@ Brookside . . . Week of May 19


AN UPDATE ON THE MANSE KITCHEN PROJECT

More gifts for the manse kitchen have come in this week, and that means we’re close to reaching our goal! In all, 26 members have contributed. If we collect another $4,000, the matching grant, $7,500, will be ours, and our total will be $25,800. Our ultimate goal is $30,000 to make sure we can complete the kitchen renovation without worries and be covered for any surprises that might arise (none so far). I hope we can perhaps exceed our $30,000 goal so that we can make necessary repairs to the rest of the house. 

Our church community has been so generous. Let’s make sure we all participate toward our common goal — to maintain the property of a church that has meant so much to its members over the years and to attract the very best talent for our next leader. 

The trustees would like to extend a big thank you to all who have given!  

"Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.”
— Buddha 

Let’s all experience the happiness that comes from being generous. 

All the best, 

The Trustees and the Search Committee!


CHILDREN'S SUNDAY

JUNE 9

This will be a child-led worship service based around what we've learned in Sunday School this year. Come hear from the kids about why it's so important to live by the teachings of the Bible and how it affects us each and every day. Afterwards, join us for a potluck brunch in Scialla Hall and fun activities for all ages. And don't forget to stop by the Ice Cream Man before you leave!


PATRIOT’S RACE

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Brookside Church is once again a sponsor of the Patriot's Day 5K Run through Mendham Township on Saturday, June 15. We will be handing out water at the halfway point, and then hosting a pancake breakfast after the race in Scialla Hall.  We need volunteers!  See Community Outreach Committee members Chris Terhune or Matt Messina, and be looking for the Sign Up Genius coming soon!


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Nancy Wilson's friend, Jeff.
For Jack Miller’s parents.
For Linda Howe’s brother.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Requests received by Tuesday of each week will be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside and will remain there for a month unless otherwise requested. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  


FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of May 12


AN UPDATE ON THE MANSE KITCHEN PROJECT

Dear Brookside Church Community:

We have good news on the fundraising front! The manse kitchen is getting closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a generous offer we just received. An anonymous giver has offered a matching gift of $7,500, which should help us get very close to our goal of raising $30,000 for the manse kitchen. To date, we have collected about $14,000. Thanks to all who have given already! The timeliness and generosity of your gifts are deeply appreciated! Now, if we collect another $7,500, that will be matched and become $15,000, and added to the $14,000 we have in hand, we will reach our goal. The generous donor mentioned that Brookside Church was a very important part of their life, and they would like to see us hire a wonderful pastor. They know that the condition of the manse will be crucial in the hiring process, but they also do not want to be the only one contributing ­- so please do so if you have not already! 

Many Thanks!! (The Trustees with the enthusiastic support of the Search Committee) 


SOUP KITCHEN HELP NEEDED

Our next soup kitchen will be held this Saturday, May 18th, and we are in need of additional servers and black shirts (certified kitchen staff). If you can spare a few hours to help those in need, we'd appreciate your help.


GREETER CERTIFICATION
SUNDAY, MAY 19 DURING COFFEE HOUR

Greeting newcomers and visitors to the church is one of the most important roles you can play in the life of the church. So is certification really necessary?  Absolutely not - but it does sound like fun! We'll take about 15 minutes during Coffee Hour this Sunday, May 19 to share real-life stories of greeting, and being greeted; best practices for "The Art of the Greeting," and more. There is no exam, but there will be certificates issued to those who take the Oath to Greet! The Community Outreach Committee is looking for participation from those with stories of the first time you visited Brookside, and stories and insights from experienced greeters.  All you need to do is be there!

Thanks for your cooperation. We’re all a part of the process of calling a new pastor, and this is an essential part of that process.


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

FENG SHUI WITH STEPHANIE LITWIN
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 6:30-8:30PM

How does your home feel when you walk through the door? Is it welcoming with a feeling of happiness and joy? Or, do you feel your heart and body sink and then collapse with exhaustion? By making a few simple changes in your home, a noticeable shift in your homes energy can happen. This shift can then effect the areas of your life such as relationships, finances, and health.

