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.

Sunday March 8
“Does God Provide?”

Be prepared for a pop quiz on your 23rd Psalm and your 10 Commandments, as we reflect on our “Good Shepherd” God who provides, and the God of Exodus 20, “who brought you out of slavery” and who leads us on the right paths today.

Rev. Bryn Smallwood-Garcia speaks to our all-too-human control issues, and the difficulty we have in trusting that God’s care could really be enough.


Sunday Worship in the Meetinghouse

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

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.

 


Lent 2015

More info coming soon...

February 22    “Can Only God Make a Rainbow?”

March 1           “Is God Spiritual or Religious?”

March 8           “Does God Provide?” 

March 15        “What Does It Mean to ‘Be Saved’?”

March 22        “How Do We Know God’s Voice?” 

March 29         Palm Sunday
               “What Does God Look Like?”

April 5             Easter Sunday  
                “Is Heaven For Real?”


Sunday PM Adult Study


5-6:30pm in the Parsonage

"Climbing the Sycamore Tree:
A Study on Choice and Simplicity,"
by Ann Hagmann

This 6-week study helps us examine how we live our faith through the choices we make in our lives -especially in our stewardship of money and time. The book can be ordered from on-line sites as a used paperback for somewhere around $1 to $8.

The group resumed our Sunday 5-6:30pm meeting schedule -- in the Parsonage. Future meetings are Feb. 15 and March 1, 8 and 15.  There will be no class on Feb. 22.

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In case of inclement weather:

On snowy or icy Sunday mornings, please use your best judgment about driving to church. We will cancel Sunday Worship when officials advise non-emergency vehicles to stay off the roads.

Our policy for cancellation of mid-week activities is to do what Brookfield Public Schools decide, on their website at www.brookfield.k12.CT.us or on their phone message 203 775-7700 (x3). If there is power, weekend event cancellations get posted on this website and/or answering machine (203 775-1259).

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.

Fairest Lord Jesus
Cantata 2014
Bells Dec 2014
“Jesus, What a Wonderful Child” (Dilworth)

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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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

Sue Ronan, Coordinator of Membership Care and Involvement

Jeannine McCullough, Church Office

Barbara Crandell, Church School Coordinator

Debbie Marquardt, Nursery Care Provider