@ Brookside . . . Week of July 15th


NEXT SOUP KITCHEN VISIT: SATURDAY, JULY 21

We are in need of lunch servers (from 11am - 1pm) and “Black Shirt” cooks.  See the sign up in Scialla Hall or contact Maria Henze at mickeymousefan009@gmail.com  cellphone: 201-407-1246.


JOINT WORSHIP WITH STANLEY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH THIS SUNDAY, JULY 22 HERE AT BROOKSIDE CHURCH

On July 22 our service will be here at Brookside Church at 9:30am, with Rev. Bernd Weishaupt and doctoral students O'neil Van Horn and Jen Maidrand leading the service.

What:  Joint Worship Services
When: Sunday July 22 (9:30am)
Where: July 22 - at Brookside


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SUMMER SERMON SERIES: BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

Join us this summer for a long awaited and exciting Summer Sermon Series: "Becoming an Inclusive Community."

The series will begin with an introduction that allows us to be radically honest. We will talk about what can be scary about inclusivity and what can make the Bible such a dangerous book. The aim is to reimagine our church as a faith community that is working to be part of God's dream for the world, a radically inclusive Beloved Community.

The series will then lead into a five part rereading of some important biblical verses. We will rethink our approach to scripture and discover the truth, that the Bible actually **doesn't say anything** about homosexuality.

We understand that there may be a number of members of our church who have not participating in any real structured engagement on the issue of LGBTQ inclusivity. Our leadership is committed to making this a safe and inclusive space for everyone. There will be chances each Sunday for people to anonymously ask questions and provide feedback. Our Interim Minister, Rev. Michael Howard, invites anyone to engage in conversation with him to express discomfort or concern throughout the time of this series or after.

Won't you join us this summer:
9:30am on Sunday mornings @ Brookside Community Church.


CPR COURSE OFFERED

Date: July 29th

Start time of class: 11:30

Class will run 2.5-3 hours

The class will be run by the Mendham Township Volunteer First Aid Squad

Fee is $35.00 per person. 

This includes a student manual, CPR/AED card and processing, and the cost to the squad for teaching materials.  Their instructors volunteer their time so the cost is only for those things listed above.

Students will receive an American Heart Assoc. CPR/AED certification card good for 2 years. 

Class will be held at the Mendham Township First Aid Squad HQ, 1 Cherry Lane, Brookside

To sign up contact Edie Marucci: edithwolf@yahoo.com


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Jack Miller's parents.
For Michele James’ mother Pat, who is recovering from surgery.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter, Meghan.
For Megan Saliterman.
For Edie Marucci’s brother, Christian.

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 July 8th


ATTENTION: This Sunday, July 15 at 10am, we will meet at Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham, NJ.


JOINT WORSHIP ON JULY 15 AND 22 

This summer, Brookside Church will join with Stanley Congregational Church - UCC (Chatham) for two of our Sunday morning worship services.  We will meet together at Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham at 10am on July 15 with Pastor Michael and our congregation leading the worship.  On July 22 our service will be here at Brookside Church at 9:30am, with Rev. Bernd Weishaupt and doctoral students O'Neil Van Horn and Jen Maidrand leading the service.

What:  Joint Worship Services
When: Sunday July 15 (10am) & July 22 (9:30am)
Where: July 15 - at Stanley / July 22 - at Brookside

Stanley Congregational Church
94 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928

http://www.stanleychurch.org/


Becoming an Inclusive Community.png

SUMMER SERMON SERIES: BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

Join us this summer for a long awaited and exciting Summer Sermon Series: "Becoming an Inclusive Community."

The series will begin with an introduction that allows us to be radically honest. We will talk about what can be scary about inclusivity and what can make the Bible such a dangerous book. The aim is to reimagine our church as a faith community that is working to be part of God's dream for the world, a radically inclusive Beloved Community.

The series will then lead into a five part rereading of some important biblical verses. We will rethink our approach to scripture and discover the truth, that the Bible actually **doesn't say anything** about homosexuality.

We understand that there may be a number of members of our church who have not participating in any real structured engagement on the issue of LGBTQ inclusivity. Our leadership is committed to making this a safe and inclusive space for everyone. There will be chances each Sunday for people to anonymously ask questions and provide feedback. Our Interim Minister, Rev. Michael Howard, invites anyone to engage in conversation with him to express discomfort or concern throughout the time of this series or after.

Won't you join us this summer:
9:30am on Sunday mornings @ Brookside Community Church.


