The Congregational Church of Brookfield

An Open and Affirming Congregation
of the United Church of Christ

160 Whisconier Road Brookfield, Connecticut 06804
Tel: (203) 775-1259 Fax: (203) 775-3466 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.

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Mission Trip Reflections: "Sharing The Story"

Rev. Jennifer Whipple and our Senior Youth Fellowship lead worship, sharing the stories of their Summer 2014 Mission Trip to work for Habitat for Humanity with the Lakota Sioux in South Dakota
Scripture:  Philippians 2:1-5.

The mission trip Stockholders Breakfast will be held on September 21 in between Sunday morning services. Pastor Whipple thanks everyone for supporting the youth mission trip.

We have a one-room Church School for all children at 8:30am,
and our age-graded Church School (through grade 8) at 10:30am.
Nursery is open at both services.

Sunday Worship in the Meetinghouse

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


The Yankee Fair and Barn Sale

Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
at the intersection of Rt. 133 and 25 in Brookfield

The Big Red Barn, opens at 8 a.m.

Find quilts, books, crafts, plants, seasonal décor and gifts as well as Vermont Cheese and homemade baked goods.

75% of our proceeds will go to Refugee Resettlement, Christian Growth & Enrichment, Silver Lake Conference Center, Danbury ARC (Association of Religious Communities), and Simply Smiles, an organization that works with impoverished children.

Want to help with the fair? Learn more.

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.

The above clips and many more from Outreach Video are available free online. Search "uccbvideo" at YouTube.com or click on the images.

In this time of change, the Reach Booth will also be reorganizing and rebranding. The new group will be named “The Media Team” and will be getting to work soon preparing to upgrade with equipment that will work more smoothly in this digital age.

If you have technology skills or interest in working behind the scenes to help support your church, this is a great opportunity for you to give something new a try. Please email webmaster@uccb.org or speak to John Smallwood-Garcia for more details.

Photos

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

    


CCB in the News

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We have some great Adult Education Opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the church office at office@uccb.org.

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

Heather Berner, Church School Coordinator

Sue Ronan, Coordinator of Membership Care and Involvement

Jeannine McCullough, Church Office

Debbie Marquardt, Nursery Care Provider