Not the Halloween Block Party you are imagining

When you think Halloween in Athens, Ohio you probably see headlines like this:

via The Post
via The Post
via The Columbus Dispatch
via The Columbus Dispatch

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:

“Today is the day I get baptized and I feel new.” Here is an OU student’s baptism story at Brookfield Church

A graduate student at Ohio University. A mother of a three-year-old boy. A dedicated Christian. Deepali got baptized Sunday at Brookfield Church on Court Street. Here is her story.

Brookfield Church: a Casual Place of Worship

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.

Warm welcomes are given upon entering Brookfield Church
Warm welcomes are given upon entering Brookfield Church

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.