Brookfield Congregational Church

Brookfield Massachusetts, 01506-0457

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Dear Inquirer:

SUNDAY MAY 12 is MOTHERS DAY.  I do not know the origin of our observance of this Sunday in May each year; I have heard, as you have, that it is the “brain-child” of the greeting card industry.  Nope.  Then, maybe florists?  Nope also.  A recognition and honoring of mothers, grandmothers, family-wise and other- wise (and there are both!) is ingrained in our nature.  And, Biblical faith lifted that matter up ages ago—“Thou shalt honor thy father and mother” one of the Ten Commandments, about 4000 years ago. 

So, it is tradition and practice none other than God has ordained.  You will do some form of that in your family.  We will also do so at the church Sunday morning.  We will honor and recognize mothers among us, and those in the faith who have been mother to us, honor with song and a small gift for each.

Make this a part of your day; join us at Brookfield Church Sunday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m.  We will be pleased if you do.  And you will please your mother if you do so as well!  So, come.

Pastor John