Weekly Update
We invite you to worship with us through livestreaming at both our 9:30am contemporary service and our 11:00am traditional service at northwoodpc.org.

If you are new to Northwood, WELCOME! If you are interested in learning more about Northwood or wish to become a member, please visit our website or click on the "I'm New" link below to learn more about us and fill out the form and one of the pastors or staff members will get in touch with you.

If you are unable to participate in worship through livestreamimg, remember the services can be found and enjoyed anytime in the " archives " under "watch livestream" on the church website. We say this especially because with the large number of churches now exclusively livestreamimg services, providers are struggling to handle the volume on Sunday's.

If you have technical difficulties viewing the online services please view in the church livestreaming archives the next day as that is working well.You can call the church office and ask for help you if you are having trouble viewing. We encourage you to ask for help!
Virtual Brown Bag Bible Study
on Livestream and Facebook Live

Thursday, July 2nd, we will look at Jesus' sixth "I Am" pronouncement, "I am the way, the truth and the life." (John 14:6). Join us as we continue to explore the question, "Who does Jesus say that he is?" If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Paul at paul@northwoodpc.org .
Prayer Requests

Each Sunday we will be worshiping online at both 9:30 & 11:00am. The Ignite contemporary service has a time of “prayers of joy and concerns” where people individually offer prayer requests. While worshiping via livestream we wanted to make that possible. If you have a "prayers, joys or concerns" request you would like lifted up at the 9:30am service, click the button below. Just remember that these prayer requests may be shared via livestream. If anything is private, do not submit it for sharing this way. We will share as many as the time permits.
Save the Date! Cedarkirk All Church Retreat
Please save the date for the Cedarkirk All Church Retreat October 23-25. Registration will be delayed until further notice. Questions, contact Jeanne Stephen at Jeanneestephen@gmail.com .
 

Cedarkirk “Summer Camp at Home” Program
“Cedarkirk at Home” blends a box of exciting stuff mailed from camp with exciting new ways to connect with counselors and your very own small group from home! We are re-imagining what a week of camp looks like when it’s not safe for us to physically be together. The foundational elements of camp – relationship-building, deepening connections to God and learning about faith from one another, and hilarious camp games and songs – can be reproduced in the virtual space! Every camper who signs up will receive a box chock full of camp goodies, curriculum, activity guides, supplies, and instructions for connecting with their own small group led by a Cedarkirk counselor. Open to youth ages 3rd grade –12th grade. Get more information and register online at  www.cedarkirk.org/cedarkirk-at-home .
Please contact Cedarkirk with any questions.
camps@cedarkirk.org or 813-685-4224 x2
Wednesday Bible Study , led by Cindy Huffman
The Sunday Bible study has moved to Wednesdays and is meeting on Zoom. The group is studying the book of Ecclesiastes. If you’d like to join the Wednesday Bible Study that meets on Wednesdays at 7:00pm, please email Cindy Huffman at lucindy@aol.com and she will forward you the Zoom link. All are welcome!
 
Experiencing God Class , led by Vicki Krueger
If you’d like to join the Experiencing God class virtually via Zoom at 10:30am on Sunday mornings, please contact Vicki Krueger via email at vickilee33@aol.com and she will send you the meeting details each week. 
We are currently finishing up Tim Keller's book on Pain & Suffering and will be moving to our next book: "The Unseen Realm" by Michael Heiser. Reading this book is not required, but if you would like to read it during our class you can purchase it on Amazon.


Contact Michael or our Youth and Families Director, Rosalie if you have any questions or need directions on how to set up Zoom. 

