@ Brookside . . . Week of January 13


SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, February 10, 2019 following worship in Scialla Hall
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BROOKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH

Included on the agenda will be reports from boards and committees, financial reports from 2018, proposed budgets for 2019, and the nomination and election of new leaders. Church bylaws require a quorum of members in order to conduct this meeting.  Please make every effort to attend


BROOK SINGERS

The Brook Singers will begin this new year's rehearsals on Sunday, January 27. Halfway through the 9:30 am worship service, those children who are part of the children's choir will leave the service and go to the children's choir room for rehearsal. The practice will end at 10:45 am. A detailed schedule of when the choir will sing in worship as well as the forthcoming rehearsals will be available at the first rehearsal!  If you know of any young children who want to share their gift of music (or find their gift of music inside themselves for the first time!), please let them know about this group. We'd love to have as many as would like to be a part! 


STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

As of Wednesday, January 16, a total of $207,290 has been received from 46 giving units. If you have already submitted your pledge card, many thanks. If you have not yet submitted a pledge card, please either mail it to us, deliver it to the church office, or drop it in the wooden box (located in the narthex of the church sanctuary). We thank you for your support!  


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For the family of Nancy White.
For Rhoda Radtke.
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.
For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside. 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of January 13


SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, February 10, 2019 following worship in Scialla Hall
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BROOKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH

Included on the agenda will be reports from boards and committees, financial reports from 2018, proposed budgets for 2019, and the nomination and election of new leaders. Church bylaws require a quorum of members in order to conduct this meeting.  Please make every effort to attend


BROOK SINGERS

The Brook Singers will begin this new year's rehearsals on Sunday, January 27. Halfway through the 9:30 am worship service, those children who are part of the children's choir will leave the service and go to the children's choir room for rehearsal. The practice will end at 10:45 am. A detailed schedule of when the choir will sing in worship as well as the forthcoming rehearsals will be available at the first rehearsal!  If you know of any young children who want to share their gift of music (or find their gift of music inside themselves for the first time!), please let them know about this group. We'd love to have as many as would like to be a part! 


STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

As of Wednesday, January 16, a total of $207,290 has been received from 46 giving units. If you have already submitted your pledge card, many thanks. If you have not yet submitted a pledge card, please either mail it to us, deliver it to the church office, or drop it in the wooden box (located in the narthex of the church sanctuary). We thank you for your support!  


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For the family of Nancy White.
For Rhoda Radtke.
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.
For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside. 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of December 30


SAVE THE DATE:

Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 10:30AM
Congregational Renewal Service

What: Visioning and Renewal
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Details:
9:30am — Christian Education Visioning Session w/ Children’s Church (The Anderson Educational Wing)
10:30am — Congregational Communion and Renewal Service (Scialla Hall)

Now that we are in 2019, we want to start the year off right! It is a common thing to make new year’s resolutions and. . . well, you know how that goes. That’s why, this year, we are doing things differently.

During our service schedule for Sunday, January 13 we will set aside time for reflection and renewal.

We will begin the day at 9:30am with a special gathering for the parents and children of our Christian Education program. They will be invited to join us in the Anderson Wing for a time of reflection and planning. As the children gather for Children’s Church, the parents will be invited for a meaningful time of fun, as we explore what resources we have and prepare for the great things we have to look forward to in the coming months.

Everyone is then invited to join us for a special communion service in Scialla Hall, beginning at 10:30am. During this service, we will sing sacred songs, share our sacred meal, and explore together ways to be more faithful in our call to become a Beloved Community together.


COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN - JANUARY SIGN UP

Our next opportunity for BCC to serve at the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown is Saturday, January 19.  Click below to sign up to volunteer as a server (11:15am-1:00pm) or Black Shirt (9:30am-1:00pm), or simply text Judy Schryver at 973-727-1480.


BROOK SINGERS AND PARENTS

Be on the lookout for the new rehearsal and singing schedule! For now you should know that we will have our first rehearsal of the new year on Sunday, January 20 after the 9:30 worship service until 11:15!


STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

As of Wednesday, January 2, a total of $196,930 has been received from 44 giving units. If you have already submitted your pledge card, many thanks. If you have not yet submitted a pledge card, please either mail it to us, deliver it to the church office, or drop it in the wooden box (located in the narthex of the church sanctuary). We thank you for your support!  


