Brookwood Church - Love God, Love People

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

This page will be updated as the situation progresses

UPDATE as of 10/14/20 at 10:45 am

What is important is faith expressing itself in love.
Galatians 5:6b (NLT)

Beginning November 1 – Worship Service Options 

We invite the entire church family to return to onsite worship while respecting each others' concerns.

Beginning Sunday, November 1, three options are available for worship:

  1.  9 am Onsite – Masks Required at all times in the building (8:30–10:30 am).
  2.  11 am Onsite – Masks and Social Distancing Not Required.
  3.  Online Campus at 11 am – Visit brookwoodchurch.org/live to attend.
Children birth–grade 4 register for BrookwoodKiDs Sunday services at brookwoodchurch.org/backtochurch. Registration is not required for students in grades 5–adults.

9 am Service

  • Main exterior doors open at 8:30 am.
  • Masks are required at all times while in the building from 8:30–10:30 am.
  • Everyone is asked to continue social distancing between family groupings.
  • Ushers will assist attendees to a seat.

11 am Service

  • Masks and social distancing are not required starting at 10:30 am.

Additional Details

  • All ages will meet onsite on Sundays (birth–adult).
  • Special Friends Ministry for people with special needs will meet at 9 and 11 am.
  • 8:15 am prayer time continues to be on Facebook.
  • Spanish and Portuguese interpretations of the message are available online by Sunday at 11 am at brookwoodchurch.org/podcasts.
  • Sign Language Interpretation is offered onsite at the 9 am service and is available by 11 am at brookwoodchurch.org/watch.
  • All message resources are available online at brookwoodchurch.org/resources or on the Brookwood Church app. Hardcopies will not be provided.
  • The Bookstore, Cafes and Complimentary Coffee Stations will be closed.

Children and Students

  • Sunday morning children and students' programming (birth–grade 8).
    • 9 am Masks and Social Distancing Required (K3 and up).
    • 11 am Masks and Social Distancing Not Required.
  • Children birth–grade 4 register for BrookwoodKiDs Sunday services at brookwoodchurch.org/backtochurch. Registration is not required for students in grades 5–adult.
  • Crave High School Ministry will meet at South Campus at 4 pm. Masks and social distancing will not be required, but there will be a section in the room for those who prefer masks and social distancing.

Groups Meeting Onsite During the Week

  • Mask requirements and social distancing will be decided by each group. Please direct questions to your group leader.

UPDATE as of 7/1/20 at 5 pm

God has provided us with more opportunities to re-open Ministries.

As of Sunday, July 19, we're happy to announce the following:

BrookwoodKiDs (Grades 1–4) will begin meeting in Pod C at 9 and 11 am. With social distancing protocols in place, we'll have limited spots for children, so registration is required for children to attend.

  • Registration for grades 1–4 will open Sunday, July 12 at 1 pm.

Switch (Grades 5–6) will begin meeting at South Campus at 9 and 11 am with Axis (grades 7–8) who began meeting in June.

  • Registration is not required for students in grades 5-12.

BrookwoodKiDs (Birth–K5) programming will resume at a later date. Children ages birth-K5 are welcome to continue worshipping in the Auditorium or at our Online Campus at brookwoodchurch.org/live.

Like all of our onsite gatherings, we'll be observing social distancing and requesting children and students to wear face masks, while requiring staff and volunteers to wear masks.

UPDATE as of 6/23/20 at 3:30 pm

We're thankful that we've been able to open Brookwood Church for onsite services and offer our Online Campus to those worshipping at home.

As of Sunday, June 28, we're happy to announce the following:

Sign Language Interpretation will be offered onsite at the 9 am service and will be available Sunday at 11 am at brookwoodchurch.org/watch.

Axis – Grades 7–8 will begin meeting at South Campus at 9 and 11 am. Registration is not required for middle school students to attend.

Crave – Grades 9–12 will begin meeting at South Campus at 4 pm. Registration is not required for high school students to attend.

  • Everyone at South Campus is request (not required) to wear a face mask. Please bring a face mask with you and wear it, if not for yourself, for others in attendance.
  • Social distancing protocols will be in place - maintaining 6 feet between students.

Other ministries will resume onsite at a later date.

UPDATE as of 5/20/20 at 5 pm

While changes in our world happen daily, God's Word reminds us that His mercies show up daily as well!

Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.
Lamentations 3:23 (NLT)

God has been faithful as we've gathered online, and we see His mercy in the opportunity to gather again in person. We're excited to announce the

Reopening of the Brookwood Church Campus for Worship Services
Beginning Sunday, June 7 • 9 and 11 am

Registration for additional services will open if needed.

Online Campus will continue
11 am on Sundays at brookwoodchurch.org/live
.

Other ministries will continue onsite in the future.

We are following recommended guidelines as we prepare for onsite worship services. Visit brookwoodchurch.org/backtochurch for essential information to help you decide which venue (onsite or online) is best for you and your family.

The worship experience will be different as we register for services, check in upon arrival, observe social distancing, wear face masks, worship with our kids, and exit quickly to allow ample cleaning between services. Whether you attend physically or online, we're thankful for the opportunity to worship with you. We encourage you to worship at the Online Campus if you don't want to wear a face mask or if you fall into one of the vulnerable categories outlined by the CDC guidelines.

For more, watch this Back to Church video from Senior Pastor Perry Duggar:

Join us in praying as we prepare for our next gathering and visit brookwoodchurch.org/backtochurch to help you choose the campus you'll attend.

UPDATE as of 4/26/20 at 9:45 am

We pray that you are sensing God speak to you as we continue to look forward to the time when we will be able to meet physically as a church again. As we feel the yearning to know what’s happening in the days ahead, we realize that nobody really knows. Only God knows. God reminds us to trust Him for today, and for tomorrow, in this passage:

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6:33-34 (NLT)

Let’s watch for where God is working, and ask God what He wants us to know. Until further notice, Brookwood Church will continue to gather online for Sunday worship and other ministries. Here are resources to help you stay connected with God and others during this season:

Sundays – brookwoodchurch.org/live

Monday–Saturday

Find encouragement and resources from our Pastors.

Find a place to help others brookwoodchurch.org/immediateserving.

BrookwoodKiDs (Birth–Grade 4)        

Switch (Grades 5–6)     

Axis (Grades 7–8)        

Crave (Grades 9–12)        

Young Adults (Ages 18-29)        

Brookwood Women  

Brookwood Men  

Care Ministries  

Celebrate Recovery  

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

UPDATE as of 4/2/20 at 6:30 pm

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17 (ESV)

We’re thankful for technology, so we can keep connected and offer you Sunday services online. We believe we have a solution to the glitches in our Sunday morning broadcast, and our plan is to provide a seamless worship experience with Lord’s Supper, Palm Sunday, April 5. Brookwood Ministries are also online, and we’re available by phone at 864.688.8200.

Now through April 30, Brookwood Church and the Administrative Office will be closed. Please continue to adhere to recommendations from the CDC regarding prevention of COVID-19.


Here are resources to help you stay healthy both spiritually and emotionally through the pandemic.

Find encouragement and resources from our Pastors.

Find a place to help others brookwoodchurch.org/immediateserving.

BrookwoodKiDs (Birth–Grade 4)        

Switch (Grades 5–6)     

Axis (Grades 7–8)        

Crave (Grades 9–12)        

Young Adults (Ages 18-29)        

Brookwood Women  

Brookwood Men  

Care Ministries  

Celebrate Recovery  

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

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