Affirming Statement of CCB Welcome!  No matter who you are, or where
you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Sunday Sept 23 - Mission Team Sunday

“Live Your Prayer: God’s Kingdom”

Senior Youth Fellowship Mission Team Sunday.

Regular 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 Choir and Church School
Nursery care and 
age-graded classes from pre-K through 8 grade and nursery care.

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


“WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF CCB LOOK LIKE?”

Sunday, September 23rd at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall

The Long Range Planning Committee invites you to attend the first of CCB’s new Vision Review Sessions. The Vision Review Session is an opportunity for the LRPC to present ideas about the future of CCB and get input and feedback from the congregation. 
The topic for this Vision Review Session will be Fellowship Hall.

A simple supper will be served and nursery care will be available. NOW is the time to sign up.  Please email your RSVP to the Church Office at office@uccb.org, so that we know how many adults and children to expect.  Thank you!

NAME ______________________________________# attending   ________________ 

CHILDCARE (Y/N) _________________________

***Please note - deadline for RSVP is Friday 9/21 by 12noon - thank you!


Live Your Prayer:  Learn to Live as Jesus Taught Us to Pray

Our church vision statement is Make Jesus Your Mentor: Pray, Share, Welcome.  As we shift our church vision focus to “Pray” this fall, our Church School will be learning more about prayer and different ways to pray.  Adult worship is featuring a 9-week sermon series on The Lord’s Prayer, as we lift up and follow lectionary scripture texts that we believe may help us better understand how Jesus hoped that teaching us to pray might also teach us how better to live our lives and serve the world. 

For more info click here.


YANKEE FAIR

& BARN SALE

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH, 2018

9 AM – 3 PM (Barn opens 8 AM)

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF YANKEE FAIRS

Barn sale * Collectibles * Used Toys

Second Hand Rose clothing * Family Fun Zone * Clown

Autumn Harvest * Crafts * Quilts * She Shed

SERRV Booth * Garden Shop * Silent Auction * Used Books

Bake Shop * Coffee Shop * Fudge * Cheese

Grill with hot dogs and hamburgers * Sit-down lunch in White Steeple Inn

Entertainment by Still River Ramblers (bluegrass) and Dan’s Garage Band

Exhibit of memorabilia from previous fairs

The Barn will be accepting donations for the 2018 Yankee Fair on the following dates:  Saturdays 9/15, 9/22, and 9/29.  The collection times for donations will be from 9 AM to 12 PM on each of those dates.

Please do not drop items off at any other times. There will be no one at the barn to monitor the donations, and what you leave us may be exposed to the weather.

A list of some of the items that cannot be accepted include, but are not limited to:  large exercise equipment, large TVs and appliances, child car seats and building materials.


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.


Please Save These Important Fall Dates!

Wednesday, September 19th – CE Summer Programs Listening Session (time TBA)
Sunday, September 23rd – SYF Mission Team Sunday & Stockholders’ Breakfast 
Sunday, September 23rd – Long-Range Planning Event at 5:30pm
Sunday, September 30th – CE Summer Programs Listening Session In-Between (at 9:30am)
– Recognition of Past Fair Chairs in worship 
– All-Church Fire Drill at both services
Sunday, October 7th  – Visitor Gathering In-Between (9:30am) 
– World Communion/Indigenous Peoples’ Sunday
Saturday, October 13th – Yankee Fair
Sunday, October 28th – Great Pumpkin Challenge (Sunday evening)
Saturday, November 3rd – Regional UCC Racial Justice Training 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 4th – Communion/Book of Remembrance Sunday
Sunday, November 18th – CE Christian Lab: Evening of Gratitude and Blessing
Sunday, December 2nd – Advent Wreath & Deck the Halls Event (evening)
Saturday, December 8th – Live Nativity (evening, tentative)
Sunday, December 9th – Christmas Pageant at 10:30am
Sunday, December 16th – Lessons & Carols (hymns at 8:30am; choirs at 10:30am)
Monday, December 24th – Candlelight Christmas Eve worship (at 5pm, 8:30pm & 11pm)

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Photos

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

     

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Visit the CCB twice a month thrift shop to support the church wider missions.

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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.

Got Bibles? Dig Deep and Learn More...

Thursday Morning Bible Study
10 to 11am in the Pastor's Study

Join Pastor Bryn or Pastor Jen to study the lectionary scripture for an upcoming Sunday sermon.  This is a chance to learn more about the text in its historical and literary context, as well as to prayerfully explore what wisdom it might hold for you that will help you relate its message to your personal life and faith journey.  No previous Bible knowledge is presumed or expected. All are welcome!

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