@ Brookside . . . Week of June 17th


This summer, Brookside Church will join with Stanley Congregational Church - UCC (Chatham) for two of our Sunday morning worship services.  We will meet together at Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham at 10am on July 15 with Pastor Michael and our congregation leading the worship.  On July 22 our service will be here at Brookside Church at 9:30am, with Rev. Bernd Weishaupt and doctoral students O'Neil Van Horn and Jen Maidrand leading the service.

What:  Joint Worship Services
When: Sunday July 15 (10am) & July 22 (9:30am)
Where: July 15 - at Stanley / July 22 - at Brookside

Stanley Congregational Church
94 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928


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Join us this summer for a long awaited and exciting Summer Sermon Series: "Becoming an Inclusive Community."

The series will begin with an introduction that allows us to be radically honest. We will talk about what can be scary about inclusivity and what can make the Bible such a dangerous book. The aim is to reimagine our church as a faith community that is working to be part of God's dream for the world, a radically inclusive Beloved Community.

The series will then lead into a five part rereading of some important biblical verses. We will rethink our approach to scripture and discover the truth, that the Bible actually **doesn't say anything** about homosexuality.

We understand that there may be a number of members of our church who have not participating in any real structured engagement on the issue of LGBTQ inclusivity. Our leadership is committed to making this a safe and inclusive space for everyone. There will be chances each Sunday for people to anonymously ask questions and provide feedback. Our Interim Minister, Rev. Michael Howard, invites anyone to engage in conversation with him to express discomfort or concern throughout the time of this series or after.

Won't you join us this summer:
9:30am on Sunday mornings @ Brookside Community Church.

DIVERSITY DAY! 2018 - Interfaith Worship Service

Several community groups have partnered to develop the first Diversity Day to be held on the Morristown Green, July 8, 2018, beginning at 11am! Diversity Day is an open and free event for all ages and we invite you to take part in the festivities.

Our service at Brookside will still meet at 9:30am on Sunday, July 8th. However, we will plan to end our worship service a few minutes early in order to allow members to arrive at the Morristown Green to join with our wider community and engage in an interfaith time of worship.

For more information, visit https://morristowngreen.com/2018/05/03/diversity-day-coming-to-morristown-july-8/

Prayer Joys and Concerns

For Maria Henze’s mother, who is hospitalized.
For Michele James’ mother Pat, who is recovering from surgery.
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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