November 29, 2015 - First Sunday of Advent
10:30 a.m. Worship
Sermon - "The Earthquake of Language" - Rev. Dani Forbess
Please join us for Coffee and Cookies after worship in our reception room!
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Come One, Come all to our Community Night supper 6 pm every Wednesday. Take a night off cooking and enjoy your Northminster buddies. We'll have youth group for the kids, a discussion group for adults, maybe a travelog sometimes. What would you like to see? Would you like to help cook some night? Call Jen Oxley. Questions? Call the office at 206-783-3402.
Gala to Celebrate Africa and Kathryn and Dan Smith Derksen!
We're having a dinner and auction for Kathryn and Dan to help them with their ministry to South Africa for peacemaking. It starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 4th in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $12/person. Volunteers are needed Thursday 12/3 4:30 to 9 for setup and at the event.
Alternative Christmas Fair
We're once again having an Alternative Christmas Fair where you can buy items made in Palestine and Africa or donate to a beloved charity in someone's honor. This year you can even use a credit card. The Fair will run on Sunday 12/6 and 13 in the Library after church.
This year's delightful Christmas Pageant will be on December 13th during the service. Rehearsals are during Youth Group for the older kids and after church on 12/6 for all. Let Ally Pexa know if your little angel or shepherd or ?? would like to participate. Rehearsals are during youth group for older kids and on 12/6 after church.
Christmas Eve Service
Our Lessons and Carols service begins at 8 pm on the 24th. Our choir and a small orchestra will perform pieces from Camille Saint-Saens "Christmas Oratoria."
DEACONS SOCK DRIVE & GIVING TREE
Please bring new socks for the homeless this Sunday! Also, the Giving tree will be in the narthex where you can give checks or cash to buy new shoes or take a tag and get a gift for Mary's Place participants. The gifts should be returned unwrapped. All money and gifts must be brought to church by 12/16/15.
Regular Monthly Events
- Knitting, Crochet and Needlework group will meet on the 1st and third Tuesdays at 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall. We knit. We crochet. We talk. It's fun! The next meeting is Tuesday 12/1/15 at 6 pm.
- Session meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The next meeting is November 24.
- Deacon meetings are normally held every other month on the second Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The next meeting will be January 10th
UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONAL AVAILABLE NOW
The Upper Room for November and December in large and small print is available in the Narthex. Ask an usher for help finding them!
"Like us on Facebook"
Stacy keeps our NPC website current and Bret, Jen and Bronwen keep our facebook page current. Any relevant NPC photos you'd like to post - email them to the office!. If you want to see what’s happening in our church anytime go to www.northminsterpres.org and when you do click on the Facebook icon and “like” us!
2015 Per Capita
Per capita funding is how Presbyterians mutually share the costs of coming together to discern the Spirit’s leading for the future.
It is how Presbyterians participate in the life of the Church universal as we commit ourselves to work and live in fellowship with “all persons in every nation” (Book of Order, G-4.0101)
The church requests you pay per capita, if you're a member of the church, once a year.
This year's per capita is set at $40.00/person