1. Worship Night in JuneAnthony and the praise team will be holding another night of worship, on June 21 at 7pm at our North Campus. Everyone is invited to come out and join in on an evening of singing and praise God for all that He is!

 

  1. Garage Sale for MissionsOne of our Sunday small groups is going to host a garage sale in our South Campus gym on June 21 and 22. This garage sale is being done to raise funds for local agencies serving people and our global missions effort.  They will be accepting donations of “gently used” items the week before the sale, at South, from 10-1 and 5:30-7:30 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  More details can be had by contacting Deb Dunlevy at dkdunlevy@yahoo.com.

 

  1. EMBEROur newgroup for adults age 18-25is going strong! Pastor Daniel is inviting everyone in this age group to get togetherat our South campus to discuss modern day issues relevant to this generation.  If you come, you can expect an informal approach meant to help you relax, enjoy games, food and community all while growing in your faith. Ember is meeting every Sunday night from 8-9:30pm, so come check it out and you can get more information on our Northgate social media or feel free to contact Pastor Dan atdaniel@northgatefmc.com

 

  1. Would You Like to Help Put On Our “Star Spangled Celebration”?Kelley Switzer is looking for some people who would like to help out with the Star Spangled Celebration on Wednesday evening, July 3, at North.  If you cangive a half hour of your time you can become part of a rotation of volunteers that evening, helping with games, crafts and other activities.  Please contact Kelley (kelley@northgatefmc.com) if you are interested or want more information on how to become involved.

 

  1. Shetlers are Heading to Asia on MissionPlease keep Brett and Jan Shetler in prayer as they head to Asia this next week on a mission trip. They will be teaching English classes and serving in an orphanage. Their trip takes place from June 16 to June 23 so please pray for safe travel, good health and effective witnessing of the love of Christ!

 

  1. Summer Financial Peace University SessionThe summer session of FPU will begin on Monday, July 1 at 6:30pm. If you’ve ever wanted to get your finances in order, or to reassure yourself that you are handling them in a God-honoring way, consider signing up for FPU.  You can register on our website (northgatefmc.com) or through the events section on our app.

 

  1. Ice Cream SocialWe will be holding another ice cream social after our services on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23. On Saturday we provide the ice cream, and on Sunday we will have an ice cream truck here, as we did last year.  This is a great weekend to invite someone to join you at church!

 

  1. Base Concert Night– On Wednesday June 26 Base is having a concert event to celebrate the year and wrap up for the summer. Two bands will be performing: Tetelestai and As We Are beginning at 6pm.  The gym will also be open and the “cost” of admission is to bring some canned goods for As We Are which provides a mobile food pantry as they tour.

 

  1. Learn About Something Good Happening in Kenya– Terri Noble recently made a trip to Kenya as a member of a United States board working with a Free Methodist ministry there called “Tumaini Women Kenya. ”This ministry provides Kenyan people with loans proportionate to the amount of funds they save, so that they can begin business ventures that allow them to be more self-sufficient.  Terri was very impressed with the work being done and would love to talk to anyone or any group which would like to know more about it.  You can contact her at terese.noble@gmail.com.

 

  1. PrimeTimers TimeIt’s time for the Prime Timers to gather again!This lunch group is open to anyone in the 55+ age group and meets next on Thursday, June 13 at noon.  It’s a pot-luck deal, so bring a dish to share and plan to enjoy some good fellowship and a short informational program.  And feel free to invite a friend!

 

You Can Count on This – Luke 10:36 – “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” (Read Luke 10:1-42)

It’s one of the great stories Jesus tells.  A man is beaten and robbed and left on the side of the road. Two religious people pass by him, ignoring his situation.  And then someone who is considered a “second-class citizen”, an outcast and not worthy of associating with, he comes to the victim and he not only stops to help him but goes the extra mile in seeing that he is cared for.  And Jesus asks his religious audience, “Who acted like a neighbor to this man?”  I wonder if the “expert in the law” mumbled when he answered, “The one who had mercy on him.”  The point was well made – a point our Monday night discipleship group has been studying from the book of James: faith without works is dead faith.  Faith that works is faith that is expressed in our works – in doing good things out of love for Jesus and love for others.  And Jesus said to the religious leader, and to us, “Go and do likewise.”

When you’re not sure what you can count on in the world around you, know this: You can count on God keeping his word.  So read what God has to say in scripture!  And count on it.

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