Feng Shui is so much more than rearranging your furniture. The practice of feng shui is about releasing stagnant, blocked energy to create a home that supports you and your family’s well-being.

In this interactive program you’ll learn what the three most important areas are in your home that have the greatest influence on you and your family. You’ll take away easy, simple ideas of changes you can make in your home. We’ll also take an inner journey to connect with the energy of your home.

Come prepared to ask questions and take notes.

Stephanie Litwin is a certified Feng Shui consultant and Elemental Space Clearer. She’s also certified with many years of experience as a early childhood educator, yoga instructor and Thai massage practitioner. Stephanie has lived in Mendham since 1987 where she and her husband raised their family.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Marc Behnke.
For Jack Miller’s parents.
For Linda Howe’s brother.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Requests received by Tuesday of each week will be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside and will remain there for a month unless otherwise requested. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  


FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of May 5


AN UPDATE ON THE MANSE KITCHEN PROJECT

The manse kitchen renovation is coming closer to becoming a reality, thanks to the quick and generous response of several of you. Our fundraising goal is $30K, and to date we’ve raised about $13,000, and while we’re grateful for what we’ve collected, we have to make more progress before we can order the cabinets and get the project underway. 

In case you think the project isn’t needed, I think Michael’s response to my email request for donations is helpful: 

I just wanted to ask you to extend my deepest gratitude to the Trustees for including the manse kitchen as part of their agenda for this year. I know that you have a number of challenges and church-wide projects that need to be addressed. Despite its size, the manse kitchen was not a very pleasant space for us. I know that the quality of life for whoever comes to reside at 5 Ward Drive—whether they know it or not—will drastically improve because of it. I believe that you—the Trustees—deserve to hear Zion and me, who know how very important this project is, say thank you. So here it is—THANK YOU!

So as you can see, it’s time to update that space and make it pleasant to be in and clean and functional before a new resident moves in. In fact, it would be wonderful to have the project finished before a prospective pastor sees it.  

Contact me, Kaki Pierson (201) 230-5427 or Sue Browse (973) 229-2126 if you’d like to take a look at the state of the kitchen now, and help us make the manse as appealing and comfortable as possible with your donation. Send a check to the church office or drop it in the plate with “Manse Kitchen” written on the memo line.  

Thanks for your cooperation. We’re all a part of the process of calling a new pastor, and this is an essential part of that process.


ATTENTION SENIORS:  

JOIN US ON FRIDAY, MAY 10 FOR “LUNCH BUNCH”

We will gather in Scialla Hall for lunch and fun from 12 – 1:30 pm. Hope to see you there!  Please RSVP to Linda Fairchild at 973-943-8178. A $5.00 donation is appreciated.


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

DE-STRESS LIKE A YOGI - NATURAL RELIEF FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY
WITH CHRISTIN SCARCELLO-MILLER
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 -  6:30-8:30PM

Come and join us on Wednesday evenings as we explore spiritual practices that can help center us and enrich our Christian faith. As people who strive for justice and seek to live a faith that is active, these spiritual practices can help us be more balanced in the health and well-being of our body, mind, and spirit. Join us on May 15 at 6:30pm for “De-Stress Like a Yogi - Natural Relief for Stress and Anxiety” with Christin Scarcello-Miller.

Living with anxiety and stress seems like the norm these days.  But now more than ever, people are finding ancient practices and tools can help deal with our modern day overwhelm.  Learn insider tips and practices to naturally de-stress and relieve anxiety from Ayurveda and essential oils educator and ISHTA yoga teacher Christin Scarcello.  In this class you will:

  • Take away easy to implement practices you can do at home or on the go.

  • Learn about the benefits of the essential oils and herbal remedies she has found most effective. 

  • Gain resources and references for the healing modalities she recommends most often.

  • Experience the practices that can be used on the mat to keep you calm through the day.   

Christin Scarcello-Miller, is passionate about sharing tools to manage stress, stay in the present moment and make more natural choices for your family and home to live YOUR best life.  She lives and teaches here in Mendham.  For more info visit www.ChristinScarcello.com


SOUP KITCHEN HELP NEEDED

Our next soup kitchen will be held on Saturday, May 18th, and we are in need of additional servers and black shirts (certified kitchen staff). If you can spare a few hours to help those in need, we'd appreciate your help.


