Top Ten – February 18th

Top Ten – February 18th

PASTOR VERN’S TOP TEN – February 18, 2015

In an effort to enhance communication with everyone, here’s some information on things that are going on at Northgate, or coming up, or being contemplated.  I’ll only be able to give you some basic information here, but please talk with me or the identified leader if you want to know more about anything you see listed here, ok?

1.  Missions Events Coming Up – This summer we plan to take one or two domestic missions trips, perhaps doing something like a VBS for a church in the New York City area, and helping with construction and remodeling of one of our currently closed churches in Gananda.  That church is being rehabbed by the Palmyra Free Methodist Church and we may send a team to help out.  Also, we are planning to take a Northgate Team to Hungary in Summer 2016 to help with a church plant there.  For more information on these talk to Pastor Gloria or Youth Director Sean Donnellan.

2.  The Gathering – If you are in the 20ish-30ish age group, and you come to Northgate and don’t know a lot of people, how can you get connected with others around your age?   To help with this, Northgate is hosting “The Gathering” on Saturday February 21st at 7:30pm in the North Campus Cafe.  There will be snacks, games and fun – for more information contact Pastor John or Sean Donnellan.

3.  Sean Donnellan – If you haven’t caught wind of it yet, Sean Donnellan has joined the Northgate Staff as the Youth Director.  This was a need identified last year by the A-Team and Staff and concerned members of the Northgate family, and we are glad Sean is here to oversee our youth ministry.  Please welcome him and if you need to talk with him you can reach him at sean@northgatefmc.com

4.  Volunteering – Did you know that when you volunteer to serve in a ministry at Northgate you о will very likely end up feeling that you receive more than you give?  That’s the experience of many volunteers who do ministry here.  We have places for more to serve and if you are interested but don’t know where to start, we’ve made that easy too!  Just visit the Information Table at South or the Volunteer Table at North – both are located in the lobby area.

5.  Membership – We’ve had several people ask recently about becoming members of Northgate.  fake oakleys We will be holding Membership Classes at both North and South campuses on Sunday, March 22nd at 12:30pm.  If you are Ray Ban Sunglasses interested in attending you can sign up at the Information Desks.

6.  Quizzing – Charley and Linda Canon and their daughter Lindsay lead our Northgate Bible Quiz Team, which meets on Sunday nights at 6:30pm.  Quizzing is an awesome program for young people, who learn scripture, have fun and form new relationships as they participate in Quiz Meets throughout the year at various Free Methodist cheap ray ban sungalsses churches.  For more information contact Youth Director Sean Donnellan.

7.  Vacation Bible School Meeting – Kelley Switzer is organizing for our Summer VBS!  If you ‘d like to help with that, she’d love to meet with you on Sunday, February 22nd (this week!) at 12:30 at the North Campus.  Join in on the fun!  If you need more information you can contact Kelley at Kelley@northgatefmc.com

8.  Women’s Ministry Opportunity – Pastor Patti Welch is going to be leading a group cheap jordans online of women as they visit the Batavia Nursing Home on Monday night, February 23rd.  They will meet at South Campus at 6:30pm and head over to the Nursing Home to visit with residents and offer encouragement and prayer.  You are welcome to join them.  For more information contact Pastor Patti at patti@northgatefmc.com

9.  Prom Dress Collection – Northgate is joining in with some other area churches to collect gently used prom and bridesmaids dresses for the 2015 Prom Season.  Dresses will be collected up to February 25th, at the North Campus.  If you have a dress hanging in your closet that you know you’ll never again use, why not donate it to someone who will really appreciate it!  For more information, contact the church office at 343-4011.

10.  Freedom Sunday – The Free Methodist Church is joining with other churches to highlight “Freedom Sunday” this coming Sunday, February 22.  Freedom Sunday is a time designated to making people aware Baratas Replicas Ray Ban that “there are more slaves in our world today than at any other time in history.”  While we will not be taking a special offering for this this year, we do encourage people who want to learn more or donate to this to check out the website at fmcusa.org/freedomsunday

That’s all for now.  Check back next week for more news.  But please contact me or one of the staff if you have questions about any of this.  Grace and peace,

Pastor Vern

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