“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 reach out with any other questions that come to mind (email@example.com).
When is the worship service?
Our Sunday morning worship service is at 10AM.
Are masks required?
Our masking policy follows rates of Covid transmission in Greene County. As of now, masking in the sanctuary is optional. Everyone working with children under five will continue to mask, because younger children aren’t yet eligible to be vaccinated (we encourage you to wear masks inside the building when around children under five). Our vaccination rate among participants is very high (approximately 95%); our staff vaccination rate is 100%. Here are details on our current masking policy.
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 at 9AM will soon return (they’ve been on break since the beginning of the pandemic).
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.
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 closest parking spaces to the building along with the best ramp for wheelchair access is at the west entry. Additionally, there is a commercial-grade elevator that allows for easy access between floors. We are currently fundraising so we can have automatic doors at every entrance and restroom. 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)