What You’ll Find at Brentwood
People come together in this space of grace to celebrate, consider, connect, and contribute.
We are a community of Christians that welcomes those who share a passion for nourishing each other to flourish in the grace of Jesus Christ.
We celebrate through worship, consider through learning, connect through fellowship, and contribute through service.
We are a diverse group, representative in many ways of the rapidly-growing neighbourhood of North Burnaby.
Everyone is welcome to stay for a light lunch every Sunday.
We promise to provide a rich experience in the Christian faith that will support you in being the blessing that God has called you to be in the world.
That experience comes through our practice of the disciplines that have sustained and stimulated Christian communities from New Testament times:
• Worship – encounters with God in music, prayers, readings, and reflections
• Learning – education that explores living abundantly in the grace of Jesus Christ
• Fellowship – belonging that energizes delightful living through the Holy Spirit
• Service – taking all of these gifts from God into the world in order to be a blessing
Our various gatherings at the church inspire and equip us to carry God’s kindness and generosity out into a world that is longing for the kind of reform and resilience that Jesus Christ preached and practiced.
Explore this site to find out more about us. Then join us on Sunday morning or Wednesday evening for worship, or on a Friday night when we do Bible study, or at one of our events, to see how we deliver on our promise to nourish you to flourish in the grace of Jesus Christ.
Sermons are serious attempts to uncover the pervasive presence and positive power of God in the world. Christians trust in and are loyal to a God who saved the world in Jesus Christ and is finishing off that redemption through the work of the Holy Spirit. We pray that these sermons will provoke in you a faithful response to the unconditional love of God to which they intend to witness. Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Fraser with any comments or questions.
Memorize & Ponder
Each week we memorize and ponder the sermon text to deepen our connection with what the Holy Spirit is teaching us about Christian discipleship today through this passage of Scripture. We invite you to join us in this discipline.
Luke 3:7-18 (NRSV)
Bear fruits worthy of your repentance. Do not begin to say to
yourselves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor,” for I tell you, God
is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now
the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does
not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
Support Our Musicking
Our imaginations reach far beyond our resources. If you’d like to support the expansion of our musicking through Brentwood, just click below. Canada Helps will issue your tax receipt. Many, many thanks.
Socks for Souls Count
Click on the picture to read a great feature in the Vancouver Province and the Vancouver Sun on Will Clarke, who coordinates our Socks for Souls program.
How Can the Sanctuary Serve You?
A space of grace for the community
“We want you to use our space of grace for your performances, workshops, consultations, and events. Take a look at the kinds of things that are happening here, what various people are saying about the space, imagine what you might do in this space, and contact us to find out more about our very reasonable rates and our supportive hospitality.”
SFU Philosophers’ Cafes at Brentwood
As part of our engagement with our community, we are honoured to be hosting regular Philosophers’ Cafes on the 3rd Thurs of every month from 7:00-8:30PM. Click here or the picture to find out more about how we see these conversations blessing our communities.
Our Minister’s Other Work
Brian Fraser ministers with Brentwood half-time. His other vocation is Jazzthink, a consulting and coaching service that works with nonprofits and churches to provoke the energy of their VIBE, often using the wit, wisdom, and workings of jazz. To find out more about this, click on the logo.