After a wonderful group gathered weekly in October and November to delve into racial justice work, sponsored by the Mission Team, it was decided that they wanted to continue.  There were others who also wanted to be part of discussion, who were not able to join in.  I am happy to announce that we will…

Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting: Waiting’s Gifts for a Different Kind of Advent Waiting presents an enormous challenge and the upcoming season of Advent, more than any other time of the church year, invites us to embrace the spiritual practice of waiting.  We are impatient, I-can-predict-it and I-can-control-it kinds of people and now we find…

Many of us are looking at the world around us not sure what to make of it.  We hear the cries for justice, but aren’t sure how to respond or even where to begin.  We have more questions than answers. Thankfully we have a resource right here in our church.  Our own Rev. Laura is…

– the experience continues… For four Sundays in March (1st-22nd), Rev. Laura and Andre Pirtle will again lead a “The Sacred Conversation”.   This time, Immanuel Baptist Church, located at 4250 N 137th Street in Brookfield, is the host (that’s Max Ramsey’s church).  The group will gather at noon there each Sunday.  Folks from BCC are invited to…

“Give Up Something Bad For Lent” by James W. Moore is an easy read with profound spiritual insights.  During Lent each year, Christians give up something as an act of sacrifice and spiritual discipline. Often it is something like chocolate, knowing that after Easter Sunday they can once again enjoy what they have given up….

In all my years of teaching Confirmation so many adult mentors and members of the church have expressed an interest in having a Confirmation experience for adults.  Since we do not have youth Confirmation class this year, I thought it was the perfect time to try it. We will meet Sundays after worship from 11:15am-12:15pm…

The United Church of Christ has a long history of working towards eradicating systemic and institutional racism. In 2003 General Synod 24 adopted a resolution calling for the UCC to be an anti-racist church stating that “racism is rooted in a belief of the superiority of whiteness and bestows benefits, unearned rights, rewards, opportunities, advantages,…

As I contemplated what study or resource to offer this fall, it occurred to me that so much of what we do in the church is intellectual.  We are great at book studies and Bible studies.  We don’t hesitate to dive into difficult and challenging topics.  Even the “Agile Church” book study this summer was…

Summer is a busy time and it’s hard to fit things in, particularly a book study, but we are going to give it a try.  The Leadership Team has committed to reading and studying a book together entitled “The Agile Church” by Dwight J. Zscheile*.  We would like to open the study to anyone interested…

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