NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, February 4, 2021
A WORD from
OUR INTERIM PASTOR
Hello Northminster!

I'm Jim Crawford and I've recently been selected as the Interim Pastor of your congregation. I'm very glad to be with you.
Whenever people ask me where I'm from my first answer is always the same: I'm from the Bronx. My parents were both Irish immigrants who founded a Presbyterian church in our Bronx neighborhood. I guess that makes me a birthright Presbyterian.

I graduated from Valparaiso University and then earned my M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary. I have a D.Min. from Lancaster Theological Seminary, the oldest seminary in the Reformed tradition in North America.

The decision to return to in-person worship is the responsibility of the Session, but until that time I hope you will continue to join us for worship every Sunday morning at the church's YouTube site.

I may not be able to make home visits for a while, but don't be surprised if you pick up your phone one day and it's me asking how things are going. Stay healthy. Be safe.

God bless you,
Jim

THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER

ANNUAL REPORT
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Sunday, February 7
I had word from a member that the 2020 Annual Report arrived yesterday. That gives me hope that each of you have also received yours or will very soon. If you don't receive a copy, I can send you a copy via email if you let me know before noon tomorrow (Friday). Barb
ALL
IN PERSON SERVICES,
MEETINGS, BIBLE STUDIES,
and
SUPPORT GROUPS
have been suspended until
further notice.
Tune in to the Virtual Service at 10:30 a.m. by going to the Northminster website and clicking on the Join Us for Worship tab.
JUST A REMINDER!
Please continue to support Northminster with your giving.

(1) Mail in your offerings or drop in the mail slot located
to the right of the front door.

(2) Simply click the DONATE tab located on the website.
THIS WEEK at NORTHMINSTER
CHRIST the CENTER
Click the link below to hear a short message by Pastor Rick Hastings, the 2021 Moderator of the Muskingum Valley Presbytery. It is inspired by C.S. Lewis and rooted in the thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

When you reach the website, scroll down just a little to find the video.

2021 Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
COMING EVENTS
VALENTINE'S DAY
Sunday, February 14
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35

Sow some seeds of love this week!
SESSION MEETING
Monday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m.
THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER
RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS
RAHAB MINISTRY meets the needs of women and children who have been caught in the sex trafficking industry.
Northminster is partnering with this ministry by providing items needed for the care of these women and children.
The following items are needed for the
Cuyahoga County Youth Mentoring Program

GIFT CARDS for:
Panera Bread / Chipolte / First Watch
Scratch - Specific to Cuyahoga County / Joe Maxx
Also these items for the DROP IN CENTER
white sugar
containers of Kool Aid - any flavor
Post It Notes
paper plates
printer ink - HP Office Jet Pro 6960
Target or Walmart Gift Cards

All items can be dropped off with no contact in the Northminster foyer between 9:00 and 12:00 Monday through Friday. A box has been provided.


FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

1 - Jeannine Swaffield
3 - Robert Downerd
9 - Dee Downerd
11 - Fred Worrell
14 - Marian Morgan
17 - Chris Reels
17 - Kent Scherpenisse
18 - Cassie Stebler-King
20 - Nate Weltman
22 - George Seanor
23 - Scot Dowell
25 - Marsha Mossrove


FEBRUARY
ANNIVERSARIES

1 - Jeff & Claudia Weltman

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
Continued...

26 - Terry Verble
28 - Jayne Kidder
NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member

JAYNE KIDDER
1307 Portage Street NW
North Canton, OH 44720
PRAYER REQUESTS

IN ORDER TO KEEP PRAYER REQUESTS CURRENT PLEASE
CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE TO
UPDATE OR REMOVE REQUESTS ON A REGULAR BASIS.


  • Inn at Belden Village & St. Luke Lutheran Community - Continued prayers for these care centers, their residents and staff during this pandemic.
  • Shelly Bowen (Paula's daughter) has been diagnosed with COVID.
  • Brynne (friend of Sutherland McKelvey) - Cancer
  • Connie Crabtree (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Lymphoma
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer
  • Gayle Guht (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Health concerns.
  • Erin Halbach (friend of Terry Tannehill) is a young nurse who has had a stroke.
  • Brian Hayes - Medical concerns.
  • Amia Jordan (14) (family connection of Terry Tannehill) - Ovarian Cancer
  • Jayne Kidder is in hospice care at home.
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham - Continued prayer.
  • Pastor Nominating Committee: Jerry Hill; Jeannine Swaffield; Jeff Weltman; Ginny West; Jim York
  • Mark Reels - Cancer
  • John Ritchie (coworker of Susan Verble) - Lymphoma
  • Carl Simpson (Joanne Sogan's son-in-law) - Medical condition.
  • Heidi Simpson (Joanne Sogan's daughter) - Upcoming surgery.
  • Larry Sprandel (son-in-law of Joanne Sogan) is a paraplegic (15 years). Please continue to pray.
  • Jeannine Swaffield - Very sick fighting COVID.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan) - Lou Gerig's Disease
  • Sarah Wade (Susan Verble's niece) - Ulcerative colitis.
  • Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) whose husband has passed away.
  • Browning West (16) (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - In need of your continued prayers.

2021 Per Capita - $30.59
Per Capita given to date is $398.28*
*UPDATED FROM LAST WEEK
ON the CALENDAR
Sunday, February 7
Annual Meeting

Monday, February 15
Session Meeting