Briarwood MidWeek

 

DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

NURSERY RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

MIDWEEK AUDIO FILES

 


MIDWEEK INFO


NURSERY
Be sure your nursery-age children have the best possible care by making reservations as soon as possible. Reservations can be made easily online on the Briarwood App, at briarwood.org/nursery, or by calling 776-5214. Please be sure the Nursery knows what study or class you are in each week.

MIDWEEK DINNER
Join us for our dinner in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5:15–6:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on the fun and fellowship! All are welcome, even if you are not in a small group or another ministry opportunity. $8 per adult • $5 per child (under 12) • $25 per family maximum Please assist us in being good stewards of our resources by registering for the MidWeek meal each week you plan to attend. Registering ahead of time allows us to prepare the proper amount of food, and can be done easily online and all at once if you wish. Go to briarwood.org/dinner and fill out the online form, or call 776-5238. Register no later than Tuesday at noon prior to the Wednesday you plan to attend. Thank you!

CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Our Children and Youth will find activities designed just for them during MidWeek. Contact the Children’s Ministry at 776-5526 or pdollar@briarwood.org. Contact the Youth Ministry at 776-5269 or k.smith@briarwood.org.

ADULT CLASSES
Wednesday night offers many new and exciting small group studies, so find the best fit for you and jump in! All ministry opportunities start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Contact Eric Reebals for more information at 776-5338 or ereebals@briarwood.org.

ROOM KEY
A — Administration Wing
E — Education Wing
FH — Fellowship Hall
G — Gym Wing
M — Ministries Wing
W — Worship Center

 


CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES


Contact the Children’s Ministry at 776-5526 or pdollar@briarwood.org.

INFANTS THROUGH 3 YEARS
Nursery Hallway • 6:15–8:30 p.m.
Nursery reservations are required! Go to briarwood.org/nursery or call 776-5214.

CONNECT (K4–3rd grade)
Children’s Auditorium • 6:30–8:00 p.m.
It is our desire for our children to connect to God through biblical teaching, to what God is doing in the world through missionary updates and stories, and to one another through fellowship and recreation. A parent must sign in their child.

IGNITE (4th–6th grade)
GYM • 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Ignite will have a time of Bible study, play games, have free play in the gym, and hand out prizes! Drop off children in the Gym Lobby.

 


YOUTH ACTIVITIES


Contact the Youth Ministry at 776-5269 or k.smith@briarwood.org.

RAIDERS (7th & 8th grades)
The Barn • 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Raiders will continue their incredible MidWeek gatherings. Come and invite a friend. Parents, please pick up your Raider from The Barn parking lot at 8:00 p.m.

BYG (9th – 12th grades)
The Barn • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
BYG is a time for high school students to be challenged by God’s Word and to be equipped to impact others for Christ.

 


EVANGELISM / MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES


PERSONAL EVANGELISM: THE BRIDGE TO LIFE
Eric Reebals • A202
Come investigate how to share your faith using “The Bridge to Life.” This training includes weekly class time as well as on-the-job training, contacting members of our community and answering their questions as they answer ours. Contact Leigh Ann Reese 776-5301, lreese@briarwood.org.

CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED
Bobby Parks • G101
C.E. is an informal and relaxed seven-week course. It’s for anyone who wants to think about the meaning of life and wants to learn about what it means to be a Christian. C.E. is a place for you to explore what life is all about. Contact Bobby Parks at bjparks@briarwood.org or at 205.612.9969.

ASK THE PASTOR
Pastor Reeder • Bride’s Room
Ask Pastor Reeder any question pertaining to theology, Bible, doctrine, etc. Also during this time, we will seek to answer any questions regarding the sacrament of baptism. Some questions we discuss are: Why covenant baptism? What constitutes a valid baptism? What does baptism represent? If you are interested or want more information, please contact Wendy Long at wlong@briarwood.org or 776-5208.

PASTOR’S INQUIRY CLASS
Pastor Reeder • A209 (3/9, 4/20)
Like to find out more about Briarwood Presbyterian Church? Are you interested in church membership? This class explores: Connecting to Christ, What is a Christian; Connecting to the Church, What is the Church; and Connecting to Briarwood, What is Briarwood? If you are interested or want more information, please contact Wendy Long at wlong@briarwood.org or 776-5208.

CHANCEL CHOIR & BRIARWOOD ORCHESTRA
Choir Room / Worship Center
Singers and instrumentalists, college-age and up, join us as we prepare to lead God’s people in worship on Sundays, as well as prepare our Christmas program to be presented with a full orchestra. For more information, contact Penny Philley at pphilley@briarwood.org or 776-5229.

ESL CLASSES
Caroline Brown • School 3rd Floor Lobby – E313
Want to get involved in serving and welcoming internationals? Volunteer to help with the English for Speakers of Other Languages class! From putting up signs and serving snacks to teaching or assisting English classes, we would be glad to have you join us! We train volunteers in teaching and welcoming internationals with the love of Christ. Contact Caroline Brown at 776-5343 or cbrown@briarwood.org.

GRIEFSHARE
Mark Cushman • W202
A 13-week seminar and support group for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. Each session includes a discussion based on video presentations dealing with grief. Participants are welcome to start attending any time during the quarter. Contact Tami Wells, 776-5227 or altadena@briarwood.org for more information. W202 is above the foyer to the Worship Center, next to the elevator. Cost: $15 for the workbook.

