Sunday, March 19th

4th Sunday in Lent

8:30am and 10:30am Worship

(with 10:30am Live Stream)

Sharing the Story: “What's Your Focus?”

Upon her return from sabbatical Pastor Jennifer preaches on John 9:1-25,  a reflection on the story of the man born blind. We can learn a good deal from this story about the idea that what we focus on affects our attitudes, abilities, and opportunities – perhaps the most important of which is the ability and opportunity to really see God at work in our lives and the world.

Church School & Nursery Care are available at 8:30 & 10:30am: If you have questions about Church School, please be in touch with our Church School Coordinator, Barbara Crandell at External link opens in new tab or  The Nursery is open for both Sunday services as well.

Our 10:30am service is LIVE STREAMED and RECORDED.  You can live stream our 10:30am service for March 19th from the following link: External link opens in new tab or window           

Recordings of our worship services can be found on our YouTube page "External link opens in new tab or windowuccbvideo".

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Lent 2023

Sharing the Story:

 Click on the PDF to the right to download, read, or print the 2023 Lenten Devotional

Our Masking Policy – March 5, 2023

As a response to the rise in Covid and other winter illnesses, we joined the CDC in encouraging the wearing of masks again this fall in congregate settings like our Sunday worship, especially among those with compromised immunity. We also have been covenanting together to wear masks when in the church office and when singing indoors in groups of more than 10. 

On February 14, the Church Council voted to change this policy effective Sunday, March 5, 2023 to allow everyone to sing unmasked, as they choose. However, especially out of consideration for those who are elderly or struggling with compromised immunity, we encourage the wearing of masks whenever possible, to keep our whole community safe.

Please do not attend worship if you are showing any sign of illness and take a home Covid test if you feel sick. Most vaccinated folks with Covid are reporting only mild cold symptoms at first. No one wants us to have to cancel worship again, so we thank you for understanding.

Our church Covid quarantine policy is to follow CDC guidelines. A simple way to remember that is 5+5. Covid positive individuals should quarantine for at least 5 days, followed by 5 days of masking around others at home and in public.

Some Special Notes:

  • We require masks for group singing indoors.
  • Movable chairs for greater social distancing are available in the Balcony and in Brooks Hall.

  • While we want to be able to see everyone, we ask that anyone who is feeling ill or experiencing any Covid symptoms stays home from worship and worships with us via live stream or recording. Also, if you fear you may have been exposed to someone with Covid in the past week, or are awaiting test results, please take advantage of our live streaming.

Please be in touch with our Church Office at 203-775-1259 or External link opens in new tab or if you have any questions.

Service of Remembrance and Celebration of Life for

James Lawrence “Larry” Vodra

February 1, 1939 – February 16, 2023
Saturday, March 4, 2023 11:00 a.m.  Click External link opens in new tab or windowHERE to view.

Worship Recordings:

You can view our 10:30am service for March 12th from the following link: External link opens in new tab or window
  If you are not able to watch the service live from the beginning, or if you need to join the service late, there will be an opportunity to view the entire recording in a few hours, after YouTube processes it and uploads it to our church YouTube channel. For instant notifications of Live Streams, you can also subscribe to that channel, uccbvideo, by clicking on the red "Subscribe" button on the YouTube page or click on the link above.

Sharing to Build, Building to Share…

See the New Vision for Fellowship Hall!

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Campaign Update

It has been amazing to see the response from the congregation with our Fellowship Hall campaign results.

Whether it was completing a giving commitment card, making an initial monetary gift or giving an entire pledge up front.

Thank you all for participating, believing in our vision for this important project and showing your support!

Each gift is a blessing; It truly shows the need and want for a fully accessible, updated Fellowship Hall, as it has been talked about for years.

(Click here to read more)

Because we are CCB, we have fun whenever we gather! Even as we worship each week in our historic Meetinghouse, fellowship is at the very heart of our church life and we believe Fellowship Hall should be accessible to all.  We invite you to contribute as generously as you can and help us extend God's extravagant welcome to everyone, "no matter who we are or where we are on life's journey."  Whether we walk or roll, we seek to follow Jesus together!

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Pastors Fund Thanks & Information

Our pastors wish to thank you so much for your generous support of the Pastors Fund during these difficult and ever-changing times.  With your help bills have been paid to cover housing costs, medical bills, and emergency repairs as well as to cover other everyday costs like food, gas, and clothing for members & friends of our church and wider community.  The Pastors Fund is supported through the honorarium from the funerals/memorials that our pastors officiate, as well as through the generous gifts of members and friends of our community.  The Thrift Shop has supported the Pastors Fund with gifts from sale profits, and the Pastors Fund is also one of the options for holiday support through our Virtual Giving Tree this year. 
If you are feeling moved to make a direct gift to the Pastors Fund, gift cards for groceries and gas are always welcome, as are donations made payable to Pastors Fund.

Your Pastors are Here for You!

Pastoral Care Appointments

Pastor Bryn and Pastor Jen are available for individual pastoral care appointments either in-person or via phone or Zoom.  If you have something that you would like to address or speak with them about, please feel free to reach out,  ( External link opens in new tab or or External link opens in new tab or ) to set up a time to talk and pray together.


Worship Opportunities

Labyrinth & Children's Garden:

One of our confirmands recently cleaned over at our Labyrinth - making sure the path is clearly outlined and instructions for use of the labyrinth are posted at the beginning.  We encourage people to stop over to the church and use the labyrinth during this nice weather (while maintaining physical distancing practices).  (Note: Our Labyrinth and the story of how it came to be were recently published in a book of New England Labyrinths, so we are excited to share that with people in our area and beyond.)  Work will also begin soon on our Children's Garden, a garden that will be planted in raised beds around our Labyrinth, where kids will be able to remember loved ones and go to play and pray at our church.

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 External link opens in new tab or   If you have missed any of our online worship services you can find them linked below, and you can subscribe to our YouTube channel External link opens in new tab or windowuccbvideo, where our worship services are archived.


Church Office Hours

Monday through Thursday - 9:00am - 2:00pm


  The church door will remain locked for safety reasons, but our Ring doorbell system helps us to know who is coming to the door.

If you want to ensure someone will be available to assist you, you can always call ahead to the Church Office at 203-775-1259.

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ.

Know that "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!"



 At Home Electronic Worship Options


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Congregational Church of Brookfield

Listen to the Congregational Church of Brookfield's External link opens in new tab or windowPODCAST.

Don't have time or an internet video connection?

Subscribe to our podcast and listen on the go to past sermons.

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