Worship and Music

New Sermon Series:  Won’t You Be My Neighbor

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Jesus said.  And so does every religion in some way.  Join us on Sundays at 10:00 am:

April 23:  When We Have Terrible Neighbors

April 30:  Justice For Our Neighbors

May 7:  Minding Our Neighbors Business, But Not Too Much

Worship on Sunday mornings begins at 10am.

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’.


Taizé Worship

Taizé is a form of prayer that includes using simple, repetitive songs in many languages, silence and scripture readings. Please join us as we come back together in the fall to experience this peaceful form of prayer.  In the preface to his book, “Peace of Heart in All Things”, Brother Roger says that Taizé worship is designed “for those who aspire to maintain peace of heart in all things, living in joy, simplicity and mercy.”  Our next service is on April 20 at 6:45 pm.  All are welcome.



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.



Sunday Morning Service Opportunities


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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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.  Pleae make sure to sign up by 9:00 am on the Friday before.



Act as an usher at Sunday Services.  Greet your congregational family, pass out weekly bulletins, handle attendance books and generally, assist in any way needed by Pastor Melissa.  Once you sign up you will receive a call from Bruce Woolman, Usher coordinator.

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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.


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.