Exciting Choral Concert and Hosting Opportunity

Greetings Fellow Northminster Friends! I am excited to tell you about our upcoming collaborative concert and homestay opportunity! Our chancel choir and church community is getting ready to host a fantastic concert on Thursday November 2nd at 7:30 p.m.! The concert features the Jugendkonzertchor zu Chorakademie am Konzerthaus Dortmund Youth Concert Choir from the Choir…

As ASP Team Prepares, A Look at Its Impact

The youth, young adults and adult sponsors who are traveling to Kentucky next month for Northminster’s 2017 Appalachian Service Project trip are in the midst of final fundraising and preparations. We thought you might like to hear how this trip has affected one of our young adults. The following are excerpts from a statement prepared…

And Who is My Neighbor? A Youth Morning Out with NBRP

At first the rain was light, and the mud just made the going a bit slippery. It was our inaugural morning out with the North Branch Restoration Project—a veteran group of “dedicated citizens that work to help protect and restore native Illinois ecosystems.” In the parking lot, site steward Jette Thomassen had outfitted each of…

Spaghetti Dinner Success!

Northminster Nursery School families gathered on Friday night, March 10, for a small amount of fellowship and a large amount of pasta! The nursery school teachers served about 200 guests pasta, salad, and locally made ice cream. (Purple Door Ice Cream, sold at Whole Foods, is owned by one of our families.) A magician entertained…

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…

Welcome to the New Spire Blog

Traditionally, or so the architectural historians tell us, churches had spires either to demonstrate their position and strength in a community or to symbolize the church’s reaching up in hope and joy toward God in heaven. These days, the view of our own church spire is blocked by trees from most approaches until you are…