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November/December Highlights

Thu/Fri., Nov. 24-25  Church Closed for Thanksgiving

Sun., Nov. 27:  First Sunday of Advent

Fri., Dec. 2:      "The Grinch" Pajama Party - 6:00 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 4:    Advent Concert, 4:00 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 11:  Advent Concert, 4:00 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 18:  Advent Concert, 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 20:   7:00 p.m.  Longest Night Service

​Saturday, Dec. 24:  4:00 p.m. Family Service

                                    7:00 p.m. Traditional Service  (also on Facebook Live) 

                                    9:00 p.m. Traditional Service

Sunday, Dec. 25:   10:00 a.m. Lessons & Carols

Click on the "Dates & Events" logo to see the full calendar

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Family Movie Night:  "The Grinch" Pajama Party

Friday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Bring the whole family and wear your coziest pajamas!  Admission is FREE and includes:  watching “The Grinch” (PG, 2018); movie snacks and hot cocoa; and a gingerbread house building & decorating contest!  Contact Jenn Zibbell for any questions:  jenniferzibbell@fpcnorthville.org

 

(movie shown with permission: CVLI Movie License #504322933)

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Mitten Tree

Please help us fill the Christmas Tree in Boll Hall with mittens, hats, and scarves for needy children in Detroit. Boxes underneath are for children’s socks and underwear. These items will go to the children at Neinas Elementary and also to Crossroads.

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Advent Concerts - 'Abendmusik 2022'

To help prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ -- and to give us all a much-needed break from the stresses of the season -- the Music Department is offering a series of concerts on the second, third, and final Sundays of Advent.  Sundays at 4:00 p.m. Free admission - bring a friend!

Dec. 4:  Jay Sappington, pianist, composer

Dec. 11:  Two Handbell choirs playing seasonal favorites

Dec. 18:  Dr. Dave Wagner, organist

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Bell Ringers Needed!

The Salvation Army is looking for a few good bell ringers to collect holiday donations at the Kroger in downtown Northville. Sign up now for dates starting after Thanksgiving.  If you are interested in giving your time, please visit and sign-up at ringbell.org or registertoring.com.  The site links are in our Friday ENews. (Note: there are not designated FPCN group slots; sign up individually for whatever time slot you like).

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Christmas "Angel" Gift Card Collection

This year, we are looking for ‘Angels’ donors to provide gift cards for Northville Civic Concern. Gift cards allow the families to shop for Christmas presents and get what they need. If you are interested in helping:

¨ Please purchase gift cards in $25, $50, $75, & $100 denominations from Target, Meijer, Walmart, or gas cards. Be sure the denomination is marked on the card.

¨ Place the gift cards in the Christmas-wrapped box in Boll Hall marked "Northville Civic Concern" no later than Sunday, November 20.

¨ Cash and checks made out to the church can also be placed in the box and will be used to purchase gift cards.

Questions?  Contact Catherine Weir at 248-921-8090 or Jennie Macy at 248-521-8546.

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Toy Collection

This holiday season the Mission Committee is holding a Toy Collection for children ages newborn to 18 years. We are collecting NEW, UNWRAPPED toys, books, board games, coloring books, small stuffed animals, art supplies, and gift cards. The items will be delivered to needy children in the area and children in hospitals during the holidays. Art supplies will go to an area school that is in need of them.

¨ Items can be placed in the gift box marked "Toy Collection" near the Mission Table in Boll Hall OR purchased and delivered through the Amazon Wish List "First Pres Toy Drive".

¨ Gift cards, cash, and checks made out to the church can be placed in the box marked "Cash for Toy Collection". Gift cards will be given to families in need and monetary gifts will be used to purchase gifts or gift cards. 

¨ We will be collecting gifts thru December 20, but the earlier the better so that we can start distributing them to organizations early in December to meet their deadlines. 

Questions? Contact Catherine Weir at 248-921-8090 or Jennie Macy at  248-521-8546.

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SEEKERS Discussion Group

Seekers adults' group meets via Zoom once a month, Monday at 7:00 p.m.  If you would like to receive resource lists to prepare for discussions and the meeting link, contact Wanda Moon at wanda_moon@me.com.   

 

Monday, October 24:  What does the Bible say about the role of women?

Monday, November 28:  Can Presbyterians use prayer beads?

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Welcome Desk Sign Up

We are looking for people to serve at the Welcome Desk on Sunday mornings.  Sign-Up Genius is being used  to sign-up - it's fast and easy!  Please click on the link below (or copy it and paste in your browser) and find a date(s) that works for you.

