A NOTE FROM BETSY
Though I wasn't with you in person last week, I'm still running on the fumes of joy from last Sunday's worship. And, I'm excited that this week is a continuation of joy for our community.

Now that our calendar for elders and deacons and committee membership aligns with our program year (June through May), this Sunday will mark the transition for the change in leadership positions. Our outgoing elders and deacons will be recognized for their faithful (and extended) service, and our incoming elders and deacons will be ordained and installed. We have officers being ordained and installed at both 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. worship so you'll be able to participate regardless of what time you attend. We will celebrate the extraordinary year we've had together with an all-church brunch (of breakfast tacos) at 10:00 a.m. It looks like the heat will break and we'll be able to gather in the courtyard, but if that changes, we'll gather in Quillin Hall.

This Sunday is also Shirley Latham's last Sunday with us as interim organist. At 10:00 a.m., there will be a place where you can write her a note of gratitude and well wishes as she prepares to move to Jefferson, TX.

The sanctuary will include an installation that recognizes the members of our leadership teams and our committees so you can see the people who have given of their time and talent this past year. I hope you'll plan to attend and join in the celebration as we look back at the past year and anticipate the year ahead.

With great anticipation,
Betsy
THIS WEEKEND: SERVE
WOMEN'S SERVICE PROJECT MAY 21 AT HOPE SUPPLY!

Calling all women 12 or older! Volunteer with us on Saturday, May 21, from 9-11 am at Hope Supply. (See hopesupplyco.org.) We'll work in an open-sided warehouse, sorting and packing supplies. It's not air conditioned, but there are fans—so dress appropriately! You need to be able to stand for an extended period of time. 

We'll meet at church at 8:30 am to carpool over, and lunch afterward is optional. 

We can take up to 20. Please let Linda Hale Buchanan know if you will participate!
THIS WEEKEND: WORSHIP
Worship at 9:00 a.m. outdoors or 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Rev. Betsy Lyles Swetenburg will preach a sermon
entitled "Running This Race."

In preparation for Sunday, you may wish to read Hebrews 12:1-3.

We will install new deacons and elders at both services, and celebrate our outgoing leadership from the past program year.
THIS WEEKEND: CONNECT
All are invited to join us at 10:00 a.m. for breakfast tacos in the courtyard.

As such, there are no Youth or Kids Connection classes this Sunday. Please join us in the churchwide celebration!
THIS WEEK
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:
"Another Tall Jesus Statue Raised"


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.
COMING UP...
SIGN UP TO BE A LAY READER!

Lay readers are needed for our summer schedule, which takes place at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
JOIN NORTHRIDGE WITHOUT BORDERS ON JUNE 11

Last month, this community helped Mr. Jose Pineda, a recent Honduran refugee, move into his new apartment in Vickery Meadow. Within the last six months, we have also helped to settle the Kahn family and Mr. Hakimi into their new lives in the same area. In addition to praying for these families, we invite you to take part in our next refugee move-in, which will take place June 11. Contact MerriLee Anderson or Clare Stein for more. Thanks!
Join IRC Youth & Northridge Youth

On June 11, we will gather from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for games and lunch. We need volunteers to help drive the IRC Youth from their homes to Northridge.

Can you help drive the IRC Youth to this event? If so, please email Emily Cox at emilyc@northridgepc.org for more information.
Friday Night Faith

Are you interested in helping with Friday Night Faith this summer? Please email Emily Cox at emilyc@northridgepc.org. We need helpers who can come June 24, July 29, and August 26 from 5:30-8:30 PM.
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
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.