BROOKSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH WELCOMES
PASTOR NICOLETTE SIRAGUSA!
The Settled Search Committee is pleased to share that after our very busy Candidate Weekend, the congregation voted enthusiastically to call Pastor Nicolette as our next Settled Pastor at Brookside Community Church! For those not present on Sunday, there was great excitement as we look to our future guided by the recently updated Vision Statement.
So what is next? Pastor Nicolette will officially start in the beginning of November with her first Sunday in the pulpit being November 3. However this Saturday, Pastor Nicolette along with her spouse, Reg, and their beloved dog, Anya, will be moving into the manse. Ryan, their foster son just started his first semester of college so we look forward to seeing him when he is home from college. October will be a “soft start” for Pastor Nicolette for she will be traveling many days this month so to balance her previously committed schedule, she will use this month to meet with the staff and start some planning, get to know the area and community and provide pastoral care. Come November, she will establish office hours, participate in church related meetings and engage in the other responsibilities as our full time Settled Pastor.
So please join the Settled Search Committee in welcoming Pastor Nicolette, Reg, Ryan and Anya into our community and church family!
QUESTIONS FOR PASTOR NICOLETTE SIRAGUSA
Pastor Nicolette would like to give you the opportunity to ask questions that will help you get to know her better. Questions can be about her, her ministry, her understanding of theology - you are welcome to ask whatever questions you have, though because of limited space she may not be able to answer them all through @Brookside. Please submit your questions to Nancy at email@example.com, and she will pass on the questions to Nicolette. Look for questions and answers in next week’s “Ask Nicolette” column.
BIBLE TEXTS FOR THE WEEK
Here are the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday, September 22 for your reflection.
Jeremiah 8: 18 - 9: 1
Psalm 79: 1-9
Luke 16: 1-13
BCC MEMBERS & FRIENDS FACEBOOK GROUP
Are you on Facebook? If so, we invite you to join our new Facebook Group! Unlike the official page, the group will only be for members and friends, and allow us to post and communicate within our church community. You can find the group by searching for "BCC Members & Friends." Then, just request to join! Once you're in, you can invite others to join the group who you think should be a part of it. Or, you can find/contact Danielle Abushanab firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2111196432303225/?ref=share and ask her to help get you added to the group!
PRACTICES FOR THE MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT
WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30PM IN SCIALLA HALL
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.
9.25 Achieving a Clear & Quiet Mind - with Janet Straight Arrow
Join us for this foundational practice to live in awareness, personal power, and peace. Experience teachings, practices, and profound wisdom that will give you immediate relief and discover your ability to choose what thoughts and emotions to give power to and how to release the ones that sabotage and hurt us. You will become more present and open to life and spirit and find it easier to meditate. All of this, from a quiet mind and open heart.
10.2 Intuitive Touch Art
10.9 Kriya Yoga to Reconnect to Yourself
10.16 Mala Bracelet Making + Meditation
10.23 Convers(ate): A Conversation Examining Spirituality
RAMP GENERAL MEETING:
THE REFUGEE CRISIS, WHAT’S NEXT?
Tuesday, September 24 @ 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
29 Hillview Avenue, Morris Plains
A panel discussion will focus on the current status and future outlook of refugees entering New Jersey and how RAMP and its members can help. Open to the public. For more information visit www.rampnj.org.
COMMUNITY SOUP KITCHEN
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
The Community Outreach Committee is putting together a team to participate in the Hunger Walk to benefit the Community Soup Kitchen, on Sunday afternoon, October 20. Registration forms and sponsor sheets are available at the church office, or you can register online at www.cskmorristown.org.
This 5k (3.1 mile) walk begins at 1:00 PM at Church of the Redeemer (the Soup Kitchen's church), 36 South St., Morristown (we can plan to all go together as the date approaches). See Judy Schryver or Chris Terhune with any questions.
PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS
For Amalia Duarte’s father.
For Sam Fairchild.
For Debbie Replogle.
For Pat & John Tillisch, Wen-Ling's parents-in-love.
For Nancy Wilson's friend, Jeff.
For Linda Howe’s brother, Douglas.
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: email@example.com