KICKOFF SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 9
"Kickoff Sunday" will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 9:30 – 11:30 am. We will have food, fellowship, and fun for the whole family!
Brookside Community Church has a commitment to sharing abundance through a rich set of missions programs. This is a description of the current programs we are sustaining and hope to expand. Anyone interested in joining the missions group is more than welcome by contacting Chris Terhune at 973-476-1602.
The Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center is celebrating 34 years of caring for the working poor, elderly, disabled, and homeless. Breakfast and lunch is served to as many as 300 men, women, and children 365 days a year. The Soup Kitchen also assists guests with employment counseling, housing, and health care services. In 2017, over 70,000 breakfast and lunch meals were served, over 475,000 pounds of food were distributed and over 3,000 referrals for additional services to adults and children in need were provided.
“Share the Bounty”
Share the Bounty is the single largest fundraiser for the Community Soup Kitchen (which receives no government funding). Your support continues to feed and empower the increasing number of guests in need of a meal and help.
Edna Mahan Giving Tree
Each year, Brookside Community Church provides children’s gift donations for the annual Mother/Child visitation program for the holidays at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. Tags with children’s gender and age are displayed on the wooden Christmas tree at holiday time.
Interfaith Food Pantry
Contributions are made to the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry with a food drive and monetary donations to not only distribute food but expand access to food for working families and expand “healthy choices” to food through free “farmers' market" produce.
Dover Child Care Center
Each year, BCC provides support to contribute to the Dover Child Care Center. This helps with their goal of providing quality and affordable full-time education in preparation for school.
RAMP (Refugee Assistance Morris Partners)
RAMP is an organization that provides assistance to vetted Middle Eastern and the refugee families in their transition to productive lives of dignity, safety and hope in the Morris County area.
Brookside Community Church has a long tradition of partnering with Lancaster Seminary, one of six seminaries across the nation affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Lancaster Seminary is an inclusive community of learning and spiritual formation dedicated to the integration of intellectual, spiritual, social, and vocational learning. Their commitment is to bringing faith and intellect to bear in educating leaders for faith communities.
BCC is proud to provide financial support to Hoffman Homes. Hoffman Homes provides a place of healing and a culture of care for youth aged 6-17 with serious mental health and behavioral issues.
PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS
For Maria Henze's mother.
For Jack Miller's parents.
For Michele James’ mother Pat, who is recovering from surgery.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Requests received by Tuesday of each week will arrive in time for the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside.