@ Brookside . . . Week of April 28


AN UPDATE ON THE MANSE KITCHEN PROJECT

In response to the email the trustees sent out last week, donations are coming in, which is wonderful. Thanks so much to all of you who responded so quickly to this request, and so generously! The trustees continue to work on a really accurate quote and firm up the cabinet specifications so that we can put the cabinet order in and get the project started at the beginning of next week. If we get halfway to our goal of raising $30,000 by this weekend, after the manse tour and discussion after church on Sunday, May 5, we will feel confident enough to go ahead and get the contractor started. It would be nice to have the renovation finished before we bring in a candidate so that we have a clean, comfortable home to show them. Please feel free to look at the project and ask questions this Sunday. Many thanks for your support! —Kaki Pierson, Sue Browse, Mike Wright, Rebecca Griffith


INTEGRATED SPIRITUALITY GATHERINGS

ESSENTIAL OILS 101 WITH CHRISTIN SCARCELLO-MILLER
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 -  6:30-8:30PM

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. Join us on May 8 at 6:30pm for Essential Oils 101 with Christin Scarcello-Miller.

Essential oils are powerful all natural tools that you can use to shift your mood, clean your home and support your overall well-being.  They can easily replace many of the products containing toxic chemicals and ingredients in your home and beauty products.   

In this class, you will learn everything you need to know to start using essential oils confidently including: 

  • What are essential oils and how they differ from other types of oils. 

  • The most common ways to apply them and how to use them safely.

  • Which oils to start with and their most common uses.

  • How they affect your body and mind.

  • How to kick off your oils exploration and the best books and blogs to support you.   

Looking for an oil to wind down before bed, at the office, during homework time?  Bring your questions and Christin will help pair you with the oils you need most.  Wear comfortable clothes and bring a pen and notepad to take notes.   

Young Living Essential Oil Distributor, Ayurveda educator and ISHTA yoga teacher Christin Scarcello-Miller, is passionate about sharing tools to manage stress, stay in the present moment and make more natural choices for your family and home to live YOUR best life. 


ATTENTION SENIORS:  

JOIN US ON FRIDAY, MAY 10 FOR “LUNCH BUNCH”

We will gather in Scialla Hall for lunch and fun from 12 – 1:30 pm. Hope to see you there!  Please RSVP to Linda Fairchild at 973-943-8178 by May 7. A $5.00 donation is appreciated.


THE UCC NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

SATURDAY, MAY 18

This meeting will be held at Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ. There will be a business meeting, a keynote address of the state of the Central Atlantic Conference by The Rev. Freeman Palmer, Conference Minister, and a service of covenant for our 5 most recently welcomed UCC churches. Reports will be posted on the association website as they are received. Registration starts at 9:00 AM with the meeting beginning at 9:30 AM and the day will end around 1:00. Lunch will be served. The cost will be $10.00 a person, all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to the NJA Office by Wednesday, May 8 via FAX 973-748-7779 or njaoffice@gmail.com Go to Christ Congregation's website for directions: www.ccprinceton.org


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Marc Behnke.
For Jack Miller’s parents.
For Linda Howe’s brother.

Prayer Joys and Concerns will be listed weekly. Requests received by Tuesday of each week will be included in the following Sunday’s bulletin and @ Brookside and will remain there for a month unless otherwise requested. Please forward your requests during the week to: office@brooksidechurch.org  

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