Brookside Chruch
Pursuing Christ Together!


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 Thursday nights listed below. There are always large work areas available along with snacks, and fun! It's an evening of fun and accomplishment! 

2017 Dates:

January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, May 25, 
July 27, August 24, September 28, October 26, November 16

Contact Lisa

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.

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The Lord's Supper will be celebrated in the 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 services on January 29, April 14, June 11, September 3, and November 12.

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:

June 4, 11 - 11:00 a.m., 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 2017 Baptism date: 

July 30; application deadline is July 16

November 26; application deadline is November 12

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

2017 Child Dedications-

February 19

May 14

September 17

November 19

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.


Women's Studies

CLICK HERE for details on all of the womens studies being offered. 

Midweek is on summer break until September 13, 2017.


What is Brookside Midweek?

Our Midweek gathering is for anyone who wants to move closer to God through Jesus. We hope to pour into children (newborn-grade 4) and youth (grades 5-12), parents, singles, divorced or those of any age. Midweek will begin September 14 and run through November 16. The doores open at 6:45 pm. All classes and groups will be finished by 8:00 except for the Student Ministries (5-12) which will end at 8:30. All children will need to be picked up by 8:15.

Who is Brookside Midweek for?

Everyone! Since we are all the family of God in Christ, our desire is to use this night to develop relationships. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a family or are single or are in college or are a senior adult. It is for everyone. It is also intentionally designed to help young families who have children. Young parents can have the assurance as they learn about Jesus Christ, God’s Word, and develop relationships, that their children are having the same experience and are well taken care of.

What Ministries does Brookside Midweek have?

Brookside Midweek has ministries for all ages!

Infant through Preschool: Childcare & Kindergarten – Grade 4: JAM ZONE

Grades 5-12: Middle School & High School Youth Groups

Mid-Week Manna 
Financial Peace University
Small Groups

What Time does Brookside Midweek Start and End?

6:45-7:00 pm Doors open
7:00-8:00 pm Children’s (infant-Grade 4) & Adults (all ages)
8:00-8:15 pm Children’s pickup
7:00-8:30 pm Youth (Grades 5-12)

Semester 1 TBA
Semester 2 TBA

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.

If you need childcare we ask that you include the number of children and their ages. This can be done when signing up for a group. If you plan to attend a Bible study, please contact the church office with your childcare need.

For more information about Brookside Midweek call the church at 260-485-9665.

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.

On May 21 from 10:30 am-noon, we will meet in room 2311 to view A Sensory World, part of the Trust-Based Parenting Series through the TCU Institute of Child Development.


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? We will see you April 30 at 11:00 in room 1305.

Contact Pastor Jesse for details.


Our next meeting will be in August, 2017. Check back for details.

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.

On June 7 we will meet at Joanna's Restaurant at Leo Crossing.

Just Golf is for guys who just want to play some golf! Join us for 5 Saturdays this summer and enjoy Florida Scramble golf on 5 different courses. You can either get your own foursome or sign up single to be placed into a foursome. 

Dates and times:

May 13 - Lakeside GC, 9:00 a.m.

June 3 - Eel River GC, 1:00 p.m.

July 15 - Foster Park GC, 8:30 a.m.

August 26 - River Bend GC, 1:00 p.m.

September 16 - Colonial Oaks GC, 8:30 a.m. (Awards to follow golf)

If you have questions, contact Steve Stauffer.


Yes, this is a fantastic time to join together with insights from Mescelle Kolb, a Speaker, Author and Life Coach. Most women come to a crisis point in their life, when they question who they have become and what is their purpose. Not only will Meschelle help us with life direction and goals but how to create a plan that identifies areas out of balance and help us get organized. This day session will allow God’s Word to define you! More to come, watch for the invite.

Contact: Tracy Zimmerman

Ladies, this is a great time just for you to mix, mingle and enjoy getting to know others. This time will offer a variety of topics, interests and helpful ideas every time.

You can plan on an enjoyable experience the second Sunday of each month at 11:00 a.m.

Contact: Kathy Eikenberry

The only thing to bring is your favorite dessert, family and friends!

What a wonderful way to start off the holiday season with many women joining together in worship, song, praise and candle light. Bring your favorite dessert to share at the end of the evening along with flavored coffees and teas.

Contact: Kathy Eikenberry

The Third Annaul Brookside Ultimate Frisbee Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 17. Games begin at noon and the cost is $10. Teams must have 7-10 players (including the captain) and all fees must be turned in to team captains by June 14. Sign up at the Connection Center. Contact Brookside Ultimate on Facebook for more information.

You’re Invited!!

Ladies, this is a great time just for you to mix, mingle and enjoy getting to know each other.

This hour will offer a variety of topics, interests and helpful ideas every time.

2nd Sunday of every month
11:00 a.m.
Room 1305

Invite your lady friends, family and all new attendees!


Pray for the hearts that these clubs will reach for Christ. Clubs are for boys and girls, ages 4-12 to gather to sing, hear exciting Bible and missionary stories, and to memorize God’s word.

• June 26-30 @ 4-5pm @ Oak River Apts, 1823 Griswold, 46805
• July 17-21 @ 9:30-11am @ the Messals, 642 Lyell Ct, 46825
• July 24-28 @ 1-2pm @ Chase Manor Apts, 649 Tennessee Ave. 46805

For more information contact Margaret Messal.


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