2020 Guest Preachers

March 1, 2020 – 11 a.m.       

Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Rev. Dr. Nelson will preach his sermon The Close Connection Between Piety and Greed. All are welcome to join us for a sermon talk-back in the Chapel of the Reformed Faith immediately following worship. For more information about Rev. Dr. Nelson click HERE




March 8, 2020 – 11 a.m.       

Rev. Dr. Theodore J. Wardlaw, President, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

All are welcome to join us for a sermon talk-back in the Chapel of the Reformed Faith immediately following worship. View guest preacher Rev. Dr. Wardlaw’s sermon from Jan. 14, 2018 at The Brick Church HERE



May 17, 2020 – 11 a.m.

Rev. Margaret Fox, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. Margaret is a former student minister at The Brick Church.  



May 31, 2020 – 11 a.m.

Rev. Robert M. Pennoyer II, Assistant Head and Director of Studies at Grace Church School and Priest Associate of the Church of the Heavenly Rest. 
The Rev. Robert M. Pennoyer II is the assistant head and director of studies at Grace Church School, where he performs an eclectic array of administrative duties and teaches classes in the lower, middle, and high school divisions. An episcopal priest, he serves on Sundays at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, where he preaches regularly and teaches confirmation classes. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he worked at the university’s Memorial Church, and of Yale Divinity School, where he was a member of the Institute of Sacred Music. Robert grew up at Brick, where he was baptized, confirmed, and served in the Order of St. Paul. He is a member of the Day School Committee.

June 7, 2020 – 11 a.m., a

Dr. Thomas G. Long, Professor Emeritus of Homiletics, Candler School of Theology





June 14, 2020 – 11 a.m.

Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Senior Associate Pastor of Prairie Village Church, Kansas City, MO

Wednesday Evening Worship

From October through May, join us in the Chapel of the Reformed Faith for a 30-minute service of worship and communion on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. Each week a different minister presents a short sermon, and the Wednesday Evening Choir made up of adult and youth volunteers performs. It’s a great opportunity to give glory to God and further connect with The Brick Church community.

Special Music Events at The Brick Church

2019-2020 Season

All events will take place in the Sanctuary of The Brick Presbyterian Church, which is on the corner of Park Avenue and 91st Street.

For further information, contact Minister of Music Keith S. Tóth at 212-289-4400, ext. 231 or email.



Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020 – 7:30 P.M.

Service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae

On Maundy Thursday, a service of worship is held in the sanctuary at 7:30 pm to mark Jesus Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples and to remember his betrayal, suffering and impending death. The service includes a sermon by one of the Brick Church pastors, the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and the traditional service of Tenebrae, which uses the symbol of progressive darkness to mark the betrayal, passion and death of Jesus Christ. After each reading during the Tenebrae service, the Chancel Choir presents a choral meditation on the reading. After each choral meditation, lights are progressively extinguished in the Sanctuary. The final reading ends with complete darkness in the Sanctuary and the tolling of the bell 33 times to represent Christ’s death. Our most somber service of the year at Brick Church, this profoundly moving and beautifully service is the Holy Week equivalent to our Advent Lessons and Carols service.


Good Friday, April 10, 2020 – 12:15 P.M.

“The Crucifixion” by Sir John Stainer

A Good Friday tradition at Brick Church for almost a century, Sir John Stainer’s Lenten choral meditation, “The Crucifixion”, will be performed by the professional choir of the Brick Church including soloists tenor Jeffrey Taveras and  baritone Nathaniel Sullivan on Friday, April 10, at 12:15 pm. Keith S. Tóth will conduct and British concert organist Alistair Reid will provide the accompaniment on Brick Church’s acclaimed Anderson organ. Premiered in 1887, “The Crucifixion” is a fixture of the English choral scene. Musicians today still enjoy performing choruses such as “Fling Wide the Gates” and careers have been founded on The Crucifixion’s baritone and tenor solos. The chorus “God so loved the World” enjoys an independent existence as an anthem in parish choirs across the globe; a minor classic in its own right and a beautifully expressive piece of choral writing. Please join us for this 75-minute service of sacred music. A free-will offering will be received. Childcare will be available upon request. For further information, call 212-289-4400, ext. 231 or email.

(Concerts can be viewed in our Livestream archives here).


Sunday, Dec. 13. 2020 – 4:00 P.M.

The Candlelight Carol Service

Each Advent Season, candlelit elegance envelopes The Brick Church’s sanctuary for our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols featuring the professional voices of The Brick Church Choir under the direction of Keith S. Tóth. Organists Meg Cutting and Daniel Kirk-Foster will accompany the choir on our acclaimed Coignet-Casavant Frères pipe organ. This service of traditional Advent and Christmas sacred music is a cherished Brick Church tradition and one that brings beauty, peace, and joy amidst the busy holiday season.