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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…

Mark Your Calendars for the ASP Pancake Breakfast, February 26th

Help send Northminster’s group off on the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) by coming to church before the worship service on February 26th to enjoy a delicious breakfast of tasty pancakes.  Or, we will be serving again during Fellowship Time at 10?45 if 9 a.m. is too early for you!  

Old Men’s Jazz Band Party, February 26th

Make plans to attend a party given by the Old Men’s Jazz Band (OMJB) on Sunday, February 26th, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Montastero’s Ristorante, 3935 W. Devon in Chicago. Hear and dance to the music you hear coming from Logan Hall many Monday nights and enjoy an Italian buffet dinner. For details, see the…

Helping Heifer International

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…