This is a beautiful day in the life of North Kent Presbyterian Church. We are welcoming 3 new members to NKPC . One new member will also receive the sacrament of baptism.
Photo Wall photographers report that many of you have had an opportunity to be photographed for our photo wall. We would like to wrap this up soon. Please check with with the church office if you need to have your picture taken.
Sunday Morning Discussion Group will begin the new year today using a highly recommended study guide provided by Presbytery. Living the Questions 2.0 is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what's next for Christianity.
Ron Buford is one of the thirty experts who contribute to Living the Questions 2.0, the program the Sunday morning discussion group will be viewing and talking about. He was the visionary behind the United Church of Christ’s “God is still speaking” campaign. He served as the coordinator and spokesman of the initiative until mid-2006. Ron speaks and conducts workshops regularly on a national level. All are invited to come and join the discussion beginning on Sunday, January 24, at 9:30 am.
LtQ2 consists of 21 sessions that may be used in sequence or independently. Each discussion will begin with a brief overview, watch/listen to a video, and then discuss the focus of the lesson. The material can be discussed in the order we want, and for as long as we want, and there are no right answers or exams. Each session is self-contained and there is no homework, so one can come when they can and not be worried about being behind.
Parking Lot Next Sunday, January 31 the Facilities Committee would like the congregation to join them during the after worship fellowship period to review and discuss the issues facing us in regard to the deterioration of the parking lot.
Giving Statements for 2015 are available for pick up on the table in the narthex. Please take yours home to save us the postage expense.
Per Capita time is again with us. The Per Capita is an amount sent to the Presbytery to cover the cost of administration of the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. The Per Capita assessment this year is $25.37 per member, including children who are professing members. Each year we ask for your help in covering this cost by using your initial offering envelop and paying for each member of your home who is a professing member. Our total charge is in excess of $2,300 which is one of our largest annual expenses. So if you are able, please consider contributing to this expense.
Our Ash Wednesday Service will be held on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. Please attend this somber service of Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes.
The Annual Meeting of the congregation will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016 following worship.
JOY Bible will take a short break starting on February 23 and start up again on March 22nd.
PNC will meet on Monday, January 25 at 6:30 pm.
Souper Bowl Sunday is February 7th. We will take a collection at the end of the service with assistance of youth and the Scouts. The money will go the Mel Trotter Mission to provide meals for the hungry and homeless.
Scout Sunday The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. We will be celebrating Scout Sunday next month on Sunday, February 7. Your Scouts from Troop 282 will be participating in that Sunday's service. The parental and leadership support for this remarkable Boy Scout Troop 282 is a source of pride for all who are involved. These young men are in great hands.
Attention! Attention! The NKPC J.O.Y. Bicycle Group will be having a planning meeting at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the church in the Teeuwissen Room. All members and friends are invited to share their favorite dish at a potluck breakfast and give their ideas and input as we plan the schedule for our bicycle outings throughout the summer. Please join us for a fun time of fellowship. If you have any questions, please contact Ny Dettmer, Bill Kirk, Bob Delmont, or Dana Graham.
This week of January 24, 2016 through January 31, 2016
Sunday (24) 9:30 am Discussion Group
10:00 am Choir Practice
10:45 am Worship Service
Monday (25) 10:30 am Moms & Munchkins
6:30 pm PNC meeting
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday (26) 7:15 am BNI
1:15 pm Joy Bible Study
6:30 pm Disciple Bible Study
7:30 am Men’s Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.)
7:00 pm Women’s AA
Wednesday (27) 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast (Real Food Café, 5430 Northland Dr. NE)
7:00 pm AA
Thursday (28) 7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
Friday (29) 9:00 am Morning AA
Next Sunday (31) 9:30 am Discussion Group
10:00 am Choir Practice
10:45 am Worship Service
After Worship Facilities Parking Lot Congregational Discussion