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Loving Your Neighbor During COVID-19

Brown Memorial is actively engaged in a number of volunteer efforts including direct food relief, drives for personal protective equipment, and organizing actions supporting emergency equipment supplies.  These efforts continue to multiply each day.  Those with a desire to volunteer can find a list of efforts here on a Google Doc that is updated weekly. … Continue reading Loving Your Neighbor During COVID-19

A child in the congregation eats a pancake meal on Fat Tuesday at Brown Memorial.

This Year’s Lenten Theme is “Wilderness”

Lent begins in the wilderness. The Spirit guides Jesus into the wilderness where he comes face-to-face with temptation and struggle. Yet, in his 40 days of fasting, resisting and wandering, Jesus is shaped and formed for ministry. Similarly, through the wilderness of Lent, we are invited to surrender to the wild leadings of the Spirit. … Continue reading This Year’s Lenten Theme is “Wilderness”

An aerial view of Brown Memorial.

Celebrating 150 Years

The year 2020 marks Brown Memorial’s 150th year anniversary. As a community, we are looking back to December 4, 1870, when our building was dedicated, and reimagining our future for years to come. We hope to craft a narrative that represents all of our rich, collective stories and a vision to guide our renewed call … Continue reading Celebrating 150 Years

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February Faith Topics Classes: Race and the American Church

Did Christianity justify slavery, segregation and Jim Crow laws? Is Sunday still the most segregated day of the week? What should the beloved community look like? Join us for a three-part education series that explores these questions and how race has shaped Christianity and the American Church.

Associate Pastor Michele Ward gives a charge to the congregation during Sunday worship.

Pastor’s Reflection: A Charge for the New Year

Every week at the end of the Sunday morning service, the preacher raises their hand and gives a blessing and a charge. The blessing is to comfort us and the charge is to challenge us. The Christian life is meant to give us both—the comfort of God’s presence and the challenge of God’s call. These paradoxes dwell side by side each time we conclude our Sunday morning services together in the sanctuary. As we ponder what we are about to eat for lunch, how we are traveling to our next destination, and what errands we need to run, God meets with us in order to bless us and charge us.