What hours are the church offices open?
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; closed for lunch 12-1 p.m.
Library is open anytime the church doors are open.

Telephone: 540 828-3711, 540 828-2641

How do I find out if inclement weather has caused changes in scheduled events?
Check our Facebook Page, listen to WSVA, check WSVA’s Closings and Cancellation page or check our website announcements for weather alerts.

What – and where – is the Congregational Office?

The Congregational Office is the small room on the right, beside the desk in the Greeting Hall. It contains mailboxes for staff and all commission chairpersons, usher supplies, forms for requesting reimbursement and pencils and paper for leaving notes.

Are there special jobs that I can volunteer to do?
Yes – our decorators, ushers and greeters are volunteers. Our Garden Committee maintains the Church Garden, volunteers assist with mass mailings, and stuff newsletters. Many help with youth trips or decorate bulletin boards. Helping at the Food Pantry, with the Back Pack program, wit Vacation Bible School, with Sunday Morning Childcare, and with Wednesday night meal and more! Read more about the many ways to share your talents at our church!
Call Shannon Puffenbarger at 540 828-3711 ext. 100 to get started in an area that interests you!

Who do I contact if a loved one is hospitalized?
Call Shannon Puffenbarger at 540 828-3711 ext. 100. If you have an after-hours emergency, call the pastor using the number in the Church Directory

Whom do I call if there is a death in my family?
Call Shannon Puffenbarger at 540 828-3711 ext. 100. If you have an after-hours emergency, call the pastor using the number in the Church Directory

How do I schedule a wedding at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren Memorial? Do I have to be a member of the church?
Information about weddings is found here.To schedule a wedding date, contact the Shannon Puffenbarger at 540 828-3711 ext. 100. Weddings are scheduled on a first come first served basis. Non-members can schedule a wedding within six months prior to the wedding date, only.   A Wedding Planning Guide is available for all potential wedding couples and each couple will be paired with a wedding liaison.

How do I update my address or contact information?
Call the church office at 540 828-3711 ext. 100.

How do I get an electronic version of the Church Directory?
Church members may log on and download or access an electronic version of the church directory, prayer lists and other information which is not available to those who don’t have log-in information.

Do I need reservations for Wednesday Night Suppers (offered when Children’s Choirs are practicing)?
No! Just come between 5:15 and 6:30 to share in a meal in the Social Hall.

May non-member children participate in summer programs like Vacation Bible School?
We welcome children whose parents attend Bridgewater Church, as well as friends, family and community members. Please register for VBS using our online enrollment.

How can I support the church financially?
Gifts can be made to support the operating budget of the church by contacting the Financial Secretary, at 540 828-3711. Estimated giving cards are available from our Stewardship and Giving pages.
Pledges and gifts may also be placed in the offering plate during a Sunday worship service.

How can I make a memorial gift?

Memorial gifts can be arranged by contacting the Financial Secretary.  Read more about memorial gifts here.

Are there funds that support the work of the church to which I can contribute?
Yes – read more about our Stewardship Program

How do I place flowers in the sanctuary during worship services
Call the Church Office at 540 828 3711 or contact the decorators for the month during which you would like to place flowers.

What is the newsletter deadline?
The deadline for newsletter articles is the 15th of each month for the following month’s newsletter.   Please email information to be included in the newsletter to the Director of Communications and Operations.

Where is lost and found?
A box of “found” items is located in the Congregational Office, on the shelf below the counter.