March 27, 2024


Sunday, March 31, 2024

Easter Sunday

"The Easter Vigil"

Mark 16: 1 - 8

Rev. Laurie Moeller is preaching.

Sunrise Service 7 a.m., Courtyard

Traditional Worship | 9 &11 a.m., Sanctuary & Online

We regularly take photographs during all services. If you do not want your photo or that of your child taken, please let the front office know.

The Brook will not meet on Easter Sunday.

Please note: The church office will be closed on Monday, April 1.

News This Week

New Northbrook Journal

Now Available!

Stay connected with all that's going on here at Northbrook UMC. Pick up a copy of the new Northbrook Journal this Sunday from one of the information stands around the campus. We have lots of new studies, fun events, and opportunities to serve.

Church wide study| The Third Day

Our study after Easter will be on the book by Tom Berlin, The Third Day Living the Resurrection. Sunday School leaders have a book and Leader guide in the church office. This book can be ordered through

Cokesbury by clicking here. The cost of the book is $11.99 plus shipping.

Sips and songs| April 21| 4 & 6 p.m.| Pinkie's Up

The Northbrook Chancel Choir will be joining Newnan FUMC Chancel Choir for a joint choir tour of Germany and Austria in December 2024. Please help us raise funds for our student interns to travel with us by purchasing tickets to our Sips & Songs Choir Tour Fundraiser. This will be an evening of Jazz Classics & Original Songs with Auriyan & Friends. The event will be at Pinkie's Up, April 21st, at 4pm or 6pm.

Contact: Chad Hunt.

Holy Week and Easter Sunday Services

Maundy Thursday Service| 6:30 p.m.| Simmons Hall

Maundy Thursday, March 28th, we will have a more modern, kinesthetic, active participation worship service ending in a soup dinner. This service will be held in Simmons Hall, around the table, and very family-friendly and child accessible. People of all ages will enjoy being around the table with other congregants.

Click here to Register to Bring Soup

Good Friday Service| 6:30 p.m.| Sanctuary

We will have a Tenebrae service with beautiful poetry, reflections, and music, commemorating the crucifixion and the events leading up to the Passion of Jesus Christ.

Easter Sunday Services

Please join us for one of the three services offered on Easter Sunday:

7:00 a.m. in the courtyard just outside of the sanctuary. Bring your chairs.

9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Traditional services in the Sanctuary.

Don't forget to bring a flower for the cross.

The Brook will not meet.

Opportunities to Serve

Provide Dinner for our Young Adults

Support our young adults by bringing dinner to their small group Bible study. This group is for college-aged twenty-somethings and recent high school graduates just starting their professional journey. Dinner should be for about 8 people and dropped off by 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Contact Auriyan Tillman for more information.

Click Here to Register

Volunteer with Food Truck Party VBS 2024 | June 23-27

Registration is now open for VBS Volunteers. There will be several volunteer training opportunities closer to VBS. We will have an Orientation for families on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. and a volunteer appreciation lunch on Thursday at 1 p.m. Contact: Christy Merritt

Click Here to Register

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

Click Here to View Other Volunteer Opportunities.

Opportunities to Grow

Young Adult Bible Study Tuesdays, 7 p.m.| Room 205

Ages 18 to late 20s are invited to explore how the teachings of the Bible relate to modern life. Together, let's grow spiritually, build lasting relationships, and navigate life's challenges with faith. Dinner provided. Contact: Auriyan Tillman

Prayer Labyrinth

Pause for Lent using Northbrook's Labyrinth made by Dorothy Hightower and Emily Nash. The labyrinth is set up in the choir suite and will be available during regular office hours and Sunday mornings. There is more information on how to walk the labyrinth on social media and in the room with the labyrinth. 

Northbrook Book Club| 4th Tuesday | 2:00 p.m.| Room 206

Do you like to read? Did you know Northbrook has a book club? It meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Room 206 at 2:00 p.m.. On April 23, the book discussion will be on The Exchange by John Grissom. Contact: Linda Sandridge

Spring Bible Study| Thursday evenings| Zoom| 7:30 p.m.

Jennifer Smalley will be leading a new Thursday evening Bible study via Zoom beginning April 11 at 7:30 pm. The 6-week study "Surrendered," by Barb Roose teaches six principles that lead to a surrendered life by comparing/contrasting Jesus' time of testing in the wilderness to the Israelites 40 years of wondering in the wilderness. This study will equip you to give up control, reach for God, let go of fear, and experience the blessings of a surrendered life. Participants should purchase their own workbook (available on Amazon, Cokesbury and before the class starts. If you tried to register previously, the email link was incorrect. It has been corrected so please try again.

