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Catch Up and Crafts is a club for ladies who are looking for some time to work on those projects that seem to always get pushed aside. Whether it's scrap booking, stamping, sewing, quilting, coupon clipping or any other activity, gather your supplies and meet us at Brookside at 7:00 pm on the Monday nights listed below. There are always large work areas available along with snacks, and fun! It's an evening of fun and accomplishment! 

2019 Dates:

January 28, February 25, March 25, April 23, May 20, June 17,
August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25

No meeting in July and December

Contact Lisa

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The Brookside Christian Book Group meets bi-monthly (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct) on the fourth Thursday, and on the first Thursday of December, to discuss Christian books of various genres. You are welcome to read the book and join us for the discussion in various homes. For more information on the current book and discussion location call Joan Boyer at 482-7377.


All adults are invited to the next Thursday Night Out for fellowship and good food. Please make your reservation at the SAM desk at the Connections Center.

Next date -

March 28 - TBD

The Lord's Supper will be celebrated in the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 services on:

March 10

April 19 (Good Friday)

The Discover Brookside class offers information about Brookside and provides answers to your questions about the church. The class is open to anyone but is required for membership. Please register at the Connections Center or call the church office at 485-9665. You must attend all sessions to complete the class. 

The next class dates:

April 28 & May 5, 11:00 am, room 2306

We will celebrate baptism during our Sunday morning worship services several times throughout the year. Complete an application available on the Forms page.

Next 2019 Baptism date:

April 21

If you are interested in dedicating your child at Brookside, complete an application from the Forms page of this website.

2019 Dedication Sundays:

February 17

May 12

Come find out what Financial Peace University is all about!

  • Do you need help paying off the credit card bill from vacation?
  • Do you want an emergency fund to use when the car breaks down?
  • Is it challenging to talk to your spouse about money?
  • Do you desire to give more to the church or local charities?  

FPU is offered at different times throughout the year. The cost for the entire class is $100 and scholarships are available. Please register at the Connections Center. Contact Aaron Makin (260-458-4455) for more details.

FPU will be offered at Brookside beginning January 16. This 9-week session costs only $70. Please register at the Connections Center at church or contact Aaron.


Women's Studies

Bible Studies for women are planned to strengthen, equip, and encourage everyone to dig deeper into God's Word. If you need further information, contact Margo Dubach via email or phone at 260-627-3018 or call the Brookside Church office at 260-485-9665.

Click on the study you are interested in for more detailed information.


2019 Spring

Monday, April 8-May 13 (no class Apr 22), 7-8:30 pm - The Faithful, Heroes of the Old Testament

Tuesday, April 9-May 7, 9-10:30 am - The Faithful, Heroes of the Old Testament

 Get connected to our Facebook page-Brookside Women's Ministry


Midweek is on break for the summer.


What is Brookside Midweek?

On Wednesday nights we open our doors at 6:45pm for a community-wide event. Children (K-4th grade) and students (5th-12th) experience a fun, encouraging environment designed specially to help them move closer to God through Jesus — while parents and adults of any age can engage in teaching and round table discussions, workshops, or small groups. Everyone is welcome!

What Time does Brookside Midweek Start and End?

6:15 pm Doors open
6:30-7:30 pm All Classes
7:30-7:45 pm Children’s pickup
8:30 pm Youth (Grades 5-12) Released

Semester 1 September 12-November 14, 2018
Semester 2 January 9 - March 20, 2019

What Ministries does Brookside Midweek have?

Brookside Midweek has ministries for all ages!

There are early childhood classes (nursery to age 5) for children of parents attending any of the MIdweek programs.

Kindergarten–Grade 4
Kids experience a fun, encouraging environment designed specially to help them grow in their faith. Through large-group teaching, small group conversations with skilled leaders, and age-targeted tracks like art, drama, and team-building games, kids increase their Biblical knowledge and build confidence in their faith.

Middle School (5th-8th)
Wednesday Nights are designed to be a fun environment where students can connect with their peers, dive into the Word of God and be challenged by a caring adult to take next steps in their walk with Christ! These nights include fun, games, worship, Biblical teaching, small groups and so much more. 7-8:30pm

High School (9th-12th)
On Wednesday night, High school students from all over Fort Wayne gather for a time to rest, connect and grow in their relationship with Jesus. The night is geared to allow students to hang with friends, ask questions, hear relevant Biblical messages and be in a discussion group. 7-8:30pm

Classes and Groups for Adults

Single Mom's Group - Finding Peace in God's Pauses and Plans - Wendy Pope
When waiting on God stretches for months or years, we might begin to doubt His promises. This hands-on guidebook will show us how to transform a difficult season of waiting into a sweet season with God. No book fee, but please sign up. Facilitator: Susan Graf | Room 2313| no book fee  

