ALL SAINTS DAY CELEBRATION
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD
Pastor Nicolette’s first worship with us will be Sunday, November 3rd. It is traditional to honor All Saints Day on this first Sunday of November. In the Protestant tradition, a saint is not a perfect or especially holy person, but simply a loved one who has passed away and who we continue to hold in our hearts.
During the service, we will lift the names of those we have loved and lost during our celebration of Communion. Then, during refreshments following the service, we will play a slideshow featuring the names and photos of beloved ones who have passed. For this first time, we will gladly honor those who have died at any time. Next year, we will try to specifically honor those who died after 11/1/2019.
If you have a person you would like to include in the memorial slideshow, please submit their name, picture, birth date, and date of passing to the church office firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 28th. If it is possible, doing so electronically is best, however we will also take submissions on paper.
BIBLE TEXTS FOR THE WEEK
Here are the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday, October 13 for your reflection.
Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7
Psalm 66: 5-7
Luke 17: 11 – 19
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 email@example.com 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.
10.16 Mala Bracelet Making + Meditation with Nicola Watson
Strands of beads have been used for thousands of years across many different spiritual practices for meditation and prayer. In this workshop with Nicola Watson you will make a Mala bracelet, explore the use of Mala beads in the yogic tradition and learn how they can be used for meditation and prayer (whatever your spiritual beliefs are) and experience a meditation using them.
10.23 Convers(ate): A Conversation Examining Spirituality
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.
INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY'S
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BASKET PROGRAM
Brookside Church is once again supporting the Interfaith Food Pantry's annual Thanksgiving Basket Program. The Food Pantry is expecting to distribute approximately 1,600 complete dinners this year, and is again reaching out to the community for support in this effort. Grocery bags with attached shopping lists may be found at the sanctuary entrance and in Scialla Hall (we are not collecting turkeys). Do you have friends and neighbors who would like to participate? Feel free to take them a bag! Collection continues until Sunday, November 10.
Once again BCC will have the opportunity to provide Christmas gifts for the Mother/Child Visitation Holiday Program at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women. The Giving Tree is in Scialla Hall with gender/age tags. Take as many as you would like and please make sure to observe the items that are not allowed (cash, baseball bats, baseballs, sharp items, play dough, clay, glass perfume or nail polish bottles or play guns/weapons). Please deliver toys to church by November 10 (pick-up is Nov 13).
PRAYER JOYS AND CONCERNS
For Amalia Duarte’s father.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org