@ Brookside . . . Week of May 20th

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY -  CHURCH PICNIC

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.


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.


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 19_ejames@s.wmrhsd.org


Prayer Joys and Concerns

For Rebecca Adams' grandmother Cathie Barefoot, who is hospitalized.
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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