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Worship and Music

Worship on Sunday mornings begins at 10 am

(See below for information on our LENT worship schedule)

Worship at Northbrook United Methodist Church is textured and traditional, relaxed and relevant.  We are rooted in the tradition but not stuck there.  We sing traditional hymns, as well as world music, praise choruses, and Taizé chants.  Drama, drums, candles, silence, and video also add texture to our worship services.  You can wear a jacket and tie if you want, but jeans and Hawaiian shirts are also welcome.

We celebrate Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.  All are welcome.  You do not need to be a member of our church or any church to participate.  There are no restrictions on age, gender, sexual orientation, or life status.

A hearing induction loop system is provided for the benefit of hearing aid users. Users should switch hearing aid to ‘T’.

Children and Worship

Worshiping with all ages is one of the most important things we do to grow in faith.  If some of the things we do and the words we say seem strange, that’s ok.  Church is like learning a new language.  With practice the words make more and more sense.  Grownups learn new things every Sunday, too!  The adults here promise to help you learn about God’s love.  WE make this promise every time a child is baptized.  We try to be good examples of how to love God and love our neighbors.  WE hope you will ask questions and share your amazing experiences of God, too.

The nursery is open every Sunday for those three and under.

Rocking chairs are perfect for cuddle breaks, both in the nursery and in the lobby (where adults can still hear and see the service). 

 

Music

There are many opportunities for music at NUMC.  You can sing in the choir, play in a chime group, deliver a solo piece… Choir rehearsal continue on Thursday’s at 7:30 pm.  If you are interested in singing or joining the chime group, please call the office to be put in touch with our Music Director, Shirley Mosteller or email her at the address below.

We are open to any suggestions you may have to help grow out music program.  Please email Shirley Mosteller at shirley@northbrookumc.org if you have ideas to share.

An example of our musical offerings includes

The Paintbox by Tali Shurek, Age 13
Beer Sheva, Israel 1974
Musical setting  by Dr. Osvaldo Vena
Arr. For the NUMC choir by Shirley Mosteller

I had a paintbox
Each color glowing with delight.
I had a paintbox
With colors warm and cool and bright.

I had no red  for wounds and blood.
I had no black for an orphan child.
I had no white for the face of the dead.
I had no yellow for burning sands.

I had orange for joy and life.
I had green for buds and blooms.
I had blue for clear bright skies.
I had pink for dreams and rest.

I sat down and painted peace.  

Lent leading to Easter

LENT, 2019, MAKING ALL THINGS NEW

Isaiah 43:16-21 “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”

This year for Lent, let go of the old, and partner with God and with others in the community of faith in
creating something new.

THIS WEEK:  

SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 5TH SUNDAY IN LENT
 “Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? Creative Practice, Music

SUNDAY, APRIL 14, PALM SUNDAY
 Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem) Creative Practice, Theatre, Dramatic Performance

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, HOLY WEEK, GOOD FRIDAY 6 pm – 8 pm
POTLUCK MEAL AND EXHIBITION

EASTER SUNDAY
10:00 am Worship and Service
11:30 am Easter Egg Hunt

 

 

 

 


Sunday Morning Service Opportunities

LITURGIST:

Sign up to read the scripture passage at Sunday Services.  This is a great way to be a partner in Sunday Services.  Please make sure to sign up by 9:00 am on the Friday before.

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GRAPHICS OPERATOR:

Sign up to run the slide presentation at Sunday Services.  This is an important service to the church, it helps the entire congregation be more engaged in the service.  And it is so fun to sit in the choir loft, hear the music and see the morning from an entirely different perspective.  Please make sure to call the office at 847-272-2442 if you would like to run these graphics.

 

 

USHER

If you are interested in Sunday morning service ushering please call the church office to be put in touch with Bruce Woolman.  847-272-2442

 

 

Hearing Loop

Thanks to several generous donors, a hearing induction loop system was part of the 2012 chancel renovation. A hearing loop is a thin, tape-like wire that encircles the sanctuary and magnetically transmits sound to hearing aids and cochlear implants with telecoils (T-coils). Individuals with hearing aids and cochlear implants equipped with t- coils can now hear everything that is said or sung into a microphone without additional headsets.

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Communion for the Homebound

If you or someone you know is homebound and would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please contact Daniel Love Glazer at 847-753-8276 or glazdan@iit.edu.