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God’s Creative Story

NDPC is a storytelling community. Every Sunday in worship, we choose part of God’s story from the scriptures to tell in words and images. We receive the story into our lives and let it intersect with our own life story. Stories – God’s and ours – are sources within which we discover meaning in our world.

We are delighted to announce that NDPC is the recipient of a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Mich., with funds provided by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. This grant enables us to launch a year-long project called God’s Creative Story for 2019-2010. It will help us discover new ways to enhance our storytelling through visual media and creative expression in worship, and it will provide new opportunities for learning in adult education and liturgical arts.

Ellen Gadberry welcomes you to creative arts gatherings – Liturgical Arts Group and Craftivists – at the church Thursday evenings where we will make beautiful artwork for worship, for devotion, and to support our social justice initiatives.

Every Sunday at 9:30 am, as part of adult education, Rick Neale welcomes you into a creative, rollicking conversation about the Artistry of the Bible – a “Bible study” for people who hate Bible study.

During the year we will welcome three nationally known guest speakers for special presentations, each of which will offer us opportunities to engage Word and worship through visual arts.

In worship through the coming year, the preaching will focus on teaching our community to engage scripture by examining stories that evoke the Bible’s major themes: creation, covenant, prophecy, liberation, wonder, power, mercy, salvation, and community.

By the end of this church year, we anticipate that every member of our community will feel a deeper appreciation for God’s artistic and arresting, weird and wonderful, complex and creative story – and how our own story is bound up with God’s.

 
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Adults

When we learn something new, we grow, and we see the world differently. We act in it differently. Learning in a church is rooted in the communal aspect of learning and transformation. Christian education is not instruction by experts or masters, it is formation through relationships.

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Youth (6th - 12th grade)

Youth (6th - 12th grade)

NDPC’s youth are from schools all over the Atlanta area. We meet together and form a family, growing in faith and relationship with each other at the church. We encourage our youth to take active roles in the church community so they can grow spiritually and practically.

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Children (infancy - 5th grade)

Children (infancy - 5th grade)

Since our church’s founding in 1955, children have been central to the life of our congregation. We value children, and take great care of their emotional and spiritual development, as well as provide support for parents.

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