When you think Halloween in Athens, Ohio you probably see headlines like this:
But a few days after the Halloween Block Party emerged a calmer event. The Athens Uptown Business Association organized a trick-or-treat for local children on Halloween last Monday that was free of partygoers and loud music. Instead children filed down Court St stopping at participating businesses to pick up a few pieces of candy. Here’s more:
Warm greetings, friendly faces and strong coffee. These are just a few of the characteristics that make Brookfield Church a treasured gem of the Athens community. Brookfield is the perfect place for those who are looking for easy access to quality worship – or just a free cup of coffee and a bagel. Located on Court Street, the church is within walking distance for many students.
Brookfield is a church plant of Vine Community Church in Carbondale, Ind., giving the church its own unique story that makes it irreplaceable to the town of Athens. Since its move to Athens in 2011, Brookfield first met in lead pastor, Aaron Kuhnert’s personal home, until it moved to holding public services in the Athena Cinema in uptown Athens. Within a year, Brookfield found its current home in a store front building.
One of the more favored features of the church’s services are the small groups that meet throughout the week to share a meal and community time together. Small groups are especially beneficial for college students looking to make close friendships with others who have a shared interest in their faith. Brookfield also offers extra opportunities for service in the church and provides occasional classes after service that teach more in-depth on certain areas of Christian beliefs.
Like all true Athens gems, Brookfield Church is anything but traditional. A typical Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. with plenty of time to meet new people before enjoying contemporary worship and relatable teachings for all ages. Brookfield is a wonderful place to find a loving, family connection that will last for years to come.