April 2021

Apr 19

Window of Opportunity - Fundraiser

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Monday, April 19

Window of Opportunity - Fundraiser

Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 am

"A Window of Opportunity" fund raising project is finally here!  Northminster is replacing 50 of its oldest windows.  All of them are original to when the building was built.  Each window is $300 and we have 50 of them "for sale"! (Each window costs $600 but the Finance Committee has found monies to pay for half of the project so that your $300 donation will buy one window.)  You can choose which window(s) you would like to "buy" by going to the Events page of our Northminster website.  You may make your purchase/donation online - or call the office to reserve a window and write a check. 

Windows that are still available to “purchase” are:

Music area - (all windows have been purchased in this area.)

8 windows - Preschool windows - (preschool Director's office window has been purchased.)

Pastor offices - (all windows have been purchased in this area.)

Church office / office staff area - (all windows have been purchased in this area.)

Library - (all windows have been purchased in this area.)

8 windows - Sunday School rooms – second floor

3 windows - Knox Room – second floor

2 windows – Other areas


Purchase / donate online here



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Apr 19

Northminster Preschool Fundraiser

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Monday, April 19

Northminster Preschool Fundraiser

Time: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm


Northminster Community Preschool Fundraiser
Please help support Northminster Community Preschool!

On Monday, April 19th, Chick-Fil-A will be donating 10% of all orders back to NCP!

Simply mention "Spirit Day" when you place your order at the Broad Ripple Chick-Fil-A at 6231 N. Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN. 

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Apr 25

ZOOM Children's Church

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Sunday, April 25

ZOOM Children's Church

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ZOOM Children’s Church
4th Sundays at 10:00 am, for grades K - 5th.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/j/98404337487?pwd=TDJuOC93Vy9YYlBQT2hDKzZwaGpyQT09

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location (no long distance charges)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acsvTfGDTV


Questions?  Contact Melissa Hopkins.

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Apr 25

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study - Spring 2021

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Sunday, April 25

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study - Spring 2021

Time: 10:10 am – 10:50 am

Join us for
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study!
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Sundays, April 11, April 18, April 25, and May 2
This class, led by Parish Associate, Carol McDonald, will be offered In-Person at Northminster as well as Online (Zoom). We will discover that Jesus was pretty busy between Easter morning and the day of his Ascension! Carol will be using the NRSV translation of the Bible, but feel free to read the passages ahead of time in the translation you prefer - it's interesting to compare the different translations.

Join this Zoom Meeting online:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84522023630?pwd=azl1aVgvZXkzVzhrYzhBeGVSU0h5Zz09

Meeting ID: 845 2202 3630
Passcode: 678078

Dial by your location (join the discussion by phone - no long distance charges apply:)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 845 2202 3630
Passcode: 678078 

 

Eastertide Reflections - Jesus' post-Resurrection Appearances

April 11, 2021 
Doubting Thomas                                      
John 20: 19-31 

April 18, 2021 
The Walk to Emmaus                               
Luke 24: 13-35 

April 25, 2021 
Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples        
John 21: 1-14 

Jesus and Peter                                       
John 21: 15-19 

May 2, 2021 
The Commissioning of the Disciples   
Matthew 28: 16-20 

Jesus Appears to His Disciples              
Luke 24: 36-49 

The Ascension of Jesus                            
Luke 24:  50-53    
Acts 1: 6-11 

 

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Apr 30

Spring 2021 Work Days

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Friday, April 30

Spring 2021 Work Days

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Building and Grounds Team is sponsoring Spring Work Days on
Friday, April 30, from 9-noon and Saturday, May 1, from 9 to noon

Work Day Chore List

Friday morning (9 a.m. -noon)

1)       Dusting:   picture frames in office and Gathering Place, coat racks, hallways, little nooks and crannies (3 people)

2)      Clean silk plants in Sanctuary, Narthex, Gathering place, etc. (2 people)

3)      Clean marks and then touch up with paint on ramp and coat closets (2 people)

4)      Volunteer to do anything else that may need to be done (4 people)

Saturday morning (9 a.m. – noon)

1)      Clean gutters and caulk Gathering Place porch gutters.  Ladder will be provided. (3 people)

2)      Weed fenced in chiller area (2 people)

3)      Pick up trash and tree limbs, remove cobwebs from outdoor corners (2 people)

4)      Volunteer to do anything else that may need to be done (4 people)


(Sign up coming soon!)

