Pictures of our new facility…

Yes, the building is HUGE!!!  And… it is NOT all ours!  Just the lower left single story wing.

12/2014 Rendering of Dickson Hollow

12/2014 Rendering of Dickson Hollow

Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) is building a new Senior Living Community called Dickson Hollow.  You can find it at the corner of Lisbon and Pilgrim on the border of Brookfield and Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.  For information about housing at the facility, contact Heidi at 262-373-1425.

Our congregation–Brookfield Presbyterian Church–has purchased space that was added to the Dickson Hollow facility to house our congregation.  No, we are NOT merging, but we will share space.  YES, we will do ministry together for the benefit of Dickson Hollow residents.  And YES, we will continue to do ministry with the wider community just like we have done throughout our history.

May 2015

5/28/15 The left side of this single story wing will house Brookfield Presbyterian Church…the single story section to the right of the equipment will be Dickson Hollow’s Great Hall.

Keep posted for further updates and photos.  In the meantime, join us for worship at 1485 N. Brookfield Road, Brookfield.  We look forward to meeting you!

Mourning Prayer

This Sunday, August 12th, Brookfield Presbyterian Church will be holding the Sikh Community in prayer during our morning worship service at 9:30 a.m.  I encourage you to join us in worship this Sunday as we stand in solidarity against the hatred and violence they have suffered this past weekend in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. 

The BEGIN (Brookfield Elm Grove Interfaith Network comprised of Christians, Muslims, Baha’is, Hindus, Jews, and Unitarian Universalists) is discussing plans for how we, as an interfaith community, can support our brothers and sisters whose religious faith is so peaceful and full of acceptance for all people.   

Please join me in extending to the Sikh Community our prayers and sincere sympathies for the terrible shock and losses they have suffered.  If you are interested in knowing more about the Sikh faith, information can be found at www.sikhs.org.  

Let us pray…  God of Compassion, you watch our ways and weave out of horrific happenings Your wonders of goodness and grace. Surround those who have been traumatized by this violent tragedy with a sense of Your present love; hold them in Your merciful arms.  Though they are filled with grief at this senseless act, may they find You and be comforted. Help us stand with all brothers and sisters of humanity, Ever Seeing God. Open our eyes, our ears, our feet, our tongues to Your Way of Peace.  Teach us, God of Peace, how to turn “swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks” so we may live today in the new world of Your Kingdom.  Always and forever, Creator God, to Your honor and glory we humbly pray.   Amen and Amen!

Yours in Christ, Pastor Julie

 

A Journey of Learning

If you were asked right this moment, how would you respond to this question… 

 ‘How does being a Christian make a difference in your life?’ 

Many of us might have trouble coming up with something in a couple of seconds.  Yet, with training we can learn how to respond in ways that express our personal understanding that life is better, richer, truer if one has faith in Jesus Christ and lives in a faith community.  With training, we can learn to be more aware of God’s calling us into conversation with someone who opens the door to such a conversation.

As the joy of our Lord’s resurrection is still warm in our hearts we now embark in this covenanted time together on a ‘Journey of Learning’ to discover how to articulate what we seem to already know in the depth of our being—that life IS better, richer, truer when we have faith in Jesus Christ and participate in a faith community.

The book we are using to guide us through this process is Unbinding Your Heart and copies can be picked up in the church office.  If you miss any of the session, NO WORRIES!!  Simply come to the next lesson as you will be able to pick up through the reading materials anything you have missed!  Here are the next couple of lesson topics and meeting times. 

Unbinding the Gospel—with Prayer

April 25 @ 9:30 a.m.

April 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

April 29 @ 11:15 a.m.

 Real Life

May 2 @ 9:30 a.m.

May 3 @ 6:30 p.m.

May 6 @ 11:15 a.m.

Due to Mother’s Day on May 13, Confirmation on May 20, and Memorial Day weekend on May 27, our lessons will skip after May 6th into June.  However, the 40 days of Prayer in our lesson books will keep us on track and connected with our Prayer Partners.  (see page 115 for the prayer journal)

Join us on this ‘Journey of Learning’ to experience God calling us out of ourselves and into the Holy!