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

Visiting our church for the first time?
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.

SERRV Spreads Its Wings Beyond CCB

This Friday, Aug. 26, from 3 to 6pm, SERRV joins the Brookfield Farmers Market on Pocono Road.

SERRV, a project of our Church-in-Society Committee, helps to support third-world craftspeople by selling their products and returning the proceeds directly to their local communities. In this sale, our CCB volunteers will offer international kitchen supplies and food products and hope to reach a new and wider community with our mission message.

Please stop by to visit our booth and then continue on to the Brookfield Town Hall for the last band concert of the year. Don't forget to bring a chair and picnic basket and stay to enjoy music from some of our very own church members performing at 6:30pm with "Dan's Garage" band!


Barn Offers FREE STUFF Event
This Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9am to 12noon, CCB is offering a FREE STUFF event at the Barn.

The purpose of this is to clean out some Barn items to make room for this fall's Yankee Fair donation cycle, which starts at 9am Saturday morning, September 3rd.

Please come -- and spread the word to your friends and family!


Sunday - August 28

"Extravagant Hospitality & Heroic Humility"

Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia preaches on
Hebrews 13:1-2, 16 and Luke 14:1, 7-14.


See the latest unedited worship service here, after 2:00PM, Sundays on the same day:


In case of inclement weather, 8:30 a.m. outdoor worship moves inside.

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 one-room Church School for pre-K through grade 8.

For more information about our Summer Sunday School,
click on the image to the left. 


Note that our summer office hours have begun.
The Church Office will be closed on Mondays and Fridays.
It will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 9am-12pm.

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 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.

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

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

Photos

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

         


Our SYF Mission Team made their way back home on Sunday, July 17th.

Thanks so much to our church family (and so many family members and friends) for your prayers and support!  See our Facebook page for pictures from the trip.


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.
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

The Rev. Laura Westby, Coordinator of Membership Care and Involvement

Jeannine McCullough, Church Office

Barbara Crandell, Church School Coordinator

Debbie Marquardt, Nursery Care Provider