 

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May 2021

May 1

Night Without a Bed - Fundraiser

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Saturday, May 1

Night Without a Bed - Fundraiser

Time: 12:00 am – 12:00 pm

Night Without A Bed
Fundraiser for Family Promise
Ever had to worry about where to sleep at night? Stuck in your car again, or couch surfing with a friend?  Sadly, too many families in Indianapolis have exactly this worry these days, due to job loss and increased pandemic-related evictions.

You can help!  Family Promise is raising funds for their Apartment Shelter Project, an alternative to in-church hospitality in these uncertain times.  And several members of your congregation have vowed to experience #NightWithoutABed on Saturday, May 1, to remind ourselves of the privilege of a roof over our heads.

Please support Family Promise and help Northminster reach the $2000 goal for this effort.  Many thanks in advance:

https://www.givegab.com/teams/northminster-presby

Please give by May 1st, and direct questions to Dolly Craft at 317-502-2080 or

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May 1

Spring 2021 Work Days

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Saturday, May 1

Spring 2021 Work Days

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Building and Grounds Team is sponsoring Spring Work Days on
Friday, April 30, from 9-noon and Saturday, May 1, from 9 to noon

Work Day Chore List

Friday morning (9 a.m. -noon)

1)       Dusting:   picture frames in office and Gathering Place, coat racks, hallways, little nooks and crannies (3 people)

2)      Clean silk plants in Sanctuary, Narthex, Gathering place, etc. (2 people)

3)      Clean marks and then touch up with paint on ramp and coat closets (2 people)

4)      Volunteer to do anything else that may need to be done (4 people)

Saturday morning (9 a.m. – noon)

1)      Clean gutters and caulk Gathering Place porch gutters.  Ladder will be provided. (3 people)

2)      Weed fenced in chiller area (2 people)

3)      Pick up trash and tree limbs, remove cobwebs from outdoor corners (2 people)

4)      Volunteer to do anything else that may need to be done (4 people)


(Sign up coming soon!)

 

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May 2

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study - Spring 2021

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Sunday, May 2

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study - Spring 2021

Time: 10:10 am – 10:50 am

Join us for
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study!
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Sundays, April 11, April 18, April 25, and May 2
This class, led by Parish Associate, Carol McDonald, will be offered In-Person at Northminster as well as Online (Zoom). We will discover that Jesus was pretty busy between Easter morning and the day of his Ascension! Carol will be using the NRSV translation of the Bible, but feel free to read the passages ahead of time in the translation you prefer - it's interesting to compare the different translations.

Join this Zoom Meeting online:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84522023630?pwd=azl1aVgvZXkzVzhrYzhBeGVSU0h5Zz09

Meeting ID: 845 2202 3630
Passcode: 678078

Dial by your location (join the discussion by phone - no long distance charges apply:)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 845 2202 3630
Passcode: 678078 

 

Eastertide Reflections - Jesus' post-Resurrection Appearances

April 11, 2021 
Doubting Thomas                                      
John 20: 19-31 

April 18, 2021 
The Walk to Emmaus                               
Luke 24: 13-35 

April 25, 2021 
Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples        
John 21: 1-14 

Jesus and Peter                                       
John 21: 15-19 

May 2, 2021 
The Commissioning of the Disciples   
Matthew 28: 16-20 

Jesus Appears to His Disciples              
Luke 24: 36-49 

The Ascension of Jesus                            
Luke 24:  50-53    
Acts 1: 6-11 

 

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May 2

Meet-n-Greet with Nancy Fortenberry

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Sunday, May 2

Meet-n-Greet with Nancy Fortenberry

Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come and Welcome Nancy Fortenberry, our new Director of Youth and Family Ministries!

This Meet-n-Greet will be outside near the Gathering Place on Sunday, May 2nd.


4:00 - 5:30 pm - everyone invited

5:30 - 6:00 pm - youth 6th - 12th grade


Join us for pizza, bottled water, cookies and fellowship!

Masks and social distancing required.

Please register below so we can order enough pizza.


Register here



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May 12

Town Hall Meetings

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Wednesday, May 12

Town Hall Meetings

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NPC is looking to the future and your input is needed! 

