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 29

Book of Remembrance Sunday

“How Is That Good News Exactly?”

Is it Good News that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"? Paul says so in his Letter to the Romans, as he lifts up the forgiving love of Jesus Christ as a free gift to all. 

And yet, Fundamentalists everywhere seem to try very hard to inflict upon society exacting codes of moral conduct -- often with very poor results. Under such self-righteous judgment, more and more people are rejecting religion entirely, choosing "none of the above" as their faith of choice.

It's not hard to see why!
What does it mean to receive the Amazing Grace of God instead?

Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia examines the Way of Love that Jesus calls Christians to walk -- the call to God's "saints" to live lives of holiness, setting a good example for the world.  Reflection is offered on God's promises of "eternal life" in several Bible passages -- including some from Job and Psalms, as well as from Paul's Letters to the Romans and Corinthians, and the Gospels of Matthew and John.


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.

Saturday, June 11th, 9am-3pm

Proceeds to benefit the Brookfield Congregational Church Missions.

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.

 

Photos

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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.

Sunday Night Adult Study begins

"A New Kind of Christianity"

Sundays, from 5-6:30 pm in the Pastor's Study

Our Sunday Night Adult Study is a small group that is energized and excited by discussing intellectually stimulating, cutting edge Christian theology, like our next book by progressive "public theologian" Brian McLaren.

A New Kind of Christianity is Brian D. McLaren’s much anticipated follow-up to his breakthrough work of the emergent-church movement, A New Kind of Christian. Named by Time magazine as one of America’s top 25 evangelicals, McLaren, along with such contemporaries as N.T. Wright, Jim Wallis, and Rob Bell, is one of the acknowledged leaders of a new generation of Christians who want to update their faith for current times while remaining true to the core message of Jesus. In this controversial and thought-provoking book, McLaren explores the questions that will determine the shape of Christianity for the next 500 years.

If you can come, you can begin reading the book, but having the book in hand is not required.  All are welcome!  For more information, click here.


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.


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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