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 12 Second Sunday in Lent

“One Great Life of Sharing - Sharing Necessities

Rev. Jennifer Whipple preaches on Matthew 25:31-46.

Sunday Worship Services

8:30 a.m. - Family worship
with weekly communion

Nursery care and one-room Church School for pre-K to grade
8.

10:30 a.m. - Family worship with choirs
(Communion on 1st Sundays each month.)
Nursery care and
age related classes room pre-K through 8 grade and nursery care.

Regular office hours: Monday -Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm and Fridays 9am - 12noon.


Lenten Devotional

Our Deacons and Stephen Ministers have prepared a daily Lenten devotional guide with scripture readings and devotions pulled from a variety of sources, as well as original writings contributed by members of our church. Copies are available here at the church by the main meetinghouse door, in Brooks Hall, and outside the main office. If you would like an electronic copy, we invite you to be in touch with the church office at office@uccb.org. The 40-day season of Lent offers us an opportunity to take some time to reflect upon our relationship with God. This simple booklet offers a great companion for that journey of reflection.


Our worship services are usually posted on YouTube within 24 hours,and often on the same day. They are also Broadcast on Charter Cable, Channel 192Tuesdays at 5:00pm and Fridays at 2:00pm.


“One Great Life of Sharing”

Lenten Suppers and Lunches 2017

Lenten Suppers
4 Tuesdays, 6-7pm in Brooks Hall

Join us for a light supper before our church committee meetings begin at 7pm on these Tuesday nights.

Click here for more info.


Online giving can be managed through our new secure
Online Giving App 

To delete your prior Vanco account, click here or please call
(203) 775-1259 or email (office@uccb.org) Jeannine at the church office.

GIVE:

g  Online Pledge Form

g  Try the NEW Pushpay App


Adult Study Opportunity Starting March 6th

Monday AM Women's Study -
9:30-11am in Church Library

Monday PM Adult Study -
5-6:30pm in Youth Room (childcare provided)

Join us to study Marcus Borg’s book,

Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Power and How They Can be Restored”

Mondays at the 9:30-11:00am Women’s Study (in Church Library) AND at the 5:30-7:00pm Adult Study (in Youth Room.) Note that both women and men are welcome at 5:30pm Adult Study.

The former 5:00pm Sunday Night Adult Study has merged with Monday night's group.

Books have arrived and are available for purchase ($11.00) in the Church Office.


Join us for the first annual Whole Church Retreat Friday April 21- Sunday April 23

at Silver Lake in Sharon, CT (about an hour north of Brookfield, silverlakect.org.) This intergenerational retreat is focused on Building Community. It's an opportunity to connect with someone from church whose path you might not ordinarily cross, strengthening ties and building community.

Together, we'll stay in the Cedars lodge dormitory style bunk rooms, enjoy time together during scheduled programs that are fun for all ages and stages of life, and set off on our own to explore the campus or find a quiet place during free time. We'll serve meals to each other that are prepared by the Silver Lake chef, roast s'mores and sing by the campfire. Our weekend of fellowship will conclude Sunday after an outdoor church service with the Still River Ramblers sharing their musical talents.

To secure your space, please place Deposit checks in the envelope in the CE mailbox, and sign up outside the church office. Reservations are "first come first served," based on deposits submitted. Please mark all checks "Whole Church Retreat." You can also pay with Push Pay.

A $75 deposit for each Adult/Youth, and a $55 deposit for each child age 2-10 is requested. Total cost per Adult/Youth is $135, and $105 per child age 2-10. Your cost covers 2 nights at Silver Lake, 3 meals Saturday and breakfast Sunday. If you have any questions about the Whole Church Retreat weekend, please contact: Kerri Colombo at colomboclubs@gmail.com.

Day Rates also available:
$35 a person 10:00 am start - includes lunch, dinner and all programming
$50 a person 8:30 am start - includes breakfast, lunch dinner and all programming.
(Also one night options available - contact one of the coordinators below for a quote)

Do not let finances be the reason you don't come - limited scholarships are available - ask a Pastor.

If you have any questions about the Whole Church Retreat weekend, please contact: Kerri Colombo at colomboclubs@gmail.com or Amy D'Alessandro at amyrdalessandro@gmail.com

For a look at the schedule, click here.

Community Access

The above clips and many more from The Media Team are available online. Search "uccbvideo" at YouTube.com or click on the images.

If you have technology skills or like to work behind the scenes, this is a great opportunity for you to give something new a try. Please email webmaster@uccb.org for more details.


Photos

Visit our photo page here to see photos from life at the church.

         


The Yankee Fair and Barn Sale 2016 Brookfield

We share 50% of the proceeds with Brookfield Social Services.
Photos are available on our Facebook page.


Click here for local news coverage of CCB and it's members

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

Jeannine McCullough, Church Office

Barbara Crandell, Church School Coordinator

Debbie Marquardt, Nursery Care Provider