“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 10:00 a.m. You can also livestream the worship service if you prefer.
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?
We are slowly resuming in person activities after over a year of gathering online, so things still aren’t quite back to our regular schedule. For now, Children’s Church (for those second grade and younger) takes place during our 10AM worship service. Children can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall (use the south doors next to the outdoors playground).
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. For now we are still requiring face masks.
What about accessibility for those with concerns about mobility?
Each of the entrances at Brentwood are accessible without having to use stairs (the east doors are the ones closest to the sanctuary, where there is a ramp next to the stairs; the other entrances do not have any stairs), and reserved parking is available at each of these entrances as well. Additionally, there is a commercial-grade elevator that allows for easy access between floors.
In following the lead of our denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we are striving to become a people of grace and welcome to all God’s children regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective; and we affirm the faith, baptism, and spiritual gifts of all Christians regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, for neither is grounds for exclusion from fellowship or service within the church, for we celebrate that all are part of God’s good creation.