For 25 years, the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers have helped older and disabled adults from a church space kindly donated in Center Line. This space will no longer be available, so they are urgently seeking low-cost or donated office space – ideally 6000 sq. ft. with occasional use of meeting space for up to 50 people, but will consider smaller – to continue their work.
If you know of any available spaces or can help with moving, please contact them at 586-757-
5551. Website www.ivcinfo.org
On Sunday, December 22, the congregation elected a five-member Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) which will search for Northminster’s next installed pastor.
The members of the PNC are: Martha Babcock, Jim Hoogstra, Caroline Kondak, Jamie Love, and Ruth Turner. They will work closely with the Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry representative Ron Hughes, a ruling elder from Rosedale Gardens Church in Livonia. The initial meeting is scheduled for January 3, 2020, when Mr. Hughes will provide an orientation to the PNC.
The PNC’s first task is to complete the PCUSA Ministry Information Form (MIF) which functions as a résumé for the church. This document will provide potential candidates with basic information regarding Northminster’s current life and future direction. Soon the PNC will be reading Personal Information Forms (PIF) from pastors and begin interviewing prospective candidates.
The PNC will share information about its progress with the congregation throughout its work. The congregation is encouraged to pray for the PNC as it seeks the pastor God has already selected for Northminster.
Thank you to all who donated books for the 19 siblings, age 12 and under - they each received 2 books!
The Baby Basics babies also received a small stuffed animal and books from the Board. It was a delightful evening, and the parents were very appreciative and happy!
And the children there loved “the Story Lady Diane”
Join TIG at our January meeting, once again held on Dr. Martin Luther King Day. TIG is co-hosting with KYND/Know Your Neighbor Daily and the Troy Police Dept. to offer another program featuring the Not in Our Town videos: “When Hate Happens Here”. The film and discussion will be led by Cathy Russ, Director of Troy Public Library and Troy Police Chief Frank Nastasi will share ideals for actively reducing tolerance and promoting peace. January 20, 7:00p.m. at the Troy Police Dept. Emergency Operations Center, 500 W. Big Beaver Rd. (around the circle, behind the Library).
Also on January 20 at 8:30a.m., join Troy residents at Athens High School for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. There will be a short program about Dr. King, and then an opportunity to work on various service projects serving our community and NAGO Market soldiers overseas.
On March 1st, join IFLC/InterFaith Leadership Council at the Annual World Sabbath at North Congregational Church of Farmington, 36520 W. 12 Mile Road in Farmington at 4:00p.m. It is a wonderful interfaith service for peace that involves prayers, singing, and dancers in many traditions. For details, see the flyer coming to our bulletin board and website, or speak to Ruth Turner.
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