Top Ten - March 7

1. Easter Week Services We are excited to celebrate Easter with you here at Northgate. We celebrate our risen Savior and all that that means for us as followers of Jesus. Join us for one of the following services!
  • Arbor House will have a time of reflection on Maundy Thursday from 6-8pm where you can explore the stations of the cross at your own pace.
  • Arbor House will also be holding a Good Friday service at 7pm on Friday the 29th.
  • Join us at North for one of our Easter weekend services! Saturday at 6pm, our Easter sunrise service in the pavilion at 6:45am, or either our 9:30 or 11am service.
  • Arbor House will also be having a service at 10am on Easter Sunday. Invite your friends, invite your family and celebrate with us.

2. Palm Sunday Concert at Pearce Church We are all invited to a special Lenten performance of Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living.” The Roberts Wesleyan Chorale and Pearce Church Choir are joining forces, in conjunction with a 20-piece chamber orchestra, to bring this gorgeous work to life. The performance is free, and all are warmly welcomed. Here are the details...
  • Sunday, March 24 at 3PM
  • Pearce Church, 4223 Buffalo Rd., N. Chili

3. Easter Basket Ministry to Migrant Families We will once again be putting together Easter food baskets for local migrant workers and their families. If you feel led to give, each basket is about $30. Please designate “Easter Baskets” on your donation or choose “EasterBaskets” in the online giving. We ask that you join us in prayer over this ministry, for those who receive as well as those who deliver!

4. Prime Timers Next Thursday Prime Timers will meet Next Thursday, March 14 at noon. Join us for pizza and Klondike Bars and hear from Pastor Chris as he tells us about Biblical Scholarship!

5. New Caregivers Group Warren and Nancy Savage will be leading a new session of the Caregivers group on Tuesday nights at North. The group will meet at 6:30pm. If you would like more information about it, please contact Angelique at

6. Play Games and Meet People Board Games are cool! There are so many to choose from! Join our new NG+ group where you can bring a game or learn to play a new game all while getting to know some fellow gamers! Everyone is welcome to join. This group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at North Campus from 6:00-8:00pm.

7. A Conversation About Faith and Sexuality Grace/Truth is a ten-week group learning experience that introduces Christians to LGBT+ people, the language to use and avoid, a theologically faithful view of marriage and sexuality, and practical guidance on how to embody the love of Christ toward sexual and gender minorities.  Grace/Truth meets in Room #1 at 6:30 PM on Monday nights and is led by Ralph and Debbie Vick.  If you have any questions, please contact  

8. Collection for the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter During the season of Lent we are collecting items for the Domestic Violence Shelter at the YWCA. Each week of Lent we are collecting a different item, and the list can be found below. Items can be dropped off at the table in the lobby at either North or Arbor House. If you have any questions, contact Pastor Chris at

  • 3/9&10: Bath towels
  • 3/16&17: Deodorant (women or gender neutral scents)
  • 3/23&24: Toothbrushes (Kids size only)

9. Northgate 101 Class Coming UpAre you interested in learning more about Northgate? Who are we? What we believe? How to get more involved? Sign up for our Northgate 101 class and get answers to these questions and many more! This free class is required for anyone who wants to become a member, but taking the class does not obligate you to join as a member. Our next session of Northgate 101 will be on Sunday, March 17 from 9:30-12:00 in Meeting Room 6. Please contact the office if you have questions, or to let us know that you plan to attend at ( or 343-4011).

10. Gather to Pray Here are some opportunities to pray together at Northgate…
  • Prayer meeting Wednesday at 1pm at North in Room #1
  • Centered: the first Wednesday of the month at North at 6pm (Sanctuary)
  • Sunday mornings at 9:30 at North in Room #4
  • Prayer rail: Before and after services on Saturday/Sunday and also while we are singing/praying during services
  • Anytime the church is open people are welcome to come and pray in any available room or in the sanctuary. The church is generally open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 to 4pm, Saturday from 4 to 7:30pm and Sunday from 8am to 1pm. Arrangements can be made to be open at other times too, if needed.

You Can Count on This – Hebrews 8:10b – I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. (Read Hebrews 8:1-13)

These verses from Hebrews 8 are taken from Jeremiah 31:33-34. God inspired Jeremiah to write them at the time that the Babylonians were destroying Jerusalem and deporting Jewish people to Babylon. The reason for the deportation and exile was that Israel had so badly disobeyed God’s commandments and violated the covenant He had made with them, that God decided they needed to be disciplined. But as He was disciplining them, He also gave them a promise.

God promised to establish a new covenant with us and in this new covenant He would bring about an inner transformation such that from their hearts and minds those who belong to Him would keep His commandments and laws. God established this new covenant through the death and resurrection of Jesus to pay for our sins. And He fulfilled His promise by sending His Holy Spirit to everyone who puts their faith and trust in Jesus, so that through the power of the Holy Spirit we are made able to keep God’s commandments. In Christ we are made new: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ they are a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17) Praise God!

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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