Holy Week at Northminster

April 14 – Palm Sunday – We will recall and celebrate Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, the first Sunday in our celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. Join us Sunday morning at 10:30AM for worship. The NPC Bell Choir will also play.

April 18 – Maundy Thursday – Join us for this special evening service, Thursday April 18th at 6:00PM as we remember the humility shown by Jesus as he led his disciples in their last Passover supper before the crucifixion.

April 19 – Good Friday -The day Jesus bore the weight of all sins of the world, past, present, and future; was forsaken by God in order to fulfill his prophecy so that we, as His children, can have eternal life… This day we will remember with silent services of prayer and reflection. Please join us in the sanctuary at either 7AM or 7PM.

April 21 – Easter Sunday -After suffering with unimaginable emotional and physical pain leading to his death, we celebrate the greatest miracle ever gifted to us – the resurrection of Jesus, our Savior! Celebrate with us, this joyful occasion. We will hold this service at our regular worship time of 10:30AM. The brass ensemble will also play.

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a Pancake supper followed by an Ash Wednesday Prayer

Tuesday March 5, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Reserve your spot  HERE 

 

Shrove Tuesday is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The name Shrove comes from the old middle English word ‘Shriven’ meaning to go to confession.   The other name for this day, Pancake Day, comes from the old English custom of using up all the fattening ingredients in the house  so that people were ready to fast during Lent. The fattening ingredients that most people had in their houses in those days were eggs and milk.  A very simple recipe to use up these ingredients was to combine them with some flour and make pancakes.  The custom of making pancakes still continues today, and in many U.K. towns and villages pancake races (where people race with a frying pan while tossing a pancake in it) and pancake tossing competitions are held on Shrove Tuesday.

In other countries Shrove Tuesday is known as ‘Mardi Gras’. This means ‘Fat Tuesday’ in French and also comes from the idea of using up food before Lent. Many countries round the world have Mardi Gras celebrations and carnivals. Some of the most famous are in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, New Orleans in the U.S.A., Venice in Italy and Sydney in Australia.

The cost of the meal will be $5.00 for adults with children under 10 being free. Please sign up on the sheet in the bulletin, call or email to let us know if you plan to attend. 478-477-6646

 

 

 

  • Mixed Nuts Potluck and Bonfire

Sunday, November 4, 2018

5:30pm – Potluck supper

After Dark – Bonfire

Where – Home of Eric & Jeanne Roddenberry

 

All Church Picnic , 9/30/18, 11:30am

  • Summer Hymn Celebration, 7/29/18, 5:30pm

    • Come and celebrate the history and beauty of popular Christian Hymns! Enjoy a BBQ dinner in fellowship with friends and family  and prepare for a wonderful evening of song.

 

All Events

  • Maundy Thursday Service ( March 29) 6:30pm

    • Summary:
      Maundy Thursday is an important tradition celebrated to remember the humility that Christ displayed during His final Passover with his disciples, washing their feet as a way to show the kind of humble love we are to have toward one another.  Jesus’ greatest command was given on this day – to love one another as He loves us (John 13:34).Where: Sanctuary

 

  • Easter Reflections (Good Friday – Mar. 30), 4:30 – 6:30pm

    Summary:
    Adults are invited to participate in a self-lead Journey to the Cross that will be setup in the Sanctuary. This journey takes us through events during the last week of Jesus’ life. It’s a powerful way to experience a closer connection to Jesus’ journey before his death. All are welcome.

    Where: Sanctuary (Top)

  • Children’s Dinner Theater (March 18th), 5:30 – 7:30pm

    Summary:
    Come watch our children perform a moving Easter play, “Easter: A Choice is Made”. There will be a potluck dinner, great acting, laughs, audience participation and songs!

    Where: Fellowship Hall (Top)

  • Easter Eggs: Hunt and Children’s Hospital Baskets (Easter Season), 11am – noon

    Summary:
    HOP on over and hunt for EGGS (separated into age groups)!! The children will also participate in songs, crafts, games and a Journey to the Cross presentation. Come enjoy a traditional Easter celebration and contribute to Easter baskets for the Children’s Hospital!!

    Where: Fellowship Hall (Top)

  • Youth Spaghetti Dinner (Early April), 12:00 – 1:30pm

    Summary:
    Plan to attend the annual youth fund raiser Spaghetti Dinner! Support the youth, help make their many activities possible (e.g., mission trips, local projects, presbytery events), and let the noodles tickle your palette.

    Where: Fellowship Hall (Top)

  • VBS (July 23, 2017), 5:30 – 7:30pm

    Summary:
    Take a break from the Summer HEAT!! Come enjoy good food, entertainment, fellowship and fun! Bring a dish and an item (or two) for the backpack ministry (learn more)! Come enjoy an evening together and support our collaborative work with the children in Rosa Taylor elementary school!

