OUR FLOWERS Sunday are in celebration of the beauty of the Advent season!
Meijer’s Double Match only one day left! Friday December 13th , ONLY at Rockford Meijer. If you purchase a Meijer gift card for North Kent Connect in any amount that day, Meijer’s will donate 2x the amount to North Kent Connect. (A $10 donation turns into $30.) This will enable them to purchase food for their clients.
NKPC Annual Congregational Meeting is today after worship. Thank you for participating in this important administrative task.
ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS! Laura is working on the 2020 volunteer schedule, posted near the flower chart. Current verified volunteers will rotate forward two weeks so nobody is assigned the same weeks every year. We NEED more regular and substitute nursery volunteers, and have openings for one or two more counters, liturgists, greeters, communion servers, and ushers. We will also be scheduling communion servers. Please take a few moments to check out the list and let us know ASAP if you need changes to your tasks or are willing to be added to the list for next year. This church runs like clockwork....but only because of each and every one who steps up to keep it going. Thanks for your willingness to help!
The Winter Warmth Tree Please help decorate it with NEW items such as gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and other warm items for North Kent Connect this Christmas. Delivery Dec 16th in time for their Christmas Store. After Christmas we will decorate it with gently used items, for Delivery January 6th.
Sign up today to deliver presents at 9 am on December 14th for Santa Claus Girls!
Let Pastor Karen know if you can help.
Don't forget to sign up for the Cookie Walk on December 14th. Women's Association runs this traditional fundraiser each year to support our Mission Projects, including Family Promise and Camp Greenwood. Please bring cookies...our loyal following is looking forward to them!
THANK YOU to all of you for supporting Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network. We hosted our first two families last week and everything worked well. We have developed a wonderful partnership with our neighboring Tribes church and they pretty much split the duties with us. Flexible schedules during Thanksgiving week was the biggest challenge, but everything worked out well. The good news was that both our guest families got to spend the Holiday with their extended families, and had a warm dinner and a place to sleep the rest of the week. The best news is that at least one of our families has found more permanent housing. We look forward to hosting again the last week in January, probably with all new guests. If you didn't have a chance to participate this last week, please take the opportunity to do so during one of our five 2020 rotations. I guarantee you will feel blessed and grateful for the opportunity to lend a hand to our neighbors.
ROCKFORD COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA & BAND CONCERT. Everyone is invited today Sunday, December 8th at 3 pm! This wonderful FREE concert will be held at Rockford High School. Come and join in the community holiday spirit!
KENT PHILHARMONIC CHRISTMAS CONCERT. Selections from the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky will lift your Christmas Spirits at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 13th at St. Cecilia's Music Center Grand Rapids! Tickets available at the door for $10.
Our Christmas Eve Service will be held on Tuesday, December 24th at 7:30 pm.
Come and join us as we tell the Christ Story, sing our favorite carols and end with the singing of Silent Night by Candlelight! The NKPC Christmas Party will be held immediately following the Christmas Eve service at approximately 8:15 pm. Bring food to share and celebrate Christmas with your friends!
Thank you to everyone who helped decorate the church on 12/1/2019. It looks lovely!
Week of Dec. 8, 2019 through Dec. 15, 2019
Day TIME EVENT
Sunday 8 9:15 am Adult Discussion Group
10:15 am Choir Rehearsal
11:00 am Traditional Sunday Service
12:00 pm Congregational Meeting
Monday 9 10:30 am Free Play Group
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
7:00 pm Facilities & Stewardship Committee
Tuesday 10 7:30 am Men’s Breakfast Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland
1:15 pm J.O.Y. Bible Study
7:00 pm Women’s AA
Wednesday 11 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast Russ’s 3966 Plainfield
7:00 pm AA
Thursday 12 6:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
7:30 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal
Friday 13 9:00 am Morning AA
Saturday 14 9:00 am Santa Claus Girls Gift Delivery
9:00 am Cookie Walk
Sunday 15 9:15 am Adult Discussion Group
10:15 am Choir Rehearsal
11:00 am Traditional Sunday Worship with Elder