NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWSLETTER
Thursday, December 3, 2020
In Person Services Suspended
until further notice.
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.
If you prefer to save a stamp, drop it in the church mail slot
located to the right of the front door.
or
(2) Simply click the DONATE tab located on the website.
There is a link to the website in the heading of the newsletter.


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THIS SUNDAY at NORTHMINSTER

This Sunday
we welcome to our pulpit...

BEN GEORGE
Sunday, December 6
SUNDAY'S SERMON
"How Do We Live Wholly For God?"
by Ben George
LAST SUNDAY'S SERMON
"Looking Towards Jesus" by Brian Hayes


THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURE READINGS

GOSPEL READING
Mark 1:1-8

EPISTLE READING
Second Peter 3:8-15a
2021 Envelopes Available
Offering envelopes have been prepared for all pledge cards received to date. They are located under the bulletin board in the narthex and can be picked up during office hours.
If you know you will be unable to pick up your envelopes for 2021, please call the office or email me so we can discuss an option. If you are giving monthly rather than weekly, I could mail to you the envelopes you would need and hold your box until we return to a more normal time.
COMING EVENTS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
On Sunday, December 13, there will be a Congregational Meeting for the purpose of approving the slate of nominees for Session and also for the Pastoral Nom-inating Committee.
UP FOR APPROVAL*

SESSION
Stephanie Allen*
Sherry Jacobsen*
Debra Pierpont*

PASTORAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Jerry Hill - Chairman
Jeannine Swaffield*
Jeff Weltman*
Ginny West*
Jim York*

Filling our pulpit in the weeks to come:

December 6 - BEN GEORGE
December 13 - BRIAN HAYES
December 20 - MATT SKOLNIK

THE MINISTRY of NORTHMINSTER

New Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to Noon
In December Barb will be using remaining vacation for 2020.
The church office will be closed on these days:

Wednesday, December 9
Thursday & Friday, December 24 & 25 (Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
Thursday & Friday, December 31 (New Year's Eve and New Year's Day)

RAHAB MINISTRY
DONATIONS - Updated
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. Please look at the updated lists below and consider how you can help.

BOUTIQUE ITEMS
Gently used women's clothes in all sizes:
shirts, jeans, dresses, dress pants, t-shirts, leggings, pajamas, jackets
Shoes:
boots, tennis shoes (in good condition), walking shoes, any type of shoes
Undergarments in various sizes:
bras, camisoles, socks and underwear (underwear must be new)
Purses and Jewelry
Full-Size Shampoo and Conditioner
Please remember, while you might be able to purchase more at a discount store, RAHAB works to show the women we serve their worth in everything we do. We request that you avoid bargain brands such as VO5 and Suave, which can damage their hair and instead choose items such as Pantene or Tresemme. Thank you!
Also Full-Size:
Body Wash, Deodorant, Body Lotion, Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Chapstick / Lip Balm
Cottonballs
Cotton Swabs / Q-Tips
Double-Bladed (or higher) Women's Razors
DROP IN CENTER
ground coffee / powdered creamer
sugar / sugar packets
Ranch Dressing / Italian Dressing / French Dressing
hot sauce
vegetable oil
Kool-Aid Drink Mix
paper bowls / paper plates
plastic silverware / plastic sups
aluminum foil / plastic wrap / to-go containers
Lysol Aerosol Spray
ink cartridges (HP 67 - Color and Black)
Recovery Bibles

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.
CALVARY
MISSION and MEMBERSHIP
BOOK SALE
Books are now available for sale!

Calvary's Mission & Membership Committee has set up a table in the lobby with books for their book sale.
book sale
There is no set price for the books. Take the books you want and leave a donation in the jar provided. The table is out all week, so feel free to stop by the church during office hours. Your donations will help support Stark Fresh.
December Birthdays

1 - Betty Linhart
22 - McKenna Hale
27 - Susan O'Brien
30 - Terry Tannehill

December Anniversaries

10 - Mark & Chris Reels
24 - David & Susan Ridgway

NORTHMINSTER HOMEBOUND
This Week's Featured Member

DON GRAY
315 Summit St. SW
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.
  • Brynne (friend of Sutherland McKelvey) - Cancer
  • Suzie Burnett - Stroke
  • Connie Crabtree (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Lymphoma
  • Mark DeGalen (friend of Cindy Taylor) - Cancer treatment at OSU Oncology.
  • Gayle Guht (friend of Terry Tannehill) - Health concerns.
  • Amia Jordan (14) (family connection of Terry Tannehill) - Ovarian Cancer
  • Jayne Kidder at home.
  • James & Emily McKelvey and baby Abraham - Continued prayer.
  • Mark Reels - Cancer
  • John Ritchie (coworker of Susan Verble) - Lymphoma
  • 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.
  • Babe Strebel - Continued prayer.
  • Ellie's (Jeannine Swaffield's granddaughter) other grandmother, Janet, has pancreatic cancer.
  • Suzie VanVranken (friend of Joanne Sogan) - Lou Gerig's Disease
  • Lillian Wellington (friends of Micki Williams) whose husband has passed away.
  • Browning West (16) (grandson of Chuck & Ginny) - In need of your continued prayers.
  • Sue Yoder - Recovering from surgery last Friday.

2020 Per Capita - $30.56
Per Capita given to date is $1,199.84
2021 Per Capita Amount is $30.59
ON the CALENDAR
December 13
Congregational Meeting

December 21
Session Meeting

December 25
Christmas!