“Worship provides Christians with an opportunity to leave behind—for momentary and fragile periods—the structures of inequality and violence that pervade our lives and to imagine—even more, to experience—an alternative mode of being, a place and time where justice and peace are known—a foretaste of the reign of God . . . Political organization, action, and protest will always be necessary if we desire to reform society, but we must pursue ritual action as well—where in an environment of beauty and abundance, in gathering with neighbors and strangers, in the encounter of the Holy, we know a joy that makes us dissatisfied with anything less in our every day lives.” -Scott Haldmann
We know it’s not easy to visit a church for the first time, so we hope these FAQs are helpful.
Feel free to contact us with any other questions that come to mind.
When is the worship service?
Our Sunday morning worship service is at 10AM.
Where should I park?
You are welcome to park in one of the spaces reserved for visitors (these will be on your left as soon as you enter the parking lot). There is additional parking behind the church building.
Where is the sanctuary?
The sanctuary is located just inside the east doors, which are painted red.
What activities are available for my children on Sunday mornings?
Children’s Church (pre-K thru 2nd grades) takes place during our 10AM worship service. [Children’s Church Details] Sunday Schools for all ages start at 9AM.
What should I wear?
Feel free to come as you are and dress as you’d like. Here at Brentwood, you’ll find all different sorts of people from all different walks of life. Some people wear a tie or a dress and others have tattoos and piercings. Some people with tattoos and piercings wear a tie or a dress. You get the idea.
Are masks required?
We remain committed to loving our neighbor through these challenging times. Our current masking policy follows rates of Covid transmission in Greene County. When the level is Red, masks are required. When it is Yellow, masks are highly recommended. Our vaccination rate among participants is very high (approximately 95%); our staff vaccination rate is 100%. Click Here For Current Greene County Level
What about accessibility for those with concerns about mobility?
All of the entrances at Brentwood are accessible without having to use steps or stairs, and reserved parking is available at each of these entrances. The west entry is fully ADA accessible, with an automatic door for easy access. The closest parking spaces to the building (along with the best ramp for wheelchair access) is also at the west entry. There is a commercial-grade elevator that allows for easy access between floors. We are in the process of installing three new fully accessible ADA restrooms. If you have any questions about accessibility, please feel free to contact us.
Every Sunday morning, we open our worship service with this welcome statement:
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here:
If you are young or old, you are welcome
If you have brown skin, black skin, white skin, or any color of skin, you are welcome
If you are married or single, you are welcome
If you are straight, gay, lesbian or bisexual, you are welcome
If you are male, female, trans, intersex or nonbinary, you are welcome
If you cannot hear or see, you are welcome
If you are sick or well, you are welcome
If you are happy or sad, you are welcome
If you are fully-abled, disabled, or a person of differing abilities, you are welcome
If you are an immigrant, like Jesus was, you are welcome
If you are rich or poor, powerful or weak, you are welcome
If you believe in God some of the time or none of the time or all of the time, you are welcome here.
(Adapted from Shaping Sanctuary)