It's BACK! The NKPC Fishing Contest is back on again. Will you catch the biggest fish in 2017? Check out the poster for rules and details! Everyone is welcome to participate.
Spring Clean-up Part 1: We will be doing a complete re-organization and clean out (read disposal) in the "not a basement". There are special labels available on the narthex room table to mark all items that should be kept for future use. If there is NO LABEL, the Committee to Assess, Discuss, Appraise, Value Everything Remaining (C.A.D.A.V.E.R) will remove such items from the premises for disposal or recycling. If you cannot review the stuff on June 3rd, please stop by sometime before the 3rd and label your stuff.
Spring Clean-up Part 2: Time to make our grounds and building sparkle. Our annual spring cleaning will take place on Saturday, June 3rd, beginning at 9:00 AM. You bring your energy, we'll bring the coffee, juice and snacks. The more the merrier.
Children Class Sunday for all children ages 4 to 10 are invited to join the Sunday school class following the Object Lesson. The topic is “Grace in Action" Acts 6:1-7.They will learn to identify specific things they can do to show God’s grace in the world.
Spring Fling The Membership committee is inviting everyone to a Spring Fling luncheon Sunday, after the Church service. Chicken, potato salad, and baked beans will be provided, along with veggies. A cake to honor all of the new members and volunteers in the church will be our sweet dessert! YOU are invited!
LEAFING OUT FOR GREENWOOD! The Camp Greenwood trees are leafing out nicely, both at the Campground and on our poster. We have six of our NKPC children registered to attend Camp Greenwood and there are two more who are thinking about it. The Send a Kid to Camp Fund is now covering five of those children ($ 1,775.51) so we are still hoping for continued assistance. Thank you to all who have contributed so far to make this possible.
One family is going to family camp. Care to join them?
WORSHIP TIME CHANGE! Beginning on June 4th, our Sunday worship service will begin at 10:00 am all summer.
Sunday Discussion Group. Thinking Theologically: Some thoughts: While family, education, social class, and geography all contribute to how we think about God, our experiences and perceptions along life’s journey also shape our thinking. Being comfortable with ambiguity, metaphor, and uncertainty help us get the Divine “out of the box” of a specific word. The images and ideas used to express the Divine by Christian mystics, theologians, and in scripture are as many and varied as there are experiences of God. Biblical writers used metaphors and poetic language to point toward what is ultimately a mystery. The Divine is described as a potter, a cup of cool water, a path, a safe place, a rock, a burning bush, an eagle and a whirlwind, all wonderful metaphors for the variety of attributes of God without being the exclusive last word. One of the most common images of God is as a father, so common people often think it is the only image. However, God is described as a mother in Deuteronomy 32:18, in Isaiah 42:14 and Isaiah 66:13. Everything we use to refer to God is simply a human effort to explain the unexplainable. To be aware of our language and its implications is a great exercise in thinking theologically – remembering that the language we use to describe the Divine will directly influence how we relate to the Divine. Our last class for the season is Sunday, May 21st. Please join us in the fall!
BOND WITH YOUR FAMILY: Camp Greenwood is offering a family camp this summer July 4th - 7th. All ages are welcome and you can pitch your tent or rent a cabin or bring a camper. There will be activities planned and you and or your children can participate if you would like, as well as time set aside for Bible Study for adults and kids. Evenings will be filled with campfires, gourmet s'mores and group activities. Take this opportunity to unwind and appreciate the joys of Christian community and magnificent creation!
Hey, Young Adult Presbyterians! Yea, you, the college and career age folks! On Wednesday, May 31st join us at the church at 5:30 pm. We will be choosing a movie, going to watch it and then discussing it afterwards over dessert. Come and connect with your old Youth group pals and new friends. Tell us about your career plans and college stories. You are STILL loved!
Summer Vacation. With senior management seeking new vistas in Canada; Pastor Karen needs help, some serious help . We are looking for a individual(s) to volunteer one or more days a week (Tuesday through Thursday) from 9:30 to 1 during the month of July. Training in June. Knowledge of Microsoft Word is very helpful. Email the church office at NKPChurch@gmail.com or call at 866-2230.
Presbyterian Women of North Kent have been spreading the good news. So far this year they have disbursed $750 to Safe Haven Ministries, $750 to Greenwood Ministries, $170 to Alma College, and $300 to Presbyterian Women of Lake Michigan Presbytery. The various events they coordinate and you the congregation support (i.e. garage sale, cookie walk, etc.) are the source of funds. A big thank you to our PW for their hard work and mission support.
Week of May 21, 2017 through May 28, 2017
Sunday May 21, 2017
9:30 am: Discussion Group “Living Questions” (Last till Fall
10:00 am: Choir Rehearsal
10:45 am: Worship Service
Monday May 22, 2017
10:30 am: Moms & Munchkins (Free Play Group)
7:00 pm: Boy Scouts
Tuesday May 23, 2017
7:30 am: Men’s Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.)
1:15 pm: JOY Bible Study (Last Study until October)
7:00 pm: Women’s AA
Wednesday May 24, 2017
8:00 am: Women’s Breakfast (Russ's 3966 Plainfield Ave. NE)
7:00 pm: AA
Thursday May 25, 2017
Friday May 26, 2017
9:00 am: Morning AA
Saturday May 27, 2017
Next Sunday May 28, 2017
10:45 am: Worship Service
Sunday, June 4th 10:00 am Worship Service on Summer schedule