Good Friday – Stainer’s “The Crucifixion”

On Good Friday, a service of worship is held at 12:15 p.m. in the sanctuary to remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. For 97 years at The Brick Church, this service has been centered on 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 congregation joins the choir in singing several fine hymns composed by Stainer especially for this work. As in years past at Brick Church, the tenor and bass soloists for this service are drawn from the ranks of the major American opera houses. The service lasts 75 minutes.

Maundy Thursday Worship

All are welcome to join us for our Maundy Thursday service of Tenebrae held in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. on April 9. This service marks Jesus Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples and to remember his betrayal, suffering and impending death, and 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.

Day of Discipleship

Sign up now for the 2020 Day of Discipleship service event on Saturday, March, 7, at 8:30 a.m. A complete listing of this year’s sites and a registration form can be found online HERE. Please email Chanel Robertson, Interim Coordinator for Mission and Ministries, for more information.

Who is This Kid? Colleges Want to Know! 

Those who are applying to college in the near future should join us and bring your friends for this informative presentation and discussion by Joyce Slayton Mitchell on Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Mitchell is a well-respected expert on college admissions, a former public and independent school counselor, current consultant in U.S. College Admissions in China and So. Korea, and author of many books on the U.S. College Admissions Process.

Men’s Association Second Annual Snowfest

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020 at Mohawk Mountain

Calling all skiers and boarders and tubers and snowshoers! Join your Brick Church brothers for a day on the slopes at Mohawk Mountain. Departing Brick Church at 9 a.m., we should be at the mountain by 11 a.m., ready for a full day of winter fun. Those who do not stop for dinner should be home by 6:30 p.m. $32 per lift ticket (additional charge for rental equipment). Please R.S.V.P. to mensassociation@brickchurch.org.

March Madness Community Connections Basketball Game!

Come shoot hoops in Watson Hall directly after worship on Sunday, March 1. This friendly basketball competition will take place during coffee hour to help us build community, learn more about Day of Discipleship and have fun! Sign up to shoot baskets for your Divine Connections Minister’s team with both adults’ and children’s basketball games. Spectators will enjoy popcorn and drinks (including regular coffee hour fare) on the balcony overlooking the games. The winning Divine Connections team will win a pizza party to watch the FINAL FOUR basketball tournament on Saturday, April 4, on the HUGE screen in Watson Hall! Invite your friends to coffee hour and help your team! Details to come. Sponsored by the Stewardship Committee.

Women’s Association Bible Study

The Women’s Association will host a special discussion on Loneliness and Estrangement on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. The study will be moderated by Reverend Cari Pattison, Clergy-in-Residence at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY. Rev. Pattison provides insight from her 1,200-mile trek along the Appalachian Trail following her service at the Reformed Church of Bronxville. Coffee and muffins will be served. Please R.S.V.P. to Shannon Froehlich, Women’s Association Coordinator.

Ash Wednesday 6 P.M. Service

Every year on Ash Wednesday, two communion services of worship are offered: one at 7:30 a.m. and one at 6 p.m. The imposition of ashes is offered at each service for those wishing to receive them.