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Northminster Advent Devotional 2019

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Northminster Responds to COVID19

03/27/2020: One of the constants in this time of extra-ordinary disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 national health crisis is the knowledge of God’s love for us and the comfort we have in that knowledge. A second constant in this unsettling time is the support and care we share for each other within the Northminster…

Lenten Schedule and Devotional 2020

A Lenten Devotional for the Narrative Lectionary for 2020, entitled “The Broken Way,” was prepared by clergy from across the country, including Pastor Michael. You can download it here.

Greatest Hits of Scripture Bible Study

Join Pastor Michael for a new Bible Study: Greatest Hits of Scripture which will explore key scripture passages, often more than one related passage in each class. The first phase of the class will take place at 11:05 a.m. after worship on February 2nd, 9th and 23rd. Living Our Faith welcomes a speaker on the…

Ash Wednesday, February 26

Weather permitting, Pastors Jessica and Michael will be at the Davis Street Metra Station (North boarding stairs) from 6:30 until 8:00 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, February 26th, to give blessings and ashes to commuters. Northminster’s Wednesday Service of Ashes and Communion will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning…

ToGather Dinner hosted by Deacons, January 30

On Thursday, January 30th, everyone is invited to Logan Hall at 6:15 for a tasty dinner and friendly fellowship. This week, ToGather is hosted by the Deacons. The menu is pizza from Sarpino’s (no pasta or other Italian dishes), salad, and dessert. Bring the whole family and your friends and neighbors too! The nominal suggested…

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, January 23rd

The next gathering of the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will take place at 6:30 a.m. on January 23rd We meet at 6:30 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month, at Prairie Joe’s Cafe, located on Central Street at Prairie Avenue, conveniently located near the train station for those who need to get downtown after…

ToGather Dinner hosted by the Christian Education Committee, January 23

On Thursday, January 23rd, everyone is invited to Logan Hall at 6:15 for a tasty dinner and friendly fellowship. This week, ToGather is hosted by the Christian Education Committee. The menu is baked potatoes, salad and dessert. Bring the whole family and your friends and neighbors too! The nominal suggested donation for dinner is $5 per…

ASP’s Pancake Breakfast, February 9th

The ASP youth volunteers will once again be serving up pancakes in Logan Hall on February 9th! Please come and enjoy our first fundraiser for the NPC ASP service trip to Kentucky led by Al Williams. Northminster supports this annual summer mission trip to Appalachia to make families’ homes warmer, safer, drier, and transform lives…

Winter Study 2020: The 1619 Project

From The New York Times Magazine January 23-February 27 This winter you are invited to join Pastor Jessica in a journey through the 1619 Project, a program organized by The New York Times in 2019 with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States. It was published in August, on the 400th anniversary of the arrival in…

Living Our Faith welcomes Faith in Place speaker, January 19

Dan Huntshaw from Faith in Place will be here Sunday January 19th at 11:00 a.m. in the Guild Room. Since 1998 Faith and Place has worked with over 1000 churches in Illinois to protect common land, water and air. Faith in Place inspires faithful people to care for the earth. Their main areas of advocacy are energy and climate…

All Committee and Ministry Reports for the Annual Report are Due January 6th

With our annual meeting scheduled for January 26th, the written Annual Report will be distributed on January 19th. To assist the staff in getting that report assembled on a timely basis, all committees and ministries are reminded that reports are due into the office by the end of the day on January 6th.

Northminster’s Annual Meeting and Potluck, January 26th after Worship

Northminster’s Annual Meeting is January 26th following the worship service. Afterward, the congregation is invited to a potluck luncheon in Logan Hall. The main course of is being provided by the Fellowship Committee.  For those able, please bring a vegetable side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Your generous food offerings help ensure all will be fed.