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Rhoda Radtke
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.
For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside. 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of December 23


SAVE THE DATE:

Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 10:30AM
Congregational Renewal Service

What: Visioning and Renewal
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Details:
9:30am — Christian Education Visioning Session w/ Children’s Church (The Anderson Educational Wing)
10:30am — Congregational Communion and Renewal Service (Scialla Hall)

As we look forward to 2019, we want to start the year off right! It is a common thing to make new year’s resolutions and. . . well, you know how that goes. That’s why, this year, we are doing things differently.

During our service schedule for Sunday, January 13 we will set aside time for reflection and renewal.

We will begin the day at 9:30am with a special gathering for the parents and children of our Christian Education program. They will be invited to join us in the Anderson Wing for a time of reflection and planning. As the children gather for Children’s Church, the parents will be invited for a meaningful time of fun, as we explore what resources we have and prepare for the great things we have to look forward to in the coming months.

Everyone is then invited to join us for a special communion service in Scialla Hall, beginning at 10:30am. During this service, we will sing sacred songs, share our sacred meal, and explore together ways to be more faithful in our call to become a Beloved Community together.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Rhoda Radtke
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.
For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside. 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of December 16

COOKIE EXCHANGE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 1:30PM

Come one, come all to our first Cookie Exchange at Brookside Community Church on Friday, December 21 from 1:30pm-2:30pm in Scialla Hall. Bring 2 dozen of your favorites cookies and a container! Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate with friends, and go home with cookies to share with your loved ones for the holidays! Eight participants are needed in order for this event to take place. Sign up via Sign Up Genius below or contact Linda Fairchild at linchild7@gmail.com


BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 6:30PM

Blue? Yes, blue as in the blues. As in "I am feeling blue." Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people in our congregations and communities. At Brookside this year, we will be holding a more contemplative service for those who are blue at Christmas. This will be a sacred space for anyone who would appreciate a more reflective time to accept where we really are and to offer ourselves to be present in prayer for those who need healing and hope.


CHRISTMAS EVE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
4PM - FAMILY CHRISTMAS SERVICE
8PM - CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

This year Brookside Church will be hosting two Christmas Eve Services. The first will be a family Christmas service on December 24 @ 4pm. The second will be our traditional Candlelight Service at 8pm. We hope to see you there!


SAVE THE DATE:

Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 10:30AM
Congregational Renewal Service

What: Visioning and Renewal
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Details:
9:30am — Christian Education Visioning Session w/ Children’s Church (The Anderson Educational Wing)
10:30am — Congregational Communion and Renewal Service (Scialla Hall)

As we look forward to 2019, we want to start the year off right! It is a common thing to make new year’s resolutions and. . . well, you know how that goes. That’s why, this year, we are doing things differently.

During our service schedule for Sunday, January 13 we will set aside time for reflection and renewal.

We will begin the day at 9:30am with a special gathering for the parents and children of our Christian Education program. They will be invited to join us in the Anderson Wing for a time of reflection and planning. As the children gather for Children’s Church, the parents will be invited for a meaningful time of fun, as we explore what resources we have and prepare for the great things we have to look forward to in the coming months.

Everyone is then invited to join us for a special communion service in Scialla Hall, beginning at 10:30am. During this service, we will sing sacred songs, share our sacred meal, and explore together ways to be more faithful in our call to become a Beloved Community together.


THANK YOU . . .

A big thank you to Matt and Gwen Rosenblatt for helping make last Sunday so special by sharing their musical talents with us!


 
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STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

Our Stewardship campaign for 2019 is well underway with a total of $194,430 being received as of Monday, December 17. If you have already submitted your pledge card, many thanks. Those of you who have returned your pledge cards should receive a thank you letter in the mail within the next few days. If you have not yet submitted a pledge card, please either mail it to us, deliver it to the church office, or drop it in the wooden box (located in the narthex of the church sanctuary). We thank you for your support!  


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Maria & Mark Henze, upon the death of Maria’s mother.
For Rhoda Radtke
For Nancy Wilson’s daughter-in-law.
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.
For Glen & Tod.
For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside. 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of December 9


CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 9:30AM

Join us during our Sunday service on December 16 as we get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate as a community. The service will be filled with holiday carols, and we will enter into the story of Christ’s birth as the children present their Christmas pageant.

