Saturday afternoon December 19, be on the lookout! The truck bearing the Living Nativity scene from Brooklawn United Methodist Church will be traveling around Brooklawn from 1:00-4:00pm. It is an opportunity to bring the Living Nativity, which is such a tradition in the town, to the community. In this pandemic year when gatherings are not encouraged, the church will be traveling around town with the
characters on a trailer enabling all those in town to see the display and hear the story. (The scene at the church the next night will not have live characters.) Plan to come out of your house when the music plays and celebrate the birth of Jesus! If there is someone who is housebound who might like a special stop during the moving display, please contact the church office at 456-0370 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Nativity Scene
Sunday evening December 20th Brooklawn UMC will host a drive-by scene in front of the church with the stable and lighted figures of Jesus, Mary & Joseph. Music will be playing continuously from 6-8pm, perfect for a drive-by with the family in your car. (Due to virus restrictions, there will be no live characters, animals or refreshments this year, and you are asked not to walk up or exit your vehicle.) For further information, please contact the church office at 456-0370.
Christmas Week Services at Brooklawn United Methodist Church
Early “Kid-Friendly” On-line Program: The past ten years, the church has had a wonderful time with a 4:00pm Christmas Eve service just for families of young kids. This year, due to the virus restrictions, there will not be an in person gathering. However, there will be a special on-line Family Christmas Eve Celebration as Pastor Dan reads “Twas the Evening of Christmas,” and leads in a time especially for young children. All are invited to tune in to this time by going to Kids Christmas Eve online service
Two Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be held this year at Brooklawn United Methodist Church: one on Wednesday evening December 23 (Christmas Eve Eve) at 7:30pm and one on Christmas Eve, December 24 at 7:30pm. These are identical services, and the one on Christmas Eve will be live streamed on the church Facebook page Live Stream Christmas Eve Service. Please choose either one of the services if you wish to attend an in-person candlelight service. Plan to wear your mask and sit where the usher directs you. You may reserve your seat for either service by emailing the church with your name and the number attending at email@example.com
Although it will surely be different this year, each night will be full of fond memories, warm hearts, families gathered together, the glow of candlelight, all coming together on this sacred night. Let the light of Christ– the Light of the World– touch your heart! Pastor Amey’s message “The Heart of Christmas” will help us focus on the simplicity and the power of what God did in becoming one of us. Come, hear how Jesus’ birth has brought, and continues to bring, peace to human hearts. If you will be watching on-line, you are invited to have candles ready to light at the candle lighting time.
College and Young Adult
Career & Young Family Adults
Sunday School for All Ages
Men’s Group: The Brooklawn UMC Men’s Fellowship meets on the second Saturday of each month for breakfast at 8:30am. All men and boys are invited to come for a great time of eating, fellowship, a devotional time including singing and sharing from God’s Word, and an activity. Our monthly activities vary from some “manly” games, to constructing (and “de-constructing”) the stable for the church’s Living Nativity scene, to our Missions breakfast, to our annual fundraiser for a special project. It’s a great time for sharing among the males of the church! The men also cook and serve for the two women’s dinners: during February’s mission month and the Mother/Daughter dinner in May.
Women’s Group: The United Methodist Women have a rich history of service, mission, and fellowship in and through our church. The Ladies meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. According to their purpose statement, the women meet “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” As a result, the women meet for times of sharing and for support of the church’s mission and ministry. In addition to their monthly meetings, the women host several events to raise mission and ministry funds: a Peach Festival in September, a Holly Fair in November, and an Indoor Yard sale and Bake Sale in April. All women are invited to come and enjoy the fellowship and be involved in reaching out to the world through the UMW.
College and Young Adult: Our college and post-college young adults have a Sunday School class of their own at 9:30am Sunday mornings. Wayne C. Hill is the new leader of this group as they seek to integrate faith and action with lively discussions. This group also meets each Sunday evening for "707" starting with a great time of worship at 7:07pm. A new Prayer time has also just begun on Tuesday nights at Ray & Denise Dobbins' house. Give them a call for more info: 456-4622.
Career & Young Family Adults
Our newest age related ministry is a Sunday School class for career youngadults and family-oriented young adults. As someone described it, “Thisis not your parents Sunday School class!” With relevant materialfor where you are, Glenn & Ginger Grant lead this group at 9:30am.
Sunday School for All Ages: Our Sunday School ministry has classes for all ages from a Primary class for 2-5 year olds, through all children’s ages to our High School class, College and Career class, and two adult classes. Solid Bible teaching is available as well as times for singing together. Join us for this time of laying a foundation for life, Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 10:40am. Would you like to go on-line for Sunday School during the week? Click the logo for some fun activities to do!
Senior High Youth Group: Our active Senior UM Youth Fellowship group is for youth, grades 10-12. They meet Sunday evenings for "707" (starting of course at 7:07pm!) and are led by Ray and Denise Dobbins. Besides their weekly meeting, a wide variety of activities are also part of their fellowship– times which include retreats, game nights, outings (to concerts, games, and youth gatherings), pool parties, and mission projects.
Junior High Youth Group: Our active Junior High UM Youth Fellowship group is for youth, grades 7-9. They meet Sunday evenings for "707" (they begin together with the Senior High group at 7:07pm) and are led by Sue Siegfried and Lindsay Kramer. Besides their weekly meeting, a wide variety of activities are also part of their fellowship– times which include retreats, game nights, outings (to concerts, games, and youth gatherings), pool parties, and mission projects. It’s a great time to be a young person!
Junior Youth Group: Junior UM Youth Fellowship is for kids in 4th - 6th grades and meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00pm. They are led by Michelle Cesaro. Currently their schedule includes three weekly meetings per month and a Friday night activity on the other week each month (the Friday after the second Tuesday).
Kids Club: Kids Club runs from January through just before Easter each year for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30pm. It’s a fast paced hour of singing, memory verses, story time and a craft or other activity. What a great way to learn and grow together in the Lord!
Brooklawn UMC Christian Nursery School: Our church Nursery School was founded in 1974 as a ministry to our community and surrounding area for pre-school aged children. Our mission continues today in a half day, three days a week school which gives a great Christian foundation for their years in school. Our certified Christian Nursery School meets 9:00 - 11:30am Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from September to May. The low cost of $25.00 per week is part of our ministry to our area.
Nursery during Morning Worship: In our desire to transition children into worship, we provide a pre-school Nursery (up to age 5) during the morning worship service at 11:00am Sunday. Children are brought up from the Nursery to join the rest of the children of the church for the Children’s time during the service and given an activity bulletin after the Pastor has shared with them. We also subscribe to a monthly publication by Upper Room Press called “Pockets” which is available for those interested.