@ Brookside . . . Week of May 26


AN UPDATE ON THE MANSE KITCHEN PROJECT

Well, we’re looking at the final push for fundraising for the manse kitchen this week. This is it! This is your chance to donate to the project and have your gift matched. That’s right, doubled! For those who haven’t seen the manse, please contact me for a little tour. It’s easy to ignore when you haven’t seen it, but it’s not right to put a minister in a house that’s not as pleasant or comfortable as most of us would expect our home to be. Remember, this is a big part of the compensation package for a new pastor. When they come for an interview, they look at the manse when deciding where they want to be for the next 5 or 10 years, or maybe more than that if we find the right fit. We all should do our part to make sure it’s inviting. Let’s all maintain our church property and be a part of a community that cares about a fair compensation package for a new employee. Let’s invite a new leader into our lives the right way. 

Plus, giving feels good! The work on the kitchen has already begun, and the time to contribute is now. For those who have already done so, the trustees are very grateful. Your timely gifts have allowed us to get this project underway and be hopeful that we can see the project through to its completion. 

In case you need encouragement  . . . 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  —   Winston Churchill

 With gratitude — the Trustees and the Search Committees


CHILDREN'S SUNDAY

JUNE 9

This will be a child-led worship service based around what we've learned in Sunday School this year. Come hear from the kids about why it's so important to live by the teachings of the Bible and how it affects us each and every day. Afterwards, join us for a potluck brunch in Scialla Hall and fun activities for all ages. And don't forget to stop by the Ice Cream Man before you leave!


RAMP MEETING

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

RAMP announces a June 6, 6:00 - 7:30 pm gathering at St. Elizabeth's in Convent Station titled “The Narrow Golden Door: A Moment of Truth.” Three Roman Catholic speakers will explore the roots of the humanitarian crisis at our borders and how we as North Americans can respond.  The event will be held at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity, 2 Convent Road, Convent Station, Room 110.  To RSVP email tmoran@scnj.org  or call 973 290-5404.


PATRIOT’S RACE

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Brookside Church is once again a sponsor of the Patriot's Day 5K Run through Mendham Township on Saturday, June 15. We will be handing out water at the halfway point, and then hosting a pancake breakfast after the race in Scialla Hall.  We need volunteers!  See Community Outreach Committee members Chris Terhune or Matt Messina, and be looking for the Sign Up Genius coming soon!


CHURCH LANDSCAPING

Have you noticed the neat, nicely mulched beds around the church property? And the new plantings? A generous donor hired a local landscaper who did a lot of work this spring to make our property look neat and beautiful. Peter Gori, Above the Lawn, gori2@verizon.net is the landscaper who did the work. Call him if you need gardening or lawn cutting/maintenance work done in your yard. He’d be happy to hear from you, and it’s a good way to show our appreciation for a job well done!


PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS

For Nancy Wilson's friend, Jeff.
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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