NEXT SOUP KITCHEN VISIT: SATURDAY, JULY 21

We are in need of lunch servers (from 11am - 1pm) and “Black Shirt” cooks.  See the sign up in Scialla Hall or contact Maria Henze at mickeymousefan009@gmail.com  cellphone: 201-407-1246.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Jack Miller's parents.
For the family of Andy Bittman.
For Maria Henze’s mother, who is recuperating.
For Michele James’ mother Pat, who is recovering from surgery.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter, Meghan.
For Megan Saliterman.
For Edie Marucci’s brother, Christian.

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 July 1st


JOINT WORSHIP ON JULY 15 AND 22 WITH STANLEY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

This summer, Brookside Church will join with Stanley Congregational Church - UCC (Chatham) for two of our Sunday morning worship services.  We will meet together at Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham at 10am on July 15 with Pastor Michael and our congregation leading the worship.  On July 22 our service will be here at Brookside Church at 9:30am, with Rev. Bernd Weishaupt and doctoral students O'Neil Van Horn and Jen Maidrand leading the service.

What:  Joint Worship Services
When: Sunday July 15 (10am) & July 22 (9:30am)
Where: July 15 - at Stanley / July 22 - at Brookside

Stanley Congregational Church
94 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928

http://www.stanleychurch.org/


BROOKSIDE CHURCH IS EXCITED TO WELCOME REV. DR. LOIS WILSON AS OUR NEW INTERIM CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Rev. Dr. Lois Wilson was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the granddaughter of Italian Catholic and Russian Jewish immigrants. She spent 25 years in Philadelphia, where she raised five children, now young adults ages 21 to 31. (They are her favorite people.) Lois has been a home birth midwife, social worker, special education teacher, seminary professor, activist and UCC pastor. She is a writer, artist, storyteller, musician, gardener, avid reader and lover of nature. Lois holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development, Masters Degrees in Theology, Divinity and Special Education, and a Doctorate in Art and Theology.

She believes with her whole heart that God is Love...no exceptions!

She will be serving in an interim capacity, helping our Christian Education program develop its curriculum, manage our Sunday school programming, coordinate volunteers, and help the CE Board continue to build on its strengths. We are extremely grateful that Rev. Dr. Wilson has agreed to work with Brookside in this temporary capacity, and we are excited see our CE program build momentum as it works toward seeing our congregation's vision become a reality.


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SUMMER SERMON SERIES: BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

Join us this summer for a long awaited and exciting Summer Sermon Series: "Becoming an Inclusive Community."

The series will begin with an introduction that allows us to be radically honest. We will talk about what can be scary about inclusivity and what can make the Bible such a dangerous book. The aim is to reimagine our church as a faith community that is working to be part of God's dream for the world, a radically inclusive Beloved Community.

The series will then lead into a five part rereading of some important biblical verses. We will rethink our approach to scripture and discover the truth, that the Bible actually **doesn't say anything** about homosexuality.

We understand that there may be a number of members of our church who have not participating in any real structured engagement on the issue of LGBTQ inclusivity. Our leadership is committed to making this a safe and inclusive space for everyone. There will be chances each Sunday for people to anonymously ask questions and provide feedback. Our Interim Minister, Rev. Michael Howard, invites anyone to engage in conversation with him to express discomfort or concern throughout the time of this series or after.

Won't you join us this summer:
9:30am on Sunday mornings @ Brookside Community Church.


DIVERSITY DAY! 2018 - Interfaith Worship Service

Several community groups have partnered to develop the first Diversity Day to be held on the Morristown Green, July 8, 2018, beginning at 11am! Diversity Day is an open and free event for all ages and we invite you to take part in the festivities.

Our service at Brookside will still meet at 9:30am on Sunday, July 8th. However, we will plan to end our worship service a few minutes early in order to allow members to arrive at the Morristown Green to join with our wider community and engage in an interfaith time of worship.

For more information, visit https://morristowngreen.com/2018/05/03/diversity-day-coming-to-morristown-july-8/


NEXT SOUP KITCHEN VISIT: SATURDAY, JULY 21

We are in need of lunch servers (from 11am - 1pm) and “Black Shirt” cooks.  See the sign up in Scialla Hall or contact Maria Henze at mickeymousefan009@gmail.com  cellphone: 201-407-1246.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Maria Henze’s mother, who is recuperating.
For Michele James’ mother Pat, who is recovering from surgery.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter, Meghan.
For Megan Saliterman.
For Edie Marucci’s brother, Christian.

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 June 24th


JOINT WORSHIP ON JULY 15 AND 22 WITH STANLEY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

This summer, Brookside Church will join with Stanley Congregational Church - UCC (Chatham) for two of our Sunday morning worship services.  We will meet together at Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham at 10am on July 15 with Pastor Michael and our congregation leading the worship.  On July 22 our service will be here at Brookside Church at 9:30am, with Rev. Bernd Weishaupt and doctoral students O'Neil Van Horn and Jen Maidrand leading the service.

