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Palm Sunday, April 13, Pastor Reeder brings us a look at John 12:12–32 with, “The Hour Has Come.” Join us as we begin our look at Holy Week…the Week of Passion…as Jesus’ remaining days on earth unfold with His anointing, triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and the beginning of the plot to put Him to death. This will be an excellent way to prepare your heart and mind for what God might teach you this coming week.


Ladies of all ages, come hear style expert and fun fashionista, Shari Braendel this Friday night, April 11 at 7:00 p.m., when Women of the Covenant will present a special evening of “Fashion Meets Faith.” $5 tickets are on sale now in the Bookstore, online, and will be available at the door! Click here for more information.



Briarwood’s Preschool and Elementary Choirs come together for a spring concert this Sunday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Worship Center. Come hear our covenant children as they sing for us the story of Esther, an important believer from the Old Testament. The Preschool Choir will present “Sing for Spring,” six songs they have been preparing this winter and spring, and will recite Matthew 28:1–6 for us, too!


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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.



April 20 is Easter Sunday—always a special day at Briarwood, and this year it will be even more so as we welcome the group GLAD in both morning services, then a free concert that evening! Make plans to join us for a wonderful Resurrection Sabbath.


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.


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!

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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.