Special Events

Here are upcoming church-wide events:


Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time once again for Briarwood’s annual Church Picnic! The colossal fun starts on the soccer fields at 3:00 p.m., with bluegrass music, inflatables, volleyball and fellowship…fun for the whole family. Then come into the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 for a delicious barbeque meal. No reservations required…invite a friend…it’s a great way to introduce Briarwood and get to know your fellow church members, too!


You’re invited to come, reignite your faith and find power to live a life that radiates God’s love. Discover the victory He has for His children and equip yourself to share it with others through this dynamic course. You’ll also find practical help in reaching the next generation for Christ. This course is being taught in the Worship Center from 7:00–9:00 p.m. by a representative of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in preparation for the Greater Birmingham Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham, coming to Birmingham August 14–16. Click here to visit their website.

PASTOR’S ESCHATOLOGY Q&A, APRIL 29end-is-near_sign

Do you have questions on the biblical perspective of the coming end times? Has the evening sermon series left you wanting to know more? Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. is your opportunity to ask Pastor Reeder those questions and hear the questions of others, too. Join us in the Chapel right after the Fellowship Dinner and get a better grasp on what the Word of God has to say regarding the end times.


I Kings 8:28 says, “…listen to the cry and to the prayer that your servant prays before You this day.” The Briarwood Chapel will be open for prayer from 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7 as we observe the National Day of Prayer. You are invited to come anytime and raise up our country to the Lord. A prayer service the night before, on May 6, will be led by Rev. Lynn Downing at 7:00 p.m. also in the Chapel. Click here to read more about this year’s event.


He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and on earth… Briarwood Ballet presents the original production of Creation Sings, May 9 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and May 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Barbara B. Barker Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of Briarwood High School. Tickets are $5 and available online by clicking here. For more information email the ballet at ballet@briarwood.org or call 776.5284.

MEMORIAL DAY DINNER • MAY 28SOS Invitations 2015

You are invited to attend the fourth annual Memorial Day Dinner benefiting Support Our Soldiers Alabama in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m., May 28. This year’s featured guest is the Honorable Gary Palmer, Alabama Congressman and Briarwood member. Make your reservation beginning May 1 by clicking here or by calling 995-8020. Click here for a printable invitation.


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 opens in April; click here to go to the VBS page.


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.

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!