 

Welcome Desk Sign Up

 

 After you sign-up, you will receive an email reminder 3 days before your scheduled date. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Vivienne Ward at JVTWard@aol.com or 248-767-9146.

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Hosts for Sunday Fellowship Time

Each Sunday after service we will need two Hosts to attend the beverage counter and clean up after coffee is done (instructions will be posted in the Boll Hall kitchen). It just takes a few minutes with two people—please choose a Sunday and sign up with this link:

 

Fellowship Host Sign UP

Please consider serving our congregation in this small, but big way!

If you have any questions please contact Nancy Kaatz:  njkaatz@juno.com 

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Red Cross Blood Drives

FPCN has partnered with the American Red Cross for many years as a donation site.   Currently, blood supplies are dangerously low, so please plan to donate as you are able.  Opportunities are to be found on line at redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.  To sign up for FPC Northville, use the sponsor code 'FPCNORTHVILLE'. 

Dates for Blood Drives at FPCN:

January 6, 2023

March 24, 2023

June 30, 2023

September 29, 2023

all are on Fridays from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.

Make an appointment today!

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 Worship Service on Facebook

We are LIVE Streaming our worship service.  Please log on Facebook Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
 

How to View a video on Facebook:   (you don’t need to have a Facebook account)

On your computer browser search bar, type:  http://facebook.com/FPCNorthville to go to the church’s Facebook page.  To watch a live stream video (at 10:00am Sundays), scroll down past Photos, to Posts and click on the red “Live” button (make sure to unmute the sound on the video’s window, then also adjust your computer’s volume).  Videos will also be available to watch after the event is over; find Videos in the menu on the left side of the home page.

​Tip:  while you are watching a video, periodically Facebook will show a pop-up window asking you to log in, or to create a new account – Just click “Not Now”  or the X and it will go away.

Mission and Outreach

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Serving at Crossroads

Several times a year, FPCN participates in the Sunday Meal at Crossroads of MI. We will be helping to provide a meal for up to 350 guests.  Volunteer shifts are typically in the morning (8:15 – 11:00 am) or afternoon (10:30 am – 2 pm) to help prepare the meal and distribute it. 

This effort is collaborative with other local churches in our Presbytery. Meet some other mission minded folks and help others in Detroit!

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5 Cents a Meal

For every meal you and your family members enjoyed in the last month, please donate 5 cents to help with food insecurity needs in our community.  The Mission Team uses these funds for various efforts throughout the year, including Gleaners, Crossroads, Northville Civic Concern, hospitality dinners for the homeless, and others!  Please fill a brown "grocery bag" envelope each month and drop it in the offering plate, or donate anytime on-line on our "Give and Serve" page.  

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Little Dresses for Africa

You can help in this mission by picking up a kit in Boll Hall, completing it and returning the dress to the church.  The kit has all the supplies needed, full instructions and requires only basic sewing skills. Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit Christian organization whose mission is to provide relief by distributing dresses to little girls, primarily in African villages, but also to other countries in crisis.

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Northville Civic Concern

We appreciate all of your support!  

There is a grocery cart in Boll Hall to accept your donations of non-perishable foods, paper goods and household cleaning products.

· Or, you may take donations to the Civic Concern office at 43275 W. 7 Mile Rd, (next to Hal’s Auto Care) Drive up, place your donations on the carts outside during regular Civic Concern hours, M W F 10:00 - 1:00, please. Our volunteers will take it from there!

· Donations cannot be left outside at off hours.   

· Civic Concern cannot take clothing, furniture, household items, etc.

Did you know?

Donate to FPCN On-Line

There is a quick, easy and secure way to make a monetary contribution to FPCN.  Just go the the "Give & Serve" page and click on the yellow "Donate" button.   You may choose either the general fund, or the 5 Cents a Meal fund.   Also, if you use 'general fund' there is a comments box where you may designate your donation to a specific fund or ministry.   Thank you for your gracious gifts.

Amazon Smile

Do you shop at Amazon?  FPCN is now part of AmazonSmile! The AmazonSmile Foundation, operated by Amazon, lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com, including Amazon Prime member benefits. However, when you shop on AmazonSmile, the foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchase price back to FPCN, at no cost to you.  Tip: always make sure you are using smile.amazon.com when shopping Amazon or set it to one of your favorites in your browser.

 

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