Elementary School Choir and Youth Bells Perform

The Elementary School Choir (grades K-5) and the Youth Bell Choir (grades 4-12) performed in worship Sunday, February 19th and did an amazing job! Both choirs have been practicing weekly with Youth Music Director, Kate Lee, and will perform again along with the preschoolers on March 19th.

4th and 5th Grade Prayer Workshop

Northminster’s 4th and 5th graders participated in a Prayer Workshop last Saturday evening (February 11th) and enjoyed pizza and a lively discussion about what it means to pray, how prayer can be an important part of our lives, different ways to stay focused during prayer and even how to pray using meditation. The kids learned…

Northminster Youth at a Glance

This past Sunday, February 12th, in Jr High Sunday School, we carefully pondered which Hogwarts class each of us would take if given the chance to take one. We looked at how Jesus responds to John the Baptist in the latter’s moment of doubt in Luke 7:18-28, and played a little wilderness survival charades. This coming…

Laurie McFarlane Davies Is Northminster’s Vision Keeper

Last spring, Laurie Davies and a team of committed people heard God’s call to welcome refugees to the Chicago area.  Launching a campaign at Northminster Presbyterian Church, they created public awareness materials and distributed information, taught children about refugees (in a tent), and served the congregation an international meal.  Their efforts inspired others—one couple requested…

ToGather, February 16th

The Mission & Social Justice Committee is hosting the To Gather dinner on Thursday, February 16th. We will be serving Sloppy Joes (both beef and vegetarian), macaroni & cheese, salads, ice cream & brownies. Please join us for in Logan Hall at 6:15 p.m. for a good time and a delicious meal.  

After-ToGather Discussion, February 16th

Remember that Pastor Michael Kirby will continue his Thursday evening discussion series on February 16th, speaking about “Lessons Learned from Great Women in Church History.”  This week he will introduce the wisdom of Katharina Schutz Zell, the Reformation’s  first feminist. We will meet in the Guild Room after ToGather at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us!

Fair Trade Coffee Sale, February 19th, Helpers Needed

Don’t forget that Northminster’s Fair Trade Coffee Sale is the third Sunday of every month during coffee hour in Logan Hall. If you would like to assist in this wonderful monthly mission program of Northminster, where we help support many folks around the world by purchasing sustainable, fair-wage coffee, tea and chocolate, please see Diane Rosewall at the…

Registration for May Women’s Retreat Begins February 19th!

The 2017 Spring Women’s Retreat is May 6th and 7th at the Loyola Ecology and Retreat Center in Woodstock. Registration begins Sunday, February 19th, and continues for the next several Sundays. The Keynote Speaker is Rev. Dr. Christine Vogel, former Northminster member and current staff member at Claret Center in Hyde Park, a holistic practice…

One Church, One Book Discussion Begins February 19th

Northminster’s current book selection is Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. It has been called a “personal and moving adventure and…a compelling invitation to learn.” We will be reading the book and meeting in small groups for discussion beginning next Sunday, February 19th, and continuing on March 5th and 19th. Please…