Sunday, March 19, 2023 - Fourth Sunday of Lent

"Nowhere Among the Gentiles," Matthew 10:21-28

Rev. Elizabeth Pollard is preaching.

Modern worship in person at 9 a.m. in Simmons Hall

Traditional worship in person in the Sanctuary and online at 11 a.m.


  • Honor a loved one with an Easter lily this Lenten season. Each lily is $10 and can be given in memory or in honor of someone special. Lilies will be in the Sanctuary late in Lent and are available to take home on Easter Sunday. Order yours here on our website.
  • We need many volunteers for the Easter Festival to hide eggs, serve food, and make s'meeps (S'mores + Peeps). Sign up here.
  • All children PreK-5th are invited to sing in the choir on Palm Sunday, and students 6th-12th grade are invited to mentor and sing with the children. Rehearsal will be March 22 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. We will rehearse for an hour as children, youth, and leaders and then join the chancel choir for the first 15 minutes of their rehearsal. We will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 2 (Palm Sunday) to rehearse again with the Chancel Choir. We need at least two adults to stay for the rehearsal on the 22nd. Sign up to sing or help out.
  • Download a Lenten playlist for The Brook via Spotify.
  • The Prayer Room in Building B will be open for prayer and reflection Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.

There is so much going on at Northbrook during Lent and Easter. See our website for a complete listing.


You are invited to join us Thursday, March 16 for a Choral Concert performed by students from Birmingham Southern College and Roswell High School. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. It is free and open to the public.

Summer registration is open and filling up quickly (only 10 spots remain for VBS)! Registration links are on our website.

You're invited to a Guatemala Mission Concert performed by the Nervous Ticks and benefiting the June mission trip with Love Serve.

Join us Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in Simmons Hall.

Nervous Ticks performs classic rock and original songs. Tickets are available with a suggested $20 donation. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of building supplies for families in need. See a preview below:

The Northbrook Preschool Auction kicks off on March 23 at 8 a.m., one of the school's biggest fundraisers. There are many wonderful items to bid on, all of which will be on display in the upstairs hallways of the B and C buildings starting this weekend. You can set up your online account and be ready to bid on March 23.


New Spring Bible Study – Get Out of Your Head, by Jennie Martin. Join facilitator Leigh Ann Launius on Wednesday nights April 19-May 31 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 206.

Allen's video-based study will inspire and equip us to transform our emotions, outlook, and even circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. When we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. Books will be made available for purchase at the first meeting on Wednesday, April 19 for $12.

The Discipleship/Spiritual Formation Vision Team is seeking to offer more opportunities for spiritual growth at Northbrook. A survey is coming soon seeking your input for Bible study planning for the remainder of the year. We'd love to hear your thoughts about deepening your relationship with God. 

Prayer Ministry. Is prayer your passion? Do you feel strongly about the power of prayer? Would you like to be a part of a Northbrook prayer ministry that will commit to spending time in prayer for the church staff, ministries and programs, congregation and prayer list as well as the Roswell community as a whole? If so, please contact Rev. Elizabeth Pollard. We’d like Northbrook to be a “house of prayer for all nations” (Isaiah 56:7), and would love for you to be a part of that!

Weekly Prayer. 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.


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast and Work Projects Day is Saturday, March 25. Please join us for a fellowship breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in Simmons Hall. At 9:30 we'll break into project work teams for pressure washing, touch up painting, limb trimming and removal, caulking, etc. to prepare the campus for Easter. RSVP for the breakfast headcount to Ed Rogers.

The Fellowship Sunday School class is sponsoring a churchwide adult game night on Thursday, March 30 from 6:30-9 p.m. in The Summit (youth hall). Bring your own favorite family game. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Mike Shackelford.

Join us on Saturday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at Northbrook for a fun dance to raise money for Girl Scout Troop #22157. Girls will dance the night away with their dad, brother, uncle, grandpa, or any other special man in their life. We'll have a photo booth and food, and DJ B Rockin' will bring the fun tunes! Buy your discounted tickets through March 1 at $14 each. Space is limited!

The flower calendar is open for signups for all of 2023. You can honor a loved one or commemorate an occasion with altar flowers. Sign up here


Mission Update

Save the date for this spring's Sunday morning missions opportunities.

You can also help by purchasing supplies for our March 26th service project. See the wish list here.

Questions? Contact Rev. Elizabeth Pollard.

Northbrook UMC has a web page for viewing all our volunteer opportunities in one place. Current opportunities include serving as usher or greeter on Sunday mornings, providing meals to youth on Sunday nights, and much more. View current opportunities.

  • KidNorth teaching duo needed on first Sunday of the month during the 11 a.m. service. Sit with children during the Children’s Moment, then exit to KidNorth for lesson and activities (provided). Contact Christy for more info.
  • Vacation Bible School needs you! Sign up to help during VBS June 19-22.
Prayer Concerns

Pat Alderman, Leigh Anne Ayers, Jamie Beliveau, Jan Boyea, Wayne Bryan, Beth Caldwell, Will Carter, Connie Cheek, Rex Eamyodsin, Joe Fielden, Charles Fulton, The Holcombe Family, Carolyn Hutchinson, Don Irvine, Frank Jeffries, Patty Jordan, Janette Langston, Rev. Terri Lemons, The Losh Family, Faith McCulloch, Fran Michaud, Linda Minter, The Mitchell Family, Dennis Nunnally, The Olson Family, The Pohlman Family, Jean Schwartz, The Seymour Family, Adrian Shapiro, Lincoln Stone, Judy T., Teresa Volk, Judy Walker, Heath Waller, Ann Warren, Marlene Warren, Gene Westbrook, Garrett Young, and Jerome Young.


In Memory of Claude Mitchell

Fellowship Sunday School Class to Emergency Assistance Fund

Attendance and Giving

Facilities Manager Jerome Young remains hospitalized. A love offering has been established for Jerome and his wife Patricia, accessible via your Realm account online, or cash or check on Sunday or in the church office during business hours.

We have a new mailing address. If you send your donations through your financial institution, please notify them of the change. Address all correspondence to:

Northbrook UMC

885 Woodstock Rd.

Suite 430-380

Roswell, GA 30075


Sunday, March 12:

  • In-person traditional worship, 155
  • Online traditional worship, 39
  • In-person modern worship, 41
  • In-person prayer service, 51


Week 11 (through March 5, 2023), $62,923

Thank you for your generosity!

March's Altar Rail Gift is for The North Georgia United Methodist Housing and Homeless Council, an agency of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and was created to help churches and other non-profit organizations minister to people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

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.

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 the church office at 770-998-2000.

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 678-435-3354Learn more here.

Until we meet again, know that you are loved!