Tuesday, January 14

75th Anniversary Celebration

Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Northminster Presbyterian Church

Order 75th Anniversary Prints Now!
Start celebrating our 75th Anniversary by purchasing a print of Jerry Gray's pen and ink drawing of our beautiful church!  You may see the prints in the Gathering Place at church, or by clicking the Order Form link below.  Proceeds will be used for 75th Anniversary celebration expenses.

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75th Anniversary Schedule of Events
Plan to join in the celebration from 10:00 - 11:00 am in the Gathering Place on the following dates:

January 5th
Kickoff Celebration

February 2nd
Seeking God and Community
There will representatives of various Northminster groups, eager to talk about what they do. Stop and chat. If you have an idea, put it in the suggestion bowl.

March 1st
Ways we serve, and a service opportunity

March 29th
Embracing our Past

- cancelled or postponed until a later date
Historical slideshow plus memorabilia 
(Don Durrett will preach at both services.)

April 26th
Embracing Our Future

We will continue our celebration of Northminster’s 75th Anniversary on April 26th during our 9:00 and 11:00 services. Hear members Anne Ricchiuto, Mason King, and Russell Wareham  share their vision of our church ‘Embracing the Future’. Join us as they share their insights for the church.  

May 31st
Happy Birthday to Northminster party

June 28th
Jennifer Lord will be preaching.  One 10:00 am worship service, followed by a Celebration Brunch at the church, hosted by our E Team, Congregational Life Team, and the 75th Anniversary Committee. Many former associate pastors are planning to attend.


Northminster - Celebrating 50 Years (History book)

Book of Memories

We are compiling a book of Book of Memories and would love to have you contribute.   It will be on display at the June 28th Anniversary Event.  Please submit your memories by May 31st to one of the email addresses below or leave it in the church office. 

Questions or "Book of Memories" submissions:  Contact Sally Gray ( ) or Barb Stayton 
( ).


IF you need inspiration, below are samples that have already been submitted:

From Debbie Stuart Everett
Here are some of my top of mind recollections...

Mrs. Faust’s kindergarten Class.
Senior High Sunday night meetings with .35 cent spaghetti dinners.
Choir Punch - we’ll leave it at that.
Any Christmas Eve service.
Vacation Bible School - for generations.
Senior High Coffee House.
Mission trip of 30+ youth to Germany led by Don and Nancy Durrett.
Choir concerts and special music.
Great preaching.
A real family that is a part of every phase of life.
Catechism class: What is the chief end of man?  


From Barb Angotti
Thoughts on Northminster

In his book, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner writes  “Religion is first and foremost a source of community. The word “religion” comes from a Latin root meaning ‘to bind together.’  Religion binds people together to deal with life’s joyous and sorrowful  moments.”

As a member of Northminster for 47 years, the church has given me many gifts. Chief among them is the gift of community…friends and believers with whom I have walked through life. Our community was there for the joyful times: the baptism of our children and grandchildren, the wedding of our son and daughter-in-law, and the times of study, prayer, and exploration with the Spiritual Striders. 

Most recently, our Northminster community was with me during a time of great sorrow: my husband’s illness and death . The staff and our Northminster friends upheld our family every step of the way. They surrounded us with love and support which has made a huge difference in my ability to move forward .  Northminster demonstrates the concept of Christian community in the finest sense of the word.

Memories:
The smell of wine and bread on the communion table.
The precious prayers of the Spiritual Striders.
Changing the dossal curtains and filling the candles with Communion and Chancel Care friends.
ChristCare leaders’ training sessions with Ruth Moore and Mary Tarbell.
The faces of the beautiful children who come to Clothe-a-Child each December.
Worshiping with P.E. MacAllister.
Susan Glant and Nancy Sala’s unfailing support and help in the office.
Our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding.
The fabulous preaching and music that has been the hallmark of Northminster through the years.
Raising our individual candles while singing “Silent Night” on Christmas Eve.
The prayer vigil for Barb Stayton when she was so sick.
The passing of the peace.
The way our congregation pulled together after Fred and Cleta died.
Ruth Moore’s  ordination.
Our family from Eritrea.
 

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