Worship and Music

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’.


Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter Sunday 

Our Lent theme this season is Sabbath as Resistance.
To all those who are weary and heave laden, Sabbath is a gift, a means of resistance to the culture on NOW, a halting of the dramatic anti-neighborliness to which our society is madly and uncritically committed.  By our practice of Sabbath, we may recover a full sense of “self”.

Lent 1:  Psalm 25    (2/18)
Resisting the temptation to shame.  Standing for Forgiveness.

Lent 2:  Psalm 22    (2/25)
Resisting the temptation to worry and be anxious.  Standing for Gratitude.

Lent 3:  Psalm 19    (3/4)
Resisting the temptation to perfection.  Standing for Compassion.

Lent 4:  Psalm 107    (3/11)
Resisting the temptation to fear and scarcity.  Standing for Abundance.

Lent 5:  Psalm 51    (3/18)
Resisting the temptation to guilt.  Standing for Peace

Palm Sunday
Sunday, March 25
Worship at 10:00 am

Holy Week

Holy Thursday
Thursday, March 29
Tenebrae service 6:00 pm

Good Friday
Friday, March 20
Taize service 6:00 pm

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 1
10:00 am worship

11:00 am fellowship
11:00 am egg hunt for children and adults alike



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.

NUMC Members are welcome to come to the JUMP concert on Sunday, December 10 at 5:00pm.  JUMP is the music school run by Mijin and Jake Kim and there are many talented children in this program.  This concert will be in our Sanctuary.




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.  Please make sure to call the office at 847-272-2442 if you would like to run these graphics.




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.


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.