Church Operations

Congregational Church of Brookfield
CIS (Church in Society) Committee


“One Great Life of Sharing”

Lenten Suppers and Lunches 2017

Worship leaders will open with a brief Lenten devotional, Fellowship Committee will provide food and drink, and then (as we eat) various speakers will tell us a little bit about Church-in-Society (CIS) and other church projects and programs that help us SHARE God’s love with the world.  Child care will not be needed for this intergenerational hour of prayer, program, food and fellowship.  All are welcome!

Lenten Lunches
Tuesday, 11:45am -1:30pm in Fellowship Hall

Daytime available?  Then please join us for fellowship and punch at 11:45am, followed by a delicious lunch served to your table by our gracious Serendippers “crew.”  During Lent, worship leaders open our program time with a brief Lenten devotional, and then our speakers will have time to share with us their passion for a mission program that helps us SHARE God’s love with the world.  Child care can be provided on request.  All are welcome!

April 11th –  Parsonage Thrift Shop.  Joni Park shares the passion and vision that led a group of our church women to start a Thrift Shop in our Parsonage.  Working with our new Long Range Planning Committee, they have made the Thrift Shop a monthly, first Saturday, event that is bringing in local friends in need and sharing thousands of dollars in donations to benefit worthy causes – from Brookfield Social Services to our own SYF mission trips to IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services) in New Haven, which supports our CCB Refugee Resettlement ministry.

What is Church in Society?

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
  • Thrift Shop
  • Donate food or participate in preparing sandwiches for Loaves and Fishes in New Milford
  • The Blanket Fund
  • The Giving Tree
  • Food Drive in February
  • Yankee Fair
  • 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), Linda DeLucia, Luke Duval (Council Representative), Sue Duval, Jack Brown, Olivia Quinsland, Jennifer Wurst and Karen Underhill