In the spirit of making our Children’s Christmas Pageant accessible and fun for children of all ages and abilities, we will have costumes ready at Brookside Sunday morning (12/16) AND we also invite children who would rather come dressed and ready in their own costumes from home that morning to do so. There will be plenty of “parts” and costumes for everyone, including visitors and guests. 
If you have questions please contact Pastor Lois:
Phone: 267-251-2491
Email: lwilson@brooksidechurch.org


COOKIE EXCHANGE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 1:30PM

Come one, come all to our first Cookie Exchange at Brookside Community Church on Friday, December 21 from 1:30pm-2:30pm in Scialla Hall. Bring 2 dozen of your favorites cookies and a container! Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate with friends, and go home with cookies to share with your loved ones for the holidays! Eight participants are needed in order for this event to take place. Sign up via Sign Up Genius below or contact Linda Fairchild at linchild7@gmail.com


BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 6:30PM

Blue? Yes, blue as in the blues. As in "I am feeling blue." Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people in our congregations and communities. At Brookside this year, we will be holding a more contemplative service for those who are blue at Christmas. This will be a sacred space for anyone who would appreciate a more reflective time to accept where we really are and to offer ourselves to be present in prayer for those who need healing and hope.


CHRISTMAS EVE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
4PM - FAMILY CHRISTMAS SERVICE
8PM - CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

This year Brookside Church will be hosting two Christmas Eve Services. The first will be a fun and information family Christmas service on December 24 @ 4pm. The second will be our traditional Candlelight Service at 8pm. We hope to see you there!


BROOK SINGERS’ SCHEDULE

The Brook Singers will participate in worship on:
December 16 (Call time for the choir is 8:45. Please be on time!) . If you have any questions, please call Amy Southerland at 862-686-2573. 


CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS 

If you would like to contribute towards the poinsettia display, please use the green envelopes located in the pews.   If you write in your name or a memorial dedication on the label in the lower left, it will appear in the bulletin on December 23.  The envelopes can be placed in the offering plates or dropped off or mailed to the church office. 


 
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STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

Our Stewardship campaign for 2019 is well underway with a total of $188,630 being received as of Monday, December 10. If you have already submitted your pledge card, many thanks. Those of you who have returned your pledge cards should receive a thank you letter in the mail within the next few days. If you have not yet submitted a pledge card, please either mail it to us, deliver it to the church office, or drop it in the wooden box (located in the narthex of the church sanctuary). We thank you for your support!  


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Rhoda Radtke
For Nancy Wilson’s daughter-in-law.
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.
For Glen & Tod.
For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Maria Henze's mother.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside. 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of December 2



CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 9:30AM

Join us during our Sunday service on December 16 as we get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate as a community. The service will be filled with holiday carols, and we will enter into the story of Christ’s birth as the children present their Christmas pageant.

In the spirit of making our Children’s Christmas Pageant accessible and fun for children of all ages and abilities, we will have costumes ready at Brookside Sunday morning (12/16) AND we also invite children who would rather come dressed and ready in their own costumes from home that morning to do so. There will be plenty of “parts” and costumes for everyone, including visitors and guests. 
If you have questions please contact Pastor Lois:
Phone: 267-251-2491
Email: lwilson@brooksidechurch.org


CALLING ALL GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUILDERS!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Who: Children 2 to 102!
Date: December 16
Time: After worship
Cost: $15

All are invited to join us for a fun time for gingerbread house decorating! The fun will begin following the Christmas Pageant. Space is limited, so please RSVP to michelejames@comcast.net as soon as possible to reserve your gingerbread house! To participate, you must RSVP by this Friday, December 7.


BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 6:30PM

Blue? Yes, blue as in the blues. As in "I am feeling blue." Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people in our congregations and communities. At Brookside this year, we will be holding a more contemplative service for those who are blue at Christmas. This will be a sacred space for anyone who would appreciate a more reflective time to accept where we really are and to offer ourselves to be present in prayer for those who need healing and hope.


