Join us for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m. as we continue a series of messages on the Core Values of our congregation (see Pastor’s Notes >). Our annual GEMS Sunday will be April 24. Our next communion service will take place on May 1.
Sunday Night Special: Tim Van Vugt
We look forward to welcoming Economist and Brookfield CRC member Tim Van Vugt, on Sunday evening, May 1 at 5:00 p.m. Tim will help us discern how to find aid agencies that are helping more than hurting. Please plan to join us as we continue to gain awareness regarding the complexities of poverty.
The April 26 session of MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) featured keynote speaker Kristen Ekiss. Listen the audio recording >
Rudy Carrasco recording
There will be a mandatory Rehoboth meeting for all participants (high school or otherwise) and parents of high school students on Sunday, May 15, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in North Hall. We look forward to seeing you there as we prepare for this great trip!
Pastoral Care and Community Resources Available
There is a section in the church library labeled “Pastoral Care” with resources on parenting, aging, and grief—ocated on the shelf just above the book return basket.There is also a wall unit just to the south of the mailboxes with free resources on aging, Alzheimer’s, substance abuse and other care-related topics.
Watoto Children’s Choir, Saturday, April 30
Invite your family, friends, and co-workers to come and hear the Watoto Children’s Choir “Oh, What Love” concert! Through this dynamic worship experience, the members of the Watoto Children’s Choir, who were once orphans, share their music and stories of redemption. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. You can learn more about the choir at www.watoto.com.
Camp Calvin registration open
Camp Calvin registration is now open! Held June 20-25, Camp Calvin is a Christian camp for all youth entering grades 4-9 in the Fall of 2016. For registration and camp information, please visit www.CampCalvin.com.
Parenting forum recording
Forming an authentic Christian faith in our kids and young people is extremely important. But what faith are we forming in them? Recent studies and research suggest that North American kids are growing up “Almost Christian.” They believe some parts of the Christian faith, but they don’t really understand the Gospel message at the heart of it. Ina March 8 interactive workshop, Pastor Brandon Haan presented on the differences between Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (the dominant “pseudo-Gospel” in North American culture) and the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and how we can form authentic faith in our young people. Listen to the recording >
Read (or listen to) the Bible in a year
Members of Brookfield CRC are reading through the Bible in one year as a congregation. Won’t you join us? Learn more >
Sunday morning adult education
Just how the Bible was preserved from ancient days to the present? Why should the Bible be trusted? Where did the Bible come from? Join us in Adult Education (North Hall B, 10:50 to 11:45 a.m.) for “The Story of the Bible.” We will examine the unique history of the Bible, its many translations, and the extent of the ancient documents that make the Bible unlike any other book. If you’d like to catch up from the first session, you can listen online >
Missionary blogs, sites
Kyle & Ann Abts serve in Jos, Nigeria with Sports Friends in West Africa: ABTStract.blogspot.com
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.