All NPC members are invited to attend one of a series of Town Hall Meetings which will be held this spring.  The dates / times you may choose from are:

* Wednesday, May 12, 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary

* Sunday, May 16th, 10:00 am in the sanctuary

* Sunday, May 16th, 1:00 pm via ZOOM

* Sunday, June 6th, 10:00 am in the sanctuary

Opportunities will be provided for members who gather to share their thoughts as the congregation initiates setting its vision for the future.  The meetings will be moderated by Rev. Dave Smazik, Interim Pastor, and Rev. Carol McDonald, Parish Associate.

The agenda will be the same for all meeting options and will include:

-          Sharing reflections on the summary report from Aimee Laramore, church consultant.

-          Discussion of the foundational values of Northminster.

-          An overview of the Pastor/Head of Staff search process. 


Register here

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May 16

Town Hall Meetings

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Sunday, May 16

Town Hall Meetings

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

NPC is looking to the future and your input is needed! 

All NPC members are invited to attend one of a series of Town Hall Meetings which will be held this spring.  The dates / times you may choose from are:

* Wednesday, May 12, 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary

* Sunday, May 16th, 10:00 am in the sanctuary

* Sunday, May 16th, 1:00 pm via ZOOM

* Sunday, June 6th, 10:00 am in the sanctuary

Opportunities will be provided for members who gather to share their thoughts as the congregation initiates setting its vision for the future.  The meetings will be moderated by Rev. Dave Smazik, Interim Pastor, and Rev. Carol McDonald, Parish Associate.

The agenda will be the same for all meeting options and will include:

-          Sharing reflections on the summary report from Aimee Laramore, church consultant.

-          Discussion of the foundational values of Northminster.

-          An overview of the Pastor/Head of Staff search process. 


Register here

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May 16

Town Hall Meetings

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Sunday, May 16

Town Hall Meetings

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NPC is looking to the future and your input is needed! 

All NPC members are invited to attend one of a series of Town Hall Meetings which will be held this spring.  The dates / times you may choose from are:

* Wednesday, May 12, 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary

* Sunday, May 16th, 10:00 am in the sanctuary

* Sunday, May 16th, 1:00 pm via ZOOM

* Sunday, June 6th, 10:00 am in the sanctuary

Opportunities will be provided for members who gather to share their thoughts as the congregation initiates setting its vision for the future.  The meetings will be moderated by Rev. Dave Smazik, Interim Pastor, and Rev. Carol McDonald, Parish Associate.

The agenda will be the same for all meeting options and will include:

-          Sharing reflections on the summary report from Aimee Laramore, church consultant.

-          Discussion of the foundational values of Northminster.

-          An overview of the Pastor/Head of Staff search process. 


Register here

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May 16

Northminster Reads

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Sunday, May 16

Northminster Reads

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Northminster Reads
Sunday, April 18, at 5:30 pm

We will spend two evenings discussing, and reflecting on, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.  This amazing book will open our eyes to the reality of the caste system that still governs us and will convict us of why that system must be eliminated from our culture. On Sunday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. we will focus on Parts One, Two, and Three.  On Sunday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. we will focus on Parts Four - Seven. Two evenings of discussion will allow us to delve more deeply into the important concepts Wilkerson presents.

Join Parish Associate Carol McDonald for these two Zoom meetings:
at Join Zoom Meeting at http://bit.ly/NPCreadsFebANDmarch
(Class begins at 5:30 pm)
Meeting ID: 756 536 8661 Passcode: 410957

Or dial any of these numbers to join by phone (no long distance charges):
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 756 536 8661 Passcode: 410957


Looking Ahead ...

On Sunday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. we will discuss Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.  

In June and July, we will read Novels!

Sunday, June 13 -- What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster -- a novel about the integration of a public high school -- the March, 2021, selection of the Jenna Reads Today Show Book Club!

Sunday, July 11 -- Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. In this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood, the author of The Hate U Give takes us back to Garden Heights 17 years before the events of The Hate U Give. 

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May 23

ZOOM Children's Church

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Sunday, May 23

ZOOM Children's Church

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ZOOM Children’s Church
4th Sundays at 10:00 am, for grades K - 5th.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/j/98404337487?pwd=TDJuOC93Vy9YYlBQT2hDKzZwaGpyQT09

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location (no long distance charges)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acsvTfGDTV


Questions?  Contact Melissa Hopkins.

