We Are...

            Rooted in the Past

                               Alive in the Present

                                                  Focused on the Future

Our Mission

United in Christ’s love, we welcome all — to find purpose, peace, hope and joy as a faithful community serving God, one another, and the world.

Our Vision

Live Your Faith: Pray Share Welcome

Who We Are

The Congregational Church of Brookfield is an External link opens in new tab or windowOpen & Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ – a mainline Protestant denomination in the United States.

We Believe

            Jesus Christ is Lord.

This belief is the central focus of our faith as a fellowship of growing Christians.  We  relish our history as Congregationalists with that long held tradition of the autonomy of each congregation . . . and the belief that each individual has a direct relationship with God. 

One in Christ

We are a richly diverse people of God celebrating the unity we share in Jesus the Christ.  While we affirm our individuality, we are thankful to be joined as a part of a fellowship, where “when two or three gather in Jesus name” God is found more fully in our midst.

A Ministry for You

We invite you to journey with us in the quest for meaning, hope, and purpose.


 We love our church.

 We consciously try to LIVE OUR FAITH, providing a place to study and pray, share our gifts and welcome all to a joyful life of discipleship and faith -- both within our church and beyond, in the wider community.

Our pastors are only part of the process.

Volunteers bless, enhance, and invigorate the life of this church as well.

Questions? Speak to a Team Captain, a pastor, or a member of the Nominating Group aka “Fishing Team”: Sally Markiewicz (chair), Jack Brown, Ron Geck, Jeanine Hanewicz, Linae Wutzl

Fellowship Team

...schedules Sunday coffee hour, Serendippers, and plans all-church and intergenerational events. If you are a “party planner” at heart or just like to hang around with fun people, you’ll really enjoy this committee. Join this fun group if you want to help them create fun, meaningful and delicious opportunities, uniting generations of members in our Congregation, in sharing our common bond in Christ.
  • Meetings: Third Tuesday - 7pm
  • Co-Captains: Monica Pondiccio & Elayne Schwartz

Christian Education (CE) Team

…facilitates educational experiences for all age groups, including nursery, church school, youth groups, confirmation, and adult education. This team creatively shepherds our youths and adults in a variety of activities. If you enjoy sharing your faith and like to exercise your creativity, you’ll fit right in.

  • Meetings: Second Wednesday - 7pm - via Zoom
  • Captain: Caitlyn Doenges

Stewardship Team

...participates in counting the weekly offering, runs the annual Stewardship Education campaign, and creatively involves all of us in prayerful consideration of our gifts and talents. If you enjoy numbers, creative marketing, or educating others, you will fit in beautifully with the Stewardship team. This group embodies our church motto,”pray, share, welcome.”
  • Meetings: Third Tuesday - 7pm
  • Captain: Jim Sugden

Board of Deacons

...serves communion, nurtures the spiritual growth of the congregation, and reaches out to congregants in various ways. They are “responsible” for a specific list of parishioners, and act as a “crisis team,” praying for members in need as well as offering spiritual and tangible support.
  • Meetings: First Wednesday - 7pm
  • Co-captains: Carol Ryan & Marie Immohr

Worship Team

...oversees all matters that provide for meaningful worship experiences both in and out of the meetinghouse. The Music and Flower committees are part of this Team. If Sunday worship is an important part of your week, please consider joining this committee.
  • Meetings: First Tuesday - 7pm
  • Captain: Kim Downey

Church House Team

...oversees and maintains the church building and grounds as well as the develops a criteria for usage by outside organizations of the facilities and properties
  • Meetings: Fourth Tuesday - 7pm
  • Captain: Ken Arifian

Church in Society (CIS)  Team

...provides opportunities for mission and outreach to our congregation. Also, the committee distributes our apportionments to the UCC.
  • Meetings: First Tuesday - 7pm
  • Captain: Luke Duval


...oversees care of Church marketing, welcomes new members at services, updates our social media pages, and schedules visitors gatherings. If you enjoy meeting others, or would like to help others find a smooth transition to membership, this is a great place for you. Marketing skills are a bonus! No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
  • Meetings: Fourth Tuesday - 7pm
  • Captain: Tom Young

"If you could have seen the tearful eyes and heard the grateful words of thanks from the families as your donations were picked up, you would realize how deeply you have touched them"

Brookfield Social Services