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…

Heifer in the Sanctuary! Heifer in the Sanctuary!

Relax! There are no cows wandering down the aisles…it’s just the Mission and Social Justice Committee (MSJ) doing something new and exciting! MSJ has long authorized contributions to organizations supported by Northminster, but this year the committee has decided to bring these organizations and their work closer to the congregation — even “into the sanctuary.” First…

Help the Homeless

Your travels can help the homeless. How? Do you have small hotel/motel shampoo or conditioner bottles in your suitcase? Please let your extra cosmetics, etc. help those in need. Put your donations in the bins labeled “Sarah’s Circle” just outside the elevator on the lower level. For a list of needed items, click here.

Change Hunger

“There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” — Mahatma Gandhi. Collect your coins and help to make the offering plates heavy.

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…

Socks! Socks! Socks! 

It’s winter, it’s cold, and homeless people have said in surveys that one of the things they appreciate most is clean socks to help keep their feet warm. So, please take some time to put some new pairs of socks in the basket in the narthex. They’ll be delivered to Interfaith Action.  Many thanks!

Charitable Contribution Forms Available for SHARE Program

Thank you to everyone who contributed games, art supplies, sports equipment, school supplies and other items to the SHARE program which benefited the children at Chopin School and Avondale-Logandale School.  Charitable contribution forms for tax purposes will be available on the table in the narthex this Sunday, January 22nd.

Refugee Update

Last Thursday, the Northminster community celebrated a wonderful ToGather dinner with our sponsored refugee family.  Laurie Davies shared the good news that Ahmad is starting a full-time job this week, and little five-year old Burouj sang a song in Arabic to everyone.  The family was able to relax and enjoy the evening; the children especially…