Join us for Sunday worship: 9:30AM, 5:00PM.
Sunday, February 14 is the first Sunday of Lent. In our worship services this Lenten season we will be studying the New Testament book of Hebrews. Please pray that this series will draw us closer to our Savior Jesus!
Regular Sunday worship times are 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Annual Lenten Coffee Break
Acacia Theatre will be performing an Easter drama on Wednesday, February 10, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to join us. Childcare will be provided. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors!
Brookfield CRC Covenant Plan families
Brookfield CRC Covenant Plan Families: If you attended a Covenant Plan meeting last fall and intend to use the plan for the 2016-17 school year, the Council needs you to fill out the paperwork that is in your mailbox. By filling out and returning the form, you are opting into the plan. Forms are due February 28 and can be placed in the envelope on the church office door. If we haven’t received your paperwork by the deadline, we will assume that you won’t be using the plan and will instead work directly with the school. If you have any questions, please contact a member of Council.
Brookfield CRC’s On-the-Edge high school youth group is selling Stromboli as a fundraiser to help pay for students’ summer mission trip to Rehoboth, and also to attend Fall Retreat. See a 9th-12th grade student for an opportunity to buy some meals! Orders are due on Sunday, February 14, and can be picked up on February 20 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
As a follow-up to the January 31 Poverty, Inc. movie event at Brookfield CRC, some of our Life Groups are embarking on a 6-session PovertyCure study. If you are interested in this study and are not currently in a Life Group, or your group isn’t participating in the study, please contact Paula Coldagelli. We will work to find a group meeting time convenient for you. There is also a sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center.
Men’s “No Regrets” conference videos
If you were unable to attend the February 6 men’s “No Regrets” conference—or would like a refresher, you can watch the featured speaker videos online >
Brookfield CRC directory
A new church directory of members and regular attenders will be coming out soon. Starting Sunday, February 14, photographers will be available after the morning service to take an updated picture of you or your family. If you currently have an updated photo, please send it to the church office in JPG format by Sunday, February 28.
If you were unable to attend the January 12 or 26 sessions of Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS), you can listen to the recordings of keynote speaker Elizabeth Murphy on the topic of “Style Essentials
(Dressing in the wardrobe God picked out for you)”, and “L.O.V.E.”
A note from the Elders on Sunday evening worship
“We have decided to discontinue the evening worship service. This is in recognition of the fact that the vast majority of the congregation no longer attends this service and that the resources required to sustain it might better be directed to other discipleship efforts in the Church. The last regularly scheduled evening service will be held on February 28. We mourn the end of this service, which brought worship to God and which God has long used to bless Brookfield CRC. As elders, we also take the ending of the evening service as a challenge to evaluate the spiritual health of our church and the programs/ministries we offer. We want both to ensure that the right opportunities are in place for spiritual growth within Broofield CRC and to encourage each other to take full advantage of those possibilities. We ask for your prayers and suggestions as we pursue this work. Please contact any elder if you have questions.”
Women’s event: “Battling Burnout and Keeping Balance”
Battling Burnout and Keeping Balance is the theme of a day-long women’s event at Brookfield CRC on Saturday, March 5, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The day will feature keynote speaker Jolene DeHeer. Also being planned are breakout sessions, a continental breakfast, delicious lunch and an afternoon activity. Cost is $25. Sign up for the event >
Sunday morning adult education 1
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 >
Sunday morning adult education 2
What is “Profession of Faith” and why is it important? How do I encourage my child to take this step? These are just a few of the questions that will be addressed during our next Second Hour “Quick Hits” class. This class is for parents interested in learning more about the next step after baptism in your child’s faith journey. The class will run for 4 weeks beginning February 21, and will be led by our pastors and others. There is a sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center, or contact Paula Coldagelli to sign up.
Dig Deep project update: Ebenezer Mozambique hits water!
Brookfield CRC, as part of a “Generous Church” effort, set out to raise funds to provide clean water for communities in Mozambique. Watch the video to see God’s answer! The rig arrived in Mozambique on October 13. We give thanks and praise to God for the December 19 report that Ebenzer Mozambique has “hit water and lots of it!” See the photos >
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.