Worship at Briarwood
The congregation first met in Briarwood School in 1959 and today’s Briarwood Church building was constructed in 1963. We are a blended spiritual community, eager to learn more about God’s many messages, and how they apply in today’s world.
Since 2010, we have had two Sunday morning services at Briarwood. A traditional service held at 10:00 a.m., followed by a contemporary service at 11:30 a.m. During the year there are four blended services, as well as special services at Easter and Christmas.
At the 10:00 am service, under the leadership of the Organist and Choir Director, the choir supports morning worship. Communion is held six times a year with elders and servers from the congregation. There is a Kids' Faith Program during this service.
At the 11:30 am service, worship is supported by Worship Bands that assist in the leading of contemporary worship. Children participate in this service, and then attend the Kids' Faith Program. The responsive readings and prayers are often spoken in French and English. On the first Sunday of the month, we enjoy a potluck lunch after the 11:30 service, followed by the Kids' Worship Club. Communion is served on the second Sunday of every month.
There is a coffee time from 11:00 - 11:30 am where both services are able to fellowship together.
Leadership at Briarwood
The Session provides overall leadership to Briarwood. The Clerk is Marilyn Scott. It is comprised of elected and ordained individuals from the congregation called ‘elders’, ranging in age from 23 to 83!
The Board of Managers cooperates with the Session to manage the annual finances and physical building. The Chairperson is Virginia Bell.