Opportunities abound at BCC for missions work for PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES! The root of missions is our need to love others!
YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US IN OUR MISSION WORK!
Here is a list of BCC missions of donated time and resources in the last year:
- Addiction Resource Council – addictionresourcecouncilwaukeshawi.org/
- Adult Mission Trip to Guatemala – commonhope.org/
- Applewood Bible Study – applewoodliving.com/
- Bread of Healing Clinic – breadofhealingclinic.org/
- Calvary Food Pantry – calvaryfoodpantry.com/
- Cathedral Center – https://cathedral-center.org/
- Church Camp Scholarship – https://www.ucci.org/moon-beach/
- Church Rummage Sale to raise funds
- Church School Collection for African student tuition
- Dispensa de la Paz – https://friedenspantry.org/despensa-de-la-paz/
- Farmer’s Market Food Gleaning – brookfieldfarmersmarket.com/
- Frieden’s Community Ministries
- Guest House of Milwaukee
- Habitat for Humanity Building
- Habitat for Humanity Restore
- Hearts to Hands
- Hope House of Waukesha – Loaves & Fishes
- Interfaith Senior Network
- Lad Lake
- Milwaukee Rescue Mission
- Safe Babies
- Streetlife Ministries
- UCC Support:
- Neighbors in Need
- One Great Hour of Sharing
- Our Church Wider Mission
- UW Ministries
- Youth Mission Projects –Local and National
- WI UCC Conference Outdoor Ministries
- Women’s Center
Christian Education/Faith Formation
Our Christian Education/Faith Formation Ministry Team develops and provides programs, learning opportunities and activities that enhance the faith formation and development of spiritual awareness and growth in children, youth and adults throughout all phases of their lives.
We offer a variety of adult education opportunities including small group scripture readings, Bible and book studies, and periodic seminars on timely and pertinent topics.
Children & Youth Education Ministry offers:
- Crib Room – Care for infants through 3 years of age during the worship hour by volunteers.
- Children’s Church – Sunday morning classes held each week during the school year at the same hour as adult worship. One Sunday morning each month is dedicated to a hands on mission project.
- Blast – Age 4 through 2nd Grade
- Grow – 3rd through 5th Grades
- Grapple – 6th through 8th Grades
- ETC – High School – Occasional Sunday morning and additional planned gathering for fellowship and mission trip opportunities.
- Confirmation – Faith formation classes for young people exploring becoming full members of the church through declaration of faith.
Congregational Life is about caring for the needs of our members/friends and providing them with a sense of community through fellowship activities, personal support when needed and opportunities to share their gifts by serving the church in the weekly operations. We also welcome visitors and invite them to participate in our church life activities.
The two primary functions of this ministry are Membership and Fellowship. Congregational Life sponsored activities include:
- Book/Study Groups
- Buddies for New Members
- Caregivers group
- Chair Yoga
- Co-Ed Softball
- Greeters on Sunday morning
- Hearts to Hands (Prayer Shawl group)
- Hospitality Hosts
- Lunch Bunch
- Men’s Breakfast (6:15am & 8:00am groups)
Throughout the year, our Pastor and the Liturgical Arts Team create and implement ways to enhance Worship so that individuals and the congregation as a whole have a deeper understanding and connection to the Bible text / spiritual life lesson. This includes visual arts, music, drama, and liturgy. During the seasons of Advent and Lent, an optional Bible or Book study related to the current Worship theme is also offered.
The Music Team provides music for Sunday worship and other services & events throughout the year. Musical groups include Chancel Choir, Hand Bells, Praise Band, and occasional performance by special musicians.
The Resource Management Team (RMT) is responsible for the core and financial management of the property, physical plant, equipment, furnishings, improvements, repairs, and replacements for the Church and the Parsonage. The RMT also coordinates outside group’s use of the facilities.
The Worship Team prepares the church for a pleasurable experience during each service. We insure that each service runs smoothly and maintain the sanctuary during the different seasons of the year.
The Leadership Team works with the Pastor to envision, support, and enable the work of BCC. The team represents church members, listens to their needs and interests, and acts on their behalf.