Hot mulled cider will be served in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the Christmas Eve service.
Flower Chart and envelopes. The 2017 flower chart has been posted. The cost is still $20 to dedicate a memorial or celebrate an event by providing flowers for our sanctuary. Sigh up soon to secure your desired dates.
Children's Sunday School. There will be no Sunday School during church for the children on either 12/25 or 1/1/2017. Thanks to the teachers for your good work!
We are in need of a new person to teach children's Sunday School. The teachers rotate as leaders for children’s time during our Sunday Services using the ‘user friendly’ materials “Growing in Grace and Gratitude”. If you feel called to help with this program, please contact Rev. Karen Fitz La Barge.
Field Trip Bible Scholar Opportunity. The Royal Revolution: Fresh Perspectives on the Cross. Jan 24th, the world renowned theologian N.T. Wright will be speaking at the January Series at Calvin College. The Tuesday Joy Bible Study is coordinating a field trip.
Free Devotion Books! The adult education team has purchased some Presbyterian daily devotional books, These Days, to assist you in your daily spiritual walk with Christ. Please take one from the lobby table or pass one on to someone who needs comfort!
NKPC Youth Crew Announcements
Carpool Caroling: Would you like to go caroling today? The crew will be driving around to the church shut-ins and caroling to them. Then, afterwards we will have a fun party at the church. Anyone is welcome to join us from 3-5 pm.
A Sign, A Name Marketing team has determined that we do need a new Church sign out front this spring. But there is a serious question being asked about considering a name change for our church. If you have strong feelings FOR a name change, please tell Pastor Karen why you want to change it and what you think the new name should be. If you have strong feelings about KEEPING our name, please also email her about that also. The deadline for official suggestions and opinions is January 8th. This is your chance to definitively speak to this question once and for all, so please prayerfully consider it!
Pastor Karen' email is Pastor.firstname.lastname@example.org Cell phone is 616-644-5122. Her office hours are Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 3 pm. Contact her for lunch or coffee.
CHALLENGE FOR NEW HYMNALS! Our distinguished Music Director has issued a challenge to those who have not purchased one of the new hymnals. Between now and the end of the year, he will match up to 24 new purchases. This matches the number of faithful participants in the Hand Bell and Chancel Choirs.
Mission dates to remember:
Gently used clothing…………………........................due 1-9-17
The CE for Children committee is setting up a worship center in the classroom. We are looking for a small table, about the size of a bedside table. If you have one to donate, contact the church office.
2017 Envelopes are ready for pick up on a table in the Narthex.
Greenwood Ministries Association Motion is Approved by Presbytery!
On Tuesday, December 6th, the Presbytery of Lake Michigan approved the motion to lease the Camp Greenwood property to the Greenwood Ministries Association for two years as this new nonprofit administers camp and creates exciting new ministries there. Over $106,000 has been pledged already to this new organization, and the summer camps for 2017 are now online and taking reservations! Just go to CampGreenwood.org to check it out!
This Week of December 18, 2016 through December 25, 2016
DAY TIME EVENT
Sunday 18 10:45 am Worship Service
3:00 pm Yourh Crew Caroling
Monday 19 10:30 am Moms and Munchkins (free play group)
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
7:00 pm Session
Tuesday 20 7:15 am BNI
7:30 am Men's Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.)
1:15 pm JOY Bible Study
7:00 pm Women's AA
Wednesday 21 8:00 am Women's Breakfast (Russ's, 3966 Plainfield Ave.)
7:00 pm AA
Friday 23 9:00 am Morning AA
Saturday 24 7:30 pm Christmas Eve Worship Service
Next Sunday 25 10:45 am Christmas Worship Service
Pastor Karen will be on vacation from December 26th - January 1st. However she will be in Michigan and available for pastoral emergencies. Art Spalding is preaching Jan. 1st.