Sunday, November 19, 2023

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

A Grateful Heart

Luke 17: 11-19

Rev. Laurie Moeller is preaching.

The Brook, Modern Worship | 9 a.m., Fellowship Hall

Traditional Worship | 11 a.m., Sanctuary & Online

News This Week

On Commitment Sunday, we renewed our commitment to God, and pledged our support for the mission of our church. There's still time to complete a commitment card in person or online.

Click here to learn more.

The Northbrook Church Offices will be closed beginning Tuesday, November 21, at noon for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 27.

Thank you to all the families who served in our 2023 Pumpkin Patch. We raised around $9,500 for missions. Children who helped in the patch will receive a pin for their Milestone Stole during worship this Sunday.

Christmas at Northbrook

Join us in the Hanging of the Greens - decorating the worship and outdoor spaces at Northbrook for Advent and Christmas. We will be decorating Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28 from 1-4pm. Join us for either or both. Contact Leslie Bowers to let her know you'll be joining.

Kick-off the season of Advent by making a Chrismon ornament, having a meal with family and friends, and learning a bit about what Advent IS... plus there might be a visit from a special man in a red suit! Wednesday, November 29, Dinner and ornament making at 5:30, Tree decorating and service at 6:15, Advent wreaths and pics with the big guy in the red suit at 6:45.

Join us for an evening of fun, holiday cheer! The Golden Bells of Atlanta will be presenting their Christmas concert on Monday, December 4 at 7:30 pm. The concert will be held in the sanctuary and will feature some of your favorite Christmas tunes! For more information, contact Chad Hunt.

Roswell High School Chorus will be hosting a Christmas concert here at Northbrook on Tuesday, December 5th at 7 pm. There will be a $5 donation taken at the door. For more information, please contact Chad Hunt.


Make plans to join us for our annual "Comforts and Joys" service! The Northbrook Chancel Choir, along with guest instrumentalists, will present this musical celebration during the 11 am traditional worship service on Sunday, December 17th. Mark your calendars and bring your friends and family!

Opportunities to Serve

Northbrook UMC Christmas Trees For Kids Sale

Northbrook UMC Christmas Trees for Kids This is the 20th!!! year of selling Fraser Fir Christmas trees from NC to raise funds in support of children. Every dollar of profit goes to support this Ministry. For the last 14 years we have supported Murphy Harpst & for the last 2 years Project Transformation. We’ve been blessed over the years to have donated over $420,000 to agencies supporting vulnerable children. 

Volunteer opportunities - we need volunteers!!!  

Tree Sale Starts 24 Nov 2023, Day after thanksgiving  

Sign up here to volunteer. 

Acolyte Training | Sunday, December 3, 12-1:15 p.m.

All 3rd-5th graders are invited to learn how to serve God and the church in this vital role. An acolyte must attend two training sessions. Lunch is provided. If you missed the first session, you can still join. Contact Leslie to schedule a makeup class.”

Contact: Leslie Bowers

Habitat for Humanity | Saturday, January 6, March 2 & 9

Northbrook will assist the Smith family, a mother and two daughters, with several Habitat Builds early in 2024. Click Here to Register

Click here to learn more about the Smith family.

Contact: Brent Richardson at 704-995-4920. 

Dedicate Flowers in Worship

Honor a loved one or commemorate an occasion with altar flowers. Also, the Flower Ministry needs volunteers to repurpose the flowers Monday morning, substitute as delivery drivers, and drop off small vases to the church kitchen.

Click Here to Dedicate Flowers and Contact Emily Johnson

Click Here to View Other Volunteer Opportunities.

Opportunities to Grow

A new Recommended Reading list has been added to the church website under "Resources." Be sure to periodically check out this list of books recommended by our pastors. Want to take a look before purchasing? A copy of each book is available in the Prayer Room for your review!

Opportunities to Pray

November Prayer Focus is for the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church who will be holding a Special Session of the North Georgia Annual Conference this month. Pray for our church leaders as they make important decisions about our church.

Prayer Concerns

Arvin Abernethy, Jamie Beliveau, Janet Beyer, Jan Boyea, The Brickhouse Family, Wayne Bryan, Larry Carter, Will Carter, Diane Dion, Mitzi Dupree, Ted Ezelle, Emmy Lou Faubert, Scott Fellows, The Fuller Family, The Garthwaite Family, Philip Gaulin, Rajan C. George, Joanne Gibson, Marie Givens, Lynn Haldaman, Dianne Hiers, Deb Herrin, The Dorothy Heuslein Family, Carolyn Hutchinson, Don Irvine, Frank Jeffries, Patty Jordan, Margie Kellam, Janette Langston,Leigh Ann Launius, John Lee, Bill Livesay, Nancy Mastin, Linda Minter, James Mintz, The Connie Nunnally Family, Dennis Nunnally, The Vernon Sanders Family, Rae Siders, Jean Taylor, Judy Tennell, Heath Waller, Ann Warren, Marlene Warren, Faye Westbrook, and Jerome Young.

Attendance & Giving

Records from Last Week


11 a.m., Traditional, 170

9 a.m., The Brook, 79

Online, 25



Memorials for This Week

In Memory of Chiara Garthwaite

Ann & Bill Livesay

Joyce Kelly

In Memory of Vernon Sanders

Joyce Kelly

In Memory of Dorothy Heuslein

Dorothy Provenzano

In Memory of Ruth Musker to WellRoot

Gayle & Steve Musker

November's Altar Rail Gift is for United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM), the official short-term volunteer sending agency of the United Methodist Church.. Here's how to give: Give online and select "Communion Offering" from the drop down Fund menu. Or, mail a check to the church office and indicate "Altar Rail" on the memo line.

Until we meet again, know that you are loved!
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