Pledge Dedication Sunday Nov. 18

As we have seen during the Stewardship kick-off, the church plays a unique role in our community. In many ways, our church serves as an extended family to all who are touched by our worship, our education, our mission work and our fellowship together. Our contributions toward the Stewardship Campaign provide over 60% of the funding for all of the programs of the church. The stewardship posters we have had in coffee hour the past two weeks also show how generous our community is in volunteering to do God’s work. All of those programs are funded with our stewardship dollars. Next Sunday, Nov. 18, please join us to renew your commitment to the church with your time, talent, and treasure. Your pledge this fall will help us plan our 2019 program year. Thank you for your support! More information here 

Church Transition Updates

Keep up with the latest news on the leadership transitions and Mission Review of the Brick Church here.

The 2018 Brick Turkey Drive is Underway until Thanksgiving

The Brick Presbyterian Church is pleased to take part in New York Common Pantry’s annual Turkey Drive to provide families in need with a Thanksgiving meal. Your donation will allow New York Common Pantry (NYCP) to provide a healthy and festive holiday meal to hungry New Yorkers. Last year, NYCP served over 6 million meals—twice as many as the previous year—to more than 500,000 individuals across New York City. Your support to meet this growing demand is needed more than ever.

Each $40 donation will provide a turkey, fresh produce, delicious sides, and a healthy dessert for one family in need this Holiday Season. Envelopes will be provided in the pews on Sunday, visit us at Coffee Hour! Donations can also be placed in the Turkey Drive Box at the front desk in the Garden Room. You can also give electronically on our website by clicking here and selecting “2018 Turkey Drive” from the select a fund drop down options.

Congratulations to Amy Warden, the Next Director of The Brick Church School

We are delighted to announce that Amy Warden has accepted the position of Director of the Brick Church School, effective August 1, 2019. This announcement caps a six-month comprehensive search process that began in April when Lydia Spinelli announced her intention to retire. Amy’s expertise and consistent passion for early childhood education during her five-year tenure as Associate Director, as well as strong support from current and past parents of the Church School and from the faculty, make Amy the ideal next Director. Her knowledge, experience and vision align with the core values of the school and key areas for evolution; hence, she was the enthusiastic and unanimous choice for our next Director.

Important Note Regarding Security from Rev. Kimberly Clayton

The Brick Church is fortunate to be situated in a safe area, surrounded by good neighbors. Additionally, we are not a congregation under particular threat as, unfortunately, many others are, including Jewish and Muslim places of worship. On Oct. 21, before the tragic events in Pittsburgh, a Task Force met to review security procedures at Brick Church. An initial recommendation was to add Security Guard hours to our Sunday mornings. Our wonderful weekday Security Guard, Gavin, began Sunday, Nov. 4. Gavin already knows many church members and School families. If you have not met him, please introduce yourself. Welcome, Gavin!

Wednesday Evening Worship

Join us in the Chapel of the Reformed Faith for a 30-minute service of worship and communion. Each week a different minister presents a short sermon, and the Wednesday Evening Choir performs. It’s a great opportunity to give glory to God and further connect with The Brick Church community.

Reunite Us Now NYC

Learn more about this new organization working to ensure that the unaccompanied refugee children who have been brought to New York City are properly cared for and that they are reunited with their parents. Reunite Us Now NYC includes members of other churches, synagogues and mosques from Carnegie Hill and East Harlem. They have been working with Catholic Charities who are directly serving the children.