In celebration of the new school year and the kick-off of NPC’s Sunday School program, you and your family are invited for a Blessing of the Backpacks on September 16th at 10:00 am. This worship service will include lively music, prayers for teachers and students, a blessing of the children’s backpacks and the commissioning of our Sunday School teachers. All are welcome as we recognize and give thanks for our education system and the joy of learning.
Everyone is invited to NPC’s annual Community Breakfast on Sunday, September 9th from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Breakfast is free but a free-will offering will be collected in support of Darling Home for Kids (www.darlinghomeforkids.ca). There will be music and activities for kids. Bring a friend or a neighbour and celebrate our great community with a great breakfast.
On July 1st, the Guelph Line churches will be hosting a Canada Day worship service and BBQ at Brookville Park. The service begins at 10:00 am and a BBQ lunch will follow. All are welcome and there will be activities for the kids too. Bring a lawn chair and celebrate God keeping our land for 151 years.
This past Sunday, NPC celebrated it’s 182nd anniversary and announced the total commitments received toward our capital campaign. Our goal was $25,000 and $31,650 was committed. Praise God! We are still receiving commitments and donations toward paying off our interest-free loan. To fill out a commitment card or make a donation, click here.
On May 20th, NPC launched it’s capital campaign in support of the renovation of the fellowship hall. For more information about the renovation project, the campaign or how you can support it, visit www.nassagaweya.com/capital-campaign/.
It is time again for NPCs annual chicken BBQ. On Saturday, June 2nd from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, NPC will be serving up some great food for our community. Each meal comes with a half chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, beverage and a slice of homemade pie. All the proceeds go to supporting the work and ministry of the congregation. Tickets cost $18.00 and you can either get it to go or eat in at our picnic tables and enjoy the warm weather . Either way, take the night off from cooking, invite your friends and neighbours and have a great time.
April 29th is Camp Sunday! During the 10:00 am worship service we will be celebrating, highlighting and praying for camping ministry. We will be welcoming some special guests this Sunday from Rocky Ridge Ranch, Liebenzell Mission, Faith Mission and Camp Kintail and we will be hearing about their ministry programs. You will get a sneak peak at this year’s VBC theme and we will sing some of the favourite camp songs from past VBCs. There will also be an opportunity to support NPC’s camping ministry. Donations will go towards sending children to camp and toward the running of our various camp programs. We hope you can attend and celebrate the joy and love of camp.
The “Mom and tots” program at St. David’s Presbyterian Church is hosting a special guest speaker on Wednesday, February 21st at 10:00 am on the topic of Faith @ Home (see description below). This workshop is for parents and grandparents who want to pass their faith on to their children. Hope to see you there.
Faith @ Home: Best Practices For Sharing Your Faith With Your Children And Grandchildren:
Parents and grandparents often wonder if what they are doing at home (and in the church) is the best they could be doing to share a transformative faith with their children and grandchildren. Are the kids listening? Does your faith matter to them? Will they grow up with a faith of their own that speaks to them and lasts a life-time? PARENTS have the MOST CRITICAL influence on the ongoing faith of their children and GRANDPARENTS play an especially important role too! Tori Smit, Regional Minister for Faith Formation for the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, will look at 5 key practices for parents and grandparents to consider as they seek to pass their faith on to their children and grandchildren. We will hear practical take-home ideas, discover some great resources for your family to use, and reflect on the special opportunities the church year presents us with to celebrate at home. Finally we will consider some of the challenging situations we may experience as we seek to pass our faith on to the next generation.
Each year NPC puts a little slide show together to celebrate all the ministry that has happened during the year. Here is our 2017 video.
What a cold winter we have had so far! An inconvenience for most but potentially deadly for those on the street. That’s why NPC will be participating again in the Coldest Night of the Year walk to raise money for Milton Transitional housing. On February 24th, a group from NPC will be walking 2, 5 or 10 km to raise awareness and raise funds to help the homeless. If you would like to sponsor or join our team, just click to visit our team fundraising page. Your support for the homeless is appreciated because remember, it’s Canada and it’s cold out there!