Join us for Sunday worship: 9:30AM, 5:00PM.
At the morning service on Sunday, April 27, we will celebrate our annual Youth Service. Our On-the-Edge high school group will help plan and will also participate in the service. At the evening service on April 27, Pastor Kou Vang from the Sheboygan Hmong CRC will be with us to report on his recent work in Laos and Vietnam (see below). On Sunday, May 4, we will observe GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) Sunday. Regular Sunday worship services are at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Report on missions in Laos, Vietnam
At our 5:00 p.m. evening serice on Sunday, April 27, Pastor Kou Vang from the Sheboygan Hmong CRC will be with us to report on his recent work in Laos and Vietnam with the Timothy Leadership Training Institute. Our Mission Fund helped support Pastor Kou’s trip in January and February and he would like to thank the congregation and report on his work. Please plan to join us next Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m.!
Dig Deep—Water for Africa
As a church community, Brookfield CRC is trying to raise $75,000 by June to send well drilling equipment to Mozambique. Safe and accessible water for consumption and sanitation is an area of need in Mozambique, and this equipment will help alleviate the strain this need creates for individual people and their communities. If you would like to contribute to this project, please make checks payable to Brookfield CRC and designate “Dig Deep” in the memo line.
Join us next Sunday in North Hall B at 11:00 a.m. to learn more about the Dig Deep well project. Pastor Verhulst, Chad Huenink, and others will lead the discussion.
On Sunday, May 4, following the morning church service, we are planning an all-church walk around our neighborhood. The church education hour is being cancelled, and we’re encouraging men, women and children alike to participate. This walk will help us understand how far people in Africa must travel for water. As we walk, we’ll be dropping off bottles of water to our neighbors with a flyer explaining more about our Dig Deep well project.
Tell us your Dig Deep well project stories! We have heard of some creative ways people at Brookfield CRC are raising money for the well project. A special e-mail account has been set up, where you can share your story to encourage others. All story contributors will be kept anonymous. Please email your stories to DigDeep@Brookfieldcrc.org.
GEMS supporting Esther School in Zambia
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is collecting spare change through the month of April to benefit the Esther School in Zambia. In 2009, the GEMS ministry began construction on a Christian day school for orphaned and under-resourced children in Zambia. The school doors officially opened in September 2012. This past January a violent storm damaged several buildings on the campus. Brookfield CRC GEMS are raising funds to repair some of the storm damage. Please bring your change and place it in the collection cans around church. To find out more about the Esther School visit www.estherschool.org.
Adult education hour
Join Rick Britton in North Hall B during the adult education hour (10:50 to 11:45 a.m. Sundays) for a study series on Colassians. If you’ve missed a week, you can catch up by listening to recordings online. All of this year’s sessions are available.
Mission blogs, sites
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.
This year’s Camp Calvin will be held June 16-21. Registration brochures are available at the Brookfield CRC Welcome Center, and you can also register online at campcalvin.com. The registration deadline is Thursday, May 1. Please register now to avoid a late fee! Health forms are due on Tuesday, May 20.