Service Information

Worship at The Brick Church is in the Reformed tradition of Protestant Christianity. 

Notice of Remote Worship, Events and Programming at Brick Church.

As part of our intent to safeguard the Brick Church community and considering the current increase in COVID-19 cases around New York City, all Church events and programming, except for Day School programming, will be held virtually (fully remote with no in person gatherings) through Wednesday January 26th, 2022. This includes Wednesday and Sunday Worship Services, which will be held online. We hope to return to in-person activities on January 27th but we will reassess and keep you informed.

As a further precaution, vaccinations will be required at all Church Worship Services, Programs and Events upon our return to in-person gatherings. This means that proof of at least 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccination or one dose of Johnson and Johnson must be shown at entrances prior to entering the Brick Church facilities. Please note that the vaccination requirement applies to all visitors that are deemed eligible by the Center of Disease Control’s guidance, with some exemptions related to the Brick Church Day School student body.

Sunday Services
11 a.m. In-person Worship Service: 

  • We will continue to follow the relevant New York State and CDC guidelines and are reducing capacity, blocking off every other pew, and asking all people to continue to wear masks. As the year progresses we anticipate we will be able to open worship further.
  • The Brick Church Garden is fully open and we anticipate many wonderful events this year, including weekly coffee hour!
A live-streamed broadcast of the Sunday morning service is also available each week at 11 a.m. View our 11 a.m. Sunday service of worship via our live streaming media feed here. To view previous Sunday services, visit our online archives here. Christian worship usually includes the four movements that shape worship at The Brick Church: “The Gathering,” “The Word,” “The Response,” and “The Sending.”

Sunday Morning Childcare is provided each Sunday morning prior to 11 a.m. worship. Register your children for childcare here

Sunday Church School is offered for children from babies through seventh grade. During the coronavirus crisis, lessons will be offered virtually or for at-home use according to age. 

Members are invited to read Scripture on Sundays. Please contact Chanel Robertson if you are interested in reading.

Ash Wednesday 
On Ash Wednesday, worshippers mark the beginning of Lent with a Service of Worship. This year’s services will be streamed live online at 12:15 p.m. and replayed at 6 p.m. For those who desire, the imposition of ashes will be available in-person from 1:10 – 1:40 p.m., and from 5 – 5:30 p.m. For those who are unable to attend in person, one way to receive ashes at home is to use the ash from the wick of an extinguished tea light candle to make the sign of the cross on your hand (please let the wick cool first).

The Ash Wednesday Seed Planting this year will take place virtually at 4:30 p.m. The Lent calendar will be part of a Lent kit that will provide supplies for the seed planting, the calendar, a devotional, and craft for Palm Sunday Project. Details are forthcoming. Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter, when Christians commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. On Palm Sunday, we will hold online worship at 11 a.m. and children participate in the Palm Sunday Project, which will be held online this year (see below). Palm Sunday is Sunday, March 28.

Palm Sunday Project
The Palm Sunday Project​ helps us to remember Jesus’ journey to the cross and the celebration of Easter. Children in Sunday Church School will participate virtually and Lent and Holy Week-themed activities will be provided.  

Maundy Thursday
On Maundy Thursday, a service of worship will be held online at 7:30 p.m. to mark Jesus Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples and to remember his betrayal, suffering and impending death. This profoundly moving and beautiful service will be held on Thursday, April 1.

Good Friday
On Good Friday, a service of worship will be held online at 12:15 p.m. to remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Following the service this year, we will replay the singing of Sir John Stainer’s beloved oratorio, “The Crucifixion” by our Chancel Choir. Premiered in London in 1887, Stainer’s oratorio quickly became a much anticipated Good Friday tradition in England and still holds such a place today. Tuneful and approachable yet powerfully dramatic, this hour long choral work vividly retells the events leading up to Christ’s crucifixion. The service lasts 75 minutes. In 2021, Good Friday is Friday, April 2.

Easter Sunday
On Easter Sunday morning, a festive and joyous service of worship will be held online at 11 a.m., preceded by special music in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In 2021, Easter is Sunday, April 4. 

Christmas Services
Dec. 24, 4:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Family Christmas Pageant
Dec. 24, 9:30 p.m.: Christmas Eve Communion Service
Dec. 25, 11:00 a.m.: Christmas Day Communion Service