@ Brookside . . . Week of February 3


BCC ANNUAL MEETING

This Sunday, February 10, 2019 following worship in Scialla Hall
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BROOKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH

Included on the agenda will be reports from boards and committees, financial reports from 2018, proposed budgets for 2019, and the nomination and election of new leaders. Copies of the 2018 Annual Report are available in Scialla Hall. Church bylaws require a quorum of members in order to conduct this meeting.  Please make every effort to attend.


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 13, for a gathering as Rev. Jack Cuffari leads us on an exploration of the spiritual world and guides us in developing our own spiritual practices. Rev. Cuffari is an experienced spiritual director who has developed a process called The Five Doors. The Five Doors process is based on two main spiritual tools: Queries and Micropractices. "Queries" is a Quaker tool of questioning for deepening inquiry and contemplation; Micropractices are small acts and actions that facilitate the awakening necessary for the work. Establishing Your Spiritual Practice is the fourth door of the five.


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


COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN
BLACK SHIRT KITCHEN TRAINING CLASS

The Community Soup Kitchen is running a Black Shirt Kitchen Training class on Tuesday, February 12 from 2 to 3 pm at Church of the Redeemer in Morristown. Please see the link below to sign up. BCC needs more trained kitchen help to support our six Saturday commitments a year. It’s easy and fun, so please consider being trained. Contact Judy Schryver schryverjl@gmail.com with any questions.


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

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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