Sunday Morning

 (10:00 am to 11:15 am, followed by a light lunch)

In many smaller, urban congregations, the primary event when most of the community gets together is Sunday morning worship. That is true for Brentwood Presbyterian.

This is a time and a place where we connect with God, with companions who are seeking to understand and practice the Christian faith in a challenging world, and with the depths of our own souls, where our well-being is being nourished by Jesus Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit.

At present, there about 40 regular attenders, with 30 of us gathering on any given Sunday morning. It makes for a welcoming, intimate community.

As you can see from the picture, we are multi-cultural. Our members and adherents come from world-wide roots – Korea, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Indonesia, Liberia, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Trinidad, India, England, Germany, Poland, Scotland, and Canada.

The form of our worship is fairly traditional. We begin with a spirited singing of a couple of old Gospel favourites of the congregation. After the welcome, we greet each other with the Peace of Christ. From there, the service unfolds in three movements – Approaching God, Listening for God’s Word, and Responding to God’s Word. The whole service blends together, we usually find, to provide a rich and joyful encounter with God’s grace that nourishes us to flourish in the coming week.

Pianist Dan Reynolds, usually accompanied on the double bass by his dad, Rick, brings his own jazz touch to our mix of music.

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of every month with bread and grape juice made by members of the congregation.

We continue to be nourished immediately after worship with a light lunch in the lower hall and the conversations that happen there.

Do come and see some Sunday morning if this can be the kind of Christian community that nourishes you to flourish in the grace of Jesus Christ. That is our mission and we would love to have you be part of it.


4 thoughts on “Sunday Morning

  1. Hello,
    My name is Katherine. I have not attended your Church before. I am just wondering if there is a dress code and/or any other expectations of new members. Please advise at your earliest convenience.
    Thank you kindly,

    • Hi Katherine,

      There’s no dress code or expectation of new members. We’re a small but close congregation, so the minister will likely welcome you and introduce you to the church. We also have a small gathering after the service for a light lunch and coffee that you are more than welcome to join.

  2. Hallo my name is Arthur, I am from Jakarta, Indonesia.
    I have not attended your church, but planning to attend the service tomorrow on 26 of Aug 2018.
    Do you have Sunday service for the teens? because my sons would like to join me.

    Grace and Peace.

  3. I moved over to Nanaimo nearly six years ago and I miss not being able to go to Brentwood on Sundays! So one nice thing about this pandemic is that I get to join in the Sunday services. I grew up in the Anglican Church and went to Brentwood because one of my best friends married Brian Fraser (We get to brag that we introduced them.) and I’m so glad I made that choice because I enjoy the services and the people are a lovely group! Hopefully when they go back to the church they will keep zoom going. Alice

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