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 CanceledWith 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!
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
Friday Morning Meditation
Labyrinth & Children's Garden:
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
- 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?
Watch this space for more information about our programs and ministries in the future.
As always, we also care about your spiritual health, so know that although your pastors are working mostly through remote connections, we want to respond to your needs and concerns promptly. Be aware, however, that may not always be possible. Our church phone system delivers your phone messages (to 203-775-1259) to our email, or you can email us directly at Bryn@uccb.org or Jennifer@uccb.org.
Let us continue to reach out to care for one another, and pray for one another and our world, as we face this global pandemic together, remembering the Apostle Paul's powerful affirmation of faith in these verses from chapter 8 of his Letter to the Romans:
31What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 35Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.