Brentwood to Co-Host Vaccine Clinic

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.

REGISTER NOW FOR YOUR VACCINE APPOINTMENT

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 brentwoodchristianchurch@gmail.com.

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.

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!