Month: February 2017

A cross made out of nails hangs in Brown Memorial's sanctuary against a black backdrop.

Lenten Activities and Worship Services

Our Lenten Theme This Year: “Call and Response” Getting on the road to the Cross this year might seem especially overwhelming, because Jesus still asks us to walk with him down the long path to the cross, and for many of us that call might be especially difficult this Lent.   This season of Lent, … Continue reading Lenten Activities and Worship Services


Resources Available for Lenten Spiritual Practice

As in years past we will have a variety of devotional materials available for use during the season of Lent. The Adult Education class will draw on one of these resources, Walter Brueggemann’s devotional entitled, A Way Other Than Our Own, as well as the scripture referenced within it. We encourage those participating to consider using this devotional as part of their Lenten spiritual practice.

A member of Brown helps prepare the alter at a church in Cuba in 2016.

Global Mission Committee Holds Adult Education Hour Discussions

As a follow-up to the January 8 cross-cultural potluck discussion on global interests of the church, the Global Mission Committee is hosting the following discussions during the Adult Education Hour, 9:45-10:45 a.m., in the Church House before worship:   February 26 – Brown Memorial’s exploration with Cuba (2015, 2016, 2017 trips); and discussion on the … Continue reading Global Mission Committee Holds Adult Education Hour Discussions

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Next “Ignite” Lunch and Learn is Feb. 26

Every fourth Sunday this year we are featuring “Ignite” presentations over lunch after worship. These tight, seven minute presentations are given by members of our local community on subjects that ignite their passion.    Ignite Talks are taking media by storm, similar to TED Talks but shorter and accompanied by visual images. Our congregation is … Continue reading Next “Ignite” Lunch and Learn is Feb. 26

A film house poster of the 1921 film "The Three Musketeers."

Silent Film and Organ Benefit Concert March 10, 7:30 pm

Brown Memorial is pleased to present a screening of the 1921 silent film, “The Three Musketeers” starring Douglas Fairbanks, on March 10 in the sanctuary. During the film, Michael Britt, Brown Memorial’s minister of music, will perform live, improvised organ accompaniment on Brown’s historic 1931 Skinner organ. This event is a unique opportunity to view a silent film just as audiences did in the early 20th Century when theater houses used pipe organs to provide musical accompaniment as a more affordable alternative to paying a full orchestra.

A youth speaks from the pulpit during Sunday worship.

Youth Sunday is Feb. 12

Our 10th-12th grade youth are hard at work on this year’s Youth Sunday Service, which is right around the corner.    Two of our graduating seniors, Nick Forward and Jake Schindler, will be preaching a challenging and spooky text from Luke 8, featuring demons, graveyards, chains, and freedom. They’ll be asking the question, “What are … Continue reading Youth Sunday is Feb. 12