Huge Garage Sale!

Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 8:00 a.m. to Noon

00g0g_kboRxfXKkdA_600x450Household items. Collectibles. Furniture. Clothing. Bicycles. Toys. And LOTS more!

All proceeds directly support the ministries and outreach initiatives supported by our congregation’s Disciple Women’s Ministries.

To the LGBT+ community, you are welcome here

  
We are proud to be an open and affirming Disciples of Christ congregation that celebrates the dignity, equality and beauty at the heart of Christ’s unconditional love. Jesus didn’t exclude people, and neither do we.

As our congregation’s open and affirming welcoming statement reads, “We affirm the faith, baptism, and spiritual gifts of all Christians regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, for neither is grounds for exclusion from fellowship or service within the church, for we celebrate that all are part of God’s good creation.”

Celebrate Easter at Brentwood Christian Church

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“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

Traditional Worship – 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary
Contemporary Worship – 10:00 a.m. in the downstairs Fellowship Hall
Progressive Worship – 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary

The annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the west end of the building (rain or shine).

We are proud to be an open and affirming Disciples of Christ congregation that celebrates the dignity, equality and beauty at the heart of Christ’s unconditional love. Jesus didn’t exclude people, and neither do we.

Holy Week Schedule

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We look forward to a meaningful Holy Week at Brentwood Christian Church and hope you can be a part of it. 

Maundy Thursday Worship Service at Brentwood
7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Community Worship Service at South Street Christian Church
7:30 p.m. (Prior to worship, there will be an Outdoor Art Gallery of works by youth at Rare Breed on display beginning at 6:00 p.m.)

Easter Sunday at Brentwood
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the sanctuary
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship (The Table) in the downstairs Fellowship Hall
11:00 a.m. Progressive Worship (The Awakening) in the sanctuary

*The annual children’s Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday in the west end of the church

Soul Repair: Recovery from Moral Injury After War

On Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Clara Thompson Hall, the Drury School of Religion will offer Drury and the Springfield area the opportunity to hear Disciples of Christ theologian Rita Nakashima Brock talk about her work with veterans seeking to recover from the trauma of war. Dr. Brock’s ministry to veterans fits very well Drury’s own commitment to being a military friendly university. We hope this lecture will be beneficial not only to our own student veterans but to veterans and those who care about them throughout the Ozarks. 
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Love stands stronger than death and violence

Our congregation’s latest article for the Center for Diversity and Reconciliation column published by the News-Leader

For Christians, Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent, a six-week journey preparing Christians for Easter and the hope of the resurrection — a hope which stands as an age-old symbol that love is stronger than all the powers that try to contain it, including the powers of death and violence.

There’s no doubt that far too much death and violence takes its toll in our world, so much so that sometimes it feels like all hope is lost. For those who have suffered the sheer brutality and horror of ISIS, for victims of violence in our own community, including Officer Aaron Pearson as well as all of the others in our community whose lives have been affected or even taken far too soon, and for those who feel like their lives are empty and meaningless and don’t know if the world needs them anymore, or if it ever did, our hearts break, and we weep.

Sometimes we don’t have words for the sadness that overcomes us, and all we can do is hope that, indeed, love is stronger than all the powers that try to contain it.

At the Center for Diversity and Reconciliation, we don’t sentimentalize the realities of our world or try to escape into some ideological vault that serves as a buffer for what negatively haunts it. Instead, we try to dig deeply into the root causes of violence and victimization in order to try to help give birth to a better, more humane world.

While we are a faith-based organization, we recognize that this requires a partnership that crosses many historic divides and barriers in order to do the shared work of peacemaking. We know that there isn’t any perfect tradition — whether faith-based or not. We are all flawed in one way or another, which is part of what makes us human. At the same time, one of the gifts of being human is that we recognize that another way of being is possible, and it is our responsibility, and desire, to live into it. Together.

If you would like to join us on this journey, whether you consider yourself religious or not, we hope you will do so. There are too many victims of violence in our community and our world. What we need are those with the courage and conviction to be peacemakers in the spirit of Jesus, Gandhi, and King. It isn’t easy work, but in the long run it’s perhaps the most important of all.