@ Brookside . . . Week of November 4


GIVING TREE GIFTS ARE DUE THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Gifts for the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women are due this Sunday. Please return unwrapped gifts this week to the church office or bring them to church on Sunday. Please note, they cannot accept: cash, cameras, baseball bats, baseballs, sharp items, play dough, clay, no glass items (esp. perfume or nail polish bottles), no play guns or weapons.  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:  
November 11, December 2 & 9 

The Brook Singers will participate in worship on:
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.


 
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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.

STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

Our Stewardship campaign for 2019 is well underway with a total of $130,060 being received as of Wednesday, November 7. 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 Sunday, November 18. We thank you for your support!  


HANGING OF THE GREEN SERVICE
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 Green 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.  More info to follow, but mark this date on your calendar as a Sunday you don’t want to miss!


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Edie Marucci and family, upon the passing of Edie’s brother.
For Linda Howe’s brother.
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.

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. 

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