Special Events

Here are upcoming church-wide events:

MEMORIAL DAY DINNER • MAY 28SOS Invitations 2015

You are invited to attend the fourth annual Memorial Day Dinner benefiting Support Our Soldiers Alabama at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 28 in the Fellowship Hall. This year’s featured guest is the Honorable Gary Palmer, Alabama Congressman and Briarwood member. Make your reservation now by clicking here or by calling 995-8020. Click here for a printable invitation.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL • JUNE 1–5VBS 2015 weblogo

Every summer hundreds of Briarwood and neighborhood kids look forward to a great week in Vacation Bible School at Briarwood! There is so much to see and do…and learn, too. This year’s verse is II Corinthians 5:17, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. Online registration is now open; click here to go to the VBS page.


CAMP BRIARWOOD • JUNE 8–JULY 25CAMP-BROCHURE-Cover-top

For over 50 years Camp Briarwood has offered summer adventures that will make memories to last a lifetime. Hiking, swimming, and arts and crafts are combined with Bible discussions, stories and songs to blend together the physical and spiritual. All are designed to help a child grow in their relationship with God and others. There are day and overnight camps, along with a camp for kids with special needs. Click here to see the brochure and registration information.


JONI EARECKSON TADA • JUNE 21Joni Tada

Briarwood welcomes special guest, Joni Eareckson Tada to our evening service at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 21. Mrs. Tada is an internationally known mouth artist, a talented vocalist, a radio host, an author of 17 books and an advocate for disabled persons worldwide. You’ll want to hear this outspoken Christian woman who has lived with quadriplegia since a diving accident in 1967.


FAMILY FELLOWSHIP NIGHT • JUNE 26barons

All are invited to join the Briarwood family June 26 at Regions Field to watch the Birmingham Barons take on the Jackson Generals in America’s favorite summer pastime. The game is followed by a fireworks show, and if that’s not enough, we have a block of specially-priced tickets, just $7 for reserve seats! For your tickets, come by the Membership Office, call 776-5208, or email wlong@briarwood.org.


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June 28 • 6:00 P.M. • Worship Center

Make plans now to attend this uplifting celebration of God’s hand in America’s history, with music lead by our Chancel Choir and Festival Orchestra and the annual honoring of both our active service members and veterans.This year our keynote speaker will be 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 and Co-director of the Craniofacial Center. Perhaps even more noteworthy is his humble yet courageous witness for Christ in the public square. While not an elected public official, Dr. Carson has throughout the years provided an effective voice in speaking to matters of public policy. Since his thoughtful presentation at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, he has increasingly and positively addressed crucial issues of national interest from a historically accurate and biblically informed world and life view. You won’t want to miss him!


7th ANNUAL BRIARWOOD FLEA MARKET • JULY 24 & 25FLEA-2015_web

Briarwood’s Women of the Covenant Ministry presents one of their most popular events…the Briarwood Flea Market. For two days, over 80 vendors come together to give everyone the opportunity to make their stuff your stuff! This year’s Market will benefit Urban Hope Community Church in Fairfield. While only Briarwood members can sell, anyone can buy! So, mark your calendar now and come grab some big bargains in late July! Click here for more details.


FESTIVAL OF HOPE with FRANKLIN GRAHAMFestival of Hope

The Greater Birmingham Festival of Hope is an exciting opportunity to bring friends and family to a great event, with the Newsboys, Lacey, Michael W. Smith, Kari Jobe and more! Bartow Arena will be the place, and August 14–16 the time. You can visit the Festival website here, or follow the Festival on Facebook and on Twitter. Make plans now to reach those who do not yet know the Lord!