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Worship
Sunday, June 26, 2022 - Third Sunday after Pentecost

In celebration of a successful week of Vacation Bible School, there will be four homilies:

  • Rev. Kena Newkirk, Acts 9:1-19
  • Rev. Laurie Moeller, Acts 27
  • Allen Whittaker, Acts 3:1-4:31
  • Rev. Elizabeth Pollard, Acts 2:43-47, 4:32-45

Join us at 11 a.m. for traditional worship online, on the website, or in person in the Sanctuary.
Announcements
Northbrook, watch your email for a message coming tomorrow for ways you can help prior to the next Roswell City Council meeting regarding the sale of the Woodstock Road property, formerly Christ UMC.
The Staff Parish Relations Committee would like to show our deep appreciation for Director of Children's Ministry, Lorin Tate. Lorin has done an outstanding job for the families at Northbrook and in the community. As is the tradition of Northbrook, we invite you to bring a card expressing your appreciation and or contribute to a Love Offering to say thank you. There will be a basket in the Narthex of the church for you to place your cards on June 26. In addition, you can make a gift online and designate it for "Lorin Tate Love Offering." You can also mail your card/gift or drop it off at the front office.

Please take a moment to read the comments below, made by Lorin’s peers and supervisor.
  • Lorin has been such an amazing part of our team. Her gentle heart and loving spirit has been such a blessing to Northbrook. Her impact on our children and their families during these past 15 months has been amazing. She will be missed!
  • Lorin brings a spirit of positivity and love. She is very diligent and goes above and beyond what her job requires. Lorin personifies being a disciple of Jesus by doing all she can to transform the world for the better. She also has a really handsome, supportive husband and super cute son. I will miss her so much.
  • I would say the number one thing that has impacted me most about Lorin is her faithfulness to the church and to our staff team! She is always willing to go above and beyond her "position" to make sure everyone else is "covered" and doing well ... all the while being on top of her own stuff!!
  • I have been truly blessed by her Children's moments in the sanctuary, when there are NO children present. Her words of wisdom and encouragement are always just what's needed at that moment, and she is able to adapt to the "adult" congregation within seconds. 
  • Lorin is such a special part of Northbrook! She has worked so diligently to make sure the children who are here on Sunday mornings and for special events are loved and cared for while having fun and learning about Jesus. We are going to miss her!
  • Lorin is the hardest working person in ministry that I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Her passion for disciplining children is only surpassed by her love for Jesus. She does everything with great thought and care. I have seen her bloom into a confident teacher, leader, and minister. She will be greatly missed here at Northbrook, but especially as a minister to my son.

Thank you,
Brenda Simpson, Chair, Northbrook UMC Staff-Parish Relations Committee
Please join us this Sunday, June 26th, for Coffee with the Pastors from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the EndZone (Youth Ministry area of Building B). This is a great opportunity for anyone who is new to Northbrook and even for folks who have been around for a long time to get to know our clergy and hear more about the church's history, beliefs, and vision. Questions? Please email Allen Whittaker.

Family Photos are Ready! For those photographed recently by Rain Flower Photography, your photos are ready to download. Access yours here.

We plan to hold a makeup photo session in August. If you would be interested in attending a makeup photo session, please let us know.
Northbrook Preschool is hiring teachers for the 2022-23 school year. Anyone interested can contact jpicquet@northbrookumc.com or (770) 998-6667.
Worship Arts Camp, July 25-28, is a place to learn the many gifts, talents, and skills we can learn and use to worship God and lead others in worshiping God.

We will make banners and cards, work with puppets, use our voices and move our bodies all in the worship of God. We will also learn about places to serve at the church to aid in worship like serving as an acolyte, being on the altar guild, preparing and serving communion, etc.

Encounter
Join us on Mondays at 10 a.m. on Facebook Live. Each week a different member of our worship staff / clergy will lead in prayer.
Love

Twenty and Thirty-Somethings Cookout on Saturday, June 25th. Join us for a 20s and 30s cookout at Ed and Jeanette Rogers' home. Drop by any time between 4-8p.m. All food and drinks will be provided by The Rogers. Bring the whole family! RSVP here to help with food and drink planning. Hope you can join us!
55+ Social Gathering. Join other 55+ singles and couples for lunch to fellowship and connect. We will be meeting at Houck's Grill at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 10. For more information and to RSVP, call or text Trisha Bates at 256-506-6452. Hope you will join us!
Dedicate Altar Flowers - Sign up to dedicate altar flowers. Two spots are available each week.
Women's Ministry. There are a number of women's groups meeting and welcoming new members. ​For example, ​the Canasta Group meets the first and third Tuesday of each monthat 1:30 p.m. in Simmons Hall. Questions? Contact Linda Sandridge. See more Women's Ministry opportunities on our website.
Serve
During VBS, our children will be collecting school supplies for Esther Jackson Elementary. We want to extend this to the whole congregation as well! You too can bring in school supplies for EJES to the church office through this Sunday, June 26.

We're specifically collecting:

  • One-subject spiral notebooks
  • Composition notebooks
  • Notebook paper
  • Solid color plastic folders
  • Headphones or earbuds
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • Pencils (#2)
  • Expo markers

Let's celebrate an amazing week! We need volunteers to serve at the VBS Celebration after church this Sunday, June 26. We're looking for food hosts, inflatable monitors, tattoo helpers, etc. We need your help to make this celebration the best yet! Sign up here.
Upward Soccer Camp Needs Volunteers. Northbrook is hosting 40 young soccer players for Upward Soccer Camp and we need youth and adult volunteers to make this camp a huge success. Camp runs July 11-14 from 9 a.m.-noon on the soccer fields. If you are able to help out any (or all) days please sign up here. Contact Allen Whittaker for more information.

Northbrook UMC is partnering with The Fresh Market and the Children's Development Academy (CDA) to provide food for CDA students and their families. We need volunteers to pick up food from The Fresh Market on Sunday afternoons around 12:30 p.m. and deliver to CDA on Monday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Please sign up for pickup and/or delivery. Questions? Contact Rev. Elizabeth Pollard.
Prayer Concerns
Pat Alderman, Beulah Boozer, Jan Boyea, Spencer Davis, Carol Hill, Carolyn Hutchinson, Jean Losh, Bob Mathis, Bruce McFarland, Fran Michaud, Claude Mitchell, Dave Patillo, Raymond Roy, Jean Schwartz, Mitchell Self, The Stienecker Family, Heath Waller, Edward Wanambwa, The Whigham Family, and Britton Williams.
Attendance and Giving
Attendance
Sunday, June 19:
  • The Brook, 59
  • Traditional worship, 114
  • Online traditional worship, 48

Giving
  • Week 24, June 12: Donations totaled $29,165.

Thank you for your generosity!
June's Altar Rail Gift is Annual Conference's Ministerial Education Fund, which helps with loan forgiveness for seminary students serving the Annual Conference.

Here's how to give a gift without an altar rail: 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.
Support
Pastoral Care - If you have prayer requests or concerns to share, please visit www.northbrookumc.com/prayer.
Contact a Pastor: To reach a pastor on call and receive pastoral care for yourself or a loved one, call (470) 604-5763.

Support Referral List: Click here to download.

Stephen Ministry
Someone to care, listen, can help you make it through grief, loneliness, or other stressful times. To connect, email stephenministry@northbrookumc.com or call Mike Johnson at 404-550-2860 or Elaine Riddle at 470-273-1320Learn more here.
Until we meet again, know that you are loved!