This was so much fun, we are doing it again! On Friday, May 18, we will gather in Howel Hall at 6:30pm to share a simple dinner and watch together one of last year’s best and most life-affirming movies, Coco. Again, this will be a semi-potluck --
entree, soft drinks, and popcorn will be provided, and you are asked to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert. (Everyone especially likes the desserts.)
On Sunday, May 13, at 12:30 pm, the men of the Spanish Language congregation invite everyone in the church to join in a special, themed Mother's Day celebration. Come for games, lunch, and other entertainment!
El domingo 13 de mayo a las 12:30 pm, los hombres de la congregación hispana les invitan a todos de la iglesia a juntarnos por una celebración especial del Día de la Madre. Habrán juegos, actividades, y un almuerzo rico!
On Friday, April 20, we will gather in Howel Hall for dinner and a movie. We will meet at 6:00 pm to eat, and then we will watch All Saints, a movie about a small church in Iowa that is transformed when a group of Karen refugees comes to their town. We shall see how the story compares to the journey of the Karen Fellowship at NSBC.
Join us for an evening of good food and good conversation! Popcorn will be provided.
Join us bright and early Easter Sunday for breakfast at 8:15 am. At 10:00, we will celebrate baptisms in the sanctuary, followed by worship. At 11:30, the children are invited to join will our annual Easter egg hunt on the front lawn.
Join NSBC and our neighbors at this interfaith storytelling event, sponsored by the Edgewater Community Religious Association.
At the end of March, we will be commemorating the week of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. All are welcome at the following events:
PALM SUNDAY/DOMINGO DE RAMOS.... On March 25, all the congregations will gather in front of the church at 10:00 am (weather permitting) to sing and wave palm branches as we mark Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We will then process into our spaces of worship.
GOOD FRIDAY...We will gather to recall the suffering of Christ and lift up the suffering of our world at the Good Friday service on March 30 at 7:30 pm. The Karen/English service will be in the sanctuary, and Spanish service will be in Howel Hall.
SÁBADO DE GLORIA...On Holy Saturday, March 31, the Hispanic congregation will have a prayer vigil/retreat. It will be a day of music, games and activities, prayer, and reflections. Simple meals will be provided.
EASTER BAPTISMS...We will be having a baptismal service this Easter, which will take place on Sunday, April 1 at 10:00 am.
As part of our Lenten exploration of the question "Why did Jesus die?", Pastor Kathryn will lead a 5-week study on liberationist (Black, womanist, feminist, and Latino/a) reflections on the meaning of Jesus' suffering in light of the suffering of marginalized peoples. Sources for reflection will range from James Cone, the father of Black liberation theology, to the feminicide in Ciudad Juárez, to Beyoncé's Lemonade.
Download course readings.
The youth group will have its annual winter retreat to Camp Tamarack in Wisconsin over President's Day Weekend, February 16-18. We will leave at 6 pm on Friday and return around 6 pm on Sunday. Cost is $15/youth.
The theme for this year is "Tearing Down Walls." How do we build walls between ourselves? How does God help us tear down those walls?
For more information, contact Pastor Kathryn.
We are putting together a pictorial directory of members and friends of North Shore. We want everyone included! Appointments are being taken now for February 22nd through the 25th. Please see Sherry Nelson to reserve your time slot. There is no charge to be included in the directory. You will have the opportunity, if you wish, to purchase photo packages. A pictorial directory is a great way for us to get to know each other better and to put a name with a face. Arrangements can be made if you are unable to attend one of the sittings here.
We will have our annual Healing Service on Sunday, February 11, at 10:30 am. The service will take place in Howel Hall. The Healing Service is a combined worship with all of the congregations, in which we pray for healing of all kinds and perform the ritual of anointing with oil.