ENCOUNTER. LOVE. SERVE.
Worship
Sunday, August 7, 2022 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

"The Parable of the Great Banquet," Luke 14:12-24
Rev. Laurie Moeller is preaching.

Join us at 11 a.m. for traditional worship online, or on the website, or in person in the Sanctuary.
Announcements
The church buildings will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, August 4, while the water is shut off to the campus temporarily during Building B renovations. Staff members will be working from home and accessible via cell phone and email.

Also due to the renovations, for this Sunday, August 7 only, Youth will meet downstairs in the B Building in "The Vegetable Garden," (downstairs kitchen) and K-5 will meet in "The Water Lily Room" (art room).


You're invited to our Back to School Picnic and Petting Zoo on Sunday, August 7. Join us for a blessing of the backpacks during the 11 a.m. traditional worship service, and stay afterward for lunch and to meet the animals.
Upward Soccer registration is open through August 26. Upward Soccer at Northbrook UMC exists to provide a fun and healthy outlet for the children in our community. Coached by parent and community volunteers, children learn the basics of the sport and the Christian faith in a supportive and nurturing environment. All soccer games and practices occur at the Northbrook soccer fields in the back of the parking lot. Boys and girls ages 3 through 1st grade are welcome! A meet-and-greet will be after Labor Day, practice will begin in early September, and games will be Saturday mornings late September to mid-November. For more information and to register a player, coach, or volunteer, visit the website.
Lunch and Learn. The second Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m., Northbrook UMC hosts an insightful speaker from the community to take us on a deep dive into a particular topic.

This month's Lunch and Learn will be Monday, August 8 at 11:30 a.m. in Simmons Hall. We will be hosting Dr. James Johnson, Director of Adult Discipleship at Atlanta's Northside UMC. Bring your own lunch and join us for food and fellowship before the lecture in Simmons Hall. Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Roswell City Council reminder. Northbrook needs your help with the pending sale of the Woodstock Road property, formerly Christ UMC.

  1. Show your support of the property rezoning that must happen in order for our current buyer to complete the sale. You can reach the mayor and city council members at roswellmayorandcouncil@roswellgov.com.

  1. Plan to attend the City Council meeting on Monday, August 8 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 38 Hill Street in downtown Roswell.

The Brook returns! The Brook, our modern worship service, returns on August 14. Starting that day, the traditional worship in the Sanctuary will begin at 11:10 a.m., and The Brook in Simmons Hall will begin at 10:50 a.m. Also starting August 14, there will not be children's worship during the 11:00 hour, for families in either service. Sunday school at 10 a.m. will remain unchanged for children and adults.
Coming Soon: Eight for 8ight, small groups where people can pursue authentic community and spiritual growth. Groups will consist of eight people meeting for eight weeks with a host leader. Signups start August 14, and groups will meet the week of September 11 to mid-November. Questions? Contact 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 this fall. 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.
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.
Coming soon! Fall 2022 Bible Studies.

  • Disciple I, beginning after Labor Day
  • Three Simple Rules for Christian Living, Sept. 13-Oct. 18, with Rev. Elizabeth Pollard
  • Spiritual Positioning System: Maintaining Your Moral Compass, Oct. 20-Nov. 10, with Sara Armstrong
  • Advent Bible Study, Names for the Messiah, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, with Rev. Kena Newkirk

Registration links will be available soon. In the meantime, if you have questions, contact Rev. Elizabeth Pollard.
Love


Northbrook UMC will host a community American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, August 8, 2022 from 3-7 p.m. The community is invited to make a blood donation appointment at http://redcrossblood.org.
Women's Ministry - New Group. There are a number of women's groups meeting and welcoming new members. ​For example, ​Mom's Moment meets for coffee, conversation, and community, and to support each other's parenting journey. The group will meet starting September 7 on the first and third Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Preschool Kitchen, Room 139. Contact Rev. Kena Newkirk  with questions. For other women's opportunities, visit the website.
Dedicate Altar Flowers - Sign up to dedicate altar flowers. Two spots are available each week.
Serve
Northbrook is serving at the UMCOR Disaster Relief Warehouse on Sunday, August 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and we need your help! We need 18 volunteers to inspect flood buckets and hygiene kits and sort cleaning and school supplies. Please sign up here to serve: https://sugeni.us/dQuQ. If you have questions, please contact Rev. Elizabeth Pollard.
The Drake House. A new family recently moved into Northbrook's sponsored Drake House apartment! This fantastic opportunity to bless and support a mother and her child. We have an immediate need for a Parent Advocate for weekly check-ins with the moms and offer community and support. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Elizabeth Pollard.

Northbrook partners with The Fresh Market and the Children's Development Academy (CDA) to provide food for CDA students and their families. Volunteers pick up food from The Fresh Market on Sunday afternoons and deliver to CDA on Monday mornings. Please sign up to help. Questions? Contact Rev. Elizabeth Pollard.
Prayer Concerns
Pat Alderman, Kent Alexander, Beulah Boozer, Jan Boyea, Spencer Davis, The Dion Family, Cecile Easterling, Carol Hill, Carolyn Hutchinson, Bill Livesay, Jean Losh, Bob Mathis, Bruce McFarland, Jim McKelvey, Fran Michaud, Claude Mitchell, Stuart Olson, Dave Patillo, Raymond Roy, Jean Schwartz, Adriane Shapiro, Lincoln Stone, Theresa Volk, Heath Waller, and Russ Wise.
Attendance and Giving
Attendance
Sunday, July 31:
  • Traditional worship, 186
  • Online traditional worship, 42

Giving
  • Week 30, July 24: Donations totaled $17,724.58

Thank you for your generosity!
August's Altar Rail Gift is Aldersgate Homes, a ministry to persons with developmental disabilities, serving through recreation, retreat, and residential opportunities.

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!