@ Brookside . . . Week of May 13th

Michael, Ecclesiastical Council, May 24th

THE PREORDINATION COMMISSION OF THE NJ ASSOCIATION HAS VOTED TO RECOMMEND MICHAEL FOR ORDINATION IN THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST. A special Ecclesiastical Council has been called and will meet at 7pm on Thursday, May 24 at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, 65 Bowden Road, Cedar Grove. Anyone from BCC is welcome to attend this meeting as a non-voting member.


Join us during the service each Sunday in May as we engage in a sacred conversation about the UCC's vision to be a Just Peace Church. The Just Peace Church vision is a hallmark of the United Church of Christ’s theological identity. Grounded in UCC polity and covenantal theology, the Just Peace vision focuses attention on alleviating systemic injustice of all types using non-violence. It calls us to offer the message, grounded in the hope of reconciliation in Jesus, that “Peace is possible.” This four-part conversation will be aimed at helping Brookside Church to engage in honest conversations about our identity as a UCC congregation and discover what becoming a “justice-doing, peace-seeking church” might mean for us.


Paint with us at Pinot's Pallet on Thursday, May 17 from 7-9pm. Professional instructors will guide us through painting our own masterpiece that you will bring home to impress your friends and family!  Wine, non- alcoholic drinks and snacks will be served. Pinot's Palette is located in Morristown at 40 Market St. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS- ALL AGES 16+ ARE WELCOME! $25.00 per person.  RSVP to schryverjl@gmail.com or call the office. Please
indicate if you'd like a ride.


Please join us for lunch on Friday, May 18 at 12:30pm in Scialla Hall.  Our guest speaker Christin  Scarcello-Miller will discuss the core principals of Ayurveda, an ancient holistic approach to health and wellness.  A $10 donation is requested.  Come for an afternoon of fun and fellowship and feel free to invite a friend!  If you have dietary requirements, we are happy to accommodate you. Please RSVP by today.  Click here to sign up or call the church office.


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


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.

Prayer Joys and Concerns

For Caity Eskeland who will receive her Master’s degree in Social Work on May 18 from Simmons College in Boston.
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. 

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