@ Brookside . . . Week of July 1st


JOINT WORSHIP ON JULY 15 AND 22 WITH STANLEY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

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

http://www.stanleychurch.org/


BROOKSIDE CHURCH IS EXCITED TO WELCOME REV. DR. LOIS WILSON AS OUR NEW INTERIM CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Rev. Dr. Lois Wilson was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the granddaughter of Italian Catholic and Russian Jewish immigrants. She spent 25 years in Philadelphia, where she raised five children, now young adults ages 21 to 31. (They are her favorite people.) Lois has been a home birth midwife, social worker, special education teacher, seminary professor, activist and UCC pastor. She is a writer, artist, storyteller, musician, gardener, avid reader and lover of nature. Lois holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development, Masters Degrees in Theology, Divinity and Special Education, and a Doctorate in Art and Theology.

She believes with her whole heart that God is Love...no exceptions!

She will be serving in an interim capacity, helping our Christian Education program develop its curriculum, manage our Sunday school programming, coordinate volunteers, and help the CE Board continue to build on its strengths. We are extremely grateful that Rev. Dr. Wilson has agreed to work with Brookside in this temporary capacity, and we are excited see our CE program build momentum as it works toward seeing our congregation's vision become a reality.


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SUMMER SERMON SERIES: BECOMING AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

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/


NEXT SOUP KITCHEN VISIT: SATURDAY, JULY 21

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 mickeymousefan009@gmail.com  cellphone: 201-407-1246.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

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