Welcome to Northminster

We are a biblically-based Presbyterian church seeking to experience and share God’s love to transform our homes, community and the world. We hope you will join us.
 

Join us this Sunday!

We have wonderful Sunday School opportunities for all ages at 9:45am. Our worship service is at 11am. We look forward to seeing you!  Click here to find out where we are and get in touch.

Upcoming Events

 

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Join us for Table Talk, beginning January 10.

We invite you to join us for a new weekly opportunity to fellowship together, explore how culture and God’s Word connect, and enjoy a great dinner.  Each Wednesday, beginning at 5:30, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and then have a time of teach and discussion.  Some weeks we’ll hear from missions and missionaries we support.  Some weeks we’ll pray for one another and our community.  While exactly what goes on might change, what will be consistent is the opportunity we have to grow as a community and as individual disciples of Christ.
 
Dinner is $5 per person, $15 per family. RSVPs (contact the church office) are appreciated, so we can make sure to have enough food.  But don’t worry, if you don’t RSVP, come anyway, we’ll always make sure to have plenty.
 
We’ll wrap up around 6:45 each week, so those of you who are in the choir will have plenty of time to get ready.
 
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, January 10 for our first Table Talk!

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2018 Youth Ministry Winter Retreat

We’re partnering with several churches from Lynchburg, Roanoke for an awesome winter retreat at Eagle Eyrie Conference Center!  This is open to all students from 6th through 12th grades.  It’s going to be a fantastic time and we hope you’ll join us.
 
We will meet at Northminster at 2PM on Sunday, January 14 and return at 5PM Monday, January 15.  Don’t worry, it’s MLK weekend, so there’s no school on Monday.
 
The cost is $54 per student.  Registration deadline is Sunday, December 31.
 
Click this link to sign up and download a permission slip!  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Pastor’s Corner – December 2017

Waiting for What?

Each year, the month of December is marked by the Christian season of Advent. The word “advent” comes from the latin word, adventus, which means “coming” or “arrival.” It’s a season of preparation, of “expectant waiting.” Waiting for what, exactly? Well, somewhat obviously, we’re waiting and preparing for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. Why are we preparing for something that’s already happened?
 

Remembering and Anticipating

With each passing year, it is getting easier to lose our focus on Jesus’ birth over the course of a month filled with shopping, Christmas parties, family gatherings and the general chaos and hustle of the month. Taking time to reflect carefully on hopeful anticipation of the Hebrew people waiting for their Messiah and the wonder of the incarnation provides an antidote to the rampant consumerism of this season.
 
But more than just remembering Christ’s first Advent, we look forward with hopeful anticipation for His second coming. As Philip Reindeers writes,
Advent is a season of expectant waiting, tapping into the sense we have that all is not well, the longing for the world to be made right again. It’s a season for restless hearts and people weary of a broken world who want, with all our being, to know there’s more than this.
Advent cultivates in us a discerning eye, helping us to spot the sin that clutters our lives and notice all the ways we need to be saved. By helping us to hope intensely for restoration, to feel our own need to be saved, Advent prepares us for genuine Christmas joy and faith in the One who saves us from our sin, Jesus.
 
Obviously we don’t need to be saved over and over again – Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross and resurrection from the dead has atoned, paid for, all of our sins once and for all. But the Christian life is one of growing deeper in our relationship to God and realizing that there is more sinful clutter in our soul than we might’ve realized. This Advent, may we all be filled with joy in knowing that our Savior knows us better than we know ourselves, came 2,000 years ago to redeem us from our sins, and is going to come back one day soon and make all that is broken right.
 
Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Amen!
 
Blessings,
Rev. David Garrison

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Youth Ministry Christmas Celebration – December 10, 6:00PM

All students in 5th through 12th grade are invited to join us as we celebrate the season with crazy Christmas games, fun activities, a message reminding us of why Christmas matters, and, of course, a ‘white elephant’ gift exchange!  Each student should bring a gift (the crazier the better, but keep it under $5…and yes, the sweater grandma gave you last Christmas is perfect for a white elephant gift exchange!).  As always, we’ll wrap up by 7:30.  We’ll see you (and we hope you’ll bring a friend, too) there!

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Christmas Decorating – December 2

It’s that exciting time of year when we dress up our homes for Christmas. And, we also delight in being able to dress up God’s house, too. We would love for you to join us Saturday, December 2, from 9am – noon (or whenever during that time you are available), as we put up beautiful trees, candles, wreaths, banners, and more! Morning snacks and a light lunch will hopefully make things even more enjoyable! Hope to see you there!

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