This page will be updated as the situation progresses
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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