Welcome to Brentwood Christian Church

We are a progressive, open and affirming congregation in the heart of the Ozarks that is seeking to build community, justice, and love.


Covid Updates

As we continue to navigate the complexities of life under COVID-19, we remain committed to loving our neighbor by practicing safe social distancing. We gather for worship outdoors only, on the front lawn of the church, on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. We call this Lawn Chair Church. Masking and social distancing is required; be sure to bring a lawn chair. If weather doesn’t make it possible to meet outdoors, we’ll announce it on our blog and social media feeds. Our worship services are also live-streamed at brentwoodchristianchurch.tv.

Please note that all other church activities are currently online, unless otherwise announced. Be sure to follow our blog and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with the latest activities and updates.


We use this blog to share details about upcoming events and activities. If you’re looking for our full website, it can be found here.

Vaccine Available for Ages 12 to 17 at Brentwood THIS SATURDAY (May 15)

Brentwood Friends,

We are delighted to share some news we received yesterday: Jordan Valley will be offering dose one of the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 12 to 17 (with parent / guardian present) at our vaccine clinic THIS SATURDAY (May 15) from 10:00am to 11:30am.  Additionally, dose one will also be available to anyone age 18 and over.  No appointment is necessary.  The team from Jordan Valley will assist those receiving their first dose to schedule their second dose.

If you have children ages 12 to 17 — OR YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES — and would like to help get them vaccinated PLEASE share this information with them.

WHERE: Fellowship Hall at Brentwood / Trinity.  1900 E Barataria St, Springfield, MO 65804.  Park in the back lot and enter by the playground.


WHEN: Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10am to 11:30am.  Please note the shortened hours from our last clinic.  Those receiving the vaccine will need to wait 15 minutes after their dose before leaving.


WHO: Any Missouri resident age 12 and over.  Children from 12 to 17 need a parent or guardian present.


COST: Free.  There is no cost to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment is necessary.

Thank you for being part of the Brentwood community and for all the ways you continue to show love to our neighbors.

Brentwood Vaccine Clinic (updated as of May 14th)

UPDATED MAY 14TH 09:54 A.M.

We are delighted to share some news we received yesterday: Jordan Valley will be offering dose one of the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 12 to 17 (with parent / guardian present) at our vaccine clinic THIS SATURDAY (May 15) from 10:00am to 11:30am.  Additionally, dose one will also be available to anyone age 18 and over.  No appointment is necessary.  The team from Jordan Valley will assist those receiving their first dose to schedule their second dose.

If you have children ages 12 to 17 — OR YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES — and would like to help get them vaccinated PLEASE share this information with them.  Forward this email to them; it has all the information they need.

WHERE: Fellowship Hall at Brentwood / Trinity.  1900 E Barataria St, Springfield, MO 65804.  Park in the back lot and enter by the playground.


WHEN: Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10am to 11:30am.  Please note the shortened hours from our last clinic.  Those receiving the vaccine will need to wait 15 minutes after their dose before leaving.


WHO: Any Missouri resident age 12 and over.  Children from 12 to 17 need a parent or guardian present.


COST: Free.  There is no cost to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment is necessary.

Thank you for being part of the Brentwood community and for all the ways you continue to show love to our neighbors.

Grieving the tragic loss of Dominique Lucious

As a community of faith, we express our heartfelt sorrow upon the loss of Dominique Lucious, who was shot and killed in Springfield on April 8th. Our hearts break for her and her loved ones. 

We affirm the statement from our friends at the GLO Center: “Trans women, particularly trans women of color, are disproportionately victims of violent crime. This murder and the other senseless slaying of trans folks must be contextualized within the anti-trans rhetoric and actions taken by too many. It is 2021 and we must understand that trans rights are human rights.”

We further affirm that all people are created in the image of God, including our transgender siblings. During this time we are especially holding our transgender friends and neighbors close to our hearts in prayer.

Covid-19 vaccines at Brentwood

Jordan Valley will hold one of its remote Covid-19 vaccination clinics at Brentwood on Saturday, April 25th. Those with medical backgrounds from both Brentwood and Trinity are encouraged to volunteer (email brentwoodchristianchurch@gmail.com for volunteer info). Here are the details on the clinic:

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 24

Place: Fellowship Hall

Calling all garden volunteers

Every year, our garden provides hundreds of pounds of healthy produce to families in need in the Springfield area. This is only possible because of your help!

We can use all kinds of volunteers, gardeners or novices, green thumbs or not. If you’d like to volunteer, please email or call the church office (brentwoodchristianchurch@gmail.com or 417-881-0144). Thanks in advance!

New donation list for spring outreach needs

From pastor Christie Love and our friends at The Connecting Grounds:

Here is the list of our biggest needs at the Outreach Center for the transitional month of March where we start to look ahead to warmer weather and prepare accordingly: 

•    Shaving Cream

•    Razors

•    Tarps

•    Backpacks

•    Rain Ponchos

•    TENNIS SHOES OF ALL SIZES

•    Pop-top pasta

•    Spray Deodorant 

•    Sunscreen

•    Bug Spray

•    Aloe

•    Gatorade 

•    Used Bikes and Bike Parts

** Also this month, we are starting the process of changing our clothing stock from winter to spring. Please keep that in mind when donating.**

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Donations can be dropped off at the Outreach Center which is located at 3000 W. Chestnut Expressway at these times: 

Tuesday/Thursday 10 AM – 2 PM

Wednesday 5-7 PM

Saturday 10 AM-Noon

You can also drop donations off in a TCG Outreach Donation bin located at: 

Pagination Bookshop

Cosmic Fish

Brentwood Christian Church

You can also give through our Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/30TM5EW2N5PDU?ref_=wl_share

FosterAdopt Connect

Let’s help kids in foster care! FosterAdopt Connect needs our help! Brentwood is participating in a collection drive from April 1–17 to support Sammy’s Window, a program of FosterAdopt Connect that distributes food, clothing, and other necessities to foster and adoptive families. Their greatest need is NEW socks and underwear for foster youth, who often come into care with only the clothing they’re wearing. In 2020, they gave out over 10,000 pairs of socks and 10,000 pairs of underwear!! 

Please bring donations of NEW socks (any size, color or style) or underwear (boxer briefs are preferred for boys and boy-cut briefs for girls) to the large white box located on the front lawn during Lawn Chair Church. Even easier!! Order from their Amazon Wish List and items will be sent directly to FAC! Click on this link for the wishlist: Sammy’s Window Amazon Wish List. Or you can contact Shannon Smith who is helping organize the drive. 

The Sock and Undie Rundie is a family friendly 5K run/walk that raises money for this program.

Participate in this fun, virtual 5K event (by clicking this link https://www.fosteradopt.org/event/sock-undie-rundie-springfield-2021/) The 5K can be done at your convenience anytime between April 10–17!