Special Events

Here are upcoming church-wide events:


Holy Week, or the Week of Passion, is a special time at Briarwood. We have special services during the week in preparation for our Lord’s coming crucifixion, then services of celebration and a special concert on Easter Sunday as we worship the risen King. You are invited to join us during this very special time of the year. Click here to see the full schedule for Holy Week, and plan now to make this a special time in your life, too.

Larnell_2015_webEASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 5

Internationally-known, Christian recording artist Larnelle Harris returns to Briarwood this Easter Sunday. Mr. Harris will sing in both the 8:00 and 10:55 morning services, then join with the Briarwood Chancel Choir and Festival Orchestra in a presentation of the modern oratorio, Saviour, at 6:00 p.m. All are invited to this free concert, a wonderful way to finish your Easter Sunday celebration! Click here for more on Mr. Harris and the concert.


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 will be taught in the Worship Center 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.


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!

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 all day, Thursday, May 7 as we observe the National Day of Prayer. You are invited to come anytime and raise up our country to the Most High. A concluding prayer service will be led by Rev. Lynn Downing at 7:00 p.m. Click here to read more about this year’s event.


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.

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!