Brookwood Church - Love God, Love People

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

This page will be updated as the situation progresses

UPDATE as of 3/26/20 at 6:30 pm

Now through Sunday, April 5, Brookwood Church and the Administrative Office will be closed.

Please continue to adhere to recommendations from the CDC regarding prevention of COVID-19.

Join us for Online Sunday Services at 11 am by visiting brookwoodchurch.org/live

UPDATE as of 3/26/20 at 1:25 pm

Parents with children enrolled full-time in the Brookwood Preschool Academy:

The Academy will remain closed through Friday, April 17. Should the closure be extended, updated information will be posted here.

UPDATE as of 3/18/20 at 3:17 pm

While information about COVID-19 seems to change by the hour, the value of placing our faith in Jesus is magnified.

… And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the Champion who initiates and perfects our faith… Hebrews 12:1-2 (NLT)

Here are some ways to continue exercising our faith through connecting with God and others:

WORSHIP – Online Sunday at 11 am. Choose your venue:

brookwoodchurch.org/livefacebook.com/brookwoodchurchBrookwood Church on Youtube

GIVE – To give online visit brookwoodchurch.org/give. You may also give through the Brookwood Church app, or mail a check.

CONNECT – Stay in contact with members of your Small Group or Ministry Team, as well as others who are elderly or who may not have family near by, while utilizing appropriate CDC preventive measures. Find encouragement and resources from our Pastors at brookwoodchurch.org/keepconnected, as well as:

facebook.com/brookwoodchurch
facebook.com/brookwoodchildrensministry
Brookwood Student Ministry on Youtube
Grades 5– 6 – facebook.com/brookwoodswitch
Grades 7– 8 – facebook.com/brookwoodaxis and bwaxis on Instagram
Grades 9– 12 – cravebrookwood on Instagram
Young Adults – facebook.com/groups/brookwoodyoungadults and
brookwoodyoungadults on Instagram

SERVE – If you would like to serve others, several of our Outreach Partners have immediate needs. Visit brookwoodchurch.org/immediateserving to learn more.

CARE – Please share your prayer needs at brookwoodchurch.org/prayer/request. For care and counseling needs during the day contact Care Ministries at 864.688.8355, or request the after-hours Pastor on Call by calling 864.688.8200 and choose option 9.

Visit brookwoodchurch.org/update for the latest Brookwood update. Please continue to Contact Us, email or call 864.688.8200 if you have any questions. The staff is working remotely to support the needs of the Brookwood Family and our Community.

UPDATE as of 3/16/20 at 2:34 pm

We continue to take steps of faith while seeking to partner with our community in love and support for those who may be vulnerable to illness.

Now through Tuesday, March 31, Brookwood Church, Brookwood Preschool Academy, and the Brookwood Administrative Office will be closed. All on-site events, classes, groups and meetings will not be held during this time. Each activity may be rescheduled or cancelled by the specific Ministry. Small Groups meeting in homes may meet at their discretion while adhering to recommendations from the CDC regarding prevention.

Sunday morning worship and teaching will be available online Sunday, March 22 on brookwoodchurch.org/live as well as other venues. More details on viewing the Livestream, and alternative options for those who may not have access to view, will be emailed later this week.

UPDATE as of 3/15/20 at 5:46 pm

Parents with children enrolled full-time in the Brookwood Preschool Academy: The Academy will open Monday, March 16 for full-time children, so parents have time to make arrangements for alternate care. The Academy is following the recommendations of Governor McMaster and will close Tuesday, March 17 through the end of the month. Should the closure be extended, updated information will be posted here.

UPDATE as of 3/14/20 at 7:15 pm

As we take precautions to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19, free coffee stations, Cafe Express and the Main Cafe will be closed tomorrow, Sunday, March 15.

UPDATE as of 3/12/20 at 3:29 pm

As we hear reports of the coronavirus, we can be thankful that ...God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. As we seek to come together as a church body and love all who may be at risk, we want to do our part to take precautions to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19.

At this time, Brookwood will remain open and continue to have weekday activities and Sunday services. In the event we determine it's in everyone's best interest to reduce activities or close, we'll inform you through updates to this page, email, the app and social media.

As part of our standard cleaning and sanitizing procedures in all ministry areas after services and events, we're also making some enhancements like disinfecting pens and cleaning all children's toys and Special Friends sensory tools between services.

Pens and programs will be available for self pick-up Sunday. Alternatively, you can find the same information that's in our Sunday program on brookwoodchurch.org/watch, brookwoodchurch.org/events, as well as the Brookwood Church App Featured Events. Greeters will hold doors open for you, and we ask that everyone eliminate handshakes and hugs.

We recommend that you give online. We will not pass offering baskets during the service, but volunteers will have them available as you exit the Auditorium. You can also leave your contribution in the silver drop boxes in the walls throughout the church. As we learn more about the impact of the virus in our area, we'll evaluate additional procedures.

Please take a moment to understand prevention measures to avoid spreading the virus by reading through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Basic measures include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

If you're not feeling well, please stay home. You can listen to the Sunday Message on iTunes or any podcast provider on Sunday afternoon. Video recordings of Sunday's Messages are available Mondays by 5 pm on these venues:

brookwoodchurch.org/watch • Brookwood Church App • Fire TV • Roku • YouTube

Message Guides (Outlines, Discussion Guides and Family Talk) are available at brookwoodchurch.org/watch and on the app under Message Resources. Feel free to send in your prayer requests and join us in praying for those infected by the virus, their caregivers and those seeking a solution. Our mission stays the same: Love God • Love People. As we move forward in faith, let's fix our eyes on our Lord Jesus.

The Pastors and Staff at Brookwood Church