This Advent season we are studying the topic of Christian Hospitality (see Pastor’s Notes). Please pray that we will be challenged by the Spirit to be a more hospitable people! Join us for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m.!
Thursday, December 8, 6:00 p.m.—Women’s Christmas Cookie Exchange.
Sunday, December 11, 5:00 p.m.—Acacia Theatre will present two Christmas shows at Brookfield CRC. “A Christmas of Many Parts,” will be followed by “Blessed Christmas,” with an intermission in between.
Sunday, December 18, 5:00 p.m.—Our 3k-4th grade Sunday School children will be presenting “I’ve Got Mail.” A cookie reception will follow.
Saturday, December 24, 5:00 p.m.—Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 25, 9:30 a.m.—Christmas Day Worship Service
Sunday, January 1, 9:30 a.m.—New Year’s Day Worship Service
Family devotional for Advent
This year for Advent we are offering a family devotional packet from an organization called Advent Conspiracy, a group working to reclaim the Christmas season from the consumerism and busyness that too often end up crowding Christ out of Christmas. They focus on four core values: Spending Less, Giving More, Loving All, and Worshipping Fully. Devotional packets are available in the narthex by the resource library. There will be weekly handouts for further family practices for those who are interested. For more information, visit . Join us as we seek to focus more fully on our Savior Jesus Christ this Christmas season.
Brookfield CRC is again participating in Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program on behalf of parents who are incarcerated this Christmas. All gifts need to be returned to the tree in the narthex by Sunday, December 11. We are looking for individuals to help deliver gifts between December 18-24. Please see Melissa Horne by the Angel Tree on Sunday mornings if you are able to help.
Sermon on the Mount series wrap-up
If you missed the wrap-up of our recent sermon series on the Sermon on the Mount, you can hear an audio recording of the discussion from Sunday evening, November 20.
Parent Education Night
Childhood Anxiety—When to Worry About your Child’s Worries: If you missed the November 15 Parent Education Night at Brookfield Christian School you can listen online to an audio recording. Dr. Paul Veldhouse, a member of Brookfield CRC and a pediatrician with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Elizabeth Austin, a therapist at Rogers Memorial Hospital Child and Adolescent Center, shared their insights into childhood anxiety and how to support your children as they grow and develop.
Guest missionaries on Islaam
During our October 23 Adult Education class, our missionaries from Nigeria discussed their experience living with, working with, and sharing their faith with Muslims. An audio recording is available on our Listen > Adult Ed page.
Adult Education Hour
Islam dominants our news and is rapidly growing in North America. Yet few of us have a good understanding of the core beliefs and practices of the world’s second largest religion. Please join us in Adult Education Hour (Sundays 11:00-11:45 a.m, North Hall B) as we discuss the origins, beliefs and practices of Islam and seek to better understand the Islamic faith.
Sermon series on sexuality
Chris Ganske, pastor of our sister church—City Reformed Church—is presenting a year-long sermon series entitled “Something Beautiful for God: A Christian Vision for Sexuality.” You can find the audio recordings on the City Reformed Church website.