Northminster Presbyterian Church on the map of "Four for Four" PCUSA congregations! 🙌
What does it mean to be a Four for Four congregation?
By receiving all four of the Special Offerings mandated by the General Assembly:
See the PCUSA article: https://specialofferings.pcusa.org/page/four-four/
Baby Basics client count is up to 18 babies now but will have room for one more after the end of Sept. (babies are replaced as they “age-out”, so around 17-18 are enrolled at all times).
The families are always changing, but one thing they all have in common: they are very grateful! Your donations of cash or diapers, on top of the in-kind gift of free space twice monthly, phone line, emailing of the newsletter by the office, etc., are invaluable and the Board of Baby Basics wants to share that we are very grateful too!
The Song and Spirit Institute for Peace organized a CarePax mission project to support the homeless. Northminster assembled their "Pax" to contribute on Saturday, June 22, at First Presbyterian Church and were dedicated and blessed during worship on June 30.
Thank you to all who contributed items or money to purchase them. It’s been nice to have a project we work on with First Presbyterian Church of Troy, too! Gregg at Song and Spirit Institute for Peace says he cannot express his gratitude strongly enough!
The CarePax were delivered to Song and Spirit Institute for Peace the week following their dedication. It was a fun project and didn’t take long to assemble the packs.
Thank you to all who donated items or cash and who helped pack!
We’re still at it! The Group met with a representative from Presbytery to review the report; and, in our latest meeting, we identified Northminster's Biblical foundations. Here’s a hint to part of our discussion: Matthew 13:31-32.
Next, we will discuss and define our mission statement, then the Self Study Report goes to Session for approval.
On Sunday, September 8, Northminster will enter Fall worshiping on the Labyrinth. Bring a lawn chair, your sunglasses, and dress casually. Worship on the Labyrinth was so uplifting in July, we decided it would be a wonderful way to re-connect with one another as summer concludes.
Following worship, everyone is invited to stay for a picnic. This will give us time to visit and catch up. It’s B.Y.O.L. (Bring Your Own Lunch) – a sandwich or other main course. The Hospitality Committee will provide chips, fruit, cookies, and the regular drinks of coffee, tea and lemonade.
We’ll rearrange our chairs near the Labyrinth after worship to enjoy our picnic lunch and fellowship!
The partners of Central Woodward Christian Church, Birmingham Congregational Church and Northminster Presbyterian Church will be hosting South Oakland Shelter (SOS) clients at Central Woodward on October 13 – 20.
Joining to help (at least a little this first year) will be friends from First Presbyterian Church of Troy, and we’re very excited about that. The SOS coordinators have also decided on some changes: only offering transportation 2-3 times each morning to the SOS office or the Oakland Transit Center in Royal Oak, less activities in the evenings, and hot breakfast only 2-3 mornings instead of every day (will still have continental breakfast). The hope is that these changes will make it easier on volunteers, but you are still needed!
Look for the sign-up sheets in September and join in.
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