MARKET STREET MISSION
Winter coats are being collected this month for the Market Street Mission. Please clean out your closets and bring to church any gently used coats, scarves, gloves, & hats (for men, women & children) that would warm a family in need this winter. Distribution will be on the Morristown Green November 3, and we need to get donations to Market Street Mission by October 26. Please see the collection boxes in the church Narthex and Scialla Hall. Questions? Ask Mark Brumbaugh 201 400 1432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, Brookside Community Church will participate in the Mother/Child visitation holiday gift program. This is our contribution to the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. The gifts needed will be described on the Giving Tree tags. Please visit the Giving Tree in Scialla Hall and return unwrapped gifts to the church or church office by November 11. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
BROOK SINGER’S SCHEDULE
The Brook Singer’s Choir (for K-12th graders) will rehearse on Sunday mornings after Children’s Church until 11:15 am on the following Sundays ONLY:
October 21 & 28
November 4 & 11, December 2 & 9
The Brook Singers will participate in worship on:
November 4, November 18, 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.
COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN NEWS
If you'd like to work in the kitchen helping to prepare the meal you need to become a "Black Shirt", which involves training to understand food safety- plus you'll get a spiffy black t-shirt to signify your kitchen status. Black Shirts arrive before the servers to bring groceries supplied by BCC and to help prepare the day's lunch. If you'd like to become a Black Shirt, the next training will be Sunday November 18 from 1:00 - 2:00pm. Please text Judy Schryver at 973-727-1480 if you'd like to join the elite rank of Black Shirt!
SAVE THE DATE: BCC OPEN HOUSE, NOV 18 @ 4pm
We will host an Open House at 4 pm on Sunday, November 18, to show our church community the newly upgraded Anderson Wing and to invite the community in so they can see our space (which is now available for users of all kinds.) Refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided.
As we enter this year’s season of stewardship, we are reminded that stewardship is an important spiritual practice. Our mantra for this season is discover, imagine, become: “Discover who we are. Imagine who we can be. Become our best selves together.” At times, it may be challenging. It will take patience and care. If we begin with faith—not only faith in God but faith that God has faith in us—then we can believe that all of the pieces will fit somehow. When each of us work to discover how our time, talents, and treasure fit into the wider picture of who God is calling us to become, Brookside Community Church can be our best yet!
Everyone in our community should receive a stewardship letter in the mail, along with a brochure and a pledge card. The stewardship brochure and pledge cards will also be provided in the pews during our Sunday services.
You can help Brookside Community Church achieve our goal of becoming our best yet. Your support is crucial to our efforts to become who God is calling us to be. Please review the pledging and budget information provided in the brochure to help guide you.
Please complete and return your pledges by our Celebration Sunday on November 18, 2018.
Feel free to send your completed pledge card in the mail, return it to the office, or bring it with you to service on Sunday.
PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS
For Terri McKinnell, upon the passing of her father.
For Jan Schurter.
For Glen & Tod.
For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Maria Henze's mother.
For Jack Miller's parents.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter, Meghan.
For Edie Marucci’s brother, Christian.
Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Please forward your requests during the week to: email@example.com Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside.