A NOTE FROM BETSY
This Sunday, you'll see a new face around the church. Mark Burns will begin as our Facilities Manager this Sunday. Mark will be with us full time in this new position. He will be the chief steward of our facility—making sure things are in working order, organizing repairs as needed, setting up for classes and gatherings, opening and closing the church, overseeing the cleaning services, managing requests to reserve spaces and anticipating upcoming needs for our facility. This is a big job, and as with any new position, there will be a steep learning curve as we figure out what the day-to-day responsibilities look like and how to best use this position to enable our ministries to thrive. Mark will be working closely with me and with the Property Committee to prioritize among our many needs.

Ultimately, we do anticipate changes in the way people request to reserve space at the church; however, for the time being those requests can continue to be sent via email to the office and to Mark. We will send out more detailed information about any changes once we've had time to assess what will be most helpful.

Please welcome Mark when you see him on campus.

With great anticipation,
Betsy
PRAYER REQUESTS
  • Helen and Frank Stevenson share a joy upon the birth of their fifth granddaughter, Emily Helen Stevenson, to proud parents John and Michelle Stevenson.
  • Prayers for MC Guilloud in Presbyterian Hospital with a broken pelvis and a broken wrist after a fall. No visitors at this time, please.
  • Rob Taylor gives thanks for the life of Max Glauben and his incredible faithfulness. Max was a Holocaust survivor and human rights advocate who was a friend of this congregation.
COMING UP THIS WEEKEND...
SATURDAY:

Serving others is a great way to respond to the good news of Easter, working to create experiences of joy and hope among others. And our Mission Committee has the perfect opportunity for you to do just that!

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM, gather at the church to load furniture and move it into an apartment as we resettle a refugee. To volunteer or get more information, please contact MerriLee Anderson.

SUNDAY:

Worship at 9:00 a.m. outdoors or 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Rev. Betsy Lyles Swetenburg will preach a sermon titled Resurrection Appearances: Peter. We will celebrate the sacrament of communion at both services. In preparation for Sunday, you may wish to read John 21:1-19.
NIGHT OWL WOMEN MEET MAY 3
LADIES OF NORTHRIDGE: Last NOW meeting of the program year is TUESDAY, MAY 3!

Join us for Night Owl Women's dinner, fellowship and study—dinner begins at 6:15 pm, and we'll eat in the Share Cafe. Study and NOW business meeting will be at 7:00 pm in the classroom, hybrid—in person and on Zoom (see link below). We'd love to see you, even if you've never been—it's always a great time to start coming to NOW!

The amazing and talented Lee Jones will lead us in wrapping up our study of Matthew's geneology of Jesus, Chapter 9 in our study book, What My Grandmothers Taught Me.

If you're in for dinner, please email Ann Karnowski by Monday, May 2, by noon. Ann K. and other hostesses have graciously agreed to provide dinner, but they need to know how much to prepare. 

IMPORTANT MAY DATES 
Saturday, May 21, 8:30 am: Northridge Women in Service Morning at Hope Supply, followed by (optional) lunch
Friday, May 20 - Sunday, May 22: Mo Ranch Women's Conference

We hope to see you on May 3rd!

Questions? Need a ride? Let our fearless leader Laura Coomber know!

"THE ACCOMMODATION" BOOK STUDY
This Sunday, Ben DuBose will lead the discussion on The Accommodation: The Politics of Race in an American City, continues May 1st at 10:00 a.m. in Quillin Hall. This group will discuss the history of politics and race in Dallas, and on May 8th, we will hear from the author of the book himself, Jim Schutze.

FAITH FORMATION
Kids' Connection

Kids' Connection will meet Sundays at 10:00 a.m. through May 15.

Children are learning more about spiritual disciplines and, in May, will cover the sacrament of baptism.
Senior Sunday is May 15

Senior Sunday will be on May 15 at both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services. There will be a reception following the 11:00 a.m. service in Quillin Hall.

We would love notes of encouragement for the seniors! We will have a basket in the narthex beginning this Sunday to collect notes. We will also have a place in each of their senior books for you to sign on May 15. 

The seniors this year are: Bobby Bye, Meghan McCutchan, Ellie Nicholson, Zoe Scurria, and Avery Schaub. 
Youth Connection

The Youth Connection class will begin a series on Islam this Sunday in the Youth Suite at 10:00 a.m. As always, there will be donuts and sausage rolls!
Living the Questions

Bill Swart will lead the final Living the Questions on Debunking the Rapture this Sunday. This group will join the Accommodation class for May 8 & 15. Each Living the Questions class begins with an intriguing video that encourages participants to ask deep questions about their faith. 
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
7:30 a.m. via ZOOM
Join us!

WIRED WORD - Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. via ZOOM

Christianity and a current event - a group discussion.

Each week, The Wired Word provides resources on a current event. This week's topic is:
"The Dangers of Thinking the Rules Don't Apply to Us"

An email is sent to those interested. Previous participants don't need to sign up again — they're on the list. Those who would like to join or who would like more information are invited to contact Mike Marcotte.
GO OUT INTO GOD'S WORLD...
In this section, we'll highlight things that Northridgers are doing out in the greater community.

Last weekend, the men of Northridge gathered for a retreat, graciously hosted by Ken Slack. Take a look!
NCDC: TEACHERS NEEDED
preschool teacher wanted adv

We are looking for teachers to join our team! Northridge Child Development Center is an accredited preschool serving children age 2 to 5 years. We are a play-based school focusing on the whole child. For more information, please email Director Heather Kolodziej at ncdcoffice@northridgepc.org
UKRAINIAN DISASTER RELIEF
The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PCUSA) is offering assistance to sibling congregations and ecumenical partners in Ukraine.

If you are looking for a way to contribute to relief efforts in Ukraine, you can read more and make a gift online using this link.
NESPRESSO MACHINES IN THE SHARE CAFE
We now have Nespresso machines in the Share Cafe, so take this opportunity to gather with a friend over tea or coffee on our campus!
AND FINALLY, COMING UP THIS SUMMER ...
There are still spots available for Camp Northridge! Click here for camp brochure. We have four weeks of camp to choose from:

  • June 13-17
  • June 20-24
  • June 27-July 1
  • July 18-22

Full (9:00-4:00) and half-day (9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00) available. Registration is available here.

After last year's modified VBS on Friday evenings was such a huge success, the Faith Formation Committee decided to rename the event and keep the times the same. 

This summer, we will meet the last Friday of the month from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for fun, dinner, music, bible stories, mission projects, and more! Set your calendars for June 24, July 29, and August 26! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.