The Yankee Fair and Barn Sale at the Congregational Church of Brookfield will be Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. at the crossroads of Routes 25 and 133 in the Brookfield Historic District.
CIS is responsible for communicating to the congregation local and worldwide social issues, outreach concerns or programs through events or education opportunities. The CIS Committee consists of 9 members of the congregation with one member on Church Council.
The programs that CIS supports and encourages involvement by the congregation are, but not limited to:
Refugee Resettlement Program
Mission Trips of the Men’s, Women’s and Youth groups
Pie making of which the proceeds assist the Women’s Mission Trip
Donate food or participate in preparing sandwiches for Loaves and Fishes in New Milford
The Blanket Fund
The Giving Tree
Food Drive in February
Dining for Women programs
Alternatives Gift Fair
5 for 5 Donation opportunities
Church in Society allocates the budgeted and special monies raised for outreach concerns through some of the programs listed above.
Some of the ways you can you help CIS by working together to help serve our local community and the worldwide outreach programs - You can volunteer to assist the family living in our cottage for Refugee Resettlement. Purchase a pie or two for the holidays made to raise money for the Women’s Annual Mission Trip. Donate your gently used clothing items to the Thrift Shop. Donate towards the Annual Blanket Fund. Purchase items from SERVV and the Alternatives Gift Fair Take a tag or two off of the giving tree to purchase a gift or item on someone’s wish list Donate Food in February to help fill the shelves at the local Food Pantry Attend the Dining for Women monthly group Participate in the Yankee Fair
If you have any questions, would like to suggest other outreach opportunities or to get involved. Please reach out to someone on the CIS committee.
Lyn Lyon (Chair), Luke Duval (Council Representative). The committee meets on the 1st Tuesday each month at 7pm in the Church Library.
To nurture and care for the members and friends of the church, and to nurture the congregation's spiritual growth and actively pray for its members and their concerns.
What do Deacons do?
Your Deacon Branch provides a way for you to have a specific member of the Board with whom to relate. If you have requests or concerns that you’d like to share with a lay person, your Deacon is available. Naturally, if you’re more comfortable calling one of the other deacons, or one of your pastors, please feel free to do so. Such requests or concerns might include:
a need for prayer
a request for help (transport to a doctor’s appointment, church function, etc.)
a sorrow (illness, accident, death)
a joy (a birth, graduation, upcoming wedding, etc.)
something that particularly pleases you, or would better meet your needs in the worship service
Remember, if you don’t know your Deacon, ask someone to introduce you. He or she will look forward to meeting you – in church or out!
When do you meet?
1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in Room 4, Noah's Art
Providing year-long church wide programming to educate the congregation about stewardship and to conduct an annual campaign to support the budget
What does the Stewardship Committee do?
Establishes a program for raising money in support of the budget
Arranges for the counting, recording, and depositing of monies received
Furnishes quarterly statements of giving
Coordinates all types of giving including gifts of time, talent, and monies
When do you meet?
3rd Tuesday of each month in the Upstairs Kitchen
Share, and see God’s spirit spread!
The Stewardship Committee celebrates your decision to enter into covenant with us as members of the Congregational Church of Brookfield, and we thank you for all you are able to SHARE with us just by your worship attendance and participation in our church life. We always ask members to complete a financial pledge so that we can make an estimate of our church’s annual income to our Church Council for their preparation of a responsible and accurate budget. With the financial support of each of our members, giving from the blessings God has shared with each of us, our church is able to carry out the work and ministries Christ has called us to do.
We offer 3 ways to turn in pledges:
in the offering plate
by mail to: Jeannine McCullough, Church Office The Congregational Church of Brookfield 160 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
Pledging by E-mail is now an option, even if you are not an on-line giver. You can respond to Jeannine McCullough, Church Office, email@example.com