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As we celebrate Communion this Sunday in the morning services, Pastor Reeder will use I Corinthians 11:17–34 to present “Preparing for the Lord’s Supper.” Remember that an alms offering for the Mercy Ministry will be taken in both services…just designate your check for “Mercy Ministry” if you’d like to contribute. Then join us on the soccer field for the annual Church Picnic at 3:00 p.m. Details below.


ANNUAL CHURCH PICNICPrint

Come one, come all this Sunday, April 26 for Briarwood’s annual Church Picnic, with bluegrass music, inflatables, volleyball and fellowship for all! It all begins at 3:00 p.m. on the church Soccer Field, then moves to the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m. for a delicious barbeque dinner. Introduce a friend to Briarwood…fellowship with your fellow church members…come and have a good time! Click for details.


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EVANGELISM/DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING

The final session of evangelism and discipleship training by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will be offered at Briarwood, April 27 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the Worship Center. All are invited to participate, and there is no charge for this training.


PASTOR’S ESCHATOLOGY Q&Aend-is-near_sign

If you missed Pastor Reeder’s Q&A on the end times March 18, you may hear the audio now by clicking here. You will also have another opportunity to ask your questions on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Get your questions ready and join us that evening right after the Fellowship Dinner to get a better grasp on what the Word of God has to say regarding the end times.


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYERNDofP_bmail

Once again Briarwood opens its Chapel from 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 for the National Day of Prayer. Prayer guides will be available, and all are encouraged to come by at your convenience during the day to lift our country in prayer. A preparatory prayer service will be led by Rev. Lynn Downing on May 6 at 7:00 p.m., also in the Chapel. Click here for more information.


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The fourth annual dinner benefiting Support our Soldiers Alabama will be May 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This year’s speaker is Congressman Gary Palmer. Make your reservation beginning May 1 by clicking here, or by calling Charon Rivers at 996-8020.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLVBS 2015 web

June 1–5 is this year’s dates for VBS…the most fun week of the summer! Click here to register now. Be sure to signup early to save your spot. Briarwood members, we are also looking for volunteer help in many areas, also found at this link. Check it out today and help make this a great week for our children!


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June 8 through July 25, Camp Briarwood will be making summer memories for kids entering grades 1–8 in the fall. There are day camps, overnight camps…even camp for kids with special needs. For over 50 years Camp Briarwood has been helping children grow in their relationship with God and others. Click here to read the brochure and get the registration forms to make this a summer to remember!


ANNUAL FLEA MARKETFLEA-2015_web

Here it comes again…the popular Briarwood Flea Market, conducted by the Women of the Covenant Ministry. The 7th annual staging of the event will be July 24 and 25, with vendor registration opening May 1. Click here to read all about it. There’s opportunities to serve in many different capacities, too. This year’s event will benefit Urban Hope Community Church in Fairfield. Briarwood members be sure to grab your space early beginning May 1!


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Briarwood Christian School celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a beautiful commemorative book with pictures and facts illustrating God’s hand in the school’s founding and development through the years. The book is available in the Briarwood Bookstore as well as online by clicking here.


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Our guest speaker for this year’s Celebration on June 28 will be the renown physician, Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson is a noted author, and at age 33 became the youngest doctor in the history of John Hopkins Hospital to serve as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. While not an elected public official, Dr. Carson has throughout the years provided an effective voice in speaking to matters of public policy with a biblical world and life view. Mark your calendar now…you’ll want to hear what he has to say! Click here for more.


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With half of the visits to our website now being done on mobile devices, have you added the Briarwood.org shortcut icon to your mobile device? It is incredibly quick and simple to do, and will allow you to visit our mobile-friendly site with just one click! To see the easy-to-follow instructions on how to do this, click here now.


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