THE UCC NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

SATURDAY, MAY 18

This meeting will be held at Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ. There will be a business meeting, a keynote address of the state of the Central Atlantic Conference by The Rev. Freeman Palmer, Conference Minister, and a service of covenant for our 5 most recently welcomed UCC churches. Reports will be posted on the association website as they are received. Registration starts at 9:00 AM with the meeting beginning at 9:30 AM and the day will end around 1:00. Lunch will be served. The cost will be $10.00 a person, all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to the NJA Office by Wednesday, May 8 via FAX 973-748-7779 or njaoffice@gmail.com Go to Christ Congregation's website for directions: www.ccprinceton.org


GREETER CERTIFICATION
SUNDAY, MAY 19 DURING COFFEE HOUR

Greeting newcomers and visitors to the church is one of the most important roles you can play in the life of the church. So is certification really necessary?  Absolutely not - but it does sound like fun! We'll take about 15 minutes during Coffee Hour on Sunday, May 19 to share real-life stories of greeting, and being greeted; best practices for "The Art of the Greeting," and more. There is no exam, but there will be certificates issued to those who take the Oath to Greet! The Community Outreach Committee is looking for participation from those with stories of the first time you visited Brookside, and stories and insights from experienced greeters.  All you need to do is be there!


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Marc Behnke.
For Jack Miller’s parents.
For Linda Howe’s brother.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Requests received by Tuesday of each week will be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside and will remain there for a month unless otherwise requested. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  


FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of April 28


AN UPDATE ON THE MANSE KITCHEN PROJECT

In response to the email the trustees sent out last week, donations are coming in, which is wonderful. Thanks so much to all of you who responded so quickly to this request, and so generously! The trustees continue to work on a really accurate quote and firm up the cabinet specifications so that we can put the cabinet order in and get the project started at the beginning of next week. If we get halfway to our goal of raising $30,000 by this weekend, after the manse tour and discussion after church on Sunday, May 5, we will feel confident enough to go ahead and get the contractor started. It would be nice to have the renovation finished before we bring in a candidate so that we have a clean, comfortable home to show them. Please feel free to look at the project and ask questions this Sunday. Many thanks for your support! —Kaki Pierson, Sue Browse, Mike Wright, Rebecca Griffith


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

ESSENTIAL OILS 101 WITH CHRISTIN SCARCELLO-MILLER
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 -  6:30-8:30PM

Come and join us on Wednesday evenings as we explore spiritual practices that can help center us and enrich our Christian faith. As people who strive for justice and seek to live a faith that is active, these spiritual practices can help us be more balanced in the health and well-being of our body, mind, and spirit. Join us on May 8 at 6:30pm for Essential Oils 101 with Christin Scarcello-Miller.

Essential oils are powerful all natural tools that you can use to shift your mood, clean your home and support your overall well-being.  They can easily replace many of the products containing toxic chemicals and ingredients in your home and beauty products.   

In this class, you will learn everything you need to know to start using essential oils confidently including: 

  • What are essential oils and how they differ from other types of oils. 

  • The most common ways to apply them and how to use them safely.

  • Which oils to start with and their most common uses.

  • How they affect your body and mind.

  • How to kick off your oils exploration and the best books and blogs to support you.   

Looking for an oil to wind down before bed, at the office, during homework time?  Bring your questions and Christin will help pair you with the oils you need most.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a pen and notepad to take notes.   

Young Living Essential Oil Distributor, Ayurveda educator and ISHTA yoga teacher Christin Scarcello-Miller, is passionate about sharing tools to manage stress, stay in the present moment and make more natural choices for your family and home to live YOUR best life. 


ATTENTION SENIORS:  

JOIN US ON FRIDAY, MAY 10 FOR “LUNCH BUNCH”

We will gather in Scialla Hall for lunch and fun from 12 – 1:30 pm. Hope to see you there!  Please RSVP to Linda Fairchild at 973-943-8178 by May 7. A $5.00 donation is appreciated.


