Walking with Jesus
This week may be one of the most sorrowful weeks we have experienced as a community. How do we find hope in times of great despair? 

Jesus taught us how to walk this road with strength and love; to rely on his message of redemption and peace in the midst of fear and sorrow. As we share in this journey together, let us rely on each other, and on Jesus, to show us the way to life everlasting.

Good work is being done through the church, in the volunteer efforts of our members, and in the work of the organizations that we support. Because of you, our mission partners were ready on day one of the pandemic and continue their daily service:

  • Distributing thousands of meals and toiletry kits;
  • Housing and feeding individuals with mental illness, providing tele-med services and online doctor’s visits;
  • Housing, feeding and providing vocational training to more than 50 youth ages 18 – 25 who aged out of the foster care system or are otherwise homeless;
  • Providing virtual health and nutrition services to home-bound, isolated elderly, helping them pay bills, and providing stress and loneliness counseling;
  • Bringing food to the elderly poor and providing case management service over the phone; and,
  • Distributing food and clothing to hundreds of families in East Harlem.

Know that you are making a difference in the lives of those who need you. I share with you HERE a letter I received from one of our mission partners this week. If you are in need of assistance, please email me at dking@brickchurch.org and we will be in touch with you.

Thank you, for sharing God’s love in all of these ways, for standing strong for those who are in so much pain, praying with those who are in need, providing food and assistance to those who are vulnerable, and sharing Jesus’ message of hope as we move through this time of sorrow toward the joy of Easter.

Grace and Peace,

The Rev. Douglas King


Programs other than worship will be held via the Zoom meeting platform. Learn more about Zoom HERE . Please note that Zoom links may be shared with friends, but should not be published on social media due to interference in some meetings.
Dial-in information will also be provided.

If you need assistance in accessing our virtual programming, please email crobertson@brickchurch.org and a volunteer will contact you.
Virtual Children's Story Time
Thursdays at 11 a.m.
For children under 5 years old, Kiah Baxter, Director of Children's Ministry, continues Zoom story time this week. Meeting information will be sent to Brick Church families.
Children's Easter Party - 10:30 a.m. 
Join Kiah for a virtual Easter party this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We will celebrate Easter with a story, an activity and prayer. More information and the zoom link will be provided in Friday’s email, and will be emailed to families enrolled in Sunday school.
Send Us Your Easter Photos - Deadline Tomorrow
One of the great joys of Easter is being able to dress up in our finest spring outfits. Although we cannot be together in person this year, we would love to share photos with our community on Easter Sunday! If you would like to share photos of you and your family, we'd be happy to to receive them and share on Easter Sunday. Please submit your photos to communications@brickchurch.org by tomorrow, April 8.
Helen Watson Buckner Scholarship - Deadline May 4
The Brick Church Women’s Association funds a scholarship program to assist church members and church staff, with financial help for educational purposes. The grants are “quality of life” scholarships, given to help with the cost of items such as books, fees and transportation. All applications will be considered and information is confidential. Grants are not automatically renewed. If you have received a scholarship in the past, you must re-apply by the deadline in order to be considered for the 2020-2021 year. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is May 4. Applications may be found on the Brick Church website at www.brickchurch.org/inreach . Completed applications may be submitted to the Scholarship Committee online at the above webpage. Applications, completed in full, must be received by May 4.
A Message from the Women's Association
Thank you to everyone who has so generously responded to our annual Easter Lily efforts.

Since we will not be coming together in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday & are unable to decorate the sanctuary at this time, the Women’s Association will be sponsoring a “Celebration of Flowers” at a later date. All names "in memory of" & "in honor of" will be printed at that time along with a sanctuary filled with an assortment of beautiful Spring flowers decorated by our Sanctuary Decorating Committee.

Please rest assured, all the names submitted thus far will be included. This gives others more time to send in their submissions. We will no longer need to accept financial donations and we thank those of you who have supported this effort. If you have any questions, please email Shannon Froehlich, Coordinator of The Women’s Association at: sfroehlich@brickchurch.org .

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all at Brick Church later this Spring.  
April 7 to April 13
at The Brick Church

Tuesday 4/7
4:20 p.m. Junior and Youth Choir
6:30 p.m. Stewardship Committee

Wednesday 4/8
7:30 a.m. Pastor Nominating Committee
8:00 a.m. Buildings & Grounds Committee
6:30 p.m. Children's Ministries Committee
6:30 p.m. Worship & Music Committee

Thursday 4/9
7:45 a.m. Men's Bible Study
9:15 a.m. Women's Bible Study
10:00 a.m. Pioneers Committee
11:00 a.m. Children's Storytime
7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service - (Online/Livestream)

Friday 4/10
8:00 a.m. .Joint Finance Committee
12:15 p.m. Good Friday/Stainer's The Crucifixion (Online/Livestream)

Sunday 4/12
10:30 a.m. Children's Easter Party
11:00 a.m. Worship - Easter
Following worship - Livestream chat
For information about Bible Study, email Jeff Shayne at jshayne@brickchurch.org.
To join the Livestream Chat after worship, click the "Message Bubble" at the top right of the Livestream screen.
These programs are only possible with your contributions.
Please click  HERE  to give online. #brickchurch #brickchurchnyc