@ Brookside . . . Week of September 23rd

ATTN: Special Congregational Meeting—Sunday, Oct 7th

Following our Communion Service on Sunday, October 7th, Brookside Church will kick off our Fall 2018 Stewardship Drive with a special congregational meeting. Pastor Lois and Amy will have activities for the children.

During this short meeting, we will have a presentation that will highlight the things we most value about our congregation and what resources are needed for us to be at our very best together. Based on a new stewardship strategy that emphasizes transparency and broader participation, this meeting will be led by our Interim Minister, Rev. Michael Howard, and our Moderator, Paul Breda.

It will not only be very informative but exciting and energizing, challenging us to imagine all the things our congregation can become together.

Mark your calendars and spread the word: Sunday, October 7th, following our Communion Sunday service.


Good News: RAMP is welcoming a 3rd refugee family to Morris County on Sept 27th.  Anyone who has time to: help coordinate furnishings for their apartment, has a truck to assist in moving furniture, or has gently used fall and winter clothing can notify Mark Brumbaugh at brumbaswanson@gmail.com and he will get them in touch with the appropriate support team people.


The Board of Christian Education will be meeting this Sunday after worship.


Building community across the racial divide. An Open House at the Fountain Baptist Church (116 Glenside Ave, Summit) on Sunday, Sept 30 from 1:30-4:00 offers a chance to see what the interfaith community around Summit has been offering intelligent, caring people who want to fight racism in our midst for years.  To participate, please see the RSVP details on the poster in Scialla Hall.  Mark Brumbaugh plans to go and has room in his car.


Sunday, Oct. 14th

1:00 p.m. Registration

1:30 p.m. Start

2:30 p.m. Music & Refreshments

Bring your family, friends (and even your dog!) to the Hunger Walk  

It's a fun filled day that has a huge impact on your community. Your participation will help our homeless and working poor neighbors, 365 days a year. Each student who participates receives 4 hours of community service! 

Walk starts at the Community Soup Kitchen/Redeemer Church, 36 South Street, Morristown

Go to cskmorristown.org to register or donate today!

Any questions, please feel free to contact Sue Browse at thebrowses@msn.com


Our next opportunity for BCC to serve at the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown is Saturday, November 17th.  Look for the Sign Up Genius to volunteer as a server (11:15am-1:00pm) or Black Shirt (9:30am-1:00pm), or simply text Judy Schryver at 973-727-1480. If you'd like to work in the kitchen helping to prepare the meal you need to become a "Black Shirt", which involves training to understand food safety- plus you'll get a spiffy black t-shirt to signify your kitchen status. Black Shirts arrive before the servers to bring groceries supplied by BCC and to help prepare the day's lunch. If you'd like to become a Black Shirt, the next training will be Sunday November 18th from 1:00 - 2:00pm.  Please text Judy Schryver at 973-727-1480 if you'd like to join the elite rank of Black Shirt!


If you would like for an announcement to appear in @ Brookside and/or the Sunday bulletin, please forward your announcement (as you would like it to appear) to the church office office@brooksidechurch.org no later than 10 am Tuesday morning.


For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Maria Henze's mother.
For Jack Miller's parents.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter, Meghan.
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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