Brookfield Congregational Church

8 Common Street
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

Starting this week, Megan is transitioning to Sunday and evening hours. We hope that these hours will allow for more “face time” with our congregation. The new office hours will be Sunday mornings, 8 AM to 12 PM and three evenings during the week, 6 – 8 PM. This week, Megan will be here Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening.



ANNUAL MEETING

Brookfield Congregational Church’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27th. After service, there will be a potluck luncheon in Fellowship Hall. The Annual Meeting will immediately follow the luncheon.    



TIME TO UPDATE YOUR DIRECTORY INFORMATION! 

We are updating our Church Membership Directory in early November. If you have a new address, phone number, or email, please contact Megan in the church office so she can update your information in the directory.



Men’s Group – “Friendship and Temptation” 

Starting January 8th, we will have a Men’s Group that meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. All men are welcome!  We will be following an 8-week DVD series created by Kenny Luck with a work book and discussions. The first half of the series will focus on Friendship and the second half will focus on Temptation. Feel free to contact Bill Simpson at 508-867-6897 with any questions.



DISMAS DINNER

The mission of Dismas is to reconcile former prisoners to society, and society to former prisoners, through the development of a supportive community. Once a month, members from Brookfield Congregational Church prepare and serve a dinner for program members. Our next assigned night is Wednesday, January 16, at 5:45 PM. We need volunteers to sign up to prepare favorite soups/stews, salad, rolls/bread, and dessert.

There is a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. Please see Tammy Taquino if you have any questions.



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



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.



VBS MEETING

All who are interested in helping with VBS this summer are invited to join us for a planning meeting after Service next Sunday.



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

01/14/2018

Boy Scouts

6:00 PM

Council Meeting

7:00 PM

Tuesday

01/15/2018

Men's Group

6:30 PM

T.O.P.S

6:30 PM

Wednesday

01/16/2019

AA Meeting

7:00 PM

Dismas Farm Dinner

5:45 PM

Thursday

01/17/2018

Adult Bible Study

10:00 AM

Webelos Scouts

6:30 PM

Friday

01/18/2019

Cub Scouts

6:00 PM

Saturday

01/19/2018

Men's Bible Study

7:00 AM

Sunday

01/20/2018

VBS Meeting

After Service





Deacons for the Month of January

Bill Simpson

Cathy Farr

Volunteers


 

READERS

CHILDREN’S SERMON

GREETERS

01/06

Addie Oxman

Communion Sunday

Faye Mahoney

01/13

Darlene Dean

Matt Lopatka

Paul Shailer

01/20

Andy Vanderbrug

Peggy Sullivan

Helen Earle

01/27

Bill Simpson

Brian Oxman

Ken Grimes






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



GOD AND FAMILY PROGRAM

Our Christian Life Team is looking for children in 4th and 5th grade who attend our church or have no church and would like to earn a religious medal through the God and Family Program. This is a program that was offered through the Cub Scouts but is now open to all children of various ages. We are currently focused on the 4th and 5th graders. Children who do not attend our church but have a church of their own, other than another Congregational church, would seek their medal through that church, such as the Catholic Church or a Synagogue. The program would meet once every other week for approximately and hour to an hour and a half for a total of six weeks working with Pastor Hughes beginning sometime this fall. In order to abide by our safe church policy, a second CORIed adult must be present. We are looking for an available parent to help with the sessions. If you are interested in having your child participate in this program and/or could help with the class, please call our church office at 508-867-6262.




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 Colty 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!


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



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. 

Needed - Musicians and singers

Fusion Sunday Nitro Youth Group will be gathering at Brookfield Congregational to learn some modern Praise & Worship music. Please bring an instrument and/or your voice. Our goal is to create a band with several lead singers and a choir. Do not be nervous, no one is expected to be perfect! Dates and times to be announced.

Parents are welcome to join us.

Calendar

January 6th

Sunday 6:30 PM Fusion Meeting

January 11th

Friday 6:30 PM Fusion Meeting

January 18th

Friday 6:30 PM Fusion Meeting

January 27th

Sunday 6:30 PM Fusion Meeting

February 1st

Friday 6:30 PM Fusion Meeting

February 3rd

Sunday No Meeting

February 10th

Sunday 6:30 PM Fusion Meeting

February 17th

Sunday 6:30 PM Fusion Meeting

February 24th

Sunday 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.


Secret Pal Program

We are re-introducing the Secret Pal Program. A great way to lift someone's spirits while lifting your own. And a great way to get to know your fellow faith community.