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Brookside Congregational Church News

CONSIDER PROVIDING ALTAR FLOWERS Honor or remember a loved one or special event! To learn more, please call Donna Moody at 695-4128.

NEW PROCEDURE FOR FELLOWSHIP HOUR CLEAN-UP The Council of Ministries has changed the way that we coordinate the clean-up of Fellowship Hour. Chris Taylor has agreed to serve as coordinator to organize and manage the sign-ups for this weekly task; we ask that individuals/families from the church volunteer to do this just once or twice a year. If you are willing to help ensure that this community-building tradition continues, please say “yes” when Chris asks you.

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Brookside Congregational Church Upcoming Events

All of our events are open to everyone, not just Brookside Members, they include Potluck Suppers, Study Groups, “No Green Bananas”, Free Flu Shot Clinic, and groups like the Brookside Women’s Union.

View our online calendar for all events by clicking here. If you have any questions about our events, please do not hesitate to contact the church office, 669-2807.

Save the date: Summer Story Hour

Summer Story Hour will be again this year, June 28-July 26, Wednesdays. More info to come.


Horton Center is a Christian Camp for children and families run by our denomination, the United Church of Christ. To learn more about this special place, feel free to speak with Brookside’s camp ambassador, Doug Dixon, about his family’s experiences there. For the 2017 Schedule and/or to register, log on to

Gearing Up for Secret Pals

It is time to sign up for Secret Pals. The Secret Pal program is a fun summer tradition at Brookside, matching adults and children in the congregation to share pen-pal letters. Contact the church office if you have any questions about this program.

Children’s Sunday on June 4th

This is a special Sunday where the children lead the service. We will recognize our teachers and shepherds; those graduating from high school, college, and beyond; and the third graders will receive their Bibles.

All-Church Picnic, June 4th

Please plan to attend! Christian Formation will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, and beverages. We ask that people with a last name beginning with A-L bring salads or side dishes and M-Z bring desserts.

Graduating from High School, College, or Beyond?

We will recognize graduates during worship on Sunday, June 4 In order to do so, we will need to know from where you are graduating, what degree you will receive, if you are continuing your schooling and if so where, and if you will receive any special honors. Please give your information to Nicole by May 26( or 669-2807 x103).

Note:  Even if you can’t attend on June 4, please send in your information, as graduates are featured in the summer Chronicle each year.

Workshops Continue During the Summer, Too!

On June 11th we will start our summer program of multiage workshops for children 3rd grade and under, and continue the Unit “Blessings and Birthrights” for three more Sundays. For the rest of the Summer we will be learning about Jacob’s son, Joseph in a Unit called “Joseph’s Journey.”


Parish Nurse, Every Thursday, 10-11:30am, Room D – all year

Please avail yourself of free nurse consultation, blood pressure checks, health information, referrals and more. Learn more about this program by logging on to

“No Green Bananas”

This group of retired Brookside men meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 9 AM at Blake’s Restaurant (Maple & Webster Streets) to enjoy breakfast and discussion. Join them for good food and company. If you have any questions please call the church office, 669-2807.

Brookside Women’s Union

FAITH, DIVERSITY AND PEACE is the next program presented by Interfaith Women of NH. It will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral (650 Hanover St., Manchester) on Monday, May 1 at 7:00 pm. Check-in and Cathedral Tour begin at 6:15. Plan to stay for refreshments and conversation after the program. Register via email,interfaith, or call 603-315-9386.

YOU’RE INVITED! The annual meeting of the Women’s Union will be held in the Manning House on Thursday, May 18, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. ALL are invited, women AND men! We will have a brief social hour, followed by dinner: chicken cordon bleu and meatballs with pasta, salad, and dessert. There will be a presentation by Tom Wright on his week at Corning Glass Works. The cost is $10 per person, and if you wish to attend, please call Donna Moody at 695-4128.

All women are invited to join our meetings/dinner in Fellowship Hall. For the upcoming 2016/2017 year the Women’s Union will plan to meet 4 times. For more details about these meetings, please call the church office 669-2807.