Beginning March 11th
Guest speaker Deacon Peter Kuhn (St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church) will talk about Lenten traditions like fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.
“Life in the Wilderness”
Lenten Lunches - Spring 2014
We welcome all to join us this Lenten season every Tuesday from 12noon to 1pm in the Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church of Brookfield for a series of Lenten lunches. All are welcome to join us for a simple lunch, Lenten prayers, and program. A free-will offering basket will be available for those who wish to help defray our food expenses.
Our programs include a wide variety of speakers from different faith backgrounds as they discuss the following questions:
What images of “wilderness” inform my faith community's tradition?
What does "life in the wilderness" mean to me personally,
as a person of faith?
When our Serendippers lunch fellowship group meets – 2nd Tuesdays – the schedule runs a little longer. March 11 and April 8, we begin with punch and fellowship at 11:45am and end about 1:30pm.
March 18 – Allysa De Wolf (2013 Yale Divinity School graduate and Acting Associate Pastor at Newtown Congregational Church) She will also share from her faith background as a member of a Southern California Pentecostal church.
March 25 – Buddhist speaker, details TBA
April 1 – The Rev. P.J. Leopold of the Association of Religious Communities in Danbury. She will speak from the perspective of her work with our neighbors in need in the urban “wilderness” of downtown Danbury, as well as from her United Methodist faith background.
Serendippers April 9 – Rabbi Jon Haddon (Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Shearith Israel in Ridgefield) Sharing from a Jewish perspective.
April 15 – Chaplain Shazeeda Khan (Director of Islamic Education, Baitul Mukarram Masjid of Greater Danbury) Sharing from a Muslim perspective.
Sunday – March 16 Lent 2
“Life in the Wilderness: Zip Up Tight”
Sunday March 22nd
A quick look into the facts, fiction and fears of healing ministries.
Sunday Worship in the Meetinghouse
8:30 a.m. -
Family worship with
Nursery care and one-room Church School for pre-K
10:30 a.m. - Family worship with choirs
(communion on 1st Sundays)
Nursery care and age-graded Church School for pre-K through
In case of inclement weather:
On stormy, snowy, or icy days, please use your best judgment about driving to church. Our general policy for cancellation of activities is to follow Brookfield Public Schools, www.brookfield.k12.CT.us. Assuming there is power, further cancellations will get posted on this website and/or answering machine (203) 775-1259.
Our Worship Service is broadcast on Charter Cable TV channel 21 Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
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We have some great Adult Education Opportunities. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship at CCB
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.
Electronic Giving is here at CCB!
The Stewardship Committee has enrolled our church with Vanco Services to provide our members and friends the option of giving one time gifts or paying pledges electronically. Electronic giving offers convenience for members and provides much needed donation consistency for our congregation, like during the summer months. We on Stewardship are excited about this new option. We are here to assist you if you have any questions.
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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 email@example.com.
Annual Meeting & Brunch
Sunday, April 27th
Please join us on Sunday, April 27th at our Annual Meeting and Brunch in celebration of all our members who have served and will be serving on our church committees.
The Nominating & Fellowship Committees will host a brunch in Fellowship Hall after the
SINGLE 10:00 service, immediately followed by the Annual Meeting.
If you are willing to bring fruit, muffins, bagels or a breakfast casserole, please fill out the form below and drop it in the offering plate, return it to the church office, or contact Kathy Wandelmaier at 203-740-8335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will bring to the Annual Meeting on April 27th
Bagels or Muffins
Breakfast Casserole ________________________
(Recipes are available in the church office or from Kathy)
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