Ministries at Briarwood
Our ministries are designed to provide a learning environment where the congregation is introduced to biblical knowledge and invited to grow in their faith, deepening their personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Children and Youth: for details see Children and Youth
Bible Study and Prayer: There are two Bible study groups, one led by a retired minister and one in a home setting.
Fellowship: There is a women’s breakfast on the first Saturday of the month; a women's lunch once a month, and a men’s group that meets for lunch on a regular basis.
Prayer Chain: Members meet monthly and pray daily for those in need in and around our church community.
Pastoral Care: The Pastoral Care Team provides, meals, drives and keeps in touch with people who are ill or grieving.
Family Fellowship: Throughout the year special events are hosted to promote fun and fellowship amongst members of our church family. Activities have included a camping weekend.
Book Club: People who enjoy reading have formed a book club, which meets eight times a year.
Outreach: Briarwood’s outreach programs have included being a strong supporter of Presbyterians Sharing and Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D), and urgent appeals like the Syrian Crisis. As well, Briarwood has provided support for NOVA, Helping Hands, Action Réfugiés, sponsoring youth trips overseas, crisis funding, Christmas food baskets, winter coats for kids and driving those in need to the hospital, or to church. As well, Briarwood donates non-perishable food to C.A.C. Christian Action food bank. C.A.C. is an ecumenical group formed by the members of 10 congregations to assist those in need in the neighboring communities. C.A.C. operates a food bank for short term emergencies, and provides financial assistance according to verified needs and its ability to meet those needs. For information, please call the C.A.C. at (514) 694-9246.