Sunday Worship - June 7, 2020
Virtual Coffee Hour - THIS Sunday!
June 7th at 11:00am
The Fellowship Committee has been missing the camaraderie, conversation and mostly, the fellowship of our church family. So we are inviting everyone to a Virtual Coffee Hour THIS Sunday, June 7th. PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE MUG.
The visit will begin at 11:00am and be held via Zoom. You can find us by requesting the Zoom link from the church office.
Sunday Worship - May 31, 2020
Pentecost Sunday -- "Prophets Among Us"
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In worship this Sunday we will consider who the prophets have been in our lives - who the people are who have had an important message that have inspired us to live our faith in the world. And we will consider how it is that God calls us to be people who share the Good News with others. So we hope you will join us for worship to hear from Pastor Jen and some special guests as they share stories of those who have inspired them to have the courage to live their faith and call.
"Would that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit on them!" These are the words of Moses in the book of Numbers. Moses hoped that all of God's people would be prophets - messengers of the Divine. And in the Book of Romans we hear words about how beautiful the feet are of those who share the Good News.
Click here to view.A few weeks ago we began offering a special worship service geared toward our children. In these Children's Church opportunities, families will have an opportunity to gather together for a brief call to worship, prayer and the Lord's Prayer, a children's message from a special guest, and some music. We hope these brief services help to feed your spirits and give you a launching pad for some faith-filled discussion throughout the week. This Sunday, May 31st, Miss Toni will offer a half hour of kids' music FUN and learning from 10-10:30am, and then there will be opportunities for our Church School children to gather together via Zoom to connect, share how they are doing, and plan our Virtual Children's Sunday Worship Service (for June 14th). Church School families with kids in grades 1-6 will receive the links to these meetings in their email. Younger and older children and youth will be receiving other information via email about opportunities to help in planning and participation.Our youth fellowship groups are also continuing to connect in various ways - through Zoom meetings, Google docs, and prayers. This week we are focusing on a special service project. If you are (or have) a young person in 6th-12th grades please be sure that you are on our JYF (6th-8th grades) and SYF (9th-12th grades) email lists so you receive the links to the latest virtual youth events. If you are not receiving these emails please be in touch with Pastor Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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
- 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.