THE UCC NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

SATURDAY, MAY 18

This meeting will be held at Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ. There will be a business meeting, a keynote address of the state of the Central Atlantic Conference by The Rev. Freeman Palmer, Conference Minister, and a service of covenant for our 5 most recently welcomed UCC churches. Reports will be posted on the association website as they are received. Registration starts at 9:00 AM with the meeting beginning at 9:30 AM and the day will end around 1:00. Lunch will be served. The cost will be $10.00 a person, all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to the NJA Office by Wednesday, May 8 via FAX 973-748-7779 or njaoffice@gmail.com Go to Christ Congregation's website for directions: www.ccprinceton.org


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Marc Behnke.
For Jack Miller’s parents.
For Linda Howe’s brother.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Requests received by Tuesday of each week will be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside and will remain there for a month unless otherwise requested. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of April 21


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

DIAMOND LIGHT ENERGY HEALING WITH MELISSA WEEDEN
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1  6:30PM - 8:30PM

Come and join us on Wednesday evenings as we explore spiritual practices that can help center us and enrich our Christian faith. As people who strive for justice and seek to live a faith that is active, these spiritual practices can help us be more balanced in the health and well-being of our body, mind, and spirit.

Join us on May 1 at 6:30pm for Diamond Light Energy Healing with Melissa Weeden. Diamond Light Healing Wisdom (DLHW) is a healing energy that is transmitted to help with the healing of the earth and its people at this time. This class is an intro to this wisdom and the first in a 7-part series of Sacred Geometry Healing. The (DLHW) meditation is used to clear physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments that are surfacing for you and awaken your healing abilities. It's energy assists in your ascension, allowing you to live your life from a source of joy and opportunity and then spread this joy to those around you. Bring a pen and notebook and wear comfortable clothing.   

Melissa Weeden is a NJ Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Level 2 Practitioner, and Divine Light Healing Wisdom series practitioner, Raindrop Technique Practitioner and Young Living Essential Oils educator. She resides in Kinnelon, NJ, is married with three sons, a girl dog, loves the outdoors and is passionate about spreading love and light in the world!   For more information contact Melissa Weeden 603-616-7670 sisumassage4you@gmail.com


YOU'RE INVITED . . . TONIGHT @ 7PM

Gaye Swanson and Mark Brumbaugh recently returned from a month of cycling in parts of Southwest China.  They will present a pictorial and verbal description of their impressions and answer questions this evening, April 25 at 7:00 PM in the Upper Room of the Anderson Wing.


THE UCC NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

SATURDAY, MAY 18

This meeting will be held at Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ. There will be a business meeting, a keynote address of the state of the Central Atlantic Conference by The Rev. Freeman Palmer, Conference Minister, and a service of covenant for our 5 most recently welcomed UCC churches. Reports will be posted on the association website as they are received. Registration starts at 9:00 AM with the meeting beginning at 9:30 AM and the day will end around 1:00. Lunch will be served. The cost will be $10.00 a person, all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to the NJA Office by Wednesday, May 8 via FAX 973-748-7779 or njaoffice@gmail.com Go to Christ Congregation's website for directions: www.ccprinceton.org


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Christin Scarcello-Miller and Family, upon the death of her grandmother.
For Marc Behnke.
For Jack Miller’s parents.


Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Requests received by Tuesday of each week will be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside and will remain there for a month unless otherwise requested. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of April 14


EASTER AT BROOKSIDE CHURCH

  • Please note, there will not be a Maundy Thursday service this year.

  • We will have a Good Friday Tenebrae Service on April 19 at 7pm featuring our own Adult Choir in concert. Come experience anew the story of the crucifixion interwoven with beautiful choral anthems.

  • Join us for breakfast on Easter morning in Scialla Hall at 8:30 am. Sign up here

  • One Easter Sunday service will be celebrated at 10am.

  • There will be an Easter Egg Hunt after worship.