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June 2021

Jun 6

Town Hall Meetings

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Sunday, June 6

Town Hall Meetings

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

NPC is looking to the future and your input is needed! 

All NPC members are invited to attend one of a series of Town Hall Meetings which will be held this spring.  The dates / times you may choose from are:

* Wednesday, May 12, 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary

* Sunday, May 16th, 10:00 am in the sanctuary

* Sunday, May 16th, 1:00 pm via ZOOM

* Sunday, June 6th, 10:00 am in the sanctuary

Opportunities will be provided for members who gather to share their thoughts as the congregation initiates setting its vision for the future.  The meetings will be moderated by Rev. Dave Smazik, Interim Pastor, and Rev. Carol McDonald, Parish Associate.

The agenda will be the same for all meeting options and will include:

-          Sharing reflections on the summary report from Aimee Laramore, church consultant.

-          Discussion of the foundational values of Northminster.

-          An overview of the Pastor/Head of Staff search process. 


Register here

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Jun 20

Northminster Reads

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Sunday, June 20

Northminster Reads

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Northminster Reads
Sunday, April 18, at 5:30 pm

We will spend two evenings discussing, and reflecting on, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.  This amazing book will open our eyes to the reality of the caste system that still governs us and will convict us of why that system must be eliminated from our culture. On Sunday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. we will focus on Parts One, Two, and Three.  On Sunday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. we will focus on Parts Four - Seven. Two evenings of discussion will allow us to delve more deeply into the important concepts Wilkerson presents.

Join Parish Associate Carol McDonald for these two Zoom meetings:
at Join Zoom Meeting at http://bit.ly/NPCreadsFebANDmarch
(Class begins at 5:30 pm)
Meeting ID: 756 536 8661 Passcode: 410957

Or dial any of these numbers to join by phone (no long distance charges):
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 756 536 8661 Passcode: 410957


Looking Ahead ...

On Sunday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. we will discuss Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.  

In June and July, we will read Novels!

Sunday, June 13 -- What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster -- a novel about the integration of a public high school -- the March, 2021, selection of the Jenna Reads Today Show Book Club!

Sunday, July 11 -- Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. In this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood, the author of The Hate U Give takes us back to Garden Heights 17 years before the events of The Hate U Give. 

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Jun 27

ZOOM Children's Church

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Sunday, June 27

ZOOM Children's Church

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ZOOM Children’s Church
4th Sundays at 10:00 am, for grades K - 5th.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/j/98404337487?pwd=TDJuOC93Vy9YYlBQT2hDKzZwaGpyQT09

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location (no long distance charges)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acsvTfGDTV


Questions?  Contact Melissa Hopkins.

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July 2021

Jul 18

Northminster Reads

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Sunday, July 18

Northminster Reads

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Northminster Reads
Sunday, April 18, at 5:30 pm

We will spend two evenings discussing, and reflecting on, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.  This amazing book will open our eyes to the reality of the caste system that still governs us and will convict us of why that system must be eliminated from our culture. On Sunday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. we will focus on Parts One, Two, and Three.  On Sunday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. we will focus on Parts Four - Seven. Two evenings of discussion will allow us to delve more deeply into the important concepts Wilkerson presents.

Join Parish Associate Carol McDonald for these two Zoom meetings:
at Join Zoom Meeting at http://bit.ly/NPCreadsFebANDmarch
(Class begins at 5:30 pm)
Meeting ID: 756 536 8661 Passcode: 410957

Or dial any of these numbers to join by phone (no long distance charges):
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 756 536 8661 Passcode: 410957


Looking Ahead ...

On Sunday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. we will discuss Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.  

In June and July, we will read Novels!

Sunday, June 13 -- What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster -- a novel about the integration of a public high school -- the March, 2021, selection of the Jenna Reads Today Show Book Club!

Sunday, July 11 -- Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. In this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood, the author of The Hate U Give takes us back to Garden Heights 17 years before the events of The Hate U Give. 

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Jul 25

ZOOM Children's Church

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Sunday, July 25

ZOOM Children's Church

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ZOOM Children’s Church
4th Sundays at 10:00 am, for grades K - 5th.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/j/98404337487?pwd=TDJuOC93Vy9YYlBQT2hDKzZwaGpyQT09

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location (no long distance charges)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acsvTfGDTV


Questions?  Contact Melissa Hopkins.

