Per Capita time. The Presbyterian Church supports its organizational structure (Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly) with a Per Capita assessment on each member of the PCUSA congregations. The charge is made in January and this year we must pay $26.75 per member of NKPC. You can again help as in years past by making a special donation to the church for each family member. Please use your “Initial Offering” envelope for this purposes. Thank you for helping cover this special expense.
Sweetheart Brunch Save the Date: Attention men of the church! The Membership Committee needs your help preparing a Sweetheart Brunch for our ladies of the church on Sun., Feb 12. We will need help setting up (Sat., Feb. 11), serving, cleaning up and donating your favorite dish. The menu will be breakfast casseroles, fruits, muffins, coffee and punch. Contact Mike Nelson on how you can help.
Children. All children ages 4 to 10 are invited to join the Sunday school class following the Object Lesson. The topic is “Jesus Teaches Us to Pray” Matthew 6:9-15. Discusses how to pray and live out our prayers in the assurance of God’s grace.
Child Protection. For the protection of all, we ask that youth and children not use the loft unless they are supervised by an adult.
Giving Statements for 2016 are available on the table in the narthex. Please pick up your copy to save us the postage expense.
Youth Crew Sledding! We have rescheduled our January sledding for Sunday, January 29th. Hope to see you there! (Or we may just go bowling...)
Camp Greenwood registration is now open! As a partnering church with the Greenwood Ministries Association, all campers from NKPC get 10 % off their registration fee. Email Pastor Karen for a coupon code. Also register by March 15th to get an extra $15 dollars off!
LET’S DO IT – SEND OUR KIDS TO CAMP! We would again like to assist in sending all our children to Camp Greenwood this summer. You can help by contributing bottle/cans in the T-room or make a clearly marked cash donation. We can sponsor five (or more) children for about $2,000. Camp Greenwood is a very special place that greatly increases kid’s faith and we hope you will help our children attend.
SOUPER Bowl of Caring! NEXT SUNDAY, February 5th is our Souper Bowl of Caring. Please plan on bringing a can of soup or giving a check to help stock the NKCS food pantry to feed our neighbors!
Church Wide and Officer Training Retreat! You are invited to a retreat here at North Kent Presbyterian on February 4th from 9 am to 1:30 pm. We will be reviewing who we are as Presbyterians, the role of elder and deacon, our history here at NKPC and how we are structured. After an agape meal for lunch we will do some visioning about the future together. Please let the office know if you plan on attending.
Thrive: a Refugee Support Program A volunteer informational meeting Thursday, February 2nd from 5pm to 6pm at John Knox Presbyterian Church (4150 Kalamazoo Ave, SE). If you would like to attend, we will be carpooling from the church. Please let Ruth Waybrant know if you are coming, and be in the church parking lot at 3:55pm - we will leave at 4pm.
The new hymnals are being purchased. The challenge Dennis presented of matching funds up to $625 has been met. 110 hymnals, some with large print, will be ordered by Pastor Karen.