SEDER DINNER

A group of residents from the Mendhams have organized a Community Seder dinner for Monday, April 22, at 5 pm at the Brookside Community Club. All are invited to celebrate Passover traditions -- readings, stories, eating special foods, singing and drinking wine!  You can reserve a spot via Eventbrite, and pay at the door; $18 for adults, and $36 for families. The link is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mendham-community-seder-registration-59016558114 Or, residents, can RSVP to mendhamseder@gmail.com


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

A TASTE OF TAI CHI
WEDNESDAY, April 24 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Come and join us on Wednesday evenings as we explore spiritual practices that can help center us and enrich our Christian faith. As people who strive for justice and seek to live a faith that is active, these spiritual practices can help us be more balanced in the health and well-being of our body, mind, and spirit.

Join us on April 24 at 6:30pm for A Taste of Tai Chi . Research from Harvard University Medical School concludes that tai chi may be one of the best exercises you can do for your life.  The ancient Chinese knew this centuries ago, as they have been using tai chi not only to correct a myriad of health problems, but also to grow their intuition, inner peace, creativity, and bestow longevity.  In the West, we mostly come across tai chi as a slow moving meditative exercise commonly practiced by older folks. What few know though, is that tai chi also can be practiced vigorously and used as a martial art.  Based not on religion, it interferes with no belief system. Instead, it is based on Taoist philosophy - the native philosophy of China that seeks to understand the ways of the universe and how mankind is part of it.  Let’s look at the deep and forgotten history of tai chi, while we also sample a few of the different types of tai chi, as well as its breathing, stretching, and meditative practices. Books and videos will be available for you to continue your exploration.

Loretta M. Wollering, MS, LMT
Shifu Loretta Wollering is the author of “Anatomy of Fitness: Tai Chi” (Hinkler, 2013) and founder of the international online school of tai chi, InternalGardens.com. She also maintains a top-shelf school in Randolph, NJ and teaches around the NJ/NYC area. Every spring, she produces and directs the Tai Chi Gala - a conference retreat that joins people to learn about and share in the art of tai chi chuan (taijiquan). Wollering used tai chi to heal her knee, and then to heal Crohn’s Disease while finishing grad school.  She has also competed in full contact fighting with tai chi. Her experiences serve as a springboard to help you understand how tai chi can enrich your life. 


YOU'RE INVITED . . .

Gaye Swanson and Mark Brumbaugh recently returned from a month of cycling in parts of Southwest China.  They will present a pictorial and verbal description of their impressions and answer questions on Thursday evening, April 25 at 7:00 PM in the Upper Room of the Anderson Wing.


THE UCC NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

SATURDAY, MAY 18

This meeting will be held at Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ. There will be a business meeting, a keynote address of the state of the Central Atlantic Conference by The Rev. Freeman Palmer, Conference Minister, and a service of covenant for our 5 most recently welcomed UCC churches. Reports will be posted on the association website as they are received. Registration starts at 9:00 AM with the meeting beginning at 9:30 AM and the day will end around 1:00. Lunch will be served. The cost will be $10.00 a person, all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to the NJA Office by Wednesday, May 8 via FAX 973-748-7779 or njaoffice@gmail.com Go to Christ Congregation's website for directions: www.ccprinceton.org


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Marc Behnke.
For Jack Miller’s parents.
For Linda Howe’s brother.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Requests received by Tuesday of each week will be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside and will remain there for a month unless otherwise requested. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of April 7


EASTER AT BROOKSIDE CHURCH

  • Please note, there will not be a Maundy Thursday service this year.

  • We will have a Good Friday Tenebrae Service on April 19 at 7pm featuring our own Adult Choir in concert. Come experience anew the story of the crucifixion interwoven with beautiful choral anthems.

  • Join us for breakfast on Easter morning in Scialla Hall at 8:30 am. Sign up here

  • One Easter Sunday service will be celebrated at 10am.

  • There will be an Easter Egg Hunt after worship.


EASTER FLOWERS 

If you would like to contribute towards the flowers which will decorate our sanctuary on Easter Sunday, 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 Easter bulletin.  The envelopes can be placed in the offering plates or dropped off or mailed to the church office.  After our Easter service, please take a plant with you so you can enjoy it at home.


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

REIKI ENERGY MEDICINE & MEDITATION
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 AT 6:30PM

Come and join us on Wednesday evenings as we explore spiritual practices that can help center us and enrich our Christian faith. As people who strive for justice and seek to live a faith that is active, these spiritual practices can help us be more balanced in the health and well-being of our body, mind, and spirit.

