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January 10, 2019
From The Co-Pastors
The Feast of Epiphany, the culmination of the Christmas season, celebrates the revelation of Jesus to the world and invites our discernment of Jesus’ identity as the Christ child. This year the Parish Ministry has encouraged each parish to hold an Epiphany party on the weekend of January 4-6. We hope you will soon receive an invitation to your parish Epiphany gathering. If you are unsure which parish you belong to, or your parish hasn’t planned an event and you would like to participate, or you would like to help plan your parish event, please email Mary Nevil ([email protected]), Parish Ministry Chair, and she will connect you.
Intergenerational Epiphany Celebration, January 6, 9:30 am to 10: 30 am, Fellowship Hall: Join us as we begin the new year with a celebration of Epiphany. There will be food and a story for all ages. At 10:00 the children will move to the Sunday school hall to work on an Epiphany craft. The adults will stay together for an activity led by spiritual director, Kimberly Broerman.
Sunday, January 6, 2019
8:30 AM Worship Leaders
11:00 AM Worship Leaders
Flowers: For this week, flowers are given by the Worship Committee for all the good work NDPC does in the world.
On January 6th, we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany with 8:30 am and 11 am service of poetry, music, and communion. God is always revealing God’s self and the divine reality to us in the world. We honor how God shows up for us in the visit of a cardinal, the melody of a passing song, the kindness of a stranger and the guidance of a star. Come hear favorite poems submitted and read by our members and musical reflections from Clint Miller and Amina Watts Hull. Reflect on the words and signs God is putting in your life as a compass for your journey. At 9:30 am, we observe this feast day with an intergenerational story and activity time.
Change for Change
For January, our loose change will go to the Co-pastors’ Discretionary Fund, which we use to help members and visitors with emergency food, medicine, and housing needs. Please continue to contribute your loose change in the offering to help our children learn the habit of giving joyfully. Thank you for your contributions.
Coffee and Fellowship
Refreshments will be provided by the Congregational Care Group. Thank you to the volunteer(s) for providing our refreshments this Sunday. To find out when your parish or church group is sponsoring Fellowship and Refreshments, or to volunteer to host, please contact Holly Williams at [email protected].
Community Fellowship: The 2019 Sign-Up Genius is now available for everyone to peruse! Please click on https:www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E48ABAC2BA4FA7-ndpc3 to see which Sunday your parish or committee is scheduled to provide the refreshments for fellowship between Sunday School and Worship. There is also one Sunday each month available for any individual volunteer who would like to host. This is a popular opportunity to meet and greet old and new friends each week and enjoy snacks together. We are totally dependent upon folks stepping up to offer this hospitality, so please volunteer!
The Personnel Committee is seeking volunteers to help with administrative tasks and visitors during peak office hours. If you are interested and can help us pilot this program, please email [email protected].
Iyabo Onipede is scheduled for surgery on January 9th. She will be out for recovery for three weeks. Lin Wormley will be covering the communications aspect of her job through [email protected]. Please send any prayer requests and announcements to that address. All other inquiries can be sent to Nancy at [email protected]. If you are looking for ways to support Iyabo, please direct them to our co-pastors.
Please continue to direct space usage requests to [email protected].
Coming January 13th:
Spiritual Gifts Inventory
Craftivism and Liturgical Arts – On Tuesdays!
Children and Youth
From Elder Marion Reeves
(contact [email protected])
Sunday School resumes January 6.
January is the beginning of preparation for Youth Sunday on March 3. During the Sunday school hour, Many Anona Stoops and Alexandra Mauney will be planning worship for Worship on Wheels on March 10. As a part of this, the group will be thinking about both worship leadership opportunities and planning together for these. The preparation for March 3 will continue on several of the evening meetings in January and February so that all youth can be a part of the leadership of worship on March 3.
Confirmation for 8th and 9th graders
Next meeting: Sunday, January 13th – Session 6: What Does It Mean to Be a Disciple of Jesus?
Circle of Care, Sunday, January 13, 4:30 pm, Parlor: Circle of Care meets twice a month and offers support and fellowship for caregivers and those living with mental or physical health issues. This group meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 4:30 pm. January dates are 13th and 27th. Contact Mary Anona, [email protected].
Do you need care or know someone who needs congregational care? The phone number for care at the church is 404-981-6372. Or contact [email protected] at our confidential email address to let a pastor know of a concern that needs prayer, a visit, or pastoral attention. If you would like to be added to the weekly In Touch prayer list for a concern or a celebration, contact [email protected]
Book Group, January 17, at 7:00 PM will be at Kip Duchon’s to discuss “The Undoing Project – A Friendship that Changed our Minds” by Michael Lewis. Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. For more, click here. Contact Kip Duchon [email protected]ail.com.
Service and Missions
New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta & Tzedek Georgia (a Jewish reform advocacy group) Learn How To Influence Your Legislators, Special Workshop – Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 am-1 pm, The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, , Atlanta, GA 30305, contact email: [email protected]
Presbyterians for a Better Georgia Opportunities
Here is a link to register for one or both PBG events: https://www.p4bg.org/events
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