Michael: 321-626-6335 or at mjahosky@gmail.com  
Rosalie: 727-400-9079 bradfordrosalie@gmail.com  
Children’s Ministry is sending out personal notes to the children of Northwood so watch for your note in the mail. If you want to receive a note for your child or grandchild contact Justine Davis at childrensministry@northwoodpc.org .
Please be sure to check out and “like” the Children’s Ministry Facebook group. Each week we will have a children’s Bible lesson posted along with other activities.
Kid’s Corner Preschool Registration
Registration is currently open for the 2020-2021 school year! We have openings in our 2’s, 3’s, and VPK. Please share the news! If you are interested in a tour of the school, please contact Justine Davis at 727-723-7679 or email at schooldirector@northwoodpc.org .
Northwood Child Care Summer Program

As a licensed child care provider, Northwood summer program is in full swing and began June 1st and will continue through August 7th. Hours are from 7:00am-5:30pm. Our experienced staff will provide your child with engaging activities in a safe and caring environment. Your child will enjoy a full-size air-conditioned gymnasium for sports and games, along with plenty of outside space, weekly activities and structured activities as well as free choice time. We have been providing summer fun for 30 plus years.  All CDC guidelines will be followed. Registration is open any time! If you are interested in registering contact Justine Davis at schooldirector@northwoodpc.org
Wonder-filled Weekdays of Summer

As a licensed child care provider, Kids' Corner Preschool is offering 3 weeks of summer fun for children ages 3 and 4 that are heading into VPK and those 5 year old's heading into Kindergarten in the fall. We will spend our weekdays learning about the world around us and discovering God's plan in everything. Pick which week you wand to come or come to all 3! It's a great way to keep your child engaged in the classroom setting over the summer and keep their skills sharp. All CDC guidelines will be followed.
When:
July 6-10 (Planting a Rainbow), August 3-7 (Lions, Tigers and Bears...Oh my!)
Cost:
9:00-12:00 - $75.00 for the week
9:00-2:00 - $115.00 for the week
For more information or to register contact schooldirector@northwoodpc.org
Giving
Even when we can’t be together, your giving matters. We want to continue being the church in our community and to each and every one of you in the days ahead. Your continued faithfulness to the mission and ministry of Northwood through your giving is critical as the church’s expenses do not stop. Please commit to maintain your regular schedule of giving throughout this time by mailing your gift, d ropping it off at the church office during business hours or using one of the online platforms below for giving electronically:

*Text NPCHURCH to 73256 and follow the prompts
*Click “Give” under the ChurchLife app menu options
Per-Capita Apportionment
Every church shares in the administrative costs of the Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) through the annual per capita assessment. Northwood's per-capita assessment is $32.20 per every active member and confirmed youth (communicant member). Please consider paying this administrative cost above and beyond your annual pledge/offering. You can contribute to the per-capita apportionment at any time during the year. To do so just write "per-capita" on the memo line of your check or mark an envelope accordingly. Thank you for your gift.
 
Hurricane Ministry - 2020 Season
The Hurricane Ministry of our church’s Board of Deacons assists members in need of temporary housing during hurricanes or severe tropical storms. If you are in need of emergency housing during or after a storm – or if you are able to share your home with members-in-need – please contact Eleanor Cicerchi at ecicerchi@gmail.com or 607-382-1781. You may also contact the Rev. Paul Means at 727-796-8090 or paul@northwoodpc.org .
Be Aware of Email Scams
You may be aware that some of our members have received scam emails in the past month, and once over a year ago, that appear to be from Pastor Chris. The emails request financial support in the form of gift cards. Our pastor does NOT send these emails although the email address is very similar to his. This email scam is also happening to pastors in other churches in our area. Please know that your pastors and the church staff will never solicit any funds in this manner. Simply forward the message to the church office so they can be collected for the police. It saddens us when anyone seeks to do harm but especially when they prey on the kindness and Christ-like hearts of our members.
Revised Church Office Hours
The church office remains open with modifications to our hours and staffing model for the health and safety of all. For the time being, we will be open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. and closed on Friday. Our staff will be alternating their days in the office and working from home on the others. The afternoon and Friday hours will be reserved for staff members who need/want to further limit their contact with others during this time. All staff members continue to be available via email or phone regardless of the office schedule.