Join us for Sunday worship: 9:30AM, 5:00PM.
Advent is a time of anticipation and waiting for God’s great work of salvation to be completed. This year during Advent, we will focus on Jesus’ own answers to the question of why he came into the world (see Pastor’s Notes). Regular Sunday worship services are at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Special holiday services
Our Children’s Christmas Program will be on Sunday, December 15 at 5:00 p.m. Our Christmas Eve service will be on Tuesday, December 24 at 5:00 p.m. Our New Year’s Eve service will Tuesday, December 31 at 6:00 p.m.
Evening services in December
On the evening of December 8, we are encouraging BCRC to worship with our church plant, City Reformed Church. Brookfield CRC’s Children’s Christmas Program will take place the evening of December 15.
There will be no evening worship either December 22 or 29. We are encouraging you to use these evenings to invite a few neighbors into your homes, using the opportunity afforded by the Christmas season to share the love and joy of Christ with your neighbors!
“Sacrifice of Praise” concert at Brookfield CRC
Brookfield CRC’s Coffee Break ministry (a weekly women's bible study) is excited to announce that “Sacrifice of Praise” will be performing on Wednesday, December 11 at 9:30 a.m. “Sacrifice of Praise” is a women’s Christian singing group who will share Christmas music and personal testimonies. This concert is open to everyone.
Thank you to everyone who selected one or more angels from our Angel Tree. Your response has been a blessing! Help is needed with delivery of gifts to those who will not be able to attend the party. Please contact Judy Blok if you are able to assist.
Update on electronic giving
The Deacons are now able to offer electronic giving via ACH for all Brookfield CRC funds (general, mission, building, benevolent, and faith-in-action funds). If you would like to enroll—or have already enrolled, and would like to re-enroll to update your 2014 giving amounts and/or add other funds—please talk to one of the Deacons or e-mail email@example.com and they’ll get you the necessary paperwork. You can participate in this new electronic giving option at any time throughout the year.
Cookies needed for Children’s Christmas Program
It is a tradition for members of the congregation to bring a dozen or two Christmas cookies to share at the December 15 Children’s Christmas Progam (5:00 p.m.) Please bring them to the kitchen next Sunday morning. Thank you for your help in making this a special evening of celebration!
Brookfield CRC 75th Anniversary
2014 is the 75th anniversary year of Brookfield CRC. We will be remembering God’s faithfulness throughout the year, but are setting aside the weekend of August 9-10 for a celebration. Saturday evening we will enjoy a picnic, followed by entertainment and desserts. Sunday morning we will thank and praise God in a special worship service. If you are connecting with any former members of Brookfield CRC this holiday season, please invite them to join us and have them email the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Christian’s calling in the world
Join Rick Britton for the Adult Education Hour (North Hall B, Sundays at 10:55 a.m.) for “The Christian’s Calling in the World.” Find out what the doctrine of vocation means to you. If you miss a week, or can’t be with us on Sunday mornings, you can listen to recordings online.
Members’ directory update
Brookfield CRC members: Please visit the tables in the Narthex to see if your information is correct. If you would like to be added to our directory, please add your information to one of the sheets. Parents of college students: please update your students’ addresses.
Mission blogs, sites
Chris & Katie Ganski are church planters, establishing our sister church, City Reformed Church, in downtown Milwaukee: www.cityreformedchurch.org/blog
Howard & Jannie Johnson are serving the Secwepemc First Nations Communities in British Columbia, Canada: jannie-apilgrimsjourney.blogspot.ca.
David & Mary Lynne Katsma are church planters in Horicon, WI: www.marshviewministries.org.
Ben and Sheree Katt are church planters in Seattle, WA: www.awakechurch.org.
Verlyn & Carol Schaap are church planters in Sergeant Bluff, IA: www.friendshipchurch.net.