Visiting a new congregation can be daunting. We try to strike a balance between communicating clearly our sense of welcome, and giving you space to decide for yourself whether the church is a good fit for you.
9:45 a.m. Meditation Circle
9:45 a.m. Education Hour for All Ages
11:00 a.m. Worship
9:00 a.m. Meditation Circle
10:00 a.m. Worship
The Education Hour resumes the first Sunday after Labor Day.
Brown Memorial does not have a parking lot but ample street parking is available surrounding the church and parking/shuttle service is provided to and from nearby Mt. Royal Elementary School. Get directions and more information about parking/shuttle service.
Greeters will hand those arriving for worship a bulletin that contains an order for worship with prayers, hymns and other ways to participate. Directions are also given by the worship leaders at the front.
For those in need of hearing assistance, we provide devices to amplify the spoken word. Inform a greeter, and they can easily hand you a device.
Restrooms are located just off the Assembly Room, accessible by the door to the left of the pulpit. [Note temporary restroom change: During spring/summer 2018 Brown Memorial’s Fellowship Hall is undergoing an extensive renovation. During this time our restrooms will be located in the Brides Room (accessed through the door to the right of the sanctuary chancel), the Church House first, second and third floors, and across the street at Memorial Episcopal Fellowship Hall (handicap accessible).]
We typically celebrate the Lord’s Supper (also called the Eucharist, or communion) once per month. Communion is an open invitation to anyone who wishes to follow Christ, but participation is not required. Ordinarily, communion is by intinction, a fancy way to indicate participants come forward to dip a piece of bread in the cup. To make communion as inclusive as possible, we use grape juice and offer a gluten-free station.
A few things characterize a typical worship service at Brown:
Following worship, we hold a community potluck lunch in our Assembly Room on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. [Note: During our spring/summer 2018 Assembly Room renovation, lunches will take place in the Sanctuary.] In the summers we do not hold the lunches, but we do congregate on the front steps after worship each Sunday to enjoy lemonade and cookies.
We look forward to welcoming you in worship.