What:  Joint Worship Services
When: Sunday July 15 (10am) & July 22 (9:30am)
Where: July 15 - at Stanley / July 22 - at Brookside

Stanley Congregational Church
94 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928

http://www.stanleychurch.org/


Becoming an Inclusive Community.png

SUMMER SERMON SERIES: BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

Join us this summer for a long awaited and exciting Summer Sermon Series: "Becoming an Inclusive Community."

The series will begin with an introduction that allows us to be radically honest. We will talk about what can be scary about inclusivity and what can make the Bible such a dangerous book. The aim is to reimagine our church as a faith community that is working to be part of God's dream for the world, a radically inclusive Beloved Community.

The series will then lead into a five part rereading of some important biblical verses. We will rethink our approach to scripture and discover the truth, that the Bible actually **doesn't say anything** about homosexuality.

We understand that there may be a number of members of our church who have not participating in any real structured engagement on the issue of LGBTQ inclusivity. Our leadership is committed to making this a safe and inclusive space for everyone. There will be chances each Sunday for people to anonymously ask questions and provide feedback. Our Interim Minister, Rev. Michael Howard, invites anyone to engage in conversation with him to express discomfort or concern throughout the time of this series or after.

Won't you join us this summer:
9:30am on Sunday mornings @ Brookside Community Church.


DIVERSITY DAY! 2018 - Interfaith Worship Service

Several community groups have partnered to develop the first Diversity Day to be held on the Morristown Green, July 8, 2018, beginning at 11am! Diversity Day is an open and free event for all ages and we invite you to take part in the festivities.

Our service at Brookside will still meet at 9:30am on Sunday, July 8th. However, we will plan to end our worship service a few minutes early in order to allow members to arrive at the Morristown Green to join with our wider community and engage in an interfaith time of worship.

For more information, visit https://morristowngreen.com/2018/05/03/diversity-day-coming-to-morristown-july-8/


NEXT SOUP KITCHEN VISIT: SATURDAY, JULY 21

We are in need of lunch servers (from 11am - 1pm) and “Black Shirt” cooks.  See the sign up in Scialla Hall or contact Maria Henze at mickeymousefan009@gmail.com  cellphone: 201-407-1246.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Maria Henze’s mother, who is hospitalized.
For Michele James’ mother Pat, who is recovering from surgery.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter, Meghan.
For Megan Saliterman.
For Edie Marucci’s brother, Christian.

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 June 17th


JOINT WORSHIP ON JULY 15 AND 22 WITH STANLEY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

This summer, Brookside Church will join with Stanley Congregational Church - UCC (Chatham) for two of our Sunday morning worship services.  We will meet together at Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham at 10am on July 15 with Pastor Michael and our congregation leading the worship.  On July 22 our service will be here at Brookside Church at 9:30am, with Rev. Bernd Weishaupt and doctoral students O'Neil Van Horn and Jen Maidrand leading the service.

What:  Joint Worship Services
When: Sunday July 15 (10am) & July 22 (9:30am)
Where: July 15 - at Stanley / July 22 - at Brookside

Stanley Congregational Church
94 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928

http://www.stanleychurch.org/


Becoming an Inclusive Community.png

SUMMER SERMON SERIES: BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

Join us this summer for a long awaited and exciting Summer Sermon Series: "Becoming an Inclusive Community."

The series will begin with an introduction that allows us to be radically honest. We will talk about what can be scary about inclusivity and what can make the Bible such a dangerous book. The aim is to reimagine our church as a faith community that is working to be part of God's dream for the world, a radically inclusive Beloved Community.

The series will then lead into a five part rereading of some important biblical verses. We will rethink our approach to scripture and discover the truth, that the Bible actually **doesn't say anything** about homosexuality.

We understand that there may be a number of members of our church who have not participating in any real structured engagement on the issue of LGBTQ inclusivity. Our leadership is committed to making this a safe and inclusive space for everyone. There will be chances each Sunday for people to anonymously ask questions and provide feedback. Our Interim Minister, Rev. Michael Howard, invites anyone to engage in conversation with him to express discomfort or concern throughout the time of this series or after.

Won't you join us this summer:
9:30am on Sunday mornings @ Brookside Community Church.


DIVERSITY DAY! 2018 - Interfaith Worship Service

Several community groups have partnered to develop the first Diversity Day to be held on the Morristown Green, July 8, 2018, beginning at 11am! Diversity Day is an open and free event for all ages and we invite you to take part in the festivities.

Our service at Brookside will still meet at 9:30am on Sunday, July 8th. However, we will plan to end our worship service a few minutes early in order to allow members to arrive at the Morristown Green to join with our wider community and engage in an interfaith time of worship.

