We are a progressive, open and affirming congregation in the heart of the Ozarks that is seeking to build community, justice, and love.
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.
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As we announced in our latest newsletter, we are pleased to share that Brentwood, in partnership with our friends at Trinity Presbyterian Church and Jordan Valley, will be hosting a community COVID vaccine clinic. This free event is an opportunity for you to receive your COVID vaccine, or to help a friend, neighbor, or relative schedule their vaccination. This clinic will be using the Pfizer vaccine, which means it is two doses on two different days. Here are a few key details:
WHEN: The first dose is Saturday, April 24 and the second dose is Saturday, May 15. You must be able to attend both dates to participate. The clinic runs from 9am to 1pm with appointments every 15 minutes.
WHERE: The clinic is taking place in the Fellowship Hall at Brentwood / Trinity, located at 1900 E Barataria, Springfield, MO 65804. You may park in the back lot and enter through the lower doors by the playground.
WHO: Appointments are available to all Missouri residents age 16 and over. Minors must have a parent or guardian present. We ask that only the individual receiving the vaccine enter the building, with the exception of parents / guardians or those assisting an individual with mobility issues.
HOW: To make an appointment, please fill out our short online registration form. This form contains all of the details you will need to make your appointment. We will then have a volunteer from either Trinity or Brentwood follow up with you by phone or email prior to your appointment.
Please note that there are limited appointments available at this clinic and these appointments are on a “first-come, first-reserved” basis. We have just over 80 slots available. We are opening registration to members of the Trinity and Brentwood congregations this week and will begin wider publicity this weekend. If you wish to make an appointment, please do so promptly. We also encourage you to forward this email to neighbors, family, and friends who might be interested. Our goal is to fill every slot and do our part to stop the spread and finish strong.
If you have any questions about this event, or if you need assistance registering, please contact the Brentwood Office at 417-881-0144 or reply to this email. If you would like to volunteer to help make confirmation phone calls or to help welcome and assist attendees at the clinic, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being part of the Brentwood community and for all the ways you continue to show love to our neighbors.
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.
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 email@example.com for volunteer info). Here are the details on the clinic:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-881-0144). Thanks in advance!
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.