DIVORCECARE
Philip Alford & Lance & Ruth Radbill • W203
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future.

NEW FOCUS
Chris Thompson • E003/005
New Focus is an outreach of the Mercy Ministry that offers financial literacy for those who call for assistance and we also teach participants how to get and keep a job. Volunteers are needed to coach participants in applying the principles learned in class. Kevin Lott will lead a coaches’ informational meeting at the same time as the participants’ informational meeting on January 12 then regular classes will begin on January 19.

SIGN LANGUAGE
BEGINNER CLASS • S205
Our goal is to learn 400 signs (with daily practice), to be introduced to deaf culture, and be able to communicate using basic signs.

SIGN LANGUAGE
RELIGIOUS INTERPRETING • S203
This class builds on the Beginner, Intermediate I, and Intermediate II classes. Our goal is to learn 1) religious signs (with daily practice), 2) practical interpreting techniques using expressive and receptive skills in a classroom and “real-time” setting, and 3) increase exposure to and have communications with the deaf community.

THE MINISTRY OF CHURCH PRAYER
Joyce Ann Jackson • Prayer Room
Join us as we spend time in prayer for Briarwood Church and its ministries. God has been so faithful to our congregation and we want to spend this time acknowledging His goodness and lifting up the many ministry opportunities all over the world. Focusing on the spiritual vitality of prayer in the life of the believers, revival throughout our land and learning how to pray as Jesus taught His disciples will be our goal.

ADOPTION CONNECTION
Carter Ralph • CHAPEL
(3/9, 4/6)
This group ministers to families who have brought children into their homes via adoption assists Briarwood families as they go through the adoption process, and promotes adoption within the church.

 


CO-ED STUDIES


A BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY
Olan Stubbs • Fellowship Hall E & F
Join us as we seek to practically understand what God’s Word says about Marriage and Family. Topics like In-Law Dynamics, Finances, Goals of Conflict, Forgiveness, Work Inside and Outside the Home, and How to Navigate Technology. Our goal is to help shape our minds Biblically that God would give us Christ-honoring marriages and families.

A.C.T.S. OF MINISTRY: DISCOVER YOUR GOD-GIVEN DESIGN
Ray Tucker • G103
This study will guide us through a journey of awareness and application of God’s unique design and call on our life. We will look at the essentials of discovering how the Lord has uniquely fashioned us to be Spirit-empowered servants in His Kingdom. We will have an informative and interactive time of teaching, personal evaluation, small group discussion, and prayer. I hope you decide to be a part of this enriching time of fellowship and learning.

WARRIOR
Mike Wheeler • A105
Thomas Brooks tells us, “The world is no friend to grace, our own flesh strives against the spirit, but, ultimately there is no man-hating enemy of the soul like Satan”… In case you haven’t noticed, we are engaged in an intense battle in our country and in the world. That battle is not political or social. That battle is being fought in the spiritual realm. This fall, we will use selected lessons from the Warrior Series, where we take stories from World War 2 and the Holocaust and use them as metaphors for the spiritual battlefield we call the “Christian life”.

SEMINAR ON SEXUAL APOLOGETICS
Steve Willing • A205
Most secular societies and many within churches dismiss Biblical sexual morality as outdated and unscientific. They could not be more mistaken. In this course, we will see how the best and most current research in medicine, psychology, and sociology line up with the Biblical paradigm; that lifelong heterosexual monogamy is the only sure pathway to human flourishing.

 


WOMEN OF THE COVENANT


COVENANTS MADE SIMPLE
Kristie Harrick & Stephen King • M202 (Ends 3/16)
What do the various covenants given throughout the Bible mean to us? Are they relevant to our lives? A rainbow now and then may remind us of God’s promise to Noah, and we’ve memorized the part about the new covenant in Jesus’ blood at Communion, but do we dig any deeper? Do we need to?

GOING DEEPER IN YOUR PERSONAL STUDY
Teresa Caldwell • M210
An accountability study in Genesis to help us develop a ‘meaty” quiet time. We will be studying James Montgomery Boice’s Genesis, Volume 1 beginning literally ‘in the beginning.” Our focus will be two-fold: first to grow in our understanding of Genesis, and second to learn and put into practice how to have a deep, personal time with the Lord in His Word. This class will be a blessing for all.

 


SEMINARY CLASS


BIRMINGHAM THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
BTS offers courses for credit, or you can audit one for your personal development. Contact the Seminary Office at 776-5356 to register for a class or for more information.

COUNSELING IN THE LOCAL CHURCH II, LAY COUNSELING II, & PRACTICAL MINISTRY
Dr. Stephen Cloud • A201 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Counseling in the Local Church II/Lay Counseling II & Practical Ministry Training is a two-semester course that began in the fall. It not only equips you to begin counseling at the lay level, but it builds your knowledge base to more effectively conduct personal ministry whether over the fence, over coffee, or in various roles in the church. This is also a great opportunity to see if the Lord may direct you to become active in the counseling ministry. Visitors are welcome, but classroom space is limited. Contact Tami Wells or Mitzi Boyd at 776-5281, or altadena@briarwood.org, for more details.