CHRISTMAS EVE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
4PM - FAMILY CHRISTMAS SERVICE
8PM - CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

This year Brookside Church will be hosting two Christmas Eve Services. The first will be a fun and information family Christmas service on December 24 @ 4pm. The second will be our traditional Candlelight Service at 8pm. We hope to see you there!


BROOK SINGERS’ SCHEDULE

The Brook Singers Choir (for K-12th graders) will rehearse on Sunday mornings after Children’s Church until 11:15 am on the following Sundays ONLY:  
December 9 

The Brook Singers will participate in worship on:
December 16 (Call time for the choir is 8:45. Please be on time!) . If you have any questions, please call Amy Southerland at 862-686-2573. 


CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS 

If you would like to contribute towards the poinsettia display, please use the green envelopes located in the pews.   If you write in your name or a memorial dedication on the label in the lower left, it will appear in the bulletin on December 23.  The envelopes can be placed in the offering plates or dropped off or mailed to the church office. 


 
Our Best Yet (Banner).png
 

STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

Our Stewardship campaign for 2019 is well underway with a total of $177,810 being received as of Monday, December 3. If you have already submitted your pledge card, many thanks. If not, please either mail it to us, deliver it to the church office, or drop it in the wooden box (located in the narthex of the church sanctuary) by this Sunday, November 18. We thank you for your support!  


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Nancy Wilson’s daughter-in-law.
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.
For Glen & Tod.
For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Maria Henze's mother.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside. 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of November 25


HANGING OF THE GREENS SERVICE
THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 @ 9:30 AM

We will decorate the sanctuary during our morning worship on the first Sunday in Advent, December 2, with the Hanging of the Greens Service. This will be a special Sunday where the Adult Choir and the Brook Singers lead the congregation in song as we prepare for the birth of Jesus.  Mark this date on your calendar as a Sunday you don’t want to miss!


CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AND BRUNCH: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 9:30AM

Join us during our Sunday service on December 16 as we get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate as a community. The service will be filled with holiday carols, and we will enter into the story of Christ’s birth as the children present their Christmas pageant. A holiday brunch will follow.


CALLING ALL GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUILDERS!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Who: Children 2 to 102!
Date: December 16
Time: 11:30 pm (After the morning brunch)
Cost: $15

All are invited to join us for a fun time for gingerbread house decorating! The fun will begin following the Christmas Pageant and Brunch in the Gathering Place. Space is limited, so please RSVP to michelejames@comcast.net as soon as possible to reserve your gingerbread house! To participate, you must RSVP by Friday, December 7.


BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT 6:30PM

Blue? Yes, blue as in the blues. As in "I am feeling blue." Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people in our congregations and communities. At Brookside this year, we will be holding a more contemplative service for those who are blue at Christmas. This will be a sacred space for anyone who would appreciate a more reflective time to accept where we really are and to offer ourselves to be present in prayer for those who need healing and hope.


CHRISTMAS EVE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
4PM - FAMILY CHRISTMAS SERVICE
8PM - CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

This year Brookside Church will be hosting two Christmas Eve Services. The first will be a fun and information family Christmas service on December 24 @ 4pm. The second will be our traditional Candlelight Service at 8pm. We hope to see you there!


BROOK SINGERS’ SCHEDULE

The Brook Singers Choir (for K-12th graders) will rehearse on Sunday mornings after Children’s Church until 11:15 am on the following Sundays ONLY:  
December 2 & 9 

The Brook Singers will participate in worship on:
December 2, December 16 (Call time for the choir is 8:45. Please be on time!) . If you have any questions, please call Amy Southerland at 862-686-2573. 


CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS 

If you would like to contribute towards the poinsettia display, please use the green envelopes located in the pews.   If you write in your name or a memorial dedication on the label in the lower left, it will appear in the bulletin on December 23.  The envelopes can be placed in the offering plates or dropped off or mailed to the church office. 


 
Our Best Yet (Banner).png
 

STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

Our Stewardship campaign for 2019 is well underway with a total of $175,210 being received as of Monday, November 26. If you have already submitted your pledge card, many thanks. If not, please either mail it to us, deliver it to the church office, or drop it in the wooden box (located in the narthex of the church sanctuary) by this Sunday, November 18. We thank you for your support!  


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Nancy Wilson’s daughter-in-law.
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.
For Glen & Tod.
For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Maria Henze's mother.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside. 

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch