Baby Basics has one new family, as the last of the fall babies to ”age out” (turning three) leaves the program.
That new family keeps the number served at 18. However, we will not have space to bring another baby in until there are others aging out after the new year.
Thank you to those who have donated diapers – they are always needed and welcome – especially 4-5-6s! Financial donations are always welcome; we can use the funds to purchase any sizes that we are missing. babybasicsoftroyministry.com
The hosting week this year will be at CWCC (Central Woodward Christian Church) on October 13 – 20. Signup sheets are now in the Sanctuary and although those dates seem very far away, they are really almost here!
Even if you cannot be here to physically help, there are lots of items that can be donated even ahead of time! Northminster serves dinner with all the churches on Sunday, and then Northminster alone on Monday and Saturday, plus we supply about 1/3 of the items needed for breakfasts, lunches and snacks for most of the week. And, of course, we need to serve Monday and Saturday and can use help driving, hosting, and doing laundry.
Any questions, be sure to see Ruth Turner or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining with Christians around the world, we will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, declare our unity in Christ, and commitment to restoring God’s Shalom (wholeness) in our relationships and in the world.
Worship begins at 10:30a.m. - come as you are!
The Self Study Group presented its report to the Session on September 25th.
Following discussion, the Session voted unanimously to approve the Self Study Report.
The Session will share the report with the congregation once the Presbytery of Detroit’s Committee on Ministry approves the document.
As we come back together from our summer activities, we will gather on the Labyrinth for Worship. Bring your own lawn chair, your sunglasses, and please dress casually as we praise God in our open-air sanctuary. Canopies will set up providing shade.
Following worship, we will re-arrange our chairs for fellowship and lunch. Bring your own lunch entrée (sandwich, salad, fried chicken, hummus, etc.). The Deacons’ Hospitality Committee will provide chips, fruit, cookies and beverages (coffee, tea lemonade).
In case of rain, we will worship and picnic inside.
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.
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