Our vision is to be a transformational community empowered to courageously reveal Jesus and His kingdom wherever we go. As you look through these pages, we hope you'll get a sense of who we are, and the things that are important to us. If you have any questions, or would like to chat further, drop us an email or give us a call. We'd love to hear from you.
During the current Coronavirus COVID19 crisis we are following Government advice. We are not holding public Sunday worship meetings in our building and are generally using online tools to gather. We are continually reviewing and interpreting what current rules mean in practice and although our building is now Covid safe, we are still limiting use.
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We are living in such uncertain times and the resurgence of COVID-19 can contribute to creating fears and stress for so many people. In the bible the writer to the Hebrews reminds us that we can have an anchor which is hope for our souls, firm and secure (Hebrews 6:19) Despite the buffeting effect of the storms of life, Jesus Christ is the anchor that God has given us to provide ultimate security, love and hope. God doesn't promise us an easy life, free of pain or problems BUT He does promise to be with us and to give us the strength to endure and the hope of a future beyond our natural lives.
Brookside Meeting 28th February 2021
This Sunday morning 28th February is a Family Zoom with Louise and Chris. There will be opportunity for kids and families to join a friendly fun time exploring what it is to be God’s Beloved (yes that’s you!). Louise invites you to let her know if you plan to take part and would like a craft pack. There will be games (you will need play dough), chat and reflection and adults will have the chance to break away from the fun bit and get more serious!
What's going on...
For those who would appreciate it we are operating a system of care and support through 'buddying.' This is especially to help support those who are vulnerable and isolated but is a great way of helping maintain a sense of connection and belonging whilst we can't physically meet together. Buddies communicate regularly with one another on the telephone and where possible, through face to face online facilities. Click the image above to email if you are offering to buddy another person or would appreciate the care and support of a buddy.
We have established a virtual prayer room which is currently operating from Sunday - Friday evenings between 8-8.30pm. Those meeting are very happy to pray into anything you are concerned about or struggling with. For details about how to join our virtual prayer room contact Steve Prince at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the form below to let us have any prayer requests and you can just use your first name to protect your identity if you wish. This is for use across the communities and not just for those who are part of Brookside Church.
If you are in need and have nobody else to help you, please call 0118 9664474 and we will help if we can.
We are working together with our friends in other churches across our communities in order to support other caring initiatives people are involved with throughout the current crisis. The Earley Help Hub offers a route to access care and support, particularly for vulnerable people. We have a growing number of volunteers who may be able to help, or direct you to help. The contact telephone number for Earley Help Hub is 07493 784091. Alternatively you can email by clicking this link; Earley Help Hub
Audio and video recordings...
Throughout lockdown we have enjoyed a wide range of input, learning and worship all brought creatively by a growing number of people. Click here in 'Lockdown Resources' to access these.
For Young People
Daily Devotional - Lectio 365
Lectio 365 is a great daily devotional provided by 24/7 and CWR. We recommend this as a resource. Just click on the arrow logo above to go to the website where you can download the app.