For more information, visit https://morristowngreen.com/2018/05/03/diversity-day-coming-to-morristown-july-8/


Prayer Joys and Concerns

For Maria Henze’s mother, who is hospitalized.
For Michele James’ mother Pat, who is recovering from surgery.
For Nancy Wilson’s daughter-in- law Cathy, who has been diagnosed with cancer and her
daughter-in- law Kara’s brother Rob who is hospitalized.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter, Meghan.
For Megan Saliterman.
For Edie Marucci’s brother, Christian.

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 June 10th


JOINT WORSHIP ON JULY 15 AND 22 WITH STANLEY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

This summer, Brookside Church will join with Stanley Congregational Church - UCC (Chatham) for two of our Sunday morning worship services.  We will meet together at Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham at 10am on July 15 with Pastor Michael and our congregation leading the worship.  On July 22 our service will be here at Brookside Church at 9:30am, with Rev. Bernd Weishaupt and doctoral students O'Neil Van Horn and Jen Maidrand leading the service.

What:  Joint Worship Services
When: Sunday July 15 (10am) & July 22 (9:30am)
Where: July 15 - at Stanley / July 22 - at Brookside

Stanley Congregational Church
94 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928

http://www.stanleychurch.org/


Prayer Joys and Concerns

For Maria Henze’s mother, who is hospitalized.
For Michele James’ mother Pat, who is recovering from surgery.
For Nancy Wilson’s daughter-in- law Cathy, who has been diagnosed with cancer and her
daughter-in- law Kara’s brother Rob who is hospitalized.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter, Meghan.
For Megan Saliterman.
For Edie Marucci’s brother, Christian.

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 June 3rd

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY -  CHURCH PICNIC

Come join us for our Children's Service and All Church Picnic at Lewis Morris Park.

What: Children's Service and All Church Picnic
When: 11am, this Sunday, June 10
Where: Lewis Morris Park (Sugarloaf A & B)

This year we will be holding our Children's Service as part of our Annual Church Picnic at Lewis Morris Park (Sugarloaf A & B). Click here for a park map. The service will be led entirely by our children, with a moment to honor our graduating seniors and appreciate our Christian Education Volunteers. Lunch and games will follow.

Please sign up if you would like to bring a dish or volunteer to help set-up or clean-up.


Prayer Joys and Concerns

For Rebecca Adams' and family upon the death of her grandmother Cathie Barefoot.
For Susannah Truitt's daughter Sue who was hospitalized.
For Nancy Wilson’s daughter-in- law Cathy, who has been diagnosed with cancer and her
daughter-in- law Kara’s brother Rob who is hospitalized.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter, Meghan.
For Megan Saliterman.
For Edie Marucci’s brother, Christian.

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 May 27th

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY -  CHURCH PICNIC

Come join us for our Children's Service and All Church Picnic at Lewis Morris Park.

What: Children's Service and All Church Picnic
When: 11am, Sunday, June 10
Where: Lewis Morris Park (Sugarloaf A & B)

This year we will be holding our Children's Service as part of our Annual Church Picnic at Lewis Morris Park (Sugarloaf A & B). Click here for a park map. The service will be led entirely by our children, with a moment to honor our graduating seniors and appreciate our Christian Education Volunteers. Lunch and games will follow.

Please sign up if you would like to bring a dish or volunteer to help set-up or clean-up.


MICHAEL RECOMMENDED FOR ORDINATION BY ECCLESIASTICAL COUNCIL 

The Pre-Ordination Commission of the NJ Association voted to recommend Michael for ordination in the United Church of Christ.  His Ordination Service will be held in our sanctuary at 3pm this Sunday, June 3rd.  All are welcome to attend.  

A reception will follow at the home of Sam and Linda Fairchild, 7 Cherry Lane, Brookside (walking distance from the church - follow the red balloons.) Please RSVP no later than today to office@brooksidechurch.org or 973 543-7229.


COLLECTION FOR COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN

There will be a collection for general personal care and sanitary items for the Community Soup Kitchen clients in Morristown. Items to be collected include: feminine hygiene products, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen, disposable razors, etc. A full list of needed items will be posted on the CE bulletin board in Scialla Hall - please place your items in the collection box in Scialla Hall.

Deadline for donations is June 3. Any questions? Please email 19_ejames@s.wmrhsd.org


Prayer Joys and Concerns

For Rebecca Adams' grandmother Cathie Barefoot, who is hospitalized.
For Nancy Wilson’s daughter-in- law Cathy, who has been diagnosed with cancer and her
daughter-in- law Kara’s brother Rob who is hospitalized.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter, Meghan.
For Megan Saliterman.
For Edie Marucci’s brother, Christian.

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