NKPC wishes to acknowledge the passing of: Jeanette Landry-Perry on Sunday August 7, 2016. Go in peace dear friend.
J.O.Y Bicycle Ministry Group Trail Ride – Will meet at NKPC at 9:00 am and drive to Saranac Staging Area. From Saranac, the group will bicycle to Ionia on the Riverside Trail and then back to Saranac for a picnic. (Approximately 18 miles) Those who would prefer a shorter ride can be picked up at Ionia. For the picnic bring your own food. All ages are welcome.
YOUTH! Save the dates! Bring your friends, neighbors and relatives!
CAMPOUT: August 19th this Friday! 5:30 pm in Pastor Karen's backyard! (Kayak & Cookout too!)
Deacon’s: will meet on Sunday August 21, 2016 following church at 11:15 am.
Safe Haven Ministries: On July 24th we had a visit from Sarah Omicioli of Safe Haven Ministries. Safe Haven is in the midst of a fund raising campaign to build their first all on one site facility to house and care for victims of domestic abuse. During the next few weeks, the Mission Committee is asking you to contribute to this worthy cause by writing a check or using one of your many Mission envelopes marking it “For Safe Haven”.
We are also having a “Reverse Offering” for Safe Haven during the month of August. Check out the easel in the Narthex. Take as many wish slips as you feel you can fulfill. Return them to the Mission box in the fellowship (T-room) by Sunday, September 4. We will deliver them that following week. Thank you for all you do!
Children. All children ages 4 to 10 are invited to join the Sunday school class following the children's message. The topic is “Paul Sings in Jail” from Acts 16:16-34.
Women’s Breakfast Group will be meeting Wednesday, August 17, 8:00 AM at New Beginnings Restaurant, 5200 Northland Dr. NE.
Bay View Bells’ Concert: Will be held Thursday, August 18th at 8 PM at the John M Hall Auditorium, 1715 Encampment Ave. Petoskey, MI. Anyone interested in carpooling for a road trip to Petoskey for this concert contact Kathi Kishkorn (884-0356).
2016 Annual Garage Sale: will be held the 16th and 17th of September. The set up for this fantastic event will be held September 13th, 14th and 15th. Sign-up sheets will be available soon.
Fishing Contest! Win $50 and honor and glory! This contest is open to everyone and runs until October 14th. Just take a picture of your catch next to a tape measure or on a scale and submit the picture to the church. We will give it a percentage score of the Michigan state record for that type. All fish must be caught in 2016 in Michigan. The highest scoring fish wins! See poster for details.
Welcome Guests & Pokemon Trainers! If you are a guest today, know that we are happy to meet you, and hope you will be blessed by the worship service and our fellowship time afterwards. It is our goal to show you the love and the hospitality of Christ. If you have found us through the Pokemon Go phone game, please know that you are very welcome here and that Pastor Karen and others in the congregation are also playing and would be absolutely delighted to compare game progress with you after worship.
NKPC is inviting YOU: to become a member! If you are interested, please talk to Pastor Karen and let her know your schedule and availability. We would love to welcome you officially to our church family!
Pastor Karen can be reached via email at Pastor.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 616-644-5122. Her office hours are Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 3 pm
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Special Music A sign-up sheet has been placed on the narthex bulletin board for Special Music in worship services this summer. Gather your solo, duet, or group—vocal, instrumental, or drama and sign up soon. Start practicing. Enjoy the fellowship with each other. The dates are fast being filled.
What is God calling you to do? What should we as a congregation do next? Fill out the idea generating brainstorm slip in the bulletin and put it in the offering plate or turn it in to the office. No idea is too big, small or weird. We are collecting them all!
Message from your Mission Committee: Back-to- school-supplies have been
delivered to the North Kent Community Service Center.
Here are the fruits of your generosity:
· Loose leaf notebook paper 7packs
· 3 ring binders 4
· Pocket folders 14
· Spiral note books 17
· #2 pencils 184
· Ink pens 32
· Crayons 33 boxes
· Colored pencils 14 boxes
· Washable markers 25 boxes
· Highlighter markers 6
· Pencil boxes 2
· Rulers 15
· Protractors 3
· Pencil compass 1
· Erasers 5packs
· Safety scissors 4
· Glue sticks 55
· Elmer’s glue 2
· White out pen 1***Please, continue to keep an eye out for good deals on socks and underwear as they also go on sale at this time of year. Consider picking some up for the Operation Christmas Child boxes.***
Check out the “Reverse Offering” information on the easel in the Narthex. If you pick up something perishable (lunch meat, margarine, etc.) please mark it for Safe Haven and place it in the deep freeze in “Laura’s not a basement”. Everything will be delivered on or around the 29th of August.
Thank you for your generosity, NKPC Mission Committee
Breakfast, Lunch or Coffee? Do you eat breakfast or lunch, or drink coffee or tea? Pastor Karen would love to get to know you better and would like to have lunch or coffee with you! She will be happy to travel to your home or cottage or even to bring you some lunch right to you at your place of employment Please connect with Pastor Karen for availability.
This Week of August 14, 2016 through August 21, 2016
Sunday (14) 10:00 am Worship Service
Monday (15) North Kent School Supplies to be delivered.
10:30 am Moms & Munchkins
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
7:00 pm Session
Tuesday (16) 7:15 am BNI
7:30 am Men’s Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr. NE)
7:00 pm Women’s AA
Wednesday (17) 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast (New Beginnings, 5200 Northland Dr. NE)
7:00 pm AA
Thursday (18) 8:00 pm Bay View Bell’s Concert in Petosky.
Friday (19) 9:00 am Morning AA
5:30 pm Youth Campout at Pastor Karen’s House
Saturday (20) 9:00 am J.O.Y Bicycle Ministry Group Trail Ride-meet at the Church.
Next Sunday (21) 10:00 am Worship Service
11:15 am Deacon’s Meeting
Giving Reports: January through June 30, 2016 are available on the table in the narthex. Please take home to save the postage.