On Sunday, September 13 and following we will worship at 10:45 a.m.
Save the dates: Rev. Howard Vanderwell and Ms. Norma deWaal Malefyt from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship will be with us on Sundays September 20 and 27. Following worship on those days they will talk with us about Presbyterian worship and why we worship as we do.
The Process Has Begun
On Tuesday, July 28, the Committee on Ministry of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan approved the formation of a Pastoral Nominating Committee at North Kent Church. Over the next weeks the session will be giving prayerful thought to which members they will nominate for that committee and will present the names of those persons to be elected at a specially called congregational meeting to be held early in the fall.
Based on congregational discussions on Sunday, June 21 and 28, and on a careful review of the church’s finances, the session voted to call a full-time Designated Pastor for a two year period. At the congregational meeting to elect a Pastoral Nominating Committee the congregation will also vote on whether to call a Designated Pastor for two years or pastor for an indefinite term.
The session will continue to discuss the Expectations for a Future Pastor and plans to finalize those at its meeting on Monday, August 17. Those Expectations will be shared in a letter to the congregation that week. On Sunday, August 30 following worship there will be a congregational discussion of those Expectations. Members and friends of the church will offer their comments before the Expectations are referred to the eventual Pastoral Nominating Committee.
Please pray for the session as they continue their important work in this process.
Mission - Back-to-school Supplies: In August each year the North Kent Community Services Center collects school supplies to fill over 300 backpacks for area students. They have the backpacks but need the supplies. Please donate some of the following to help low-income families get ready to start the new school year. Place your donations in the bin under the Mission table in the Teeuwissen Room. Suggested supplies include: Pencils, Pens, Pocket Folders, Erasers, Crayons, Markers, Notebooks, Paper, and Glue Sticks. Watch for more information. ALSO, consider buying a few extra of the small items while they are on sale for the boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
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!
NKPC Choir Kick-Off Party: Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 PM (note the earlier time!) Join the choir, Micki and Dennis in a read-through of new anthems for 2015-16, then enjoy a social hour to catch up with your choir friends! Snacks and beverages will be provided. New members are always welcome. Regular choir rehearsals begin on Thursday, September 3rd at 7:30 PM.
This week of August 9, 2015 through August 16, 2015
Sunday (9) 10:00 am Worship Service
Monday (10) 10:30 am Mom & Munchkins
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
7:00 pm Facilities & Stewardship Committee
Tuesday (11) 7:15 am BNI
7:30 am Men’s Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.)
7:00 pm Women’s AA
Wednesday (12) 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast (Real Food Café, 5430 Northland Dr. NE)
7:00 pm AA
7:00 pm Membership Committee
Next Sunday (16) 10:00 am Worship Service
Children’s Worship Program continues