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


Be sure to check out the Moderator's Moment, it's new!

Be sure to check out the Pastor's Page, it's new!


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.


CANDLELIGHT EVE

Brookfield, MA
DECEMBER 24, 2019

CHRISTMAS EVE ON THE COMMON
(rain date New Year’s Eve)

2:00 PM          Set-up and light luminaries with volunteers
4:00 PM          Unitarian Church Service
4:30 PM          Congregational Church serves hot cocoa & cookies for                               volunteers
                        FREE Hay Rides along luminaries’ route
5;30 PM          Seasonal chimes begin
6:15 PM          Church choir sings as they walk to the Common
6;30 PM          Choir sings on the Common
6:45 PM          Choir walks back to the church
7:00 PM          Congregational Church Service
8:00 PM          Congregational Church welcomes vistors for hot cocoa & cookies


BROOKFIELD SENIOR CHRISTMAS DINNER

Join us for a Senior Christmas Dinner
On Tuesday, December 10, at 11:30 AM
At the Brookfield Congregational Church.

Dinner is provided by E.B. Flatts
Cost is $10 per person.
If you plan to attend please RSVP by November 26th
Please call:
Beth at 508-867-6498
Or
Barbara at 508-867-6043


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.




The Featured Missions for the month of December:

COMPASSIONATE

BOOKHAVEN
LINCOLN HILL MANOR
SPIRIT LIFTERS

Please see Tammy Taquino OR any Mission & Outreach Board Member
if you have any questions or would like to help.






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!



ADVENT GIVING TREE

Beginning today, Dec. 1st, the Advent Giving Tree now holds colorful "lightbulb"ornaments and the table nearby has 2 baskets with tags for Brookhaven and Lincoln Hill Manor. Please take a "lightbulb" ornament for your own tree and choose a tag from either or both institutions which specify a gift or gifts desired. Please DO NOT wrap any of the gifts but return them by December 22nd with the tag attached indicating who the purchase is for. Thank you all so very much for your participation in this program. Also there are general items that are enjoyed by the residents and those are: word find books, toiletries, socks, jewelry, nail polish, beverages, tissues, decorations, magazines, gloves, hats, silk flowers, CD's and pens.



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


Monday

12/09/2019

Council Meeting

7:00 PM

Tuesday

12/10/2019

Centering Prayer

10:30 AM

Brookfield Senior Luncheon

11:30 AM

Wednesday

12/04/2019

AA Meeting

7:00 PM

Thursday

12/05/2019

Adult Bible Study

10:30 AM

Friday

12/06/2019

Cub Scouts

7:00 PM





Deacons for the Month of December

Paul Shailer

Sarah Oxman

Volunteers

 

READERS

CHILDREN’S SERMON

GREETERS

12/01

Child Reader

Communion Sunday

Elizabeth & Art Jay

12/08

Beverly Treadwell

Tammy Taquino

Cheri Carty

12/15

Bill Simpson

Julie Laptka

Peggy Sullivan

12/22

Cheri Carty

Children's Pagent

Jan & Bob Wilson

12/29

Arthur Rousseau

Darlene Dean

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


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.



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

December 8th

1:00 PM Christmas play & music Rehearsal @ EBBC

December 15th

1:00 PM Dress Rehearsal @ EBBC

December 20th

7:00 PM Christmas Show @ EBBC

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.