Brookfield Congregational Church

Brookfield Massachusetts, 01506-0457

The Moderator's Moment


If I had not shared with you before I’d like to take a moment to share a Church School highlight for May.  The Church has a terrific curriculum we share.  The May 12th lesson included a video which brought a smile to everyone’s face.  Have you ever considered baptism by water gun or balloon?  The lesson did move on to ideas of sharing our faith with others in more practical ways, but not before considering the idea of water balloon.

Unfortunately, in these days of attacks on places of worship the Council moved to a more serious subject where we discussed ways we can improve your safety and security.  The Council is considering procedures to improve security.  One of the ideas includes locking doors after the service has begun and leaving only the front door unlocked.  There will be lots more discussion before we take an action.  Be assured your wellbeing is our primary concern.

Speaking of your wellbeing we had a medical emergency in May which prompts me to remind everyone to please share your emergency contact information.  This document is kept in the back of the church just for emergencies.  Also be reminded should there be an emergency during the service please follow the direction of the pastor or deacons.  In the case of a medical emergency you will be asked to move to Fellowship Hall, unless you are needed.  In case of fire to the flagpole in front of the church.

In closing be reminded that numbers of volunteer opportunities exist.  We can always use assistants in Church School.  VBS is coming.  Choir rehearses at 9AM Sundays, your voice is always welcomed.  Apple Country Fair is around the corner.  Whether it’s a few minutes, hours or more your time is valuable in the work of the church.

Yours Faithfully,

Clarence (Punk) Snyder

Moderator