ATTENTION: This Sunday, July 15 at 10am, we will meet at Stanley Congregational Church in Chatham, NJ.
JOINT WORSHIP ON JULY 15 AND 22
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
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.
PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS
For Jack Miller's parents.
For the family of Andy Bittman.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside.