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 – May 28

Book of Remembrance Sunday
“Left Behind But Not Alone”

Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia preaches on the Ascension story in Acts 1:1-3, 6-10.


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.


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.



We celebrate Pastor Bryn’s 10th Anniversary Sunday, June 4th

Please join us in celebrating Pastor Bryn’s 10th anniversary on Sunday, June 4th. We will celebrate during a single service of worship at 10:00am and continue after with a picnic. (For more details on the picnic and things you can contribute see below.) This day is not a surprise for Pastor Bryn, and we hope to make it very special for her. One special request is that anyone who is able brings a single flower with them to add to a communal bouquet. It can be something from your garden or from the store…whatever works for you. We are hoping that through this celebration of nature, the diversity of what will come, and the way they come together we will be able to show how many different pieces, parts and people come together to make the family of faith we have here at CCB.
If you have questions or ideas, please contact Pastor Jen (Jennifer@uccb.org) or Robin Murphy by email, murphmich@charter.net.

CCB 2017 All Church Picnic!

Sunday, June 4th after the single 10:00am service

Please join us for good fun, food and fellowship…and continued celebration!
Bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Beverages, hot dogs, and veggie burgers with all the "fixin’s" will be provided. There will also be games and activities available for children and fun conversation starters for all ages. All are welcome! We hope you can join us!


Outdoor worship for the 8:30am service begins Sunday, June 11th

in the Outdoor Chapel, which is on the west end of the church property, just beyond the Memorial Garden.

Outdoor 8:30am worship continues through Labor Day weekend.

In case of inclement weather, summer outdoor worship moves inside to Fellowship Hall.


Baccalaureate Sunday, June 11th

Join us Sunday, June 11th, at both services, as we hear from a few of our graduating high school seniors about their connection with the church, as well as celebrate their upcoming achievement and learn more about their plans for the fall.


Online giving can be managed through our new secure
Online Giving App 

To delete your prior Vanco account, click here or please call
(203) 775-1259 or email (office@uccb.org) Jeannine at the church office.

GIVE:

g  Online Pledge Form

g  Try the NEW Pushpay App


Adult Study Opportunity Started March 6th

Monday AM Women's Study -
9:30-11am in Church Library

Monday PM Adult Study -
5-6:30pm in Youth Room (childcare provided)

Join us to study Marcus Borg’s book,

Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Power and How They Can be Restored”

Mondays at the 9:30-11:00am Women’s Study (in Church Library) AND at the 5:30-7:00pm Adult Study (in Youth Room.) Note that both women and men are welcome at 5:30pm Adult Study.

The former 5:00pm Sunday Night Adult Study has merged with Monday night's group.

Books have arrived and are available for purchase ($11.00) in the Church Office.

Photos

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

     


The Yankee Fair and Barn Sale 2016 Brookfield

We share 50% of the proceeds with Brookfield Social Services.
Photos are available on our Facebook page.


Click here for local news coverage of CCB and it's members

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