2020 Seasons of the Spirit
At Northbrook UMC we are celebrating a new year, a new decade, and new life in Christ! It is our year to make conscious and intentional decisions to grow personally so that the ministry and purpose of Northbrook UMC can grow as well. In order to get there, we defined four Seasons of the Spirit to facilitate a congregational focus.
1. A Season of Encountering – A Time for Spiritual Growth
January – Easter Sunday: We focus on prayer, how we encounter God in our daily life, and changes we can make to grow deeper in our encounters with the Holy.
2. A Season of Loving – A Time for Building Relationships
April—June: During these months our focus is on growing together as brothers and sisters in Christ. The way we know and care for one another is essential to the growth and vitality of Northbrook. We must go deeper with each other and learn what forgiveness and love really mean for a community of faith.
3. A Season of Serving – A Time to Help Others
July – September: We will have opportunities to serve within our community, care for those in need, and grow stronger in our commitment to the poor.
4. A Season of Expanding – A Time to Look Ahead
October – December: During this time we will make strategic efforts for growth both in making disciples and in sharing our own faith in the community.
I hope that by the end of 2020, you will have a stronger sense of God’s presence and purpose in your life, a deeper connection to others in the Northbrook family, and a compassionate desire to serve and care for those in need — out of which will come an unstoppable drive to play a vital role in growing the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Please join me for the 2020 Seasons of the Spirit - and give your own spirit the space and time to grow in God’s love.
Rev. Laurie Moeller, Senior Pastor
Season of Encounter Events
Women's Retreat, Mar. 13-15
Youth Retreat, Mar. 20-22
Meet in the Prayer Room: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Churchwide Book Study
"The Walk: Five Essential Practices of Christian Life", by Adam Hamilton is the focus of a churchwide study and of sermons in March.
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Simmons Hall.
The Enneagram lays out traits, motivations, and shortcomings of nine personality types. Rev. Catherine Boothe Olson shares how understanding your personality type can guide you into a deeper, richer relationship with God and other. Childcare options for ages 0 - 5th grade with reservation. Click here to register for event and/or childcare.