Is the commonly understood separation between the sacred and the ordinary a helpful distinction? Or do the boundaries between sacred and ordinary become blurry depending on the perspective? This installation examines the connections between the sacred and the ordinary by looking at the everyday spaces that we live. By this close reflection on the places where we live our lives, we’ll look together at how the sacred and the ordinary intersect, overlap, and sometimes become one and the same.
Bring your friends and your meanest chili recipe to both choke and dazzle the judges on this neighborhood chili cook off. No previous chili cooking experience required. Special notes for the “Over 80 Award” and the “Under 10 Award”!! Please be prepared to list all the ingredients for our friends with dietary restrictions.
Sharing: A Conversation about Gender and Sexuality: A Screening of "Gender" the Documentary.
It's back like masonry and Sunday drives. Here's an ode to the dinners of the mid-century. Extra point for the best Jell-O Salad. Expect this to be the night where everything has mayonnaise! Salads with Thousand Island dressings, deviled eggs, olives on the side, and lots and lots of ham. Extra turkey? Brig your favorite turkey casserole with potato chips on top!!
Sharing: Screening of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
The Neighborhood foes elegant with the taste of small, delicious bites. Take a tour of the world through cheese! Crackers and dips for those who are not very-dairy. Bring a bottle of kombucha (or cocktails of choice) and a martini glass to class it up!
Sharing: Live Music and a Conversation around "Won;t You Be My Neighbor?"
Join us at Locust Cider House for pratcitcal discussions about how we talk about God in our current times. This is a gathering of young adults who seek to spiritually to engage with theology from new perspectives and social locations. This week we will explore feminist and womanist theologies and what role the patriarchy has had on how we understand God.
World Communion Sunday will offer various readings and prayers from across the world. No sermon will be offered on this day as we worship through prayer , song, and communion.
PUMP-it-up for this first ever Neighborhood Pumpkin Extravaganza. Anything pumpkin is welcome! Pumpkin cookies, pie, lattes, soup, enchiladas, salsa, cake. The vine is the limit on this night celebrating the wonder of this North American squash, sacred to the Navajo, and known in indigenous Southwestern cultures as one of the "three sisters."
Sharing: A screening of "Nanette": The Importance of Telling Our Story
Introductions and Awards! Bring your friends and your meanest chili recipe to both choke and dazzle the judges on this neighborhood chili cook off. No previous chili cooking experience required. Special notes for the "Over 80 Award" and the "Under 10 Award"!!! Please be prepared to list all ingredients for our friends with dietary restrictions.
Sharing: Award presentation and Introduction of our Neighborhood
Come and join us for 2 days of relaxing fun this summer at our annual Creative Camp!! We believe that EVERY CHILD is an artist because we have been created by the Master Artist. Children in the 1st through 6th grade are invited to come explore the stories of Scripture with us and respond with a community art project. We look forward to hosting your child this week!
Camp activities end at 4:30. Pick-up is between 4:30-5:00 to accommodate working parents schedules.
Don’t miss the deals at the Ballard Neighborhood Rummage Sale on Saturday June 23rd from 10AM to 4PM and Sunday, June 24th from noon to 4PM at Northminster Church (NW 77th& 24thAve. NW). Shop for gently used kitchen items and dishes; linens; small appliances; plants and gardening items; men’s, women’s, kid’s and baby clothing; accessories; jewelry; small electronics; luggage; books; CD’s; DVD’s; art; craft and holiday items; sporting goods; bicycles; nick nacks; antiques and collectibles. Also featuring delicious treats from the Men Who Bake and a local food truck.
Proceeds go tothe Bridge Care Center, a drop-in center for men and women experiencing homelessness or economic hardship in the Ballard area (http://www.bridgecarecenter.org) and church youth programs.
For more information on how to donate to the sale, visit our Donation Information Page here.
We all want to care for each other. But how do we do that faithfully in a world where home visits are rarely practiced? How long should we visit? What words do we say? Come for this orientation to how to begin offering care to each other.
Taught by Jeny Carlson
Confirmation is offered for 7th grade and up, including adults. The class will cover the essential tenets of the Christian faith, as well as some exposure to other faith communities for the sake of dialogue. This six week class culminates with eh opportunity for confirmands to craft their personal statement of faith. Two tracks will be offered: a youth track and an adult track. If you are considering becoming a member of Northminster, this is the way into membership!
Date of Affirmation in Worship: April 29th
The gift of contemplative prayer offers a counter cultural point of resistance to a fast paced world. Contemplative prayer focuses on the process, not the destination. There are no experts in this field, only process, not the destination. There are no experts in this field, only process, not the destination. There are no experts in this field, only participants. Based on the books Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating and Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton, this class provides a way to enter into the Lenten season with spiritual acuity.
Following the first class, there will be three follow up sessions that help new practitioners find their peace in the journey: 10am-12pm on 3/24, 4/21, 5/19
How can parents have frank and honest conversations with their children about the state of the world? In a world of climate change, serious global tension, school lock-downs, immigration control, police brutality, and sexual misconduct-- how does this affect our youngest generation? should we shield and protect? Should we thoughtfully engage? What is the best way forward for the 21st century parent?
Come the the library on Wednesday mornings for an opportunity to consider the parables of Jesus.
This is a small group format where all perspectives are welcome. Facilitated by Pastor Dani Forbess, this conversation is a great way to start the day. End time is 11am.