Brookfield Congregational Church

Brookfield Massachusetts, 01506-0457

The Moderator's Moment

For it is God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness,” 2 Corinthians 4:6


On behalf of the Church Council Thanks! to all who were able to join in the Annual Meeting.  In these times of virtual services and now our second church wide virtual meeting you are supporting the Church in the most difficult of times to continue to move forward.

There is good news in that COVID infections are decreasing and restrictions are starting to be loosened.  The Council again this month postponed a decision for in person gathering until the next Council meeting March 8th.  With vaccinations now underway hopefully we can move forward with what most likely will be a portion of the service live and provided virtually.  Stay tuned.

We are trying to expand the Thursday morning bible study with a group in person in Fellowship Hall and the Pastor by ZOOM.  If you would like to join, email me. (crsnyder3@hotmail.com)

For me coming away from the Annual Meeting the number one priority is to begin to plan for a more return to normal.  In considering what the “new” normal maybe we first need to look to our committee structure and who is able to assist in organizing what the Church will offer.  Things like the numbers joining the virtual services, the Giving Tree and Spirit Lifter’s activities give us encouragement with everyone doing a little the Church has done much.

Christian Life Committee needs engagement to determine the plan for a reopening of Church School.  I would encourage we go slow.  With the likelihood the regular school remaining both virtual and in person, planning for a Fall opening would give time to determine who might be available to teach, update the CORI checks, promote attendance and decide on curriculum.  If you have an interest let me know. More than happy to schedule a Zoom meeting for those who might be interested.

As a reminder pledge envelops are in the office.  Several of us are taping service segments on Saturday’s from 10-12.  If you want to stop by let me know.  For now, Pat is only in the office to produce the newsletter the week following the Council Meeting.  Next Council Meeting is March 8th at 7PM.  If you want to join let me know and I will forward the agenda and ZOOM information.

I’m still humming,

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven

Let us affirm, that 2021 is a season for every purpose in fulfilling our mission to support the needs of the community and beyond.

Yours Faithfully,

Clarence (Punk) Snyder

Moderator