Join us on April 17 at 6:30pm for Integrated Spirituality: Reiki Energy Medicine & Meditation.

This introductory two-hour Workshop will offer experiential practices and teachings where you will :

  • Learn how to work with healing energy in everything you do.

  • Learn to use intention, connection, breath, movement and meditation to learn how to raise your energy level.

  • Learn to be more present in your body and in your life.

  • Move into a quiet meditation.

You will experience Reiki which is a Japanese system of natural healing using Universal Energy that treats the whole person -- body, emotions, mind and spirit – using the subtle Reiki energy that resides within us. Reiki is easy to learn and creates many beneficial effects, including stress reduction, relaxation and feelings of well-being.

Please wear comfortable clothes, and bring a notebook, pen and water bottle!
Janet StraightArrow is a full-time Reiki Master, Shaman, Teacher, Healer, Yogi, and Sage, and director of Be The Medicine. She has been a Reiki Master Teacher for 23 years and offers comprehensive professional training. www.bethemedicine.com


SEDER DINNER

A group of residents from the Mendhams have organized a Community Seder dinner for Monday, April 22, at 5 pm at the Brookside Community Club. All are invited to celebrate Passover traditions -- readings, stories, eating special foods, singing and drinking wine!  You can reserve a spot via Eventbrite, and pay at the door; $18 for adults, and $36 for families. The link is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mendham-community-seder-registration-59016558114 Or, residents, can RSVP to mendhamseder@gmail.com


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Jack Miller’s parents.
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Requests received by Tuesday of each week will be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside and will remain there for a month unless otherwise requested. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch

@ Brookside . . . Week of March 31


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30PM

Come and join us on Wednesday evenings as we explore spiritual practices that can help center us and enrich our Christian faith. As people who strive for justice and seek to live a faith that is active, these spiritual practices can help us be more balanced in the health and well-being of our body, mind, and spirit.

We will continue Wednesday night (April 10) with a yoga and meditation class. Join us in Scialla Hall from 6:30-7:45 pm for this donation-based class. All levels of experience welcome. 


EASTER AT BROOKSIDE CHURCH

  • Please note, there will not be a Maundy Thursday service this year.

  • We will have a Good Friday Tenebrae Service on April 19 at 7pm featuring our own Adult Choir in concert. Come experience anew the story of the crucifixion interwoven with beautiful choral anthems.

  • Join us for breakfast on Easter morning in Scialla Hall at 8:30 am. Sign up here

  • One Easter Sunday service will be celebrated at 10am.

  • There will be an Easter Egg Hunt after worship.


EASTER FLOWERS 

If you would like to contribute towards the flowers which will decorate our sanctuary on Easter Sunday, 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 Easter bulletin.  The envelopes can be placed in the offering plates or dropped off or mailed to the church office.  After our Easter service, please take a plant with you so you can enjoy it at home.


COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN FUNDRAISER

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 @ 6pm

The Soup Kitchen’s “Share the Bounty” fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 6pm at the Madison Hotel.  Tickets are $75.  The Community Soup Kitchen relies on your financial support to keep their doors open, 365 days a year. Every dollar goes directly to feeding and helping your neighbors and community members. The Soup Kitchen has operated since 1984 with a small staff and a lean budget — and all donations go towards the needs of their guests. They receive NO government funding, so supporters like you keep them running. Please come to “Share The Bounty” cocktail buffet and silent auction, tickets can be purchased at cskmorristown.org  


SEDER DINNER

A group of residents from the Mendhams have organized a Community Seder dinner for Monday, April 22, at 5 pm at the Brookside Community Club. All are invited to celebrate Passover traditions -- readings, stories, eating special foods, singing and drinking wine!  You can reserve a spot via Eventbrite, and pay at the door; $18 for adults, and $36 for families. The link is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mendham-community-seder-registration-59016558114 Or, residents, can RSVP to mendhamseder@gmail.com


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Jack Miller’s parents.
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Requests received by Tuesday of each week will be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside and will remain there for a month unless otherwise requested. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AT facebook.com/brooksidechurch