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This Sunday at Brentwood

This morning, Emily reflects on the story of Jesus's clearing of the temple. We also welcome Paije Luth (the volunteer coordinator for Brentwood’s warming center) as our guest in this week’s edition of “Voices from the Brentwood Community.”

Worship starts at 10:00 a.m. on brentwoodchristianchurch.tv.
 
Worship Livestream
Sunday Links:
 
Youth Sunday School - Sundays @ 9am
Zoom ID 755 1453 3937 (password is 8q2QsB)

Middlers Sunday School taught by Pastor Sarah - Sundays at 9am
Zoom ID 856 4586 6740 (password is 3LtBp5)

Coffee Hour - Sundays @ 9am
Zoom ID 789 1197 1611 (password is 0Y99Zv)

Joys & Concerns + Communion - Sundays @ 10:45am
Zoom ID 881 9440 0629
 

Phil & Emily will be off March 8-14

Please note that Phil and Emily will be taking this week off (with the exception of leading the joys & concerns Zoom on March 14).
  • If you have a pastoral need during this time, please contact the Rev. Charlie Bahn at 417-234-6826
  • If you have an administrative need or have questions about church activities and outreach, please contact June Thomas at 417-881-0144
  • During this week Emily and Phil won't be checking direct messaging services through their social media accounts and phones, so the best way to contact church staff will be through Charlie and June at the numbers listed above

Guest Preacher for March 14 -- The Rev. Erin Wathen

The Rev. Erin Wathen is an associate director for Week of Compassion, our denomination's disaster relief agency. She's also the author of Resist and Persist: Faith and the Fight for Equality, as well as a contributor to Phil's book, Preaching as Resistance.

New donation list for spring outreach needs

From pastor Christie Love and our friends at The Connecting Grounds:

Here is the list of our biggest needs at the Outreach Center for the transitional month of March where we start to look ahead to warmer weather and prepare accordingly: 

•    Shaving Cream

•    Razors

•    Tarps

•    Backpacks

•    Rain Ponchos

•    TENNIS SHOES OF ALL SIZES

•    Pop-top pasta

•    Spray Deodorant 

•    Sunscreen

•    Bug Spray

•    Aloe

•    Gatorade 

•    Used Bikes and Bike Parts



** Also this month, we are starting the process of changing our clothing stock from winter to spring. Please keep that in mind when donating.**

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Donations can be dropped off at the Outreach Center which is located at 3000 W. Chestnut Expressway at these times: 



Tuesday/Thursday 10 AM - 2 PM

Wednesday 5-7 PM

Saturday 10 AM-Noon



You can also drop donations off in a TCG Outreach Donation bin located at: 

Pagination Bookshop

Cosmic Fish

Brentwood Christian Church

You can also give through our Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/30TM5EW2N5PDU?ref_=wl_share

Pub Theology is back and in person!

We will gather in person at Tie & Timber on Thursday, March 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Please note we will follow all COVID safety protocols, including wearing masks and social distancing. 

Easter Sunday Celebration — April 4

Weather pending, our Easter worship service will be outdoors and IN PERSON to kick off our first Lawn Chair Church of the year!

We’ll also hold our annual Easter Egg Hunt for children on the front lawn. 

Strict COVID protocols will be followed, including masking and social distancing. 

The service will be live-streamed as well (from now on, even when we resume gathering in person, which we hope will be relatively soon, all worship services will always be live-streamed).

Thank you from our friends at the Ujima literacy program for our sponsorship of Ujima’s first-ever Black History Month benefit concert

Thank you and Brentwood Church for the gold sponsorship! Ninety-three people attended and 49 musicians/singers/actors performed. And best of all, every child left our event with a diverse children's book to keep storytime going at home!

Save your empty water bottles for Crosslines

The Council of Churches is looking to partner with our local churches for a donation project.  We are asking churches and church groups to kindly donate their clear used water bottles to Crosslines Food Pantry.  Crosslines use these bottles to easily transport laundry detergent and other liquids from point A to B.  This will also help to streamline the process in a safe and sanitary way. All we ask is to gather, clean appropriately, and deliver to Crosslines Food Pantry located at 627 N Glenstone.

This is a great opportunity to have partnership in progress and we hope to tell a phenomenal story when all is said and done.

Sunday Worship Leaders

We're seeking worship leaders to share in scripture and prayer with us each week, based on the theme of the Sunday worship service. You will record these at home, and we will share them in Sunday worship. To sign up, send an email to rev.emily.bowen{at}gmail.com. She will get you on the schedule, as well as give you detailed instructions and resources for the recording.

Our Pastoral Team is Here For You

If you are going through a difficult time in life or have questions/concerns and would like to visit with one of our pastors, you may contact them by phone or email in order to set up a time (if it’s an emergency, using the phone to contact a pastor is best).
  • Rev. Snider: 417-881-0144; philiptsnider{at}gmail.com
  • Rev. Bowen-Marler: 417-881-0144; rev.emily.bowen{at}gmail.com
  • Rev. Bahn: 417-881-0144
Stewardship Update
2020 Budget Goal — $25,894
General Offering thru Jan. — $27,213
Brentwood makes a profound difference locally and globally through a variety of programs, ministries and justice initiatives that are only possible because of your generous acts of giving. Indeed, it is only through your partnership that we are able to change the world together. Click here (or on the "Donate" button) to make a safe and secure online donation. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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