8 Common Street
P.O. Box 457
Brookfield Massachusetts, 01506-0457 Click here to leave an E-mail message
Phone: (508) 867-6262
Sunday Service starts at 10:00 AM
Communion First Sunday of the Month
NEW CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Friday..............................9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Church building is open to in person services, 10 AM Sundays. On line services recording are available, soon after. For use of the Church hall contact the Church Office. We are providing pastoral support. This support that can be reached either by calling the church at (508) 867-6262, or via email or the Church’s Facebook page. Pastor John may by reached at home (508) 222-2535 or Cell phone (774) 414-4452 ANYTIME. We will look to return calls as best we can.
Pastor John would welcome the opportunity to bring Communion to persons unable to attend church. A time convenient for you may be arranged by calling Pastor John at 1 (774) 414-4452.
October 15, 2023 Special Meeting Moderator Notes and Plea for support
Thanks to those who attended the Special Meeting to consider approving the Lightning Rod Project.
Since the meeting lasted less than 10 minutes, I would like to share some background for everyone’s benefit.
The idea for the inspection and bringing the lightning rod system to code comes on the heels of the loss to fire of the Spencer church. It took a little longer to figure out the access to the steeple with all the electrical lines in the area. If there is good news in it taking so long the Church was visited by the contractor painting the steeple of the West Brookfield church and an offer to use their lift, saving over $4000 in project cost the project now, as quoted, is under $10,000.
With the Membership approval it is expected the lift will be on site by early November.
The Council has recommended the use of Capital Campaign funds, standing now at just over $10,000 to pay the bill once it comes due.
This is my plea, please consider a donation to the Capital Campaign fund to help replenish the account. There are other worthy projects that deserve our attention. The Church has been blessed with your tremendous support and the Council thanks you for enabling the work of the Church.
Clarence (Punk) Snyder, moderator
M 518-669-2509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign Up to Serve for Coffee Fellowship
Team up with a partner(s)
Coffee Hour…a time for fellowship after our Sunday Service!
If you would like to volunteer to put on a pot of coffee and provide some simple “goodies” (keep it simple), sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in place in Fellowship Hall! You can always “TEAM-UP” with someone!!! If you have never done Coffee Hour before, there are plenty of people that will happily lend a hand!
GATHER WITH FRIENDS FOR COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP!
CHOIR MEMBERS WANTED!!
We would like to welcome anyone who would be interested in joining the choir. Please speak to Reagan or Lindsey Paras. Let’s make a joyful noise and sing praises unto our Lord! Or if you play an instrument and would like to join us in our Praise and Worship, please feel free to speak to us.
BROOKFIELD ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY
The B.E.F.P. is an all volunteer organization. It was created by the churches in Brookfield to help those who find themselves in need of supplementary food and/or household supplies. The B.E.F.P. is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
There are no requirements, such as income, other than that you are a Brookfield or East Brookfield resident. You are also allowed to come monthly.Many, many people donate goods and/or money to the B.E.F.P. Also, other groups and businesses donate to the pantry - groups such as; school students, scouts, state police, banks and other organizations. Money allows us to purchase non-food household items such as soap, paper goods, cleaning supplies and other items not covered by S.N.A.P. (food stamps).
Once a month, devoted volunteers travel to the Worcester County Food Bank in Shrewsbury. There, we are able to obtain a lot of food to help replensih our shelves at very little or no cost.
For more information, please call Louise Woodard at 508-867-3891. When you come please bring your own bags and on the first visit, some proof of residency.
Thank you, Paul Shailer, Board Member, 508-867-9298
New Mission for 2023
“Tunnel to Towers Foundation ” Please see the Missions Board in the Fellowship Hall to sign up. One time donation of $11 or as often as you like to help First Responders in need of help. See Jane Snyder for more info. Thanks.
Just a reminder that we are still in need of Teachers and Teacher's Assistants along with Assistants for Nursery. Please Pray on this and let Jane know when you are called to commit.
FLOWERS FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP
We invite you to contribute flowers for our Sunday worship! Flowers may be from a florist, something in season or from home gardens!
The sign-up calendar is back in place in Fellowship Hall! If you have any questions, contact Cathy Farr (508-450-6052).
If you would like to give flowers in memory or in honor of someone and would like that information to be printed in the bulletin, please let the church office know by the Wednesday before the service date.
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.
OUR CHURCH COVENANT
We, the members of the Brookfield Congregational Church following the example of Jesus, who loved and served all, promise we will:
~Do unto others as we would have them do unto us;
~Faithfully support the Church with our time and treasures;
~Seek to do the will of God to promote the life of our church community and
the community at large.
~Listen to, speak with, and interact with each person in the church with
respect, honesty and love.
~Interact with open minds and hearts, considering perspectives that may be
different from our own and,
~Showing the charity of Christ, we will love and serve the people
of the church and community in the name of our Lord
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY DONATIONS
Patti Coltey would like to call anyone who can knit or crochet to join this important mission. There is nothing like being wrapped in a shawl made with love – care – blessing when you need some comfort!
Child care is provided under the supervision of Ellie Fournier 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.
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
Calling All People
We are looking for pictures for the Church Scrapbook. I am working on 2022-2023. If you have snapshots of any of our church activities such as: choir, spaghetti suppers, pie baking for Apple Country Fair, tag sale pictures, nursery and Sunday School pictures please contact Patti Coltey
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.