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Vol. 13 No. 5                                                           May 2015 CHANGE THE WORLD At a recent meeting of our Church Council (and by the way, your Church Council is doing a great job!), Jan Holcombe, Chairperson of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, shared a wonderful devotional with us. As her text, she chose 1 John 3:23: “And this is his commandment, that we should…

April Newsletter

April Newsletter

Vol. 13 No. 4                                                            April 2015 THE DIFFERENCE EASTER MAKES As I write this, I am looking forward to Easter Sunday – I know it will be wonderful! The Easter services will be glorious, as befits such a beautiful and holy day. The music will be joyous and powerful. Easter lilies will grace our sanctuary. Churches everywhere will…


March Newsletter

SLOW DANCIN’ As many of you know, I am rehearsing for Dances With The Stars Clergy Edition! This is a fundraiser for The Matthew Initiative,, a ministry of our conference that builds/rebuilds children’s ministry which is directed by Sharon Yancey, former staff member at Northbrook. The event will take place the evening of March 7 at…

Dr. Hannah Garrett-Johnson


Recently I filled up my vehicle’s gas tank using the “Pay-at-the-Pump” option. Unfortunately my receipt didn’t print, so I went inside to get it. The clerk behind the counter politely said, “How are you?” I replied, “I’m fine! How are you?”She said, “Honey, any day the Lord lets us have above ground is a good…

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