The Stewardship Committee thanks those of you who have already sent in your pledge to our Year of Renewal 2021 Stewardship Campaign in this important year. Your support is deeply appreciated and has a profound impact throughout our community and for those we seek to serve. Your gifts empower us to:
Worship together in person and via Livestream;
Pray individually and confidentially with anyone in need;
Teach adults, seminary students, youth and children to accept and spread God’s love and grace;
Support The Brick Church School in continuing its in-person and virtual classes;
Help our benevolence partners provide life-changing services to those in need.
Join us this Sunday in renewing our commitment to support Brick Church by submitting your pledge on or before Sunday’s worship service HERE. Dr. Evans will personally lead the Adult Education that day at 9:30 a.m., and Conor Tochilin will provide a Minute-for-Mission during worship as we renew our pledge to do God’s work.
We invite families who have lost veterans or members of the military to a “Spirit of the Tree Lighting” event on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Registration is required and attendance is limited. Please register HERE for this event. The trees on Park Avenue will be lit earlier that day.
Our November series will be hosted by Rev. Dr. Erin Raffety, who is the Research Fellow in Pastoral Care & Machine Intelligence with the Center of Theological Inquiry and the Empirical Research Consultant for The Imagining Church Project at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is ordained as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is a cultural anthropologist who has published widely on congregational ministry, youth ministry, and disability. Her current research with The Imagining Church Project is a national qualitative study of how shared identity in Christ in 23 diverse congregations contributes to continual adaptation and thriving.
Nov 8: The Church in Transition
With the waning of religious affiliation, the rise of the Nones, and the current challenges of the global pandemic and racial unrest in the United States, it is widely touted that Church ministry finds itself in a state of perpetual transition. In this first session, we’ll look closely at some demographic myths and realities with respect to Church transition in the U.S. and consider prayerfully the ministry of transformation that Jesus may be calling us into.
Nov 15: Your Church in Transition
In this session, we’ll explore some specific challenges facing our ministry at The Brick Presbyterian Church by reexamining God’s purpose for the Church and studying some pertinent examples of transformation from Biblical and contemporary contexts.
Starting Nov. 4, at 6 p.m., we are beginning a weekly Zoom prayer service. The service will be roughly 20 twenty minutes and will consist of liturgy, prayer, scripture, a brief reflection and of course music. It will provide us with an opportunity to pause, reflect, pray and gather as a virtual community.
An Evening with our Church Leadership – Looking to the Year Ahead
Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 7 p.m.
The Stewardship Committee and Dr. Tom Evans invite all church members to a special Zoom event celebrating the life of our community and the promise of the year ahead. With a series of short talks by Dr. Evans, Amy Warden and other leaders of our extended community, we will have the opportunity to discuss the year to come. Through these uncertain times, Brick Church has remained a constant in our lives thanks to your support. Join us as we look to 2021 and beyond to discuss our worship, education, mission outreach and fellowship – the pillars that make the Brick Church community so strong.
In December 2019, longtime Brick Church member and historian E. Deane Turner published an anthology of The Brick Church’s beloved hymns entitled A Legacy of Sacred Songs, which has quickly become an integral part of our worship services. In conversation with member and Ministry of Music benefactor Don Wilson, Don encouraged us to create an online audio companion for the anthology. This audio companion is available on The Brick Church website, and allows for all to enjoy these great hymns of the church at their convenience. The hymns are clearly indexed and a link is provided for an audio recording of a verse of each hymn. Minister of Music Keith S. Tóth is playing Brick Church’s acclaimed Anderson organ for each recording.
We are grateful to Don and Lynn Wilson and the Wilson Family Sacred Music Fund for making the recording and online publishing of this audio companion possible. We hope that the members and friends of The Brick Church will find spiritual comfort and enjoyment in hearing and singing these time-honored hymns of the faith for years to come. If you would like to receive a copy of A Legacy of Sacred Songs, contactLinda Thompson.