Brookfield Congregational Church

8 Common Street
P.O. Box 457
Brookfield Massachusetts, 01506-0457
Phone: (508) 867-6262
Sunday Service starts at 10:00 AM
Communion First Sunday of the Month




Brookfield Congregational Church Announcements



SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR PASTOR

Pastor John will preach Sundays - July 21 and 28; optherwise he will be on vacation July and August, returning September 8th. Pastoral coverage will be available; and in an emergency, Deacons and the Church Moderator will know how to reach him when he and Sue are away in Maine. Cell Phone is 774.414.4452



NEW CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

New office hours will be Wednesday through Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM





The Featured Mission for the month of June:




Heifer International is a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development. Heifer distributes animals, along with agricultural and values-based training, to families in need around the world as a means of providing self-sufficiency. Recipients must agree to "pass on the gift" by sharing animal offspring, as well as the skills and knowledge of animal husbandry and agricultural training with other impoverished families.



Gideons International is an evangelical Christian association founded in 1899 in Wisconsin. The Gideons' primary activity is distributing copies of the Bible free of charge. This Bible distribution is a global enterprise taking place in some 200 countries, territories and possessions. The association's members focus on distributing complete Bibles, New Testaments, or portions thereof. These copies are printed in over 100 languages. The association is most widely known for its Bibles placed in lodging rooms. The Gideons also distribute to hospitals and other medical offices, schools and colleges as well as jails and prisons. The association takes its name from the Biblical figure Gideon depicted in Judges 6.






VBS NEWS

Welcome to VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019
Theme: ROAR- LIFE IS WILD….GOD IS GOOD
Place: Brookfield Congregational Church
Dates: July 22nd through July 26th
       Time: 9 AM until 12 Noon Registration is Free



Summertime creates a whole new agenda for parents, grandparents, and babysitters.
HOW DO THEY FILL THE DAY FOR THE CHILDREN?
We are pleased to provide a wonderful opportunity for children to interact with other children, learn some fantastic songs, create art projects, and most importantly hear God’s word. In the past we have presented some powerful programs and this year’s program will be just as exciting! With our VBS program we strive to offer curriculum that is interesting to 7th graders and up as well as the younger children. This program is only offered one week during the summer, always the last full week of July. We like to think that within all the summer hours, even one week allows the children to hear God’s word who might not always have that opportunity.
For more information about this worthwhile program please call Donna Brown: (508) 867-8006, or our church office at (508) 867-6262

VBS Form

Click on the VBS logo to download Your Registration Form:

ATTENTION ATTENTION
WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN FIND!!

     TIME IS NOW OF THE ESSENCE AND WE ARE SHORT ON PEOPLE TO HELP WITH OUR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL.  THE PROGRAM RUNS FROM JULY 22ND TO JULY 26TH.  THE TIME IS 9AM TO 12 NOON.

  WE ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANTS TO HELP THE LEADERS FOR GRADE 1/2, GRADE 5/6 AND THE 7TH GRADE UP CLASS.*

  WE ALSO DESPERATELY NEED AN ART TEACHER AND ASSISTANT FOR THE 7TH AND UP CLASS.  THIS CLASS USUALLY CONSISTS OF 6 TO 8 STUDENTS.  THEY HAVE ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF EACH DAY TO WORK ON ONE PROJECT THAT IS BEGUN ON THAT MONDAY AND FINISHING ON FRIDAY.  SO FAR THAT CLASS HAS CREATED A SPECIAL QUILT THAT HANGS IN OUR FELLOWSHIP HALL, A WATER FOUNTAIN THEY TOOK HOME AND LAST YEAR THEY CREATED THEIR OWN LAMPS BY CHOOSING THEIR OWN MATERIAL FOR THE LAMP SHADE AND CREATING A MATCHING THEME INSIDE THE CENTER OF THE LAMP BASE.  THIS YEAR OUR SETTING IS IN AFRICA.  MAYBE THAT WILL BRING A SPECIAL ART PROJECT TO MIND.  WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

     IT IS ALSO NECESSARY TO HAVE A NURSE ON DUTY.   IF YOU ARE CPR TRAINED AND CAN SPARE 3 HOURS A DAY TO BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY LITTLE SCRAPES OR BUMPS, YOUR HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.*

NOTE:  ALL ADULTS WHO ARE NOT CORIED WITH US AT THE PRESENT TIME OR WHOSE CORY CHECK IS TWO YEARS OLD WILL NEED TO BE CORIED AGAIN THROUGH THE CHURCH BEFORE THE ACTUAL WEEK OF VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL.



PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY DONATIONS

The prayer shawl ministry is running out of yarn. Your generous donations of yarn keep this ministry going. There is a donation box in fellowship hall where you can leave your donated yarn.
Thank you, Patti Coltey


knit crochet



GRIEFSHARE

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand the pain of your loss. At GriefShare, you’ll learn valuable information and Biblical teaching that will help you through this difficult time. It will be held on Thursday afternoons, beginning February 14th, from 2 – 3:30 PM in the Chapel at the East Brookfield Baptist Church. The program will run for 12 weeks. The registration fee of $15 covers the cost of a workbook. This ministry is a collaboration between the Brookfield Congregational Church and East Brookfield Baptist Church. If you have questions, or if you would like to attend, you may call Debbie at 508-867-7725, or you may also speak to Beverly Treadwell.


