UPDATED: March 21, 2020
Dearest Brookswood Church Family,
In the last week, we have all adjusted to lots of new realities as we are coming to terms with restrictions in workplaces and social gatherings because of COVID-19. We are so grateful for technology which allows us to keep in touch! We are not gathering in person this Sunday, but we are inviting you to watch the pre-recorded message online as we worship together as a Church family from our own homes this weekend (see link below).
Use the channels below to stay connected with Brookswood Church in the coming days and weeks.
Sermon & Sermon Outline
Here is the sermon outline for this Sunday's recorded message by Cal Netterfield, “The Church as Family”. The sermon link can be found at the bottom of this email as well as on our church Facebook page, website and Vimeo page Note: Cal Netterfield was scheduled to preach as Pastor Tom was to be visiting his son in Saskatchewan this week though his trip has been cancelled.
A morning women’s prayer group meets by ZOOM 9:00am each morning, you are welcome to participate. Let email@example.com or Bethany firstname.lastname@example.org know and they will send you the log-in information if you don’t already have it.
Sunday Prayer Meeting (Mar. 22)
This Sunday evening (March 22) join us at 6:30pm for a special online church-wide prayer meeting. The meeting will take place via Zoom. Zoom is an online platform that is very simple to use – no account needed, you simply click on the link below and you will be added to the meeting. You can join via computer, cellphone, or tablet. If you would like more information or assistance in accessing the meeting please contact Sarah Last 604-514-9333. Please plan on joining a few minutes early so we can be sure that everyone is set up and ready to go at 6:30pm (the online meeting will open at 6:20pm) Let’s take this opportunity to lift our community, nation and each other up in prayer. Download the prayer meeting agenda here.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/457822591
Meeting ID: 457 822 591
A brief Pastor Devotional will be sent out each Tuesday from Pastor Tom for Biblical perspectives on these challenging times. Feel free to pass them on if you find them helpful.
Brookswood Kids Resources for Families
Help your kids stay connected to the church and to Jesus using these exciting FREE online resources. Watch any of the videos you like as a family, download activity sheets, discuss and pray together with your kids.
- The Gospel Project - This is the curriculum we use with our elementary kids. Stay on track each week as we work our way through the New Testament. Register for a free account then download activity pages and watch videos from the menu on the right.
- Minno Church at Home - Choose a Worship video, a Bible story video, and/or a Devotional for your "church at home" experience. You can even download and print activity packs for your kids. No sign-up necessary!
- Life.Church Full Kids Services - Complete plug and play full-length kids services for ages two through 6th grade ready for you each week. Links below:
Loop Show (Gr. 4-6)
Konnect (Gr.1 - 3)
Crosstown (5 years - Kindergarten)
Bible App for Kids (2 - 4 years)
We want to encourage you to 'not neglect meeting together' (Hebrews 10:25) even if we cannot physically gather.
Pamelina@brookswoodbaptist.com is matching volunteers with those in need (groceries, fixing things, prayer, etc.). That’s what your church family is for!
Calming Worship Music
If you like quiet, inspiring traditional music, Corinne Winstanley will post online worship music (not copyrighted) for your listening pleasure. You can find it HERE. Another good link to calming worship can be accessed HERE
Breakthrough: On Earth As It Is In Heaven Livestream
Saturday, March 21, 2020 7pm
Join BCBC for an evening of worship and celebration with a focus on church planting. Join BCBC for a time of live stream worship with worship bands from BCBC churches and hear from church planters to learn what God is doing in their communities.
Live Stream Link: https://venue.streamspot.com/event/MjE1NjExNg==
Prayer and Care
If you have a prayer request you can email email@example.com. And if you become aware of someone who needs some special care or attention during these trying times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or text or call his cell at 778-384-5337.
You can give online via credit card on our website. Click here to donate. More ways to donate: Mail or drop off a check at the church office during the week. Stop by the office to use the debt card machine. Set up regular withdrawals from your bank account (contact church office). A text to give option is coming soon.
If you know of anyone in our church who has contracted the Covid-19 virus, please let our office know so we can keep them in our prayers and be prepared to help as needed.
“Our God, whom we serve, is able to deliver us…” Daniel 3:7