Service As Worship Last Sunday — a Huge Success!

The first Service as Worship Sunday on June 18th gave church members and children an opportunity to directly aid Bill’s Pills and The Night Ministry.  Two large boxes of pill bottles were prepared for delivery to the African Christian Hospital Network in Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania.  Other Northminster members and children filled reusable plastic bags…

ASP Return Service, June 25th, & Request for Support 

Northminster’s group of 79 youth and 42 adult leaders will return from their week-long Appalachian Service Project (ASP) mission trip to Knott and Magoffin counties in Kentucky on Saturday, June 24th and they will be honored during the worship service on Sunday, June 25th. Highlights of the service will be the ASP choir and testimonies…

ASP Welcome-Home Party, June 25th

We will be gathering in Catherine Waugh McCullach Park (1723 Livingston) behind Al Williams’ home at 5 p.m. for food, fellowship and fun. Volunteers, their families and the whole congregation are invited for this time of sharing stories and lessons learned on this amazing mission trip. Grills will be provided so bring your favorite food…

Bill Swales ASP Letter

Bill’s story appeared on the blog last week, but you should read his whole statement. It is a testament both to Bill and to the power of the ASP ministry Hi everyone, my name is Bill Swales and I am a junior at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio where I am majoring in…

Friday Lunches Report

On June 9th, Northminster volunteers served 51 guests at Congregational House with only a skeleton staff. Special thanks to Apollo Johnson. We will be making and serving sandwiches twice more during the summer on July 14th and August 11th. Helpers are needed to make sandwiches at Congregational House (not Northminster) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on both…

Second Friday Lunches Report

The Second Friday Lunches Team served 54 guests last Friday, May 12th.  They were delighted to receive home-made cookies by Mary Rosic!  Team members Bob Bailey, Rosemary Neilson, and Kelly Brest van Kempen welcomed Mary Beth (Interfaith Action of Evanston) back to the fold after her medical absence. On Thursday, Nan Snowden and Lee Knohl…

2017 Appalachian Service Project Fundraiser, April 8th

The annual ASP fundraising dinner will be at St. Nick’s Church (806 Ridge Avenue) on April 8th at 6 p.m. This year we are sending more than 100 volunteers from Evanston to make homes warmer, safer and dryer for needy families in Appalachia while transforming lives in the process. For our “Southern Celebration,” we are planning a fun…

Opportunity to Help: Become a Silent Samaritan

A Silent Samaritan is someone who supports mental health counseling for women in need by donating a $100 or more to the Samaritan Counseling Center.  The SCC uses the donations to provide subsidized counseling for women struggling with emotional issues. There is a thank-you event for Silent Samaritans at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff…

Opportunity to Help: Become a Silent Samaritan

A Silent Samaritan is someone who supports mental health counseling for women in need by donating a $100 or more to the Samaritan Counseling Center.  The SCC uses the donations to provide subsidized counseling for women struggling with emotional issues. There is a thank-you event for Silent Samaritans at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff…