@ Brookside . . . Week of July 14


SUMMER SERVICES DURING JULY & AUGUST WILL BE HELD IN SCIALLA HALL


SOUP KITCHEN HELPERS NEEDED

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Our next soup kitchen visit will be held on Saturday, July 20, and we are in need of servers and black shirts (certified kitchen staff). If you can spare a few hours to help those in need, we'd appreciate your help.  Sign up below to volunteer as a server (11:15am-1:00pm) or Black Shirt (9:30am-1:00pm). You may also text Judy Schryver at 973-727-1480.


HYMN SING SUNDAY

AUGUST 4

Amy Southerland will lead the congregation in a hymn sing during our worship service on Sunday, August 4.  Write down your favorite hymn and drop it in the basket in Scialla Hall during worship service on Sunday.  We look forward to singing with you! 


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

MEDITATION TO BALANCE EMOTIONS
WITH CHRISTIN SCARCELLO-MILLER
WEDNESDAY JULY 24 - 6:30 PM

When you get caught up in your mind and hold on to emotions, the energy of your heart becomes blocked.  This prevents you from experiencing your true nature, connection to spirit and the source of unconditional love, inspiration and wisdom.  

In this class, we will work to re-establish that connection by clearing out the emotions weighing you down, using gentle, pre-meditative, asana “physical postures”, kriya yoga “visualizations”, pranayama “breathing exercises”, meditation techniques and essential oils. 

This class will leave you feeling more centered and in tune with your true self.

Wear comfortable clothes that stretch and move with you. Bring a note pad and pen if you would like to take notes, yoga mat and a small blanket or large towel. 

No previous experience with yoga or meditation required. All are welcome!


ACHIEVING A CLEAR AND QUIET MIND
WITH JANET STRAIGHT ARROW
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 - 6:30 PM

Join us for this foundational practice to live in awareness, personal power, and peace. Experience teachings, practices, and profound wisdom that will give you immediate relief and discover your ability to choose what thoughts and emotions to give power to and how to release the ones that sabotage and hurt us. You will become more present and open to life and spirit and find it easier to meditate. All of this, from a quiet mind and open heart. 

No experience required. Bring a note pad and pen if you would like to take notes. Wear clothing you can sit comfortably in.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For the Rosenblatt family, upon the passing of Gwen’s father.
For Mark Henze.
For Nancy Wilson's friend, Jeff.
For Jack Miller’s parents.
For Linda Howe’s brother, Douglas.

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  


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@ Brookside . . . Week of July 7


SUMMER SERVICES DURING JULY & AUGUST WILL BE HELD IN SCIALLA HALL


SOUP KITCHEN HELPERS NEEDED

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Our next soup kitchen visit will be held on Saturday, July 20, and we are in need of servers and black shirts (certified kitchen staff). If you can spare a few hours to help those in need, we'd appreciate your help.  Sign up below to volunteer as a server (11:15am-1:00pm) or Black Shirt (9:30am-1:00pm). You may also text Judy Schryver at 973-727-1480.


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

MEDITATION TO BALANCE EMOTIONS
WITH CHRISTIN SCARCELLO-MILLER
WEDNESDAY JULY 24 - 6:30 PM

When you get caught up in your mind and hold on to emotions, the energy of your heart becomes blocked.  This prevents you from experiencing your true nature, connection to spirit and the source of unconditional love, inspiration and wisdom.  

In this class, we will work to re-establish that connection by clearing out the emotions weighing you down, using gentle, pre-meditative, asana “physical postures”, kriya yoga “visualizations”, pranayama “breathing exercises”, meditation techniques and essential oils. 

This class will leave you feeling more centered and in tune with your true self.

Wear comfortable clothes that stretch and move with you. Bring a note pad and pen if you would like to take notes, yoga mat and a small blanket or large towel. 

No previous experience with yoga or meditation required. All are welcome!

ACHIEVING A CLEAR AND QUIET MIND
WITH JANET STRAIGHT ARROW
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 - 6:30 PM

Join us for this foundational practice to live in awareness, personal power, and peace. Experience teachings, practices, and profound wisdom that will give you immediate relief and discover your ability to choose what thoughts and emotions to give power to and how to release the ones that sabotage and hurt us. You will become more present and open to life and spirit and find it easier to meditate. All of this, from a quiet mind and open heart. 

No experience required. Bring a note pad and pen if you would like to take notes. Wear clothing you can sit comfortably in.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For the Rosenblatt family, upon the passing of Gwen’s father.
For Mark Henze.
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 June 30


SETTLED SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE

The Search Committee has taken additional steps in seeking a new minister, with invitations extended to two candidates of interest. Both were invited to Brookside to tour the facilities and surroundings, deliver a sermon, and enjoy dinner and informal conversation with the committee. One has made a very positive impression which was shared with the Church Council at their recent meeting. The Council and Search Committee are continuing discussions and look forward to providing additional updates in the near future. We appreciate your interest and patience.

Thank you,
W. C. Jack Miller, Gina Bruno, Edna Ierley-Byrne, Michele James, Susannah Truitt, David Sampson, Sue Vlcko


SUMMER SERVICES DURING JULY & AUGUST WILL BE HELD IN SCIALLA HALL


SOUP KITCHEN HELPERS NEEDED

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Our next soup kitchen visit will be held on Saturday, July 20, and we are in need of servers and black shirts (certified kitchen staff). If you can spare a few hours to help those in need, we'd appreciate your help.  Sign up below to volunteer as a server (11:15am-1:00pm) or Black Shirt (9:30am-1:00pm). You may also text Judy Schryver at 973-727-1480.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Mark Henze.
For Nancy Wilson's friend, Jeff.
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 June 23


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BROOKSIDE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

Volunteers are needed to hand out balloons and giveaways for the children. Please arrive at 8:30 am to help with balloons and to set up our BCC table in front of the church. Sign up below to volunteer.


SOUP KITCHEN HELPERS NEEDED

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Our next soup kitchen visit will be held on Saturday, July 20, and we are in need of servers and black shirts (certified kitchen staff). If you can spare a few hours to help those in need, we'd appreciate your help.  Sign up below to volunteer as a server (11:15am-1:00pm) or Black Shirt (9:30am-1:00pm). You may also text Judy Schryver at 973-727-1480.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Mark Henze.
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 June 16


NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY OUTDOOR CONCERT

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 23

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Giralda Music and Arts Festival in Madison on Sunday, June 23, at 6 pm. Gates open at 4 pm for picnics and activities. Tickets are $18 in advance or $25 at the gate; children’s rates are available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://brownpapertickets.com/event/4110260 or call 973.285.5115.

Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic.  Parking is available on the grounds.  Go on your own or sign up below to picnic and car pool from Brookside Community Church.  

In case of rain, the concert will be held at: Mennen Sports Arena 161 East Hanover Ave Morristown, NJ 07960


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BROOKSIDE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

Volunteers are needed to hand out balloons and giveaways for the children. Please arrive at 8:30 am to help with balloons and to set up our BCC table in front of the church. Sign up below to volunteer.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Mark Henze.
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 June 9


PATRIOT’S RACE

THIS 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 with any questions. Sign up below.


SENIOR SOCIAL LUNCH BUNCH

THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 14 12PM - 2PM

Bring yourself and a friend for fellowship, fun and lunch on Friday, June 14, from 12:00 - 2:00pm in Scialla Hall.  $7.00 per person (cash only)  RSVP to Linda Fairchild at linchild7@gmail.com or 973-943-8178 by Monday, June 10.


SLIDE PRESENTATION

THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 16

For those who missed it,  Mark Brumbaugh will reprise a shortened version of the April slide presentation of his rural China cycling trip at Coffee Hour this Sunday, June 16 in Scialla Hall.  


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY SURVEY

We want to hear your feedback on the Integrated Spirituality classes that Brookside Church has been hosting.  Even if you have not yet attended an IS class, you can take the survey to let us know what you would like to see in the future.