Special Men’s Fellowship Christmas Breakfast, December 19th

A special gathering of the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will take place at 6:30 a.m. on December 19th. We will meet, as usual, at Prairie Joe’s Cafe, located on Central Street at Prairie Avenue, conveniently located near the train station for those who need to get downtown. All men are welcome and no reservations are necessary. We’ll…

Last ToGather Dinner of the year and Blue Christmas Service

Stewardship Committee is hosting the last ToGather Dinner of the year! Everyone is invited to join us on Thursday December 19th at 6:15 p.m. in Logan Hall for an evening of delicious food and delightful fellowship. Their menu will be a Lou Malnati’s Pizza Dinner, including stuffed spinach pizza, Cheese Thin Crust pizza, a meat…

Christmas Eve Services, December 24th

Join us in two special services on December 24th! Family/Children’s Christmas Eve Service will start at 4:00 p.m. in Sanctuary. At 9:00 p.m., come to a full of music and reflection worship service! During the Family Service all kids have the opportunity to be a part of the service! Jr. and Sr. High will act…

Pictures of our Annual Christmas party for adult members

The annual Christmas party for adult members of Northminster was amazing! Thank everyone who participated, making the night quite pleasant for all of us. A special thank to the Fellowship Committee and our hosts, Leslie and Kent Geibel!

Christmas Caroling at the Presbyterian Homes, December 8th

Everyone is invited to join the Deacons as they go caroling at the Presbyterian Homes on December 8th. Meet at the Murdough Pavilion at 12:00 p.m. and then stroll through the McGaw and Foster buildings making merry music as you go. This is a great opportunity for everyone to connect with old friends and to…

Christmas Joy Offering, December 22nd, 24th & 29th

Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, we turn our eyes to Bethlehem and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you join with Presbyterians across the country to honor this gift by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need…

Service of Lessons & Carols, December 15th

On Sunday, December 15th, there is a festive Service of Lessons and Carols during our regular worship time.  This service has been one of the traditional ways Protestant churches have marked the celebration of the Nativity for almost a century. Based on a service of lessons and carols first presented in December 1918, at King’s…

Family Christmas Cookie Making, December 14

You are invited to make Christmas cookies with other NPC families on Saturday, December 14th at 3 p.m in Logan Hall. Simple recipes and ingredients along with cookie cutters and sprinkles will be provided – all you have to bring is your Christmas spirit! You will make some for Fellowship Time after worship the following day AND…

Deck Logan Hall with Sound of Music

Whether you: Play your instrument every day Play your instrument once a year Your instrument lives under your bed never to see the light of day… Join the Northminster Presbyterian Church band/orchestra as we prepare music of the season for coffee hour on Sunday, December 22.  We are inviting musicians, who are in middle-school and older, to…

Thursday Evening Advent Services

Again this year, the Worship, Music and the Arts Committee has planned the week-night services for Advent. The theme this year is “Prepare the Way.”  The services will be held after ToGather at 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Please join us December 5th, 12th and 19th for these special services. Everyone is invited as we…

2019 Women’s Advent Event

All Northminster women, high school and middle school youth, are invited to attend the annual Northminster Women’s Advent Event, to be held in the Guild Room on Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m.  We will begin with festive cookies, refreshments and fellowship and then enjoy a program of music, poetry and advent reflections.  If you…

Fellowship Hosts ToGather Dinner, November 21st

Everyone is invited to join us for ToGather on Thursday, November 21st at 6:15 p.m. in Logan Hall when the Fellowship Committee will host. Their menu includes meatball sandwiches, mac and cheese, salads and dessert. Please come for an evening of delicious food and delightful fellowship. Cost is only $5 per person. Afterward Pastor Michael…

WHITE Poinsettias 2019

The Worship, Music and the Arts Committee invites Northminster members and friends to purchase white poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. The cost of each poinsettia plant is $17. After the Christmas Eve services, please take your plant home to enjoy it for the holidays. Those purchased by Northminster (and any others remaining after…

Crop Hunger Walk 2019

To NPC’S FANTASTIC CROP Hunger Walk Team and all of our supporters.  THANK YOU!!! Sunday was the perfect Walk day.  The NPC total raised to date is $2280. No other figures are yet available, but we will let you know as soon as they are. It is not too late to donate to this very…

ToGather Dinner and meeting with Rev. Dr. Robert Barasa this Thursday, October 24th

This Thursday the Christian Education committee will be hosting ToGather serving a variety of delicious chilis, salads and buttered noodles. The perfect meal for a cool autumn evening!  ToGather Dinner will be at 6:15 p.m. in Logan Hall. Cost is only $5 per person. During the dinner there will be a slideshow of pictures taken at…

Northminster Nursery School Fall Open House, November 16th

Northminster Nursery School will host an open house on November 16 at 9:00 a.m. for families that may be looking for a preschool home.  We will have our 2, 3, and 4-year-old classrooms open and teachers will be available to speak with prospective parents.  Please enter through the chapel entrance and register at the table. …