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Take a look below for all sorts of ways to connect, grow and serve at Northminster Presbyterian Church!
Health Update!
Our priority at Northminster is the health and safety of our church family, guests and staff.

 
While the current risk level of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Tucson remains low, we wanted to share the steps we're taking to ensure the health and safety of our community.
 
At this time, we are proceeding with our regularly scheduled worship services at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am, and taking necessary precautions for everyone's health and safety. If you would prefer, however, to join us online for worship on Sunday, please visit npctucson.org/watchlive or
facebook.com/npctucson

Please know that the staff is committed to keeping our campus clean, and we ask that you too practice good common sense and health hygiene as we navigate the days ahead together. We ask that all adhere to the following guidelines to ensure everyone's health and safety:
1. Pray  - Please be in prayer for those who are struggling with health or loss; pray for those serving in the health fields to provide help and relief.
2. Wash - Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
3. Become aware – Break the habit of touching your face so often - sometimes we do it without even knowing.
4. Cover - Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue or your arm.
5. Stay  - Please stay at home when you or a family member are sick. If you do need to stay home, we’ve got you covered. You can worship with us during our 8:00, 9:30, or 11:00am services from wherever you are - just visit npctucson.org/watchlive or facebook.com/npctucson. You can also watch anytime at npctucson.org/ondemand.

6. Handshakes - We're asking that you not shake hands when greeting each other, but rather to wave, fist/elbow bump or share a friendly smile.
For coronavirus information and safety and readiness tips, visit the following:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Red Cross
Pima County Health Department

God has not called us to live in fear but in faith. As the apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For the Spirit of God does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” Our prayer is that God will fill all of us with these three gifts, no matter what comes our way.
For the latest developments, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tucson Festival of Books
We're saddened to announce that the Tucson Festival of Books has been canceled. Northminster was very much looking forward to participating in the event again this year, but we understand the circumstances in which the difficult decision was made.
Author Caroline Kurtz, who was to share our booth, will still be joining us this weekend.
Meet & Greet with Author Caroline Kurtz 
Friday, March 13, 6:00-7:30pm, Grundstrom Room.
Caroline, a partner in mission with Northminster, will share with us her story of growing up in Ethiopia and America, as told in her new book, A Road Called Down on Both Sides. Join us for this casual meeting. Snacks and light refreshments will be served.


Caroline will also have a table in the Rowley Courtyard on Sunday morning, where you will have the opportunity to purchase her book.
Count Me In
Join us for worship!
Third Sunday in Lent
Sunday, March 15 |
 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am


Sunday Worship
Our Lenten sermon series, Questions Jesus Asked, continues this Sunday with an inspiring message from Pastor Andy, "Where is Your Faith?" based on Mark 4:35-41.
Can't be with us in person? 
Watch live Sundays
 npctucson.org/watchlive
facebook.com/npctucson
Watch on-demand anytime  
npctucson.org/ondemand
youtube.com/npctucson
Women's Annual Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend Dinner
Tickets on sale this Sunday, March 15!
Click the image for a downloadable poster to share with all the girls in your life!

Dedicate an Easter Lily in honor of a loved one.
Lilies will decorate the Sanctuary on Easter day and may be taken home afterward. The cost is $17 per plant. Download and print an order form here, or pick up a hard copy in one of our Welcome Centers. Completed forms are due back to the Church Office by Sunday, April 5.
Next Steps Membership Class
Sunday, March 22
2:00-4:00pm, Youth Room #1 
This informative, interactive class is for anyone interested in knowing more about our church, what it means to be Presbyterian and how to become part of our church family. Class materials are FREE. Childcare is available upon request. Ready to take your next step? Sign up online at bit.ly/npcnextsteps, on your Sunday morning Welcome Card or email Sally Wiger, swiger@npctucson.org
Give back to our community - serve at our annual Neighborhood Easter Party outreach event, Saturday, April 4. 
Game leaders, activity leaders, guest greeters and others are needed for a successful event. Two-hour shifts. Visit the Rowley Courtyard table on Sunday morning for more details and choose how to be involved.

Help supply the outreach: Stop by our table in the Rowley Courtyard on Sunday morning to pick an egg from the "donation tree" or visit our wish list at Amazon.com, bit.ly/outreachwl.
Easter Invitations - It's not too early to be praying about who God will place on your heart to invite to church on Easter day. Invitation cards are now available in the Narthex and at the Welcome Centers. Pick up as many as you'd like and use to invite family and friends to join you for worship and celebrating the Resurrection!
A digital invitation option is also available. Click the image to download and share it on your social media.
Thank you for the wonderful response in helping us become a Quality First School!
Northminster Christian school is going through an accreditation process called Quality First and we are in need of some items to help our school be in compliance, and most importantly, safe and appropriate for our children.

