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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.

The sanctuary lit by candlelight during a Christmas Eve service.

Advent 2019: What Can’t Wait

Advent is a season of waiting, but is idle waiting what God wants us to do? In preparation for the Coming Messiah, we wonder together—what can’t wait? What demands our attention? What requires our work and preparation? What is it that God cannot wait for? Is it our praise, reconciliation and proclamation? Is it the … Continue reading Advent 2019: What Can’t Wait

Candles burning in Brown Memorial's sanctuary.

Prayer Service of Thanksgiving November 21

We have lived through both difficult and good times this year. Take a moment out of your busy day on Nov. 21, 6-6:30 p.m., to stop into Brown Memorial’s sanctuary for a brief service to give thanks to our creator and offer prayers of thanksgiving for all that has occurred in our lives.   We … Continue reading Prayer Service of Thanksgiving November 21