Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 

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Because we believe that God's love in Jesus Christ has broken down the walls that divide us, we seek to embody that love in our congregation and welcome people of all races, sexual orientations and economic circumstances.

A vibrant congregation of more than 600 members—with many more calling the church their home—Northaven is known for inspiring worship and music, interest in the arts, outreach to the community and sensitivity to inclusiveness. All are welcome.



Highlights

Coming Out Workshop

 April 8 - May 20, 2014, Tuesday evenings
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Northaven UMC
 

 

For many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) persons, learning to live openly and freely (coming out) is a difficult process.  We waste precious time and energy hiding an important part of our lives.  For family and friends, coming out and defending their GLBT loved one can be just as difficult.  The purpose of this workshop is to help participants better navigate the process. The workshop is facilitated by Jim McBride and Rev. Jane Graner.  There is no fee.

 

More information and registration

 



Holy Week at Northaven Church

Holy Week

April 13            
11:00 AM
Palm Sunday
Holy Week begins with our traditional Palm Sunday procession. Children are invited to participate in the processional and waving of palms during the opening hymn. The service features music by the children, adult and handbell choirs.
April 17
7:00 PM
Maundy Thursday
During the Last Supper, Jesus washed the feet of his disciple and gave them a new commandment, "to love one another." On Maundy Thursday we will gather in the Atrium for a light common meal, celebrate Holy Communion and explore ways to "love one another" through advocacy, foot/hand-washing, prayer and service.
April 18
7:00 PM
Good Friday
A service of prayer, meditative singing and silence in the style of Taizé will be led by the Northaven youth. The service will conclude with an opportunity to come forward and pray around the cross. This service is appropriate for children, youth and adults.
April 19
5:00 PM
Holy Saturday Worship
This service is intended to help us bridge the time between Jesus’ death on the cross and his resurrection. Come keep vigil with friends as we prepare to celebrate Easter.
April 20
6:30 AM
Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship
In the Celebration Garden, celebrate Easter as we recall how Mary went to the tomb early in the morning to discover that Jesus had risen.
April 20
11:00 AM
Easter Sunday Worship
This service features music by the adult choir, handbells and brass ensemble. Children are invited to flower the cross during the service. We will conclude with the singing of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus."


Today at Northaven
   

This I Know
This I Know

 

This six-lesson study, for individuals and small groups, is a companion to For the Bible Tells Me So, the award-winning documentary on homosexuality and the church. Published by Northaven, This I Know can be purchased at www.thisiknowstudy.org.