Brookfield Congregational Church

Brookfield Massachusetts, 01506-0457

Moderator Moment 
December, 2022

How prepared are you for the New Year?

On January 29th at the conclusion of the service we will convene the Annual Meeting. All are welcomed. While these meetings have become routine for some, 2023 is stacking up to offer a few challenges as well as some exciting opportunities.

The Deacons have been encouraging all to complete a survey to better understand your reflections, as well as your interests as the Church looks forward. If you haven’t completed a survey please do so. The Deacons are looking to share their insights from the survey results after the service on January 15th. In turn during the Annual Meeting to share how those insights might offer opportunities for change. All to be determined by your vote.

Please remember the Church is an independent body. It has been from the beginning. While we are informed by the United Church of Christ, the Church is its own entity under the laws of the Commonwealth.

The Church has been blessed with the efforts by the ministers of music and the choir. We will have an opportunity on January 8th to have them share the sounds of Epiphany. A special gift as we begin the New Year.

As we prepare for the Annual Meeting, there is still time to consider more formally pledging to support the work of the Church. As of this writing Stewardship pledges are slightly behind last year. If you haven’t pledged in the past, please know that pledges help the Trustees guide the Church moving forward. The Church does not spend what we do not have. Having a better understanding of what to expect allows for services and programs to continue. See Gwen Yaskoski or contact the office for a pledge card, if you haven’t done so already.

You are always welcomed to attend our Council Meetings. We continue to hold the Council Meeting both in person in Fellowship Hall and via ZOOM. Next Council meeting is January 9th at 7PM. Send me an email and I can send you a copy of the agenda which includes the ZOOM meeting link.

Yours Faithfully,

Clarence (Punk) Snyder