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I sit here with Nancy W., to announce the last Sunday’s Coming.  Please, no tears or cheers.  Not to say that Sunday isn’t Coming anymore, because as far as we know, it is.

This is to announce however, that this blog project will now become a weekly email from the church office called, “This week @Briarwood“.

I started Sunday’s Coming three or more years ago around the advent of the 11:30 a.m service (which was at 4:30 p.m. at the time!) to make sure everyone knew the updated worship schedule.

It now seems clear that everyone knows when worship is, and which service they usually attend.  So Sunday’s Coming, I think, has served its purpose of communicating that particular transition at Briarwood.

Starting this week, you will receive a weekly email, “This week @Briarwood“, that still includes what is happening each Sunday, plus other opportunities for service, study and growth.

I will continue to post on my blog, but might focus more on issues, content, comments and material for reflection.   If you would like to be notified of each post, please use the “follow” link on this page.

It has been my pleasure these last 155 messages, sharing in the worship life of Briarwood in this way.

Thank YOU for reading!

With best wishes and in Christ’s service,

Greg Davidson, Ph.D., Pastor



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Greetings Everyone,

This Sunday we worship at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism (Jade Tardy) at 10 a.m. and Holy Communion with Lunch at the 11:30 a.m. At 11:15 a.m. this Sunday the Lent Study Series starts in the East Room with Dr. Kuntz.

What are we looking for?  The disciples have an encounter in Matthew 17: 1-9.  A story that finishes one journey, and starts the next.

Please keep in prayer Lloyd A., the youth group who meet Friday night at the church, and Donna R., whose brother’s memorial service is at Briarwood Saturday at 2 p.m.

One new feature of Briarwood website are news updates from the Session.  See February here.

Keep an eye out this week for a mailing on the nomination of elders and an information follow-up from the AGM and International Potluck.

With all good wishes.

See you Sunday,



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Greetings Everyone,

This Sunday is ONE blended service at 10:30 a.m., with an International Potluck and Annual Meeting to follow.  Nursery and Children’s faith program.  Organ and worship bands.  Thank you in advance to everyone for making this special Sunday possible.  The text is Matthew 5: 33-37 – let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ or your ‘no’ ‘no’.

All good wishes for a great weekend.

See you Sunday.



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Hello Everyone.  This Sunday is a celebration for Rose B., who is retiring from the Helping Hands next week.   There is also a mystery faith sharer at the 11:30 a.m. service.  Everyone is invited for cake at 11 a.m.

Rev. Harry Kuntz finishes the Autumn Study Series on the Psalms on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Thank you Harry!

Thank you Danielle, team and snack providers for today’s PED Day Camp at Briarwood.  There are 19 children here between ages 4 and 10, as I speak.  Lots of joy and faith.

Please remember Pea Soup and Planning here tonight.  A chance to plan and pray for where God is leading us as a congregation right now.

Please keep Michelene H. in your prayers too.

Best wishes for now.

See you tonight and, or,

See you Sunday,


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This Sunday is All Saints’ Sunday with nursery and children’s faith program at both services.  Lunch and Communion at 11:30 a.m. and mini faith sharing by Nancy B. at 10 a.m.  The text for Sunday is 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12.

The Autumn Study series continues with Dr. Kuntz in the East Room at 11:15 a.m.

I attach two photos:  one of the new bench project by the memorial fund committee and one of Fay, Rene and Elizabeth, whom met at Fairview.  Elizabeth kindly gave me 30 poppy stickers for the children at Briarwood next Sunday.  Thank you!

Wishing everyone a good weekend.  Please remember the family of Yvette N., whose funeral was at the beautiful Mont Royal on Wednesday.



P.S.  Remember:  clocks go back on Saturday night.



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A huge thank you to Kathy, Cheryl and team for the amazing brunch last Sunday at the blended service.  This Sunday we look at the parable of two men who go to the temple to pray (Luke 18:9-14).  Two services, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., with nursery and kids faith program.  The Fall study series begins in the West room with Harry K.  Alejandro D. is away, so we welcome Marian S. to the organ at the 10 a.m.  Please remember Yvette N, still in hosptial.  Please remember the Youth Group, who meet tonight at the church.
With best wishes,

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Greetings Friends.

Thanks to Kathy A. last weekend for an amazing Community Corn Roast!  Thanks to the Session this week for this year’s mini-Retreat.  Photo here!  For what is on this Sunday, and this month at Briarwood, please have a look at the “What’s happening at Briarwood” flyer, link here.

Wishing everyone a great weekend.

Please keep Noha F. and Yvette N. in your prayers.


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Greetings Everyone,

This Sunday at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. we look at the letter to Philemon and the theme of radical kindness.   Welcome back to the choir for the 10 a.m. and looking forward to Francois Du Preez’s band leading at 11:30 a.m.

There is Kids’ Faith Program registration for the new year at 11 a.m., between services.  On Saturday is Briarwood’s Community Corn Roast and mission bake sale, starting at 11:30 a.m..

Wishing everyone an excellent weekend!


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Greetings Friends,

I hope everyone has enjoyed an excellent summer.  This Sunday we have two services, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., with Holy Communion and Lunch at the 11:30 a.m.  Nursery and Kids faith program at both.

The text for Sunday is Hebrews 13: 1-9, 15-16, where we look at instructions for living simply.

Thank you to Mike, Sarina, Todd and everyone who helped and led in worship in August.  We had a good time away and are glad to be home.

Congratulations to our Children and Youth Director, Danielle, who was married to Andre this past Saturday!  Check out the photo below of some of the kids from Briarwood who were there.

Congratulations to Grant V. on his summertime engagement to Connie!  Wow!

With all good wishes,

See you Sunday.


Danielle's Wedding

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Greetings Friends,

This Sunday we finish a series of three services on the book of Daniel.  This week we look at one of the strangest, but also most beautiful parts, a vision of The Ancient of Days.  Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14.   We worship at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. with kids faith program and nursery.

Please keep in prayer this week the Williams family, with Betty’s funeral Saturday morning and visitation at the church on Friday.

Please also remember those attending the Family Camping weekend at Voyageur.

Wishing everyone all the best.

See you Sunday!