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Disaster Relief for Hurricane Victims – find out how our Brookside community can help out. We have listed a number of ways to donate and support those in need. Please share with friends.


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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.


Join us for our 2017 Christmas Events

December 16th, 3pm
8th Annual Christmas Holiday Concert
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Brookside Choirs with special guest NH Brass.
Free admission, good will donations will be accepted. Non perishable items will be collected and delivered to New Horizons.
Carillon will be following the concert this year on the Sanctuary front steps, music provided by BCC’s Sexton, Heath Auger.

December 17th, 3:30pm
Living Nativity with animals from Miles Smith Farm at Stark Park

December 24th, Christmas Eve is a Sunday this year. No 10am Worship Service.
4:30pm Children’s Service, Musical Pageant
7:00pm Candlelight Service

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.

Men’s Barbershop Quartet

6:30 PM on every Monday evenings.  Except Christmas Day.

Brookside Women’s Union

All women are invited to join our meetings/dinner in Fellowship Hall. For the upcoming 2017/2018 year the Women’s Union will plan to meet 4 times. For more details about these meetings, please call the church office 669-2807.

October & December meetings are planned for Saturday afternoons, with March planned on a Saturday evening. Annual Meeting will remain on the third Thursday Evening of May.

The cost of $5.00 per person per meeting will be used to buy food, paper products, supplies, pay presenters for their time & talents, and, when needed, pay a dishwasher. Any money left over is used to offset costs of our Annual Meeting and various donations.

DECEMBER 9, 2017 11:00 am – 3 pm Manning House
PROGRAM: Cookie decorating and holiday songs – cookies will be delivered to WU & church members unable to participate in church-wide activities.
LUNCH: Provided by the Executive Committee;casseroles, beverages & dessert

MARCH 17, 2018 5:00 – 8:00 pm Fellowship Hall
PROGRAM: Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Open to family & community participation as a church-wide activity & fundraiser to support the youth group

MAY 17, 2018 5:30 – 8:00 pm Manning House
PROGRAM: ANNUAL MEETING in Manning House Dining Room
DINNER: Catered – cost to be determined