OUR FLOWERS this morning are in honor of all who work and for all of their excellent achievements, both paid and volunteer.
NKPC FISHING CONTEST UPDATE:
Chet is currently in the lead in Adult Division with a huge pumpkinseed entry. Ron has just moved into second with a 10.25" rock bass. Colin and Nate are now tied for third. Morgen is currently in the lead in Youth Division with an 18 inch largemouth bass, with Aubrey coming in second with a 16.25" small mouth bass. Check out the photos in Fellowship Hall. What can you enter to compete? Remember to take a photo of your fish next to a tape measure and send the photo to Pastor Karen to enter the contest.
J.O.Y. Bicycle Ministry Summer 2019 Schedule
September 7th, Saturday. 8:00 am Millennium Park
September 28th Saturday. 9:00 am Musketawa Trail
(Please see the flyer for details. Note: Sept 8th changed due to Rally Sunday.)
RALLY SUNDAY is September 8th! Membership committee is planning a Potluck. Membership will provide a meat dish (lasagna, casserole, etc) and rolls. Congregation will bring side dishes, salads, vegetables, and desserts. Come and kick off a new season with us!
THANK YOU…to all who supplied items for SAFE HAVEN MINISTRIES in August. The Mission Committee.
GRCC CAMPUS MINISTERY The Listening Post is beginning its fifth year of compassionate, non-judgmental listening on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College. Volunteers work as part of a team, with training and a flexible volunteer schedule and free parking. (You do not need to commit to every week!) The Listening Post needs volunteers on Tuesdays from 11 am- 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm- 2 pm beginning August 27 through Nov 26. For more information contact Nancy Janisch, 616-821-0351, email@example.com
WE HOST OUR FIRST FAMILY PROMISE GUESTS the WEEK of 11/24/19
--THIS IS THANKSGIVING WEEK---
Many of our guests may have plans for Thanksgiving weekend. Some perhaps will not. NKPC is planning a Thanksgiving dinner. SIGN UP TODAY to volunteer to host our guests coming for FAMILY PROMISE on the week of Thanksgiving. Sign-up sheets on bulletin board in narthex for Sunday 11/24, Tues 11/26, Thurs 11/28 and Sat 11/30. Wendy is coordinating food planning. Contact her for details.
Please sign up for the Family Promise training at website--
as soon as possible! This is a onetime two hour training that everyone who is working on Family Promise is asked to participate in. It is designed to answer all of our questions and help us better understand the program and how to interact with our guests. It is suggested for everyone in the congregation, and is required for all who will be working closely with our guests.
PLEASE feel free to take home several sets of sheets or a batch of towels or some blankets and launder them, and return them to the plastic bins. (We could use a few more bins.) Please keep sheet sets together as sets...we don't have extra pillow cases! (All our linens are being temporarily staged in the tweens classroom.)
We will be partnering with Tribes church, our neighbor across Kuttshill, and they are signing up volunteers, just as we are. Please check out the Narthex bulletin board and take the opportunity to sign up to spend some time with our guests, to stay overnight, or to prepare a meal to share. We drew Thanksgiving week, which means we will need more volunteers than we normally will have, so please sign up to help. This mission gives us a real opportunity to actually get to know our neighbors, to see how we can help them get through a tough time in their lives. It's often easier to write a check, but for this mission we need to get personally involved... hopefully that will mean as much to us as it will to our guests. Thank you to all who are supporting this Mission. Questions?--contact–Laura, Cindy or Deb A.
Let's wash the choir robes! Contact Kathi to help!
This Week of Sept 1, 2019 through Sept 8, 2019
Sunday September 1
11:00 am: Traditional Sunday Service
12:15 pm: Deacons Meeting
10:30 am: Free Play Group
7:00 pm: Boy Scouts
Tuesday September 3
7:30 am: Men’s Breakfast Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.
7:00 pm: Women's AA
Wednesday September 4
8:00 am: Women's Breakfast Russ's 3966 Plainfield Ave. NE
7:00 am: AA
Thursday September 5
6:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal (Note change of time)
6:30 pm: Cub Scouts
7:00 pm: AA Step Workbook Group
7:30 pm: Bells Rehearsal (Note change of time)
Friday September 6
9:00 am: Morning AA
Saturday September 7
Sunday September 8
11:00 am: Morning AA
12:15 pm: Potluck dinner after service