Saturday, July 30, 2011

Outdoors This Sunday, July 31st

Sunday, July 31, Worship Service (9:30 am) will be held outdoors on the lower side of the church building on the flat grassy area under the shade trees. The service will include a baptism at the brook and a barbecue of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers after the service.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Message from Kow

I'd say it was my most humbling moment ever, joining
37 other civilian natives of Japan, South Korea,
China, and Philippines in taking the naturalization
oath. I walked into the courtroom full of strangers,
but after the hour long ceremony we were like one
big family. We sang "God bless America", waving
our miniature flags. The judge spoke at length
about history of the flag since June 14, he said, was
going to be flag day, and he exhorted us on our civic
duty. Then handed the microphone to each of us to
say how we felt as new citizens. I didn’t know her
name or where she was from but one lady asked to
take a photo with me. We exchanged email addresses
so I can get some photos which her family took. My
favorite moment was when I volunteered to lead in the
singing of the national anthem. I hope someone
caught that on camera. I didn’t know the Judge's
name either but we took some photos together too. My
greetings to all and again I thank you for your support.

Warmest Wishes.

-->Read more about Kow and a great many other things in the current edition of Tidings

Thursday, July 7, 2011

We want to hear your music

Chris Collins, our Music Director, is making an invitation to all members of North Church to share their musical talent.

Throughout the summer, instrumentalists and vocalists are invited to provide special music for services.

All ages and levels are welcome to share their gift.

Please speak with Chris if you have questions and sign-up in the Memorial Room.

Also, check out our revamped music page on the website and also hear about our Music Director and other Ministry Moments on the website as well.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mark Your Calendars Now

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 * 5 pm—7 pm

Pulled Pork Barbeque

Mark your Calendars and please plan to join your church family for fellowship and: Pulled Pork sandwiches, Coleslaw, Baked Beans

Cost: free will offering

A sign-up will be available in the memorial room during the month of july. Be sure to invite family, friends, and neighbors.

Questions may be directed to:
Anita Haynes 860-712-9991 or Barbara Judd 860-643-1758

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Prepare for the Fall Tag Sale

It's time to clean out those unwanted, but usable, items and get ready for the Fall Tag Sale. Your tag sale donations can be stored in either of the basement rooms across the hall from the Sunday School office. A tag sale sign is on the door.

The dollars collected at the sale will again go into the general fund to help the expected shortfall in the budget.

We DO NOT accept clothing, large pieces of furniture, or large television sets. Help out the church as you help clear up the clutter in your own storage spaces.

Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 8 am to 12 noon

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer Book Club

North's Summer Book Club will be meeting again this summer. 

Our first discussion book is: Little Bee by Chris Cleave. We will meet on July 31st right after coffee fellowship. Bring a bag lunch and join our discussion, facilitated by Jackie Abbott.
Little Bee is a dual narrative story about a Nigerian asylum-seeker and a British magazine editor, who meet on a beach in Nigeria in a shocking encounter, and are reunited in England two years later. Cleave, inspired as a university student by his temporary employment in an asylum detention center, wrote the book in an attempt to humanize the plight of asylum-seekers in Britain. The novel examines the treatment of refugees by the asylum system, as well as issues of British colonialism, globalization, political violence and personal accountability. You will be amazed and challenged by the choices Little Bee and Sarah have to make.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Family Movie Night Saturday, July 16th

Saturday, July 16 at 6:30 pm

The original, "Yours, Mine and Ours"
with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball.

You’d be hard pressed to find a bigger family film than this chaotic comedy. Based on a true story of a blended family of 18 children, this movie keeps the laughs coming. She has eight kids and he has ten and when they tie the knot, anarchy reigns as the opposing camps of step-siblings do all they can to sabotage each other. Through it all, resentment gives way to respect and something bigger than anyone could imagine.

An evening of family fellowship. Bring friends and family!