Advent is the time when we wait expectantly for the coming Christ. We reflect about the meaning of Christ’s gift to us and how, without Christ we are people lost to ourselves.
This is a question that I am sure all of us have been asked more times than we can remember. It’s a question that the “asker” queries us, expecting to receive back a short answer. I believe that they often expect to hear something about Jesus in our reply.
It is in our DNA to reform, rebuild, remodel, repurpose, reclaim, rehab, replenish and rebirth those things that we see through the lenses of faith. You might say that the church is in the “re and we” business.
We look optimistically toward the future but will also keep Northminster the special place that it is.
We want young families! That is the common cry among mainline churches of today. We want to grow the church, is the second most common refrain heard by pastors today from our members. Where are they, is next on the list of common questions as to how to move the [...]
Today we have blogs, tweets, video messages and sermons that float about in the ether of the internet and offer up, “truths as individuals sees them.” It is important that we understand that today’s technologies that present “truth” may, in fact be a distortion of reality. These distortions are predicated [...]
Let me begin by saying how very pleased I am that you have chosen me to be your interim pastor! I really appreciated the warm chili reception and cake that you presented me with my first morning. My family and I feel very much at home here. You all have been very gracious in [...]
We are so happy to announce the arrival of Reverend Mark Braden as Northminster's Interim Pastor. Rev. Braden has specialized in transitional interim ministry and has a heart for pastoral care, preaching and working with small groups.
As our pastor search committee continues the task of selecting an interim minister for our congregation, I thought now might be a good time to think about the ways we, as a congregation, could prepare to welcome a new leader to our pulpit.
The pastor search committee has been working for several months now, reviewing resumes from many candidates and narrowing down the field to a select few that they believe will be a good fit as an interim pastor. This person will serve and guide our congregation while we continue with the long term search for a permanent called pastor.