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The Briarwood Weekly, October 11
Sunday, October 13 Bulletin
National Ministries Conference

SHINE–Children’s Ministries Conference
Christmas at the Caroline House
Every Member Commitment Season
Briarwood MidWeek
Women’s Fall Bible Studies
Men’s Fall Bible Studies
Briarwood Christian Bookstore


Next week’s National Ministries Conference schedule headlines this week’s cover, as we prepare for an exciting and informative conference. Inside, you’ll see information on SHINE, the concurrent children’s conference, too. Our Every Member Commitment season is coming later this month, and this week’s article sets the table for this. Inside, you’ll see a reminder of the Christmas at the Caroline House event, Daniel Cason’s I Cared Enough outreach, and meet the folks who joined Briarwood last Sunday. There’s plenty of other announcements, too, so click to check the online version of The Weekly!

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FROM THE PULPIT – October 13

This Sunday, Pastor Reeder will bring us “Foundations #3–Lifestyle Stewardship” using I Corinthians 4:1–5. Then, at 6:00 p.m., our next Biblical Biographies: Who? Why? How? will be “Portrait #5: Deborah,” drawing on Judges 4 and 5. Come, and learn more about this “character actor” from the Bible! Click here to see the Sunday bulletin.

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Our National Ministries Conference is coming October 20–21, and it will be your opportunity to hear from 17 of our Ministry Partners from around the country tell about how God is at work in our nation. Our guest speaker is Dr. Derek Thomas, who has published over 25 books and currently serves as Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Caroline. See full conference details by clicking here.


Concurrent with our National Ministries Conference October 20–21, our covenant children will have a conference of their own! Titled SHINE (for Sharing Him in Neighborhoods Everywhere), the conference will feature Ministry Partners, games, prayer walks and some surprises. K4 and K5 will experience mini-SHINE while TK–6th Grade are in the SHINE conference. Read all about this event just for kids by clicking here. And you can register your nursery and K4, K5 children here.


Once again our Women’s Ministry presents this wonderful way to begin your Advent season. With three sessions to choose over November 19 and 20, there’s sure to be a great time for you to bring a friend to hear author Holly Mackle and see the beautifully decorated Caroline House. Tickets are in the Briarwood Christian Bookstore as well as right here, online. Sessions do sell out, so get your tickets now!


The annual EMC season will be October 27–November 10, when Briarwood members will be asked to commitment their time, talent, and treasure for the Lord’s use in 2020. It is marked by a church-wide convocation service at 9:30 a.m. October 27, where we will hear how God is at work at Briarwood, Pledge Sunday on November 3, and Canvass Sunday, November 10. See further details now by clicking here.


Wednesday nights bring Briarwood MidWeek and your chance to recharge your batteries with fellowship and spiritual growth in the middle of the work week. Start with dinner from 5:15–6:30 in the Fellowship Hall, then choose from a selection of all types of studies and activities at 6:30. There is something for every member of the family. You can sign up for dinner, make Nursery reservations, and see all the opportunities available in one place…just click here and check it out!


Ladies, there are no fewer than ten studies from which to choose this fall available every weekday but Monday. There are contemporary book studies, Bible book studies, topical studies and Precept studies. You can review all of them, make Nursery reservations, and signup for your choice(s) by clicking here, now. It’s not too late to get started…make this a fall of fellowship and learning!


Men, now underway are five studies available for the fall season. It’s not too late to jump into an early morning, lunchtime or evening study, with topics like Galatians, James, Exodus, as well as Foundations of Discipleship and a book study on Indwelling Sin in Believers by John Owen. Click here to see all details, and make plans to fuel your spiritual growth this fall!


With Christian bookstores becoming harder and harder to find, don’t forget the resource you have right here at church—the Briarwood Christian Bookstore. Not only do they offer competitive pricing on their books and Bibles, but they also have a wonderful collection of items by local artists that make thoughtful gifts. And of course, many greeting cards that communicate God’s love for so many occasions. Click here to see the store hours, staff and more!