To register contact: Jennifer Smalley (corrected)

Spring Bible Study| Thursdays| 10:30 a.m.

A new 7-week study will begin on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am on April 11 entitled "For His Glory: A Study of Ephesians," by Marian Jordan Ellis. This is an in-depth study of the book of Ephesians in which Marian invites us on a journey to discover our true worth in Christ, our status as beloved children of God, and our glorious calling as His masterpiece. The class will be led by Leigh Ann Launius.

Click here to Sign Up

Recommended Reading List

The church website has added a new reading list 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

The Northbrook Prayer Team

The Northbrook Prayer Team is looking for prayer volunteers to join the team and pray once a week in their home for our church and community. If you are interested in joining this important ministry. Contact Leigh Ann Launius

The Prayer Focus for March is for the Northbrook Confirmation class of 2024. Please pray for the fourteen students as they study and prepare for their confirmation on Sunday, March 24.

Our 2024 Confirmands are: Grayson, Hudson, Neal, James, Rita, Harlow, Rollins, Macy, Chris, Gabi, Sarah, Mae, Antonio and Allison.

Prayer Concerns Ongoing:

Shirley Adams, Jamie Beliveau, Jan Boyea, Will Carter, Carolyn Hutchinson, Patty Jordan, John Lee, Linda Minter, James Mintz, Dennis Nunnally, Rae Siders, Jean Taylor, Ann Warren, and Jerome Young.


Additional Prayer Concerns:

Tom Adams, The Ake Family, Arvin Abernethy, Carson Acker, Cindy Bailey, Peter Beliveau, Huss Beutell, Wayne Bryan, Janet Beyer, Larry Carter, Robert Chinn (Joanne Baxter), Danny Cornell, Mitzi Dupree, David Etris (Faye Westbrook),Ted Ezelle, Virginia Fagan (Tony Fagan), Emmy Lou Faubert, Linda Franks, Philip Gaulin, Jane Greene, Lynn Haldaman, Michelle Heil, Deb Herrin, Dianne Hiers, Sally Hodges, Don Irvine, Frank Jeffries, Sophie Knapp, Nirmala Kunavarapu, Janette Langston, The Lee Family, Ann Livesay, Bill Livesay, Nancy Mastin, Bob Matthis, Chuck Musker, Hazel Jo Pasha, Julie Pine, Susan Potter, Lorene Rhoney, James Rusnak (Matt Rusnak), Nancy Tretinik, Ann Warren, Marlene Warren, Faye Westbrook, Deidre White, Monica Williamson, Renea Winchester, The Woody family (Sarah Swanner) and Diane Zeman.


Northbrook UMC would like to thank the volunteers for the Ecumenical Build for Habitat for Humanity. Nykia Smith and her two daughters will soon have a new house in which to live. The dedication service for the house will be Saturday, April 13th at 6270 Sammy Dr. In Gainesville and you are encouraged to attend to see the final product of our labors. 

Northbrook Volunteers: Frank Milner, Ed Rogers, Steve Young, Michael and Amy Turner, Anne Fuller, Alfred Gardner, Brent Richardson, and Diane Heirs, who provided lunch for the volunteers on Saturday, March 9th.

Attendance & Giving

Records from Last Week


9 a.m., The Brook, 84

11 a.m., Traditional, 333

Online, 31


$ 50,423

Memorials for This Week

In Memory of Heath Waller designated to the Northbrook Youth Group

Sally and Stephen Gladden

Pat and Craig Helenbrook

Altar Flowers

The Altar Flowers for Sunday are given to the glory of God on Easter by Emily & Mike Johnson, Ed & Jeanette Rogers, Phillip & Kay Love, Joe & Mary Holliday, Mike & Lesé Cooper and by Diane Zeman in remembrance of her husband's and brother's shared birthday on April 2.

March's Altar Rail Gift is for Love Serve .Love Serve’s faith driven, and Christ centered mission is located in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala. Its mission is to serve the spiritual, physical, and financial needs of communities to enable them to become self-sustaining. Love Serve provides homes, medical care, educational opportunities, and clean drinking water. Northbrook Missionaries Craig and Carol Hill run the organization and host regular mission teams from Northbrook.

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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