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August 2021

Aug 22

ZOOM Children's Church

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Sunday, August 22

ZOOM Children's Church

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ZOOM Children’s Church
4th Sundays at 10:00 am, for grades K - 5th.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/j/98404337487?pwd=TDJuOC93Vy9YYlBQT2hDKzZwaGpyQT09

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location (no long distance charges)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acsvTfGDTV


Questions?  Contact Melissa Hopkins.

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September 2021

Sep 5

75th Anniversary Celebration

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Sunday, September 5

75th Anniversary Celebration

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Northminster Presbyterian Church

75th Anniversary - we have renamed our celebration!

THE SPIRIT OF 76, celebrating Northminster’s 75 + 1 years.

We have rescheduled the events that were canceled because of Covid.  We will embrace the past on September 5th. Don Durrett will preach, and the celebration committee will share a slideshow and display memorabilia.

On September 12th, we will embrace the future.  Rev Dave Smazik will preach at one 10:00 am worship service, followed by an indoor/outdoor Celebration Brunch, catered by the Illinois Street Food Emporium! This event will also celebrate the fall kickoff for our church.

Be sure to send your favorite Northminster memories to:
John Purcell at ,
Sally Gray at   or
Barb Stayton at

Update your calendar and join us in 2021 to celebrate the continuing life of our beloved church!  


You can still order 75th Anniversary Prints

Celebrate 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.

Order form



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 Celebration event in 2021.

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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Sep 12

75th Anniversary Celebration

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Sunday, September 12

75th Anniversary Celebration

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Northminster Presbyterian Church

75th Anniversary - we have renamed our celebration!

THE SPIRIT OF 76, celebrating Northminster’s 75 + 1 years.

We have rescheduled the events that were canceled because of Covid.  We will embrace the past on September 5th. Don Durrett will preach, and the celebration committee will share a slideshow and display memorabilia.

On September 12th, we will embrace the future.  Rev Dave Smazik will preach at one 10:00 am worship service, followed by an indoor/outdoor Celebration Brunch, catered by the Illinois Street Food Emporium! This event will also celebrate the fall kickoff for our church.

Be sure to send your favorite Northminster memories to:
John Purcell at ,
Sally Gray at   or
Barb Stayton at

Update your calendar and join us in 2021 to celebrate the continuing life of our beloved church!  


You can still order 75th Anniversary Prints

Celebrate 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.

Order form



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 Celebration event in 2021.

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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Sep 26

ZOOM Children's Church

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Sunday, September 26

ZOOM Children's Church

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ZOOM Children’s Church
4th Sundays at 10:00 am, for grades K - 5th.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/j/98404337487?pwd=TDJuOC93Vy9YYlBQT2hDKzZwaGpyQT09

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location (no long distance charges)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acsvTfGDTV


Questions?  Contact Melissa Hopkins.

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October 2021

Oct 24

ZOOM Children's Church

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Sunday, October 24

ZOOM Children's Church

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ZOOM Children’s Church
4th Sundays at 10:00 am, for grades K - 5th.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/j/98404337487?pwd=TDJuOC93Vy9YYlBQT2hDKzZwaGpyQT09

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location (no long distance charges)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acsvTfGDTV


Questions?  Contact Melissa Hopkins.

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November 2021

Nov 28

ZOOM Children's Church

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Sunday, November 28

ZOOM Children's Church

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ZOOM Children’s Church
4th Sundays at 10:00 am, for grades K - 5th.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/j/98404337487?pwd=TDJuOC93Vy9YYlBQT2hDKzZwaGpyQT09

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location (no long distance charges)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acsvTfGDTV


Questions?  Contact Melissa Hopkins.

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December 2021

Dec 26

ZOOM Children's Church

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Sunday, December 26

ZOOM Children's Church

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ZOOM Children’s Church
4th Sundays at 10:00 am, for grades K - 5th.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to:
https://zoom.us/j/98404337487?pwd=TDJuOC93Vy9YYlBQT2hDKzZwaGpyQT09

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,98404337487#,,,,*051599# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location (no long distance charges)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 984 0433 7487
Passcode: 051599

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acsvTfGDTV


Questions?  Contact Melissa Hopkins.

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