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New year, new sign, new (temporary) worship times

We are entering into an exciting time in the life of Brentwood! We are collaborating with Trinity Presbyterian Church to make some much needed, overdue updates to our property. While this is still a fairly modest effort (there aren’t any structural changes or additions to the building), it provides the opportunity to:

Increase Accessibility

Multiple improvements in the sanctuary are designed to make our worship space more accessible to those who use wheelchairs and walkers.

Improve Lighting

New, high efficiency LED lighting in the sanctuary will eliminate dark spots, improve visibility during services, and enhance our livestream broadcasts.

Update Aesthetics

All new flooring, freshly painted walls, and updated fixtures in all spaces will update the look and feel, helping extend welcome to all.

New Sign

Installation of a new exterior sign will clearly identify both Brentwood and Trinity as active congregations in our facility while also improving visibility and presence in the neighborhood.

Tentative Timeline

  • Jan. 16: Worship moves downstairs to Fellowship Hall, with Brentwood services at both 9AM & 10AM
  • Jan. 17: Office and main entrance temporarily move to west end (weekdays only)
  • Jan. 17-Feb. 6:  Areas to be renovated cleared of items
  • Feb. 7-April 10: Active renovations and installations
  • April 10-15: Sanctuary reset and prepared for worship
  • April 17: Easter worship in sanctuary

Services at 9AM & 10AM to allow for social distancing

Beginning Jan. 16, worship will take place downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at 9AM and 10AM. It will be the same service (two different times allows for more social distancing since the Fellowship Hall is a smaller space than the sanctuary). As we learn more about omicron we can potentially go back to just one service at 10AM, but for now in the Fellowship Hall we begin with two services as a safeguarding measure. 

Sunday morning activities & programs during renovation

The nursery will be available from 8:45AM-11:00AM

Children’s Church will be held during the 10AM service

Sunday School for youth continues to meet at 9AM in upstairs classroom Room 17

New Sunday School for adults (“Uppity Women of the Bible”) taught by Dr. Don Emler meets at 9AM in upstairs classroom Room 10

“Communion to go” — instead of taking off masks during service, we will offer a communion blessing during the service; participants are invited to take their communion packet with them to partake away from Fellowship Hall

Offering baskets continue to be available but not passed

Entry & exit for downstairs worship

It’s easiest to use the downstairs doors by the playground, on the south side of the building adjacent to the back parking lot. There are no steps; the entrance is accessible. Please note that the east doors will be locked during renovations.