    Where: Fellowship Hall (Top)

  • Beach and Bangladesh (Late July), evening

    Summary:
    Come enjoy a day at the beach and support our international missionaries, the Morgans. There will be boating, tubing, etc.

    Where: Lake Tobesofkee: Claystone Beach: Pot-luck Dinner (Top)

  • Promotion Sunday (August 20, 2017), 9:00 – 9:45am

    Summary:
    Come celebrate the Fall “Kick-Off” for all Sunday school classes! All ages will gather in the sanctuary, hear about all the learning opportunities at Northminster, and celebrate children moving up into new classes!

    Where: Sanctuary; Refreshments afterward. (Top)

  • Pot Luck & BINGO (September 24, 2017), 5:30pm

    Summary:
    Join us for great food and tons of fun with a night of Pot Luck dishes and BINGO – complete with prizes!

    Where:Fellowship Hall

  • Church Picnic (October 15, 2017), 11:30am – 1:30pm

    Summary:
    Join us for a picnic meal of with all the fixins’, then enjoy the activities. Chicken, lemonade, and tea will be provided, with a potluck approach for other items. Bring something for the pot-luck if you can, but most important BE THERE and INVITE others!!

    Where: Amerson River Park. (Map) (Top)

  • World Communion Sunday (Oct 1, 2017), 10:00am Service

    Summary:
    World Communion Sunday is a day for all Christians – of whatever background and of whatever theological tradition – to recollect that we are in fact one in Christ and that the table we receive communion is at God’s table – not our own.

    Where: Sanctuary, during services. (Top)

  • All Saints Day / Necrology (Nov. 5), 10:00am service

    Summary:
    All Saints’ Day is a time to rejoice in all who through the ages have faithfully served the Lord, known and unknown. The day reminds us that we are part of one continuing, living communion of saints. It is a time to express our gratitude for all who throughout the ages kept the faith and served Christ. The services include the naming of those who died during the previous year.

    Where: Sanctuary (Top)

  • Thanksgiving Dinner and Loaves and Fishes (Mid November), 12:00 – 1:30am

    Summary:
    Help support those in need through “Loaves and Fishes” and enjoy with everyone a time to celebrate, remember and give thanks for the many blessings that are a part of one’s life within the Northminster faith community.

    Where: Fellowship Hall (Top)

  • Lessons and Carols (Dec 3, 2017)

    Summary:
    Come enjoy the sounds and hymns of the Christmas season in our Lessons and Carols service, celebrating the birth of Jesus.

    Where: Sanctuary (Top)

  • Alternative Christmas Fair (Dec 3, 2017) 11am

    Summary:
    As an alternative to the commercialization of Christmas, the fair offers people opportunity to donate to various charitable causes in the names of those you wish to gift. Certificates are given to donors signifying their gift on behalf of another.

    Where: Fellowship Hall (Top)

  • Christingles (Mid December)

    Summary:
    Loved by children and adults alike, ‘Christingles’ are full of symbolism and are prepared to take part in a special candlelit service. Join us to for a cookie decorating party and to make your Christingle in preparation for the family service on December 15th, or simply to take home and enjoy!!

    Where: Fellowship Hall (Top)

  • Children’s Dinner Theater (December 10th), 5:30 – 7:30pm

    Summary:
    Lights, camera, action! Come watch our children perform the play, “A Christmas Story”. There will be a potluck dinner, great acting, laughs, and songs!

    Where: Fellowship Hall (Top)

  • Christmas Sing and Serve (Mid December) 10am

    Summary:
    Come join us for this intergenerational celebration of Christ’s birth. Live into the Christmas spirit by enjoying great fellowship and serving those in need. There will be singing, story-telling, crafts for kids and the opportunity to serve those within the Macon community!

    Where: Fellowship Hall (Top)

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper February 13 at 5:30 followed by Ash Wednesday Service at 6:30pm

    Summary:
    Join us for a supper of pancakes, sausage, bacon scrambled eggs and all the fixings as we prepare for the upcoming season of Lent.

    Where:   Supper in the Fellowship Hall , Service in the Sanctuary

  • Youth Bake Sale and Chili Cook-Off (February), 5:30 – 7:30pm

    Summary:
    CAUTION: Mixing Fire and Sweets (a.k.a., Bake Sale and Chili Cook Off). Come join us for the annual youth fund raiser. This is a fun, casual way to support the youth, sample a bunch of great chili recipes, and enjoy some wonderful baked goods!

    Where: Fellowship Hall (Top)