Our updated Amazon Wish List only has a few items left - please help us fulfill our remaining needs. Be sure to start at Northminster's support page so that the church receives a percentage of your gift.


Thank you for your support! We strive to give our very best each day and are thankful for this opportunity to provide an even richer and safer environment for our students.

Amy Baum, Director
Northminster Christian School
Opportunities to Grow

View a full list of groups being offered and find the place that best fits you, by clicking the button below. 
Find Your Place
Learn more at npctucson.org/lifegroups and please indicate your interest in being a Life Group participant (or host or facilitator) using the online interest form.
Classes for Adults
PARENT CONNECT CLASS - Sundays, 9:30am, Upper Room. Parents and guardians of all ages are invited for learning and conversation. Danielle Constant, facilitator.
EPISTLE OF EPHESIANS - Sundays, 11:00am, Youth Room 1.  Facilitator: Dennis McAlister. 
WOW (Women of the Word) - Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am, Grundstrom Room. Joseph -- 
Journey to Forgiveness
 by Melissa Spoelstra.   
MEN'S STUDY - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Parlor. Book of Ecclesiastes.  
MEN'S POWER LUNCH - Thursdays, 12:00pm, Grundstrom Room. Weekly Bible study. Bring your own lunch and Bible. 
RUTH CIRCLE WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDYFirst Tuesday, monthly, through May, 9:30-11:00am, Grundstrom Room. Come for fellowship, food and studying God's word. Most lessons led by Pastor Andy Ross.
LYDIA BIBLE STUDY - Ladies, come together the second Thursday, monthly, to study the Bible. Beginner friendly, yet compelling enough for all levels. 5:45-7:20pm, Grundstrom Room. 
"Reading for the Common Good"  
Monthly reading group, 11am-1pm, Northminster Library. 

Come join the discussion the 3rd Sunday of each month!
March 15 - We’ll discuss G. K. Chesterton's biography, St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox

April 19 | Max Lucado, Six Hours One Friday.
Books are not provided and should be acquired on your own.
Opportunities to Give & Serve
Rummage Sale Donations - Please consider contributing items to our annual Rummage Sale, to be held March 27-28, 8am-2pm. We are looking for clothing, furniture, linens, toys, books, collectibles, housewares, sports equipment, musical instruments, electronics, unwanted gifts and Christmas items. Drop things off 10am-2pm, March 17, 24, 25 and 26, at the basketball court.
Deacons Pantry - Tuesdays, weekly, groceries and other assistance are given out from Northminster's Deacons Pantry (Multipurpose Building). You can lend a hand...

Help supply the following items: 
  • Peanut Butter
  • Crackers
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Chicken
  • Small Boxes of Cereal
  • Clothing (all sizes and any condition welcome)
Bring items to the Church Office during regular office hours. 
Text npctucson to 73256
You can now give through Northminster's Facebook page too! 
Support our School with Tax Credit Donations -
Please consider donating your tax credit to IBE (Institute for Better Education) Scholarships or ACSTO (Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization) on behalf of Northminster Christian School. Donations may be made through April 15, 2020 for the 2019 tax year.
IBE Printable Donation Form
ACSTO Online Donor Portal
Look what's coming up...
Mark your calendar...

Fri. Mar. 13 | A Night with Author Caroline Kurtz | 6:00-7:30pm | Grundstrom Room
Weds. Mar. 18 | Senior Lunch with Dr. Anna Graham | 12:00-1:30pm | Fellowship Hall
Fri. Mar. 20 | CANCELED LumberJack & Jill Party 
Sun. Mar. 22 | Next Steps Membership Class | 2:00-4:00pm | Youth Room #1
Tues. Mar. 24 | Chipotle Fundraiser Night | 4:00-8:00pm | Campbell Ave.
Fri. Mar. 27 | Crafters Rummage Sale | 8:00am-2:00pm | NPC Basketball Court
Sat. Mar. 28 | Crafters Rummage Sale | 8:00am-2:00pm | NPC Basketball Court
Annual Women's Dinner | 5:30-7:30pm | Fellowship Hall
Sat. Mar. 29 | 5th Sunday Family Fun Day | 9:30-10:30am | CE Rooms 8/9
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INTERESTED IN BEING BAPTIZED?

Email swiger@npctucson.org for all the details. 


PRAYER MINISTRY

We’d love to pray for any needs you may have. You can come to the Prayer Garden on Sunday mornings after services or call to be added to our Prayer Chain, 327-7121.

PRAYER GATHERING
Prayer Circle -  Meets monthly on the first Friday, 9:00-10:00am, Parlor.
Come take part in our prayer time that’s coordinated around a specific theme each month. We encourage intercessory prayers for our community, families, city, country, and more!


CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Normal office hours are 9:00am–4:00pm Mon.–Thurs; 9:00am-3:00pm Fridays.

If you have questions, email us at office@npctucson.org.

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