Saturday, December 20, 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

Christmas Portraits presented by Concert Bells of Fort Worth

CBFWSaturday, December 20, 2014

2:00 PM

Northaven Sanctuary 

 

What does Christmas look like? That may sound like an odd question, but most of us can picture answers almost before we start thinking about it. What do you picture? Is it snow? Grandma’s house? Parties? A candlelight service? Santa and his reindeer? Let Concert Bells share all those images with you and bring them to a different kind of life as they paint portraits of all the season’s moments through pictures, stories and, especially, music. Join us for a free Christmas concert of a different color, where the familiar sights unfold into “soundscapes” you can enter into and dwell in. A love offering will be taken durng the performance.  Childcare is available. Visit www.ConcertBells.com for more information.

 



Advent & Christmas 2014 - "Here is Our God!"

Advent

 In this season of Advent we will herald the presence of God —the incarnation of the Holy — as evidenced in people, in the world, in the work for justice, in all generations, in the light, and in the Christ Child. We will lift our voices in praise for we believe what the scriptures tell us: “Do not be afraid, I am with you.”

 

November 30   11:00 AM

First Sunday of Advent, God in the People: We Are All the Work of Your Hand

December 7  11:00 AM

Second Sunday of Advent, God in the World: A New Heaven and a New Earth 

December 14  11:00 AM

Third Sunday of Advent, God in the Lowly: Looked Upon with Favor

December 21  11:00 AM

Fourth Sunday of Advent, God in the House: For All Generations

December 21  6:00 PM The Longest Night Service

During this season, we experience the shortest day and the longest night of the year. But the name of this service also applies to the feeling that a number of us have about this season. It is the "long dark night of the soul," "the winter of our discontent," in which memories of past experiences and the pain of present experiences can become overwhelming. For some, Christmas Day is the most difficult, for others, Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve, or the beginning of another lonely New Year. In this service we will have some singing appropriate to the season, recognizing that this is not necessarily a season of joy. We will invite you to meditate on the pain and anguish you may bring, and to offer your pain to the Christ child. And we trust that you will find hope and comfort in knowing that you are not alone.

 

December 24

 5:00 PM and
11:00 PM

Christmas Eve Worship
The 5 o'clock family service features carols and candles. The contemplative reflective 11 o'clock service features communion and candles.


2014 Stewardship Campaign Continues - Grow in Faith, Expand the Possibilities

Pledge Sunday was Sunday, October 26, the day we asked members and others to share with our church community the gifts and assets they have been given through the grace of God. The Stewardship Campaign continues through November.

 

 It is our hope that every member will make a pledge commitment to our church, no matter how large or small, be it financial or in volunteer service, in support of us taking the next steps toward becoming that church God is calling us to be.

 

At the close of worship on Pledge Sunday close to 100 members came forward to make pledges of support for our 2015 budget and programs. Forty-one also made donations to our Second Mile of Giving Fund - the Human Development Fund.

 

If you have not made a pledge yet, we hope you will consider doing so in the weeks again.  Here is a link to the pledge card. They are also available in the church atrium when you attend Sunday School or worship in the sanctuary this Sunday. 

Your giving does make a difference. It is through our giving that God helps us change lives, and in changing them, transforms us and our church.

 

Eric Folkerth
Senior Pastor

 

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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.