The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete and will provide valuable insight to ensure the programming we offer is desired, relevant, and engaging. 

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this. 

The Integrated Spirituality Team @ Brookside Community Church


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Mark Henze.
For the Muha family, upon the passing of George’s father.
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 June 2


AN UPDATE ON THE MANSE KITCHEN PROJECT

Exciting things are happening at the manse! The many layers of old kitchen flooring will be ripped out this week, and a subfloor laid down, which will allow our contractor to install the new cabinets when they arrive. Our electrician will then be able to run wiring for new lighting and outlets. Energy-saving, stylish appliances have been ordered - so refreshing in a kitchen that has not seen a facelift in quite awhile! All is going according to plan, thanks to your generous gifts. Even with the kitchen renovation nearly funded, we have taken a closer look at the windows (something Michael alerted us to when he lived there) and recognize that we have to start replacing them. We are exploring a cost-effective solution with our contractor. Any additional funds that we receive will be used to start this work, which is so important to the general upkeep and livability of the manse.

 With gratitude — the Trustees and the Search Committees

 


CHILDREN'S SUNDAY

THIS 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!


RAMP MEETING

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

RAMP announces a June 6, 6:00 - 7:30 pm gathering at St. Elizabeth's in Convent Station titled “The Narrow Golden Door: A Moment of Truth.” Three Roman Catholic speakers will explore the roots of the humanitarian crisis at our borders and how we as North Americans can respond.  The event will be held at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity, 2 Convent Road, Convent Station, Room 110.  To RSVP email tmoran@scnj.org  or call 973 290-5404.


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 with any questions. Sign up below.


SENIOR SOCIAL LUNCH BUNCH

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 12PM - 2PM

Bring yourself and a friend for fellowship, fun and lunch on Friday, June 14, from 12:00 - 2:00pm in Scialla Hall.  $7.00 per person (cash only)  RSVP to Linda Fairchild at linchild7@gmail.com or 973-943-8178 by Monday, June 10.


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 26


AN UPDATE ON THE MANSE KITCHEN PROJECT

Well, we’re looking at the final push for fundraising for the manse kitchen this week. This is it! This is your chance to donate to the project and have your gift matched. That’s right, doubled! For those who haven’t seen the manse, please contact me for a little tour. It’s easy to ignore when you haven’t seen it, but it’s not right to put a minister in a house that’s not as pleasant or comfortable as most of us would expect our home to be. Remember, this is a big part of the compensation package for a new pastor. When they come for an interview, they look at the manse when deciding where they want to be for the next 5 or 10 years, or maybe more than that if we find the right fit. We all should do our part to make sure it’s inviting. Let’s all maintain our church property and be a part of a community that cares about a fair compensation package for a new employee. Let’s invite a new leader into our lives the right way. 

Plus, giving feels good! The work on the kitchen has already begun, and the time to contribute is now. For those who have already done so, the trustees are very grateful. Your timely gifts have allowed us to get this project underway and be hopeful that we can see the project through to its completion. 

In case you need encouragement  . . . 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  —   Winston Churchill

 With gratitude — the Trustees and the Search Committees


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!


RAMP MEETING

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

RAMP announces a June 6, 6:00 - 7:30 pm gathering at St. Elizabeth's in Convent Station titled “The Narrow Golden Door: A Moment of Truth.” Three Roman Catholic speakers will explore the roots of the humanitarian crisis at our borders and how we as North Americans can respond.  The event will be held at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity, 2 Convent Road, Convent Station, Room 110.  To RSVP email tmoran@scnj.org  or call 973 290-5404.


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!


CHURCH LANDSCAPING

Have you noticed the neat, nicely mulched beds around the church property? And the new plantings? A generous donor hired a local landscaper who did a lot of work this spring to make our property look neat and beautiful. Peter Gori, Above the Lawn, gori2@verizon.net is the landscaper who did the work. Call him if you need gardening or lawn cutting/maintenance work done in your yard. He’d be happy to hear from you, and it’s a good way to show our appreciation for a job well done!


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