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Time is Almost Up for The Giving Tree!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! All the tags on the Giving Tree have been taken. We appreciate your great support of Family Focus. Please remember that all gifts are due at noon on Sunday, December 17th. And, if you haven’t signed the gift list, please do so. It’s on the table in the narthex….

Gingerbread House Contest, December 16th

Don’t miss the Third Annual Gingerbread House Contest at Northminster! The festivities are December 16th from 10  to 11:30 a.m. in Logan Hall. There will be best house voting, refreshments, and a special appearance by Pastor Santa! Entries are accepted on Friday, December 15th, during office hours or by special appointment by emailing Children’s Ministry Director Meredith Rogowski. There…

Family Promise Thank You!

A heartfelt thank you to the more than 65 folks who volunteered for Family Promise this month! We are so grateful for our faithful volunteers, who serve with kindness, grace, and generosity year after year. This past hosting week we were also blessed to have a number of wonderful new volunteers who jumped right into…

ToGather and Advent Service, December 14th

The Adult Bell and Chancel Choirs are hosting ToGather on Thursday, December 14th, at 6:15 p.m. in Logan Hall. Please come for festive fellowship and a delicious meal from DenGeo’s. Afterward, don’t miss the Advent Service at 7 p.m. in the Guild Room.

Senior High Monthly Meet-Up and White Elephant Get-Together, December 10th

All Senior Highers are invited to come to the Old Neighborhood Grill on Sunday, December 10th from 7 to 9 p.m. Drinks and appetizers will be paid for by the church and we will have our annual “white elephant” / “Dirty Santa” gift exchange! This is a gift-giving/gift-taking game where everyone brings one wrapped gift…

Longest Night Service, Thursday, December 21st

The winter solstice is the longest period of darkness in the year, and on this night we are coming together in the St. Andrew Chapel to worship. This joyous time of year isn’t joyous for many and the blazing lights of the season cannot illumine all the shadowed parts of our lives. So we are…

Caroling at the Presbyterian Homes, December 10th

Everyone is invited to join the Deacons as they go caroling at the Presbyterian Homes. Meet at the McDonough Pavilion at noon and then stroll through the McGaw and Foster buildings making merry music as you go. The Confirmation Class will be joining in so this is a great opportunity for everyone to connect with Northminster’s youth while getting…

ToGather on the Longest Night, December 21st

Northminster’s Christmas Elves are serving the ToGather meal on Thursday, December 21st before we gather in the chapel for the Longest Night Advent service.  The menu is comfort food for this evening of the winter solstice. There is going to be meatloaf (beef and turkey), macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, Jello salads, and…

Sunday School Cookies at Fellowship Time December 10!

Kids love to bake and this is a chance for them to share their creations with their friends at church! On December 10th Sunday School families are invited to each bring 2-3 dozen Christmas cookies to share at Fellowship Time after worship. Please sign up here if you would like to bring cookies (or brownies!)

Help Still Needed with Christmas Hams for Hemenway

On Tuesday, December 19th, Soup at Six at Hemnway Methodist Church in Evanston is serving a Christmas dinner of ham and all the trimmings to the hungry and homeless. Northminster provides those hams.  If you’d like to contribute to their purchase, place your gift marked “Hemenway Ham” in a pew envelope this Sunday, December 17th…

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