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



NEW CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Pastor Condon’s schedule at present is likely to be Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (later in the day) and Sundays.
He can be reached at the church phone or at home: (508) 222-2535

Pastor John and Susan generally will not be with us or preaching the fourth Sunday of the month. This is offered by the Deacons to lighten the load of travel they make each week.


REMINDER

When an emergency is called during a church service – everything STOPS – 911 is called and everyone EXITs quickly and quietly to a designated area.  Thank you for your cooperation.



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!



WINTER IS HERE!

Let’s help keep our friends warm.  If you can knit and/or crochet
please contact Patti Coltey.  We can use your help.
THANK YOU



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



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


Tuesday

01/21/2020

Centering Prayer

10:30 AM

Men's Group

6:30 PM

Wednesday

01/22/2020

AA Meeting

7:00 PM

Thursday

01/23/2020

Adult Bible Study

10:00 AM

TOPS

6:30 PM

Sunday

01/16/2020

Pot-Luck & Annual Meeting





Deacons for the Month of January

Cathy Farr

Wayne Dennehy

Volunteers

 

READERS

CHILDREN’S SERMON

GREETERS

01/05

Child Reader

Communion Sunday

01/12

Darlene Dean

Punk Snyder

Paul Shailer

01/19

Julie Lapaka

Peggy Sullian

Helen Earle

01/26

Bill Simpson

Brian Oxman

Elizabeth & Art Jay






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



GRIEFSHARE

GriefShare is a special weekly support group for people grieving the death of someone close. At GriefShare you’ll learn valuable information and Biblical teaching that will help you through this difficult time.  GriefShare will be held on Thursday afternoons beginning February 4th from 2:30-4:00 PM in the Chapel at East Brookfield Baptist Church and will run for 11 weeks.  A registration fee of $15 covers the cost of a workbook.  This ministry is a collaboration between Brookfield Congregational Church and East Brookfield Baptist Church.  For more information please call Debbie at 508-867-7725 or you may speak to Beverly Treadwell.



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.



Women's Bible Study

On Wednesday, March 4th through Wednesday May 6th we will be holding a Women's Bible study group from 10 – 11:30 a.m. We will be using a book entitled “Psalms, A Life Changing Encounter With God's Word.” This 10 week study will help you broaden and deepen your understanding and experience of prayer. Psalm are really just songs and another way to engage in prayer. We all know how powerful prayer can be. The study will teach you how to express your heart to God and enrich your prayers so that you can get to know Him more deeply. The better you know God's purpose for you the more you can share in His joy and participate in His plan. The cost of the book is $10.00. If you need assistance with that, please talk with Jan Wilson or call the church office at 508- 867-6262. We hope to see you there. Any woman is welcome. You do not need to be a member of any church. Thank you and God Bless!


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

January 26th

Youth Group Meeting

January 31st

Youth Group Meeting

February 9th

Youth Group Meeting

February 16th

Youth Group 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 along with Assistants for Nursery. 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.