Sunday there will be a gathering for all the members and friends of NKPC to discuss the qualities and expectations for the next pastor. Last week the session sent a list of the qualities they have agreed on, and offer them for the congregation’s reflection and comments. That meeting will be held immediately following worship in the sanctuary. It will include a discussion of whether to call a pastor for an indefinite term or a Designated Pastor. Information on this type of call and process can be found on the table in the narthex.
Children in Worship summer program finishes today. On September 6, all children ages 4 – 10 are invited to join us in the Sunday School program “Growing in Grace and Gratitude”. It will again be offered following the children’s message in adult worship. Sept 6th is a communion Sunday. As the children have received instructions, they will rejoin the congregation for this sacrament. Nursery time will continue to be provided for the under 4 year olds
Beginning on Sunday, September 13 and through the winter we will worship at 10:45.
Rally Day will be celebrated on Sunday, September 13. We will be celebrating and honoring our children and teachers and the choir, elders and deacons. We will have a sign-up list for salads, desserts and chips for members to bring. The main course of sloppy joes will be provided by the Membership Committee. Outdoor activities will begin after the service. They include: disc golf, bean bag toss and ladder golf. The activities will last about 30 minutes while the meal is being set up.
On Sundays September 20 and 27 we will welcome Rev. Howard Vanderwell and Ms. Norma deWaal Malefyt, from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. They will talk with us about Presbyterian worship and about why we do what we do in worship. That conversation will happen after the worship service in the sanctuary.
Photographers Wanted: Membership Committee is looking for any members that would be willing to take family/individual pictures for a Photo Wall in the church lobby. Please see Mike Nelson for further information.
On Sunday, October 4 there will be a congregational meeting to elect a Pastoral Nominating Committee and to vote on whether to call a pastor for an indefinite term or a Designated Pastor. Please plan to attend that important meeting.
Mission - Back-to-school Supplies: We have collected and donated to North Kent Community Service Center items with a value of approximately $389.72. Thank you to everyone for their generous donations!
Mission - Ronald McDonald House: Have you ever noticed the Pop Tab collection box on the Mission table and wondered what that was all about? Well, the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan collects and recycles those tabs. Thanks to donations like ours, they are able to provide a “home away from home” for families of children seeking medical attention in our local medical community. So, before you return those pop cans for their deposit, take a moment to remove the tab and bring your tabs to church. Thanks!
Christian Education for Adults will be offering the Disciple Bible Study Course beginning this fall. Jan and Jerry Wallace, members of the First Congregation church in Rockford, have agreed to be the leaders. We welcome to our worship to hear more about the program. A sign-up sheet will be available for those who are interested.
Thank you. We heartily thank Marilyn Drumm for cleaning both the ovens in our kitchen. Very big job well done!
Membership Committee will not meet September 2 and the Worship Committee will not meet on September 6th and October 4th. These will be scheduled for a later date.
This week of August 30, 2015 through September 6, 2015
Sunday (30) 0:00 am Worship Service
Monday (31) 10:30 am Mom & Munchkins
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday (1) 7:15 am BNI
7:30 am Men’s Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.
7:00 pm Women’s AA
Wednesday (2) 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast (Real Food Café, 5430 Northland Dr. NE)
7:00 pm AA
7:00 pm Membership Committee
Thursday (3) 7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
Friday (4) 9:00 am Morning AA
Next Sunday (6) 10:00 am Worship Service
Children’s Sunday School Begins