Brookfield Congregational Church / United Church of Christ
Sunday, July 24th
Lectio Divina ~ 9:15am
Worship, Nursery Care ~ 10:00am
Sermon this Sunday: "Opening Up"

Going to Guatemala?
Come and see us this coming Sunday, if you are interested in joining our next mission trip to Guatemala with Common hope: February 5-11, 2017! We will have a table set up in the Narthex and people on hand to answer your questions.  Adults and youth (age 14+) are eligible to participate.  (Youth 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)  A deposit of $400 is required by August 1st to hold your spot on the trip.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

Listen to Pastor Kathleen's sermon from July 17: Summer Fruit
(Find other sermons in the Sermon Archive on the left.)

Make a Difference
Filling backpacks with MRM - The Milwaukee Rescue Mission is supporting at-risk children as they head back to school with their Back-To-School Supply drive. You can help by donating the following items: Folders, Notebooks, Crayola Markers & Crayons and USED or NEW backpacks. Find collection bins in the Gathering Room through August 21st.

Habitat for Humanity build update: We have spaces available for three consecutive Saturdays: July 23, 30 and August 6. If you would like to sign up just contact Karen Ward. You can register with Milwaukee Habitat:  sign up online. Please contact Karen Ward ( with any questions you might have. The site has a list of things to bring along. Some additional suggestions are:
  • Wear long pants preferably jeans-they may be hotter, but they are much tougher than skin. Some choose to wear shorts.
  • Bandana-hard hats are provided, but the bandana helps if it is hot to keep sweat from the eyes.
  • Knee pads-not necessary but very nice for kneeling and nailing.
  • Safety glasses- provided by Habitat, but you may have some that fit you well.
  • Tool belt-if you like.
Don't be confused by the 9-3 time listed on the website as the agenda shows activities begin at 8:00 give or take a little. If you can't work the whole day, you are welcome to drive separately and leave when you need to. We will meet at 7:30 AM in the Church Parking lot. Lunch and water are provided.
Note to Parents: Youth at least 16 but under 18 can definitely be a HUGE help in the hammering, lifting, measuring! For liability reasons they may not use power tools. There is a lot of nail pounding during the framing. When the dry wall starts in September there will be measuring, cutting, trimming and lifting of drywall. It is a great opportunity to see how a house is built. ENCOURAGE your kids or grand kids to volunteer for a Saturday in July or September.
Looking forward to a fun time of building next Saturday!

Save the date! A farewell celebration in honor of Rev. Kathleen Rinear will be held on July 31st immediately after worship. Lunch will be provided. Watch for an email in your inbox from SignUp Genius to sign up. You will also be able to sign up on the bulletin in the Narthex.
Lunch Bunch meets the third Tuesday of each month.  Our next lunch is on August 16th at 11:30am at First Time Watch Restaurant on Bluemound Road. Sign up in the Narthex or call the church office (262-786-4155).

Join the fan club! Church members and friends from BCC have formed a joint team for softball this summer.  Playoffs start this coming week. Stay tuned for game times! Games are being played at Elmbrook Lutheran Church.

10th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting: Saturday, August 27th! Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 27th from 2-5 p.m. for the 10th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting fundraiser. Barb & Rich Hansen will host at their home in Elm Grove. This year’s tasting will be wines from the West Coast. Registration information will be sent electronically. $25 per person plus one bottle of either Red or chilled White per couple, along with one cheese to share. Event proceeds to benefit BCC operations. To learn more, contact Linda Wickstrom at (262) 789-8212.  “…wine gladdens human hearts” ~Psalms 104:15

Calvary Memorial Food Pantry is asking for cereal, rice, soup, tuna, canned ravioli, spaghetti and sauce, canned vegetables and fruit, as well as  personal hygiene items for their clients. Please deposit your donated items on the shelves in the Narthex. Thank you!

Men’s Breakfasts:  Traditional Men’s Breakfast meets at Maxim’s on the first Tuesday of each month. Next traditional men’s breakfast:  August 2nd at 8:00am.  Men’s Early Breakfast meets at Perkins on the second Friday of each monthNext early breakfast:  August 12th at 6:15am.  All are welcome!

We are 'Walking in Faith' every Tuesday during the summer at 9:30am.  Join us for this opportunity to exercise your body and refresh your soul.


Consider visiting BCC
Check out our Photo Gallery (find it on the left side menu). Here you will see BCC in action. Reaching out in mission, learning and growing in the faith and celebrating life. Got questions? Call or email - we're looking for you!