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:

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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.

Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday – April 3rd at 7:30pm

Our traditional service of Tenebrae readings & communion in our Meetinghouse

Good Friday – April 4th at 10am

Join us along with our brothers and sisters from other Brookfield churches as we walk a symbolic stations of the cross through the community. The walk begins and ends in our parking lot. (In case of wet or inclement weather it will move inside the church.)

Easter Sunday – April 5th

Sunrise Service5:45am at Happy Landings Open Space (on Rt 25)
Parking and carpools will be available at Valley Presbyterian Church on West Whisconier Road. In case of wet or inclement weather this service will take place in the Congregational Church of Brookfield meetinghouse.

Easter Communion Worship8:30am in the Meetinghouse
Special bell music, communion, a special program for children, and childcare will be available.

Easter Worship10:30am in the Meetinghouse
Special music from our children, youth and adult choirs, a special program for children, and child care will be available.

April 5 – Easter Sunday
Brookfield Sunrise Service
5:45AM at Happy Landings
Carpools from Valley Presbyterian at 5:30am

Easter Sunday
Faith Matters:
“Is Heaven For Real?”

In the Resurrection narrative found in John 20, Mary Magdalene meets the risen Christ in the garden and believes him to be the gardener. Is this just another good “ghost story” or is the afterlife proclaimed by the church a real thing – “the Gospel truth”?

Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia discusses what we, as modern, thinking Christians, might be able to believe about heaven and hell.

8:30am Communion & nursery care, with special bell music

10:30am Family celebration with church school & choirs

Sunday Worship in the Meetinghouse

8:30 a.m. - Family worship with weekly communion
Nursery care and one-room Church School for pre-K through grade

10:30 a.m. - Family worship with choirs (communion on 1st Sundays)
Nursery care and age-graded Church School for pre-K through grade 8.


Lent 2015

More information here.

February 22        “Can Only God Make a Rainbow?”

March 1              “Is God Spiritual or Religious?”

March 8              “Does God Provide?” 

March 15            “What Does It Mean to ‘Be Saved’?”

March 22             “How Do We Know God’s Voice?” 

March 29             Palm Sunday
                 “What Does God Look Like?”

April 5             Easter Sunday  
                “Is Heaven For Real?”

In case of inclement weather:

On snowy or icy Sunday mornings, please use your best judgment about driving to church. We will cancel Sunday Worship when officials advise non-emergency vehicles to stay off the roads.

Our policy for cancellation of mid-week activities is to do what Brookfield Public Schools decide, on their website at 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).

April 12 Sunday Night Adult Study
5-6:30pm Parsonage

"Is Heaven for Real?" Whether or not you've had a chance to read any or all of Ken Freschi's book, "Our Walk to Eternity," you are welcome to join us for a stimulating discussion of the resurrection story found in John 20 and our own beliefs about "eternal life."

Coming April 19: Beginning of a new study of Marcus Borg's latest book, "Convictions."

Community Access

Our Worship Service is broadcast on Charter Cable TV channel 192 Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Lift Up Your Heads
Ever With Me
March 22, 2015
March 22, 2015
Fairest Lord Jesus

The above clips and many more from The Media Team are available free online. Search "uccbvideo" at 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 for more details.

A Night of Fellowship and Theater Godspell at TBTA

Join the Fellowship Committee for a fun night on Saturday, May 16th!
Click here for more information.


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


CCB in the News
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Worship at CCB

We invite you to attend every week, and to invite your friends to join you.

  • 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.



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

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

Sue Ronan, Coordinator of Membership Care and Involvement

Jeannine McCullough, Church Office

Barbara Crandell, Church School Coordinator

Debbie Marquardt, Nursery Care Provider