Call for Coffee Volunteers

Each Northminster family is asked to provide refreshments for Fellowship Time at least once a year. The new sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board outside the kitchen in Logan Hall.  The suggested amounts are posted as well. Please sign-up as soon as possible, so that we have goodies for the next six months. Thanks!


“Do your little bit of good where you are.  It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”  — Desmond Tutu.   Offer your coins to change local hunger.

Use Your Gifts to Further Northminster Ministries!

A number of our committees and teams need your help. We are looking for people who are willing to be part of the visioning and planning that comes with committee membership and the less time-consuming, task-oriented work of serving on a project team. We have particular needs on the Membership, Communications/New Media, Stewardship, Adult Education, and…

June, July, and August with Building & Grounds

Building & Grounds Projects Lights! In June, we completed a project to replace almost all of the lighting at Northminster with energy-efficient LEDs, which will provide savings in energy (and costs) for years to come. Some of the washrooms now have motion-activated light switches.  About 50% of this project has been underwritten through the ComEd…

Jumping from June to July: Mission Activities Report

Thanks to all who made the first Mission Day of Service such a success. The Service Day benefited five Mission organizations: The Sparrow’s Next is an organization that helps women and children who are homeless due to domestic violence.  They have toiletries and other items for sale and were generous with Northminster, selling us $150…


Let’s all make the offering plate rattle! Contribute your loose change to the offering plate to help provide food for those without enough to eat. All contributions got to local hunger initiatives.

Second Friday Lunches, August 11th

The Second Friday Lunches Team served 52 guests last month.  Bob Bailey, Carol and Bob Lounsbury, and Mary Rosic were there to provide sandwiches and good cheer. This month we are making sandwiches and serving on August 11th at the Congregational House on Hinman Avenue.  Sandwich-making starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by serving at noon. …

Inter-generational Vacation Bible School, August 8-10

Come one, come all to VBS! Again this year, Northminster’s Vacation Bible School is an evening, inter-generational experience held on August 8th, 9th, and 10th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Logan Hall. The theme this year is “Psalms” Poetry on Fire” and each evening we are learning more about the book of Psalms with a highlight…

Peace Cranes at Northminster!

Northminster folks have an opportunity make peace cranes for a new, church-wide, liturgical art project.  The plan is to hang more  more than 1,000 origami cranes in the sanctuary for World Communion Sunday, October 1st. It’s the Sunday when the Peacemaking and World Missions Special offering is traditionally collected and it’s a Sunday when we…


As we enjoy our summer vacations, let’s remember that hunger doesn’t take a vacation. Contribute your loose change to the offering plate to help provide food for those without enough to eat. All contributions got to local hunger initiatives.