Sketchnotes for NBCC Published

It’s great when you find a use for your gifts in service of others. Four of my sketchnotes of sermons at New Beginnings Community Church Bay Area have been published on the NBCC Facebook page. People seem to enjoy them so I am sharing them here also.

Habits for the Journey, Sermon by Pastor Hurmon Hamilton, Sketchnote by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson
Habits for the Journey, Sermon by Pastor Hurmon Hamilton, Sketchnote by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson

All of the sermons and sketchnotes relate to a seven week series called The Journey. This one you can find posted here. For the next week, I tried out some new Jelly Roll Soufflè Pens. They are opaque and made to look best on black paper

The Journey, Sermon by Pastor Hurmon Hamilton, Sketchnote by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson
The Journey, Sermon by Pastor Hurmon Hamilton, Sketchnote by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson

You can find this one here. The Souffle Pens are very large tipped so it’s hard to draw anything tight. Broad strokes only.

The Journey: Service, Sermon by Pastor Hurmon Hamilton, Sketchnote by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson
The Journey: Service, Sermon by Pastor Hurmon Hamilton, Sketchnote by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson

This was a good experiment but I went back to my usual pens and paper afterwards.

The Journey: Keep Both Eyes Open, Sermon by Pastor Hurmon Hamilton, Sketchnote by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson
The Journey: Keep Both Eyes Open, Sermon by Pastor Hurmon Hamilton, Sketchnote by Jennifer Hartnett-Henderson

You can find this last one on the NBCC FB page.

You can see some of my other entries on sketchnotes:

6 comments

  1. That’s great! When you first posted about sketch noting a year or so ago I read a bunch about it. I started sketch noting my sermons. I showed one to my pastor. It wasn’t as well received though probably because mine were very very bad and yours are very very good : )

    • Hi Mark, that’s great that you tried out sketchnoting and shared your work with others! Thanks so much for the compliment. I’ve been sketchnoting sermons for about a year and a half. That practice really helped and continues to help me develop a visual library that I can pull from helps things go faster. Thanks so much for letting me know what you did with them! Keep going!

    • Hi Jamie, thanks for asking! I learned it through books starting with Lynda Barry’s What It Is, the Mike Rohde’s The Sketchnote Handbook and then Eva Lotta Lam’s sketchnotes 2011. I went to a sketchnote meetup in SF as well and practiced for about a year at ALCF before moving over to NBCC. Thank you for doing the video work at NBCC! I’ll look for you Sunday!

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