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Join us tonight for our Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Reeder’s message, “The New Covenant and the New Covenant Meal.” At noon tomorrow, our Good Friday service will focus on the cross and the seven last words of Christ. Easter Sunday, Bruce Stallings delivers “Untouchable” in the Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., and Pastor Reeder in our regular morning worship at 8 and 10:55 brings us ”The Resurrection Factor.” So many opportunities to make Holy Week even more meaningful for you and your family!

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Holy Week is a special time at Briarwood. From Palm Sunday, April 13, through Easter Sunday, April 20, we have special devotions, worship services and a concert to recognize this important time on every Christian’s calendar. Click here to see the complete schedule and for an online version of the Devotion Guide for the Week of Passion.


Join us Easter Sunday at 6:00 p.m. for a special concert by the a cappella singing group, GLAD! They will join us in our 8:00 and 10:55 morning services, then give a free concert that evening. What a wonderful way to bring your Resurrection Sabbath to a close!


Come one, come all to Briarwood’s annual Church Picnic, April 27 from 3 to 7 p.m.! A fun time to be had for all, members and non-members, as we have inflatables, facepainting, Bluegrass music and a delicious barbeque dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30. Cost is $5 a plate, with a $20 max per family.


Briarwood observes the National Day of Prayer, May 1, by opening the Chapel for prayer 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There is also a Prayer Service at noon in the Chapel, led by Bruce Stallings. Prayer Guides are at the Info Stations around the church to aid your prayer time both at home and in the Chapel that day. Make this a priority on May 1, and lift our nation up before the Lord!



Don’t miss this upcoming conference May 2–3. Join Paul David Tripp as he gets to the heart of parenting with practical, Gospel-centered insight. Learn how to be an instrument of heart-changing grace in the lives of your children. Read more about Getting to the Heart of Parenting on Paul’s website. Cost is $10 per couple (same for single parent), and tickets are now on sale for this special conference. Click here to register now!


Mark your calendars now for May 4 at 6:00 p.m., when the Chancel Choir and Festival Orchestra will present an evening of sacred choral and instrumental music. Featured will be master composers Mendelssohn, Bach and Christiansen, as well as current renowned composers Mack Wilberg, Dan Forrest and Dan Goeller. No admission; bring a friend!


Max Lucado’s beloved book, You Are Special, comes to the Barbara B. Barker Auditorium May 10 at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m., and May 11 at 2:30 p.m. Don’t miss this special year-end production from Briarwood Ballet. Tickets are $5 and available online by clicking here. These performances often sellout, so be sure and secure your tickets early!


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Spring is here and summer is coming…the time of year to consider a short-term mission trip with friends and family. No matter your age or abilities, short-term missions are a great way to experience missions work without the long-term commitment. Click here to see a listing of all the short-term missions available at Briarwood.


Bring Christian history to life as we travel Scotland and England with the Pastor June 30–July 11. We’ll walk the same streets and visit the churches of men such as Knox, Wishart, Wesley, C.S. Lewis and other notable Christians. We’ll go on a cruise along the Thames and attend an Evensong in York Minster. Signup now for this once-in-a-lifetime tour opportunity with Pastor Reeder. Click here for more information.



Camp Briarwood celebrates 50 years this summer! Kids entering grades 1 through 8 this coming fall can make this a summer to remember, with a fantastic Camp Briarwood experience! There are day camps, overnight camps…even camps for campers with disabilities. Make this summer one of growth in your kid’s relationships with others and with God. Click here for a brochure and to register.