June is busting out all over—with activities and events as we wind down the 2-18-19 program year!
On Sunday June 2, we’ll celebrate COMMUNION, as well as INSTALLATION of our new officers, board and committee members, and welcoming a CONFIRMATION student into the Covenant of North Church!
Sunday, June 9 is PENTECOST, often called “the birthday of the Church,” as we recall and reflect on the arrival of the Holy Spirit in wind and flame to empower Jesus’ disciples to go into all the world. WEAR RED to help us celebrate! It’s also the day we will RECOGNIZE THE WORK OF SO MANY VOLUNTEERS over the past year. After worship, everyone is invited to enjoy treats and fun at the ICE CREAM SOCIAL during Coffee Hour!
After that, it’s not time to take a vacation from church, though we will have a more relaxed approach with multi-grade Sunday School and simpler worship with soloists instead of a full choir. In the next several months, IMPORTANT WORK WILL BEGIN ON GOVERNANCE AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR NORTH CHURCH. We’ll be exploring questions that include: Where is God calling us? How can we make ministry opportunities more available for more people? How can we focus primarily on ministry instead of ‘running the church’? What can we do and be in this community beyond worship and programs in the church building? And, how can we go into new places and meet new people to invite into shared ministry with North Church? Moderator Kevin Gromley is convening work groups, and if you are interested or have questions, he’ll be happy to talk with you after July 1st.
All this year we’ve been exploring a theme that I hope will become part of your faith journey ever more: GOD IS LOVE! PASS IT ON!