@ Brookside . . . Week of February 10


CALLING ALL BROOK SINGERS!

The Brook Singers will participate in the beginning of the worship service this Sunday, February 17. Please be in the sanctuary ready to rehearse at 8:45 am! There will be no choir after worship.  


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Come and join us on Wednesday evenings as we explore spiritual practices that can help center us and enrich our Christian faith. As people who strive for justice and seek to live a faith that is active, these spiritual practices can help us be more balanced in the health and well-being of our body, mind, and spirit.

How do we remain present to the Sacred that we inhabit? Join us on Wednesday, February 20 & 27, as Christin Scarcello-Miller presents: “Kriya Yoga for Consciousness and Connection.”  The energy of our recurring thoughts, emotions and life experiences remain held in our bodies, which over time can condition and limit us. It can leave us feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, stuck, uninspired or simply like we are going through the motions of life.

Kriyas (kree-ya) are cleansing techniques used to purify the mind and body of this patterning. Kriya uses visualization, pranayama (breathing), mantra and meditation to unblock the energy meridians (nadis) of the body. It detoxifies the pathways of our consciousness, opening us to deeper meditation, joyous living, divine inspiration and endless possibilities.

Class on 2/20 will include a discussion led by Christin Scarcello-Miller on how and when to use Kriya during a yoga (asana) practice. It will include a brief meditation. We will continue the conversation on 2/27 walking through the steps of a basic meditation using kriya. The practice will include a brief asana practice with a longer meditation.

*No prior experience in yoga or meditation is required. Modifications can be provided if you are working with injuries or limitations in the body as long as you have clearance to practice from a doctor. Please bring your own mat and comfortable clothes that you can move in. The meditation class can be practiced from a chair instead of seated on the floor if need be. These classes are best experienced together but you are welcome to attend each individually.


COMMUNION DAY CELEBRATION (FORMERLY FIRST COMMUNION):

Sunday, March 10

WHAT: Communion-Day Celebration (Formerly First Communion)
WHO: 2nd and 3rd graders
-(Other ages welcome, pending a conversation with Pastor Michael)
WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2019
- (Join each Sunday for Children's Church February 17 - March 3)
HOW: RSVP to Pastor Michael

For more information, click here.

If you have a child of an age you feel is appropriate for this program, please contact Pastor Michael at pastor@brooksidechurch.org.


ORGANIZING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE—UCC REGIONAL GATHERING

Friday, February 22 at 7:30pm, Community Church of Mountain Lakes

Part of our vision statement at Brookside Church is that we are a faith community that is committed to "understanding and practicing the teachings of Jesus." This is an opportunity to connect with others in our community to make that vision a reality. The members of Brookside Community Church have been invited to join with other UCC congregations in our surrounding area in a conversation about ways to put our faith into action through community organizing.

WHAT: Building Power through Faith-Based Organizing
WHEN: Friday, February 22 at 7:30pm
WHERE: Community Church of Mountain Lakes, 48 Briarcliff Rd, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
HOW: Contact Pastor Michael to RSVP: pastor@brooksidechurch.org


SAVE THE DATE:

Good Friday Tenebrae Service
April 19 @ 7pm

Mark your calendars now for our Good Friday Tenebrae Service featuring our own Adult Choir in concert. Come experience anew the story of the crucifixion interwoven with beautiful choral anthems.  


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Jack Miller’s parents.
For Phil who is facing a major life challenge, and for his family.
For Rhoda Radtke.
For Linda Howe’s brother.
For Jan Schurter.
For Sam Fairchild’s cousin.
For Karen Burns Rutigliano’s daughter.

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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