October Bible Study Please join us as we discuss Christianity's Surprise ! Other Bible study dates are: October 10, 20, 24, and Nov. 1.
You may register by completing and returning the MAX form HERE. Thank You!
Dinner for 8 is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others to share a meal and enhance fellowship and community. Groups plan their own meals and get together at least 4 times over a period of 4 months, sharing meals at participants’ homes, or at local restaurants. The emphasis is on fun and fellowship so you don't have to be a gourmet cook to participate. In addition to having dinner together, read a Proverb, spend some time playing games, or just hanging out. Also take some pictures and share them with others in our congregation to spur fellowship.
It’s time to start planning the 2022 Advent pageant!
Are you being called to serve? This year the NRPC 2022 Advent pageant will look similar to last year as it will be outdoors. It will also be expanded with new activities for participants and guests to participate in.
What do we need from you? We need participants of all ages and volunteers to be characters in the story, guides, to help set up the existing sets, and to help take down the sets.
If any of this resonates with you, please fill out the Google form here. Remember, there is no age limit to who may participate. All are encouraged to help us as we grow to share more and retell the amazing story of the birth of Christ.
Please prayerfully discern if you are able to serve. If you are willing, please fill out the Google form or contact
Erin Robbins or Sarah Bales by October 16th.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
NORTH RALEIGH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH POTLUCK
immediately following worship
What better way to welcome LIsa back than with a famous NRPC POTLUCK!
bring whatever dish (or dishes) you wish! Please bring them ready to serve with an appropriate serving piece.
Please keep in mind there will not be a way to keep any food items hot or cold but you may bring a cooler or insulated carrier.
The buffet tables will be set up inside the Faith Ministries Building but seating (inside and outside) will be limited. Please bring your tailgate chairs!
Fellowship and Capital Campaign teams will provide drinks and paper products
Join friends and family at a favorite NRPC event as we welcome the start of many church activities and say “HOWDY” to Lisa with delicious food and warm fellowship!
Music ministry opportunities for the fall:
Adult Choir meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m. We will begin practices on August 31. Our first Sunday leading worship will be Sunday, September 11.
Adult Bell Choir meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. We will begin practices on August 30. We lead worship monthly.
Joyful Ringers is a new bell choir opportunity for those that prefer to meet during the day.
Youth Music is for 6th - 12th grade students. We will meet weekly on Sunday mornings from 9 - 10 a.m. Our first practice will be September 11. This group leads worship monthly.
Children's music is for students ages 5 - 5th grade. We will meet weekly on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Our first practice will be August 31.
The NRPC orchestra leads worship as needed. Please contact Terri Nicotera if you are an instrumentalist and are interested in participating in the orchestra. All instruments, ages and abilities welcome!
Contact Terri Nicotera for questions and to sign up.
A VERY SPECIAL FELLOWSHIP WITH BOOKS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24
Please plan to be a part of a special discussion of the book The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune.
Joining the group remotely will be Venessa Kelley (sister of Vidalia Patterson) an illustrator who works with Mr. Klune. She will provide some behind the scenes perspectives of the author's background and motivations for the story.
What a unique opportunity for all of us! The group will meet in the narthex at 6:30 pm
July Outreach: Bookbags for Children in Foster Care
Each year in Wake County, nearly 500 children live in foster care. As we anticipate the start of the next traditional school year, our congregation is invited to donate new book bags for these children to help them start their learning experience with what they need.
We are also collecting the school supplies that will go inside the bags. Please donate what you are able to provide:
· Sturdy bookbags for children, ages kindergarten (small) to high school (larger)
· Packs of construction paper (25-50 count)
· Composition books
· Small packs of crayons
· Packs of colored pencils
· 2” 3-ring binders
· Wide-ruled notebook paper (pack)
· Spiral notebooks - single subject, wide-ruled
· Spiral notebooks - single subject, college-ruled
· Sturdy pocket folders
· Clorox wipes (small packages)
· Small bottles of hand sanitizer
Please drop off the donations to the Faith Ministries Building (FMB) during this month in the marked bins. The deadline is Sunday, July 24. For questions, contact Margaret Albert, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting children in foster care.