Sorry for the confusion! We goofed!
I regret to inform you that in our recent stewardship letter the dollar increases in the music department budget were overstated and unclear and thus could lead you to some inaccurate conclusions. We are very sorry for this and would like to clear things up. First you should know that the 2016 budgeted amount for the entire music department was under-budgeted by about $2385. for this year. (Much of this is because we added the Bell Choir this fall and that was not anywhere in the budget, the rest were other increases.) Then we needed to increase 2017 budget to pay for the Bell Choir Director and other natural increases in the music department. Thus the total music department difference in budget numbers created in fall of 2015 to the fall of 2016 is $4310.00. (Not $5,000, that number was overgeneralized. Sorry.) Please also remember also that this is a budget document and not actual expenditures.
Confusing things with this even more is the fact that our program year Sept - May does not correspond to our calendar year budget (Jan - December.)
Please know that no one is gouging anyone or trying to take advantage of the church. We are very sorry for any unhappiness that this unfortunate wording in the stewardship letter may have caused. It was not intended to do so. Pastor Karen
Children. All children ages 4 to 10 are invited to join the Sunday school class following the children's message. The topic is “Love God, Love Others” Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18. Names ways to show God’s love in our everyday actions.
NKPC Youth Crew Announcements
NKPC Youth Crew Carpool Caroling: Would you like to go caroling in December? The crew will be driving around to the church shut-ins and caroling to them. Then, afterwards we will have a fun party at the church. Anyone is welcome to join.
Marketing Team: A Church Logo? A New Tagline? Eye Catching Landscape? A New Front Sign? Maybe a name change??? Session is asking for interested people to be on the church marketing team to lead us as we discern how to best let people know about what God is doing here among us! Let an elder or the pastor know about your interest.
New Hymnals! Session and our Music Director both agree, let's start raising funds to purchase the 2013 Presbyterian Hymnal, Glory to God! This book has 853 songs and hymns, 248 more than our current 1990 hymnal. It includes favorites from the 1955 red hymnal and has many known tunes with new lyrics. It's just $25.
Take a peek at Pastor Karen's copy in the Narthex and dedicate one or two today!
REMEMBER SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4TH IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE A MEMORIAL FOR YOUR HYMNAL, ACT NOW!
Mission dates to remember:
Winter Warmth Tree-new clothing……………..due 12-11-16
Gently used clothing………….......................due 1-9-17
Christmas Joy Offering…………..…due 12-18-16 or 12-25-16
Cookie Walk, Saturday, December 17th, NKPC will hold it's much acclaimed Cookie Walk. Sign up sheets will soon appear for cookies and workers, but please save the date and start thinking of your best and prettiest cookies. This is the biggest fund raiser the Women's Association holds each year so we need as much participation as possible. Thanks!
Greenwood Ministries Association On Tuesday, December 6th at 9:00 am, the Presbytery will meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Grand Rapids to vote on the future of Camp Greenwood. The Greenwood Ministries Association (GMA) has already raised pledges of over $100,000 to support camping and to create other ministries starting in January of 2017. (Praise God!) What we need is for the Presbytery to vote to allow this new non profit to run camp. The proposal from the Presbytery leadership team is to lease the camp property to the GMA for two years and to appoint an administrative commission to evaluate performance and land use needs. At the end of two years, the Presbytery is recommending that part of the camp property is to be sold and that money to be used for Presbytery administration, mission and other projects other than camping ministry. Please talk to Pastor Karen for more details. If you would like to support the GMA at the December 6th meeting, please register to go at www.LakeMichiganPresbytery.org. There is also a Tuesday, November 29th 7 pm Presbytery discussion meeting at North Park Church in Grand Rapids.
For more information on GMA go to GreenwoodMinistries.org.
This Week of November 13, 2016 through November 20, 2016
DAY TIME EVENT
Sunday 20 9:30 am "Living the Questions" Theological Discussion
10:00 am Choir Rehearsal
10:45 am Worship Service
4:00 pm Installation of Karen Fitz La Barge
Monday 21 10:30 am Moms and Munchkins (Free Play Group)
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
7:00 pm Session
Tuesday 22 7:15 am BNI
7:30 am Men's Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.)
1:15 pm JOY Bible Study
6:30 pm Bell Choir Rehearsal
7:00 pm Women's AA
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday 23 8:00 am Women's Breakfast (New Beginnings, 5200 Northland Dr.)
7:00 pm AA
Thursday 24 Thanksgiving Day
Friday 25 9:00 am Morning AA
Saturday 26 8:30 am Men's Fellowship
Next Sunday 27 9:30 am "Living the Questions" Theological Discussion
10:00 am Choir Rehearsal
10:45 am Worship Service