Women's Group - FerVent:  A Woman's Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer - Pricilla Shirer
With a weapon that really works, each chapter will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you're on to him and that you won't back down. Facilitator: Jill Clay | Room 2305 | $5 book fee

Men's Small Group
Men are not meant to do life alone! We need each other to support, challenge and hold us accountable as we discover God's calling! Matt Harmon leads this group to consider what it looks like to live as a godly man.
Facilitator: Matt Harmon | Conference Room

Financial Peace University (FPU)
Do you need help paying off the credit card bill? Do you wish you could have an emergency fund to use when the car breaks down? Do you find it challenging to talk to your spouse about money? Do you desire to give more to the church or local charities in time of need? FPU will give you answers to these and more money questions.                                  Contact Aaron Makin (458-4455) for more details.

Holy Yoga
Come connect spiritually, emotionally, and physically with the Lord while stretching and breathing the stress of the day away. Wear comfortable clothes that can stretch but do not bunch or move too much. Appropriate clothing is, but is not limited to, a t-shirt, yoga pants or capris, sweatpants. Bring a water bottle, a yoga mat, blocks, straps, blanket...if you do not have any supplies, please come anyway!
Facilitator: Anne-Therese Peterson | Room 2311

How do I Sign Up?

Contact the church office if you are interested in joining a small group or Financial Peace University. The Bible studies and youth groups require no sign up and you are welcome to join at any time.

Are you an adoptive parent, foster parent, or someone considering adoption or foster care? Are you interested in learning about child or family sponsorship? Mission 1:27 normally meets for our monthly foster and adoption care support group the third Sunday of each month at 10:30 am.


Meet new friends and enjoy a delicious lunch at the monthly SAM luncheon. Click here for details.

Intro is your first step toward finding real community here at Brookside. If you are new or have never connected, Intro is for you. Intro is a 60 minute event where you can hear our story, meet some of our staff, connect with other Brooksiders and have your questions answered. Oh, and did we mention that snacks are included... and it's free? 

Contact Pastor Jesse for details.

Next Intro-April 28

The next Mission Support Group meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30pm in room 1305. Steve and Pat Nelson, recently returned from West Africa will share how God is working through FEC's West Africa Initiative.


REAL Connection Circles for Women

Do want to get to know more Brookside women? Do you crave a time to just sit and relax and share with other gals? Do you want to make new friends in a Christ-centered environment? You need REAL Connection Circles for Women!

REAL - Relationship  Encouragement  Accountability  Laughter

This is not a replacement for a Bible Study - it is the opportunity to go deeper with a small group of women.

WHERE: In the home of one of your hostesses
WHEN: Once a month - each group has a different day/time (Ex. 2nd Tuesday at 7 pm)
WHO: You and 7 other women
WHAT: Gather to have snacks, talk and fellowship, one of the hostesses will share an encouraging devotion, and you will end with a time of prayer.
WHY: We need SIMPLE opportunities to CONNECT - to make friends - to build relationships.

NO homework, No special planning, just come and encourage each other!


All Brookside men are invited to join us for a prayer breakfast on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8:00am at Joanna's Restaurant.

Upcoming dates: April 17

Become a tutor for Arlington Elementary School students! Study Connection will meet each Wednesday afternoon at Brookside from 3:15-4:15pm.  If you are interested in this opportunity, CONTACT MIKE CAYWOOD for additional information.

Saturday basketball is on break during the King's Court Children's League season. Basketball will resume in mid-March.

SATURDAYS from 11:00am-1:30pm for anyone post high school.

Fee-$1 per week, per player payable at the door.

Invite a friend and shoot some hoops with us here in Brookside’s gym!

It's time to register for the Fall season of Brookside Ultimate! Games are played on Sunday evenings in the Brookside Gym.

For further details email here.


Women's Ministry presents...


We are on break for the summer. Check back in the fall for more information!

One of the most effective tools you have for sharing your faith is the story of how Jesus Christ gave you eternal life and a fullness of life on this side of Heaven. Join us for Tell Your Story, a class designed to teach how to share your faith in a conversational manner. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Jesse.

The next Tell Your Story class will be held on Sunday, April 14 at 11:00 am in room 1305.

Click here for Baptism application and information.

Make dinner plans to gather together at Brookside for a meal on Friday, April 19, 2019, 5:00-6:00 pm. Reserve a delicious meal of pulled pork sandwich, side salad, Texas BBQ beans, dessert and beverage by signing up in the Well by April 14. $5/person or $20/family, pay at the door. Gluten Free options available. Invite a friend!

If you are interested in joining our men’s softball team, please sign up at the Connections Center. We play in a competitive slow pitch church league on Monday nights from May to August at Kreager Park. Contact Aaron Makin for more information –260-458-4455.


Brookside Church | 6102 Evard Rd | Fort Wayne IN 46835 | PH 260-485-9665
Service Times: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 A.M.