Join us for Sunday worship: 9:30AM, 5:00PM.
There will be no evening service on Sunday, November 29.
“Advent” means coming. During this season of Advent, Christians throughout the world prepare for the coming of the Christ into this world and especially for his coming again at the end of history. In our Sunday morning worship services, we will be studying the topic of Christian Hope (see Pastor’s Notes)! In our 5:00 p.m. Sunday services, we will discuss the text from that morning’s message in greater depth.
Regular Sunday worship times are 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Handel’s “Messiah” performance
Handel’s Messiah will be performed at Brookfield CRC on Friday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. by the Milwaukee Area Messiah Community Chorus and Orchestra. This is a free community event. A free-will offering will be taken for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.
Ladies’ cookie exchange and dinner
The Annual Ladies Cookie Exchange and dinner will be held Tuesday, December 8. This evening is definitely a highlight of the holiday season! You will be served a wonderful dinner and have the option of participating in the cookie exchange. If you wish to exchange cookies, please bring them in packages of six. Each table will be beautifully decorated by a table host. If you would like to host a table please call Kara Vander Vliet. Fellowship time begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board near West hall or contact Laurie Smith no later than December 1. Invite a friend!
Brookfield CRC is again participating in Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program. Look for the familiar tree in the Narthex decorated with an assortment of “angels”, and consider selecting one or more for your family to provide a gift on behalf of a parent who is incarcerated this Christmas. All gifts need to be returned to the tree by Sunday, December 6. Please pray how God may have you and/or your family involved in this life-changing ministry. Individuals are also needed to help deliver gifts between December 13 and 24. Please see Melissa Horne near the Angel Tree if you are able to help in this way.
Sunday morning adult education
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to serve the church as an elder or deacon? What do these people do? When it’s time for the congregation to nominate office-bearers, are you smitten with fear or quietly hopeful you’ll be asked to serve? Our next “Second-Hour Quick Hits” offering will be a practical look at what elders and deacons do. If you think you may want to serve someday, or just want a better understanding of these roles, this class is for you! Second Hour Quick Hits is a small gathering of people exploring practical topics of faith together. Groups will be no larger than 10 people and will meet at church during our education hour—10:50 to 11:45 a.m.
Dig Deep project
Brookfield CRC, as part of a “Generous Church” effort, set out to raise funds to provide clean water for communities in Mozambique. Watch the video to see God’s answer! We give thanks and praise to God for the report that the drill rig arrived at the farm in Mozambique on Tuesday, October 13! Let’s continue to pray that the rig will be drilling soon!
Missionary blogs, sites
Kyle & Ann Abts serve in Jos, Nigeria with Sports Friends in West Africa: ABTStract.blogspot.com
Chris & Katie Ganski are church planters, establishing our sister church, City Reformed Church, in downtown Milwaukee: www.cityreformedchurch.org
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.