Every year, The Brick Church Children’s Ministries Committee presents Bibles to third graders. One of the most significant actions we take as a church is to give our children Bibles. As Christians of the reformed tradition, we believe that the Bible is the witness to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As God”s word to us, the Bible forms our life together and guides our belief and actions. For this reason, we share its stories and message with our children, and when they are old enough, we, the church, give them their own copy of the Bible to read. A pizza lunch for the 3rd graders will be held in the Living Room following worship with an interactive class for parents and children about using their new Bibles.
Please save the date for a special evening on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at The Pierre Hotel for our annual Dinner Dance. Brick Church members are invited to R.S.V.P. now for this elegant black tie affair, which wraps up the 2019 Fair and will kick-off the Women’s Associations‘s annual programing. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and classical music, followed by dinner and a DJ. The Silent Auction is always filled with wonderful items and all the proceeds from the Auction will be issued as grants to the nine ministries the Women’s Association supports annually. We will feature a special guest speaker from one of our ministries.
There are many ways to get involved whether its gathering a group of your friends to sit at your table and/or you can help by donating a silent auction item. We are always looking for special experiences, sporting events, trips, theatre tickets or restaurants, spa or shopping excursions. Be sure to get your tickets early as this event sells out every year. R.S.V.P. online and purchase your tickets here. Please contact Shannon Froehlich, the Women’s Association Coordinator, with any questions. See you Feb. 7!
All fifth through twelfth graders and their parents are invited to the church at 6 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 3 for a Super Bowl Party. We will be watching the game and halftime show on the movie screen in Watson Hall and there will be plenty of food, people, and fun. Following the Halftime Show, we will send everyone home. As always, Friends are welcome to join. Please R.S.V.P. Below:
On Jan. 23, at 6 p.m., we invite all our friends and neighbors to visit our sanctuary and learn more about The Brick Church. Volunteers will be stationed in the sanctuary and narthex to welcome visitors, provide information about the church and our worship services, and to pray with any who would like.
Invite your friends to become part of the Brick Church community! The New Members & Evangelism Committee kicks off our next series of new member sessions with an open house welcoming those who are interested in learning more about our church. Ministers and committee members will welcome visitors and provide more information. A full schedule of new member classes can be found by clicking HERE.
On Jan. 10, from 5 to 10 p.m., all 5th, 6th and 7th graders are invited to a Sleep Under at The Brick Church. We ‘ll begin the evening by walking up to New York Common Pantry. After serving a meal to people there we will come back to the church for a night of dinner, sundaes, games, a movie, snacks and more. For more information, contact Jeff Shayne.
Nuestros Barrios Unidos: Celebrating our Collective Strength honors New York City’s immigrant and migrant communities. There will be live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, music, and dancing! The Parade will start on 106th Street and Park Avenue and will end at 115th street and Park Avenue. There will be a celebration at El Museo Del Barrio following the parade.
We will are holding a high school mission day on Jan. 25 and we have an exciting new location! We will be going to the Manhattan Church of Christ on 80th Street and Madison Avenue and volunteer alongside their youth to help set up a meal, serve food, grow relationships with their guests, and cleanup. This is an outreach of their church community to help people who are homeless, housing insecure, or are struggling to have their needs met. The Community of Hope has been meeting at the Manhattan Church of Christ since 1993. This is a great opportunity for us and will be a lot of fun. We will meet at the Brick Church at 9 a.m., walk down together and then head home after we have cleaned up the lunchtime meal. Please R.S.V.P. to Rev. Adam Gorman asap so we know we have enough volunteers, parents included!
Many thanks and looking forward to serving with you!
But Who Do You Say I Am?
Please join us on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 8 a.m. for breakfast with renowned Christian author Eric Kampmann as he presents his personal journey and struggle with conflicts of faith and mission in the publishing industry. All are welcome to participate in this awe-inspiring discussion.
Join Rev. Dr. Kimberly Clayton in Adult Education for a three-Sunday exploration of Women and the Reformation. Though overshadowed in history and print by male Reformers such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, scholarship is now giving increased attention to a remarkable array of women who also led and influenced the reformation of the church in many countries. These women did so often facing opposition and ridicule. The first part of this series began with a look at the ways the Reformation of the 16th century both helped and hindered women. The following two Sundays will help us explore specific women and the roles they played and the influence they had on theology, piety, and gender roles in this period:
Jan. 12, 9:45 a.m.
Women and Reformation Part Two
Jan. 26, 9:45 a.m.
Women and Reformation Part Two