STORAGE SPACE NEEDED

Patti and her tag sale team desperately need storage space for some tag sale items which are already coming in. Storage areas in the church have already been filled. The items will be clean and boxed so they will store easily. If you can help, please call Patti at (774) 479-2763 or the Church Office at (508) 867-6262.



Child Care

Child care is provided under the supervision of Ellie Blodgett during each Sunday service.  All children from newborn to Sunday school age are welcome. Please speak to the deacon in charge if you need assistance.



FLOWERS FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP   

We invite you to contribute flowers for Sunday worship.  The flowers may be from a florist or in season, home gardens.  Please see the Flower Chart in Fellowship Hall to sign up for a Sunday of your choice.  Sundays already designated will be marked on the chart.  If you wish to give flowers in memory or in honor of someone, please leave information for the worship bulletin with the office on TUESDAY BEFORE THE SUNDAY  that you give flowers. Questions?  Speak with Robin Dennehy.




COMING EVENTS

This Week


Monday

06/17/2019

Boy Scouts

6:00 PM

Tuesday

06/18/2019

Centering Prayer

10:30 AM

Wednesday

06/19/2019

AA Meeting

7:00 PM

T.O.P.S

6:30 PM

Friday

06/28/2019

Spirit Lifters

Saturday

06/29/2019

Spirit Lifters





Deacons for the Month of May

Paul Shailer

Cathy Farr


Volunteers

 

READERS

CHILDREN’S SERMON

GREETERS

06/09

Tammy Taquino

Peggy Sullivan

Cheri Carty

06/16

Beverly Tredwell

Peggy Sullivan

Jan & Bob Wilson

06/23

Need a Volunteer

Brian Oxman

Peggy Sullivan

06/30

Alan Hoffsommer

Cheri Carty

Cathy & Lee Farr






Recently we were graced with an outstanding mural in our nursery of Noah's Ark.  This artistry was completed by Jordan Nugent, a college student who currently attends Nichols College.  Jordan's work is so well done and super entertaining. Viewing the ark has brought smiles of delight not only to the children in the nursery but any adult who walks past the nursery.  If you would like to see more of Jordan's work you may look for her at facebook.com/nugentcreations


Church Cookbooks from Helping Hands are available.
Our Church Cookbooks make a great gift!
Available in the Fellowship Hall. Only $5.00
each. Just think of those Christmas cookies



Senior Moments.

Susan Raymond , the Outreach Coordinator for the W.B. Senior Center has notfied us that the Brookfield COA and the W.B. Senior Center have collaborated by adding 10 hrs/month of her services for Brookfield residents. Anyone over the age of 55 who would like information about SNAP benefits (food stamps), answers to questions regarding fuel assistance or needs assistance with resources, please call the W.B. Senior Center at 508-867-1407 and ask for Sue Raymond.



The Council on Aging will meet at the Brookfield Congregational Church on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except July and August, from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.




Food Pantry reminder:

BCC is one of many churches that provides support to the Brookfield Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Approximately 50 families in the community are receiving services through the food pantry.  If you are willing and able to help support this program, there are donation baskets in the back of the Sanctuary near the stairs to the Narthex.

Thank you for your continued support.  Non-perishable food donations are accepted.  The Pantry can also really use paper goods and toiletry items, as these are items they are unable to get from the food bank.

Blessings to you all!


CHURCH SCRAPBOOK

Patti Coltey is looking for used and unwanted greeting cards for the church scrapbook. If you have any, please give them to her any Sunday morning. Thank you!




Open to ALL Youth Grades 6th to 12th
Youth Leader: Jim Joyce Jr.         Asst Youth Leader: Tammy Taquino
Fusion.yg.bcc@gmail.com      (508) 867-6262
Sundays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Brookfield Congregational Church.


Need Community Hours for School?

Here are some ways to get community service hours for school.

  1. Would you like to help cheer someone up? Spirit Lifters is looking for helpers to make gift baskets and assist with delivery. 
  • Fusion Youth Group Update

    The Fusion Youth Group band, Holy Intentions, has finished the tracks for their first song! The youth group recorded at Abraham’s Closet Recording Studio located at Greenville Baptist Church. They recorded a cover of ‘On My Own’ by Ashes Remain. The mechanical license has recently been obtained. With the license, the youth will have CD’s made to use as a fundraiser. Keep your ears open for the CD release!
  • Parents are welcome to join us.

Calendar

June 23rd

6:30 PM Fusion Meeting

June 30th

6:30 PM Fusion Meeting

Calender Notes

Love People – Love God - Connect – Grow - Reach




SEEKING A CHURCH SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT


SEEKING A CHURCH SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
DO YOU LOVE TO WORK WITH CHILDREN?
ARE YOU ORGANIZED?
ARE YOU ABLE TO VOLUNTEER?
ARE YOU INTERESTED? CLICK HERE!

 




Just a reminder that we are still in need of Teachers and Teacher's Assistants. Please Pray on this and let Jane know when you are called to commit.



KITCHEN RECYCLING

Just a reminder to abide by our recycling rules when using the church kitchen: rinse out any recyclables before putting them in the receptacles, crush/flatten items when possible, etc. Guidelines are posted in the kitchen for your reference.