Virtual Worship ONLY, NO In-person Service

“From Death to Life”
All Saints Day ― Book of Remembrance
1757 Legacy Fellowship

As the church, we are called to claim our identity as children of God and live together in love, as one family, as Christ’s “beloved community.”
In his letter, John says we should not only heed the call of Jesus to love one another but also let eternal life live inside us.
What does it mean for us to not so much try to get into Heaven as to welcome Heaven to come and live inside us?

You can view our Virtual Worship by keeping an eye on your email on Sunday AM for the link, following our Facebook page (Congregational Church of Brookfield), connecting to our webpage (www.uccb.org), or connecting to our "uccbvideo" YouTube channel.  We have a special Kids' Worship each week as well. 

NO Indoor Prayer Meeting

When we made the decision to move our Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting inside to the Meetinghouse, our Church Safety Committee recommended, and Church Council approved, that we would watch both the Brookfield Public Schools (BPS) for local information and the Governor/State reopening plan to determine if we needed to put Indoor Prayer Meeting on hiatus at any point due to an increase in Covid cases in the area.  The agreed upon plan is if BPS goes to total virtual learning or the Governor/state moves back to phase 1 or 2, we put indoor worship on hiatus.

Brookfield Public Schools this week moved to total virtual learning through at least November 3rd due to an increase of Covid cases among students & staff, as well as the possible exposure to a number of others.  To that end, we WILL NOT have Indoor Prayer Meeting on Sunday,  November 1st.  More information will follow in the coming weeks as to when we might return to in-person Indoor Prayer Meeting.

 

Sunday Morning Worship

 

Yankee Fair 2020 Canceled

With much deliberation and grief, the Church Council has voted to cancel the Yankee Fair for this October. A number of concerns based on the pandemic were raised by our church family members, including a number of those who have chaired Yankee Fair booths for years. With concerns for the most vulnerable among us, and the knowledge that we would be unable to uphold safety guidelines and recommendations, we are following the lead of various other neighbors in canceling this event for 2020. We will hope and pray we can try again in fall 2021!
We invite you to keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to celebrate the Yankee Fair and its history and mission on the weekend of October 17th, when it would have taken place, as well as to consider ways that we can bring it back with more faith, purpose, and energy next fall. We know that this decision will sadden many of you, as it did the Church Council, so know that we are grieving this together and are available to listen and consider opportunities for next year alongside you.

 


Note from Stewardship Committee

We may not be meeting together these days, but your church is still here, hoping to meet people’s needs, whatever they are.  We are still the church – looking for ways to be God’s hands and feet in the world around us, even when we are not together on Sunday mornings!  SO….

  • Utilities + office supplies = YOUR CHURCH
  • Payroll + Sunday School supplies = YOUR CHURCH
  • Committees + building repair = YOUR CHURCH
  • Supporting needs around us + uplifting music = YOUR CHURCH
  • Choirs + internet and phone service = YOUR CHURCH

Please continue to give to our special church in whatever way you were used to giving before, if you are able, so that your church will be there for you, throughout this crisis, and beyond!

Your Pastors are Here for You!

Pastoral Care Appointments

Both Pastor Bryn and Pastor Jen are also available for individual pastoral care appointments as well either via phone or Zoom.  In fact, their cell phones and the Church Zoom have gotten a lot of mileage this way since our time of quarantine began!  If you have something that you would like to address or speak with one of the pastors about, please feel free to reach out individually to Pastor Bryn (bryn@uccb.org or 510-847-4235 cell #) or Pastor Jen (jennifer@uccb.org or 203-510-4760 cell #) to set up a time to talk and pray together. Note: Your pastors are trying to take their days off, with "electronic sabbaths," on Wednesday (Bryn) and Friday (Jennifer), so you may not receive an immediate response if you send an email on one of those days.

 

Worship Opportunities

Friday Morning Meditation

Join Pastor Bryn on Friday from 7-7:30am on Zoom to spend some time in centering prayer and meditation.  This 30 minute virtual opportunity is a great way to start your day with some scripture, meditation and reflection.  Please email Pastor Bryn at bryn@uccb.org if you would like to join, and the link will be sent to you via email.

Labyrinth & Children's Garden:

One of our confirmands recently cleaned over at our Labyrinth - making sure the path is clearly outlined and instructions for use of the labyrinth are posted at the beginning.  We encourage people to stop over to the church and use the labyrinth during this nice weather (while maintaining physical distancing practices).  (Note: Our Labyrinth and the story of how it came to be were recently published in a book of New England Labyrinths, so we are excited to share that with people in our area and beyond.)  Work will also begin soon on our Children's Garden, a garden that will be planted in raised beds around our Labyrinth, where kids will be able to remember loved ones and go to play and pray at our church.
Keep an eye on your email, the Congregational Church of Brookfield Facebook Page, or our website on Sunday morning for the links to join us (and please feel free to share the links with family and friends). Afterward, if you are willing to share a photo of you or your family worshipping with us online that may be used on our CCB Facebook page or website, please send it to uccbsocialmedia@gmail.com.   If you have missed any of our online worship services you can find them linked below, and you can subscribe to our YouTube channel uccbvideo, where our worship services are archived.

 In response to our Governor's orders and in the interest of public safety, our church campus is closed until further notice.
Our ministries continue, however, through our electronic connections.

Know that "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!"

 

  You can still reach us by phone at 203-775-1259. (Messages are forwarded via email to the Pastors, who are working from home.)

 

 

 At Home Electronic Worship Options

 


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