MOMENT TO REMEMBER LES FAULKNER
Friends of Les Faulkner will be joining the congregation this Sunday, May 6, for a moment of remembrance during our worship service.
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.
PEACE IS POSSIBLE: A FOUR-PART CONVERSATION ON JUST PEACE (Sundays in May)
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.
KEEPING THE SABBATH HOLY
The topic for the Sunday school lesson for the next several weeks revolves around the Sabbath and why we should “keep it holy”. We will celebrate the Earth this Sunday, May 6 with our guest speaker, Kaki Pierson. Kaki will discuss the topic “How to be a Bird Watcher”. Please have your children bring boots and binoculars. Kaki will take us on a guided hike, weather permitting.
PAINT AND SIP AT PINOT'S PALETTE
Paint with us at Pinot's Pallet on Thursday, May 17from 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Tuesday, May 15. Click here to sign up or call the church office.
NEXT SOUP KITCHEN VISIT: SATURDAY, MAY 19
We are in need of lunch servers (from 11am - 1pm) and “Black Shirt” cooks. See the sign up in Scialla Hall or contact Maria Henze at email@example.com; cellphone: 201-407- 1246.
COLLECTION FOR COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE:
What: Children’s Sunday and Church Picnic
Where: Lewis Morris Park (Sugarloaf A & B – same location as last year)
When: Sunday, June 10 (worship outside at 11am with lunch to follow)
Prayer Joys and Concerns
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.
For Jack Miller’s parents.
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.