Service Within the Church

There are many ways to engage as a member of the church community. Donating your time, money, and energy are invaluable contributions to the ongoing work of the church.

Community Fellowship

Community Fellowship

Every Sunday, during the academic year, we gather between Church School and Worship, we host a community fellowship time of coffee and refreshments. In the Summer, when the weather permits we host this after our worship at 10:00 am outdoors. 

Generally, parishes and committees host the fellowship hour but sometimes individuals volunteer as well.

For more information, contact [email protected]

See the Communicator for signup details

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Music

Music

The Music ministry at North Decatur Presbyterian prepares and presents music of the highest quality and broadest scope for the purpose of worshipping God. Choirs and ensembles are created and rehearsed to meet the gifts and talents of this community of faith.

Clint Miller  •  [email protected]
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Elders

Elders

Every year, our congregation nominates, elects, and ordains women and men to serve the church as “ruling elders” to lead our congregation’s life and ministry. This group of elders is called the “Session.”

Carol Morgan  •  [email protected]
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Children and Youth Education Committee

Children and Youth Education Committee

Our primary goal is to enhance and manage a strong children’s program that helps families develop whole family faith practices. The program is strengthened through the curriculum used during church school, children’s involvement in worship, youth group opportunities, and family activities and education.

    Marion Reeves  •  [email protected]
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    Church Committees

    Church Committees

    Effective leadership most often moves collectively with consensus from others. The committees at NDPC work together with the pastoral staff and members of the Session to determine the best direction for the church.

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    Donate Flowers

    Donate Flowers

    The flowers in the sanctuary help remind us of God’s grace in creation, and can be especially meaningful to celebrate special days. You can make a general donation or a flower donation for one or more Sundays. You may also wish to donate in honor of or in memory of a loved one, which will be noted in the worship bulletin for that day.

      •  [email protected]

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    Greeters & Ushers

    Greeters & Ushers

    Did you receive a warm welcome when you first visited our church? Are you willing to offer that kind of welcome to another newcomer? We always need friendly, outgoing greeters and ushers to help visitors find their way, and to assist in the many details of worship.

    Martha Shepherd  •  [email protected]
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    Engagement

    Engagement

     

    We Welcome All

    The Engagement Team leads the NDPC community in providing a warm welcome to all.

    Inviting

    • Several times a year, we host special Bring a Friend Sundays and we also encourage members to bring friends and family every Sunday.

    Creating a Positive First Impression

    • We provide greeters for Sunday worship and for special services and events.
    • We maintain member name tags and ask all members to wear them each Sunday.
    • We create, maintain and restock the prayer cards and informational pamphlets in the pews for our visitors.

    Welcoming

    • We maintain the attendance pads so worshippers may know the names of those sitting on their pews during the service. See a visitor on the list? Introduce yourself!
    • We contact visitors who sign the attendance pads during worship.
    • We remain in contact with returning visitors and we invite them to join an Inquirers Class or a special gathering to learn more about North Decatur and what it means to be a member of the church and the NDPC community.
    • We host the Inquirers Classes.
    • We introduce new members to the congregation in worship, on the new member bulletin board, and with photographs on nametag ribbons in the narthex and the In Touch newsletter. 
    • We give hospitality baskets to our NPDC campus partners to be sure they know they are valued at NDPC.

    Engaging

    • We connect each new member with a current member. The current member serves as a mentor to help the new member be engaged in the community of NDPC. Mentors help new members understand the many ways they can serve and be involved, and they suggest opportunities for enrichment and nurture.

    Want to be involved in this important ministry?

    Contact [email protected].

    David Lewicki  •  [email protected]
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