Gary Johnson, Brian Rainey and Pat Koehler invite any who would like to be part of the team of tinkerers, menders and building tenders who care for the building and grounds.
If you're interested in being on the Building Care Team, let us know!
Fall Work Day for all TBA!
Request from the Root family:
Owen Root's birthday is September 24!
Let's send him cards!
Seton Hall University
400 S Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
No need to restrict it to birthday - send a note anytime!
Caring For Kids Breakfast - Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
Tuesday, October 3, 7:30 am
Celebrate our communities’ collective efforts through CfK’s critically important work. Learn about the current needs of local 0- to 5-year-olds and their families. Sustain CfK in ways that matter to you, local kids, and the community. RSVP.
Homebrewed Christianity, with Tripp Fuller presents Theology for Normal People: A 4-Week Online Course to Answer 8 Big "God" Questions, with Dr. Peter Enns.
Tripp Fuller offers all kinds of super interesting and theologically robust things in an online format (worth checking out some of the archived classes and events!) This one promises to be a good one! Find out more here.
NAMI Walk - September 23, 10-4pm @ Minnehaha Park or Your Chosen Location
Mental health is a serious issue. As a church, we can help support those dealing with the struggles, alienation, and difficulty finding support. One way is to show your support by participating in the NAMI Walk!
Join the Presbytery's Presbyterian Walk & Roll team and the Valley Walkers of Valley Community to support those dealing with mental health issues! Please support the event by joining or donating to the Presbyterian Walk & Roll team, or create your own! Walk & Roll T-shirts are available!
Participants are welcome to walk in their own neighborhood, if that is preferred.
Check out the Presbyterian Walk & Roll team site. For more info or T-Shirts, contact Rev. Stephanie Friant, Disability Concerns Ministry, text/call 815-592-3207
The Successful IEP
Workshop: Oct. 15, 2023, 3-5pm, Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431
The Presbytery's Disability Concerns Ministry is hosting an Individualized Education Plan workshop open to everyone in your communities.
Parents and guardians with students on IEPs (or perhaps needing one) are encouraged to attend to learn how to create, improve and manage a successful IEP experience. This in-person event seeks to provide support and connection!
Teachers/administrators/pastors welcome to learn more about this essential process!
Workshop is led by Carolyn Anderson (retired PACER Advocate & IEP parent): Rev. Stephanie Friant (PACER Parent Leader & IEP parent); TBD (IEP Manager).
Childcare provided with RSVP.
We have a new logo!
Thank you to Erin D. for leading session through and keeping our feet to the fire, and to graphic designer Selena Koosman for creating something wonderful that captures the heart of LNPC beautifully.
Here's what we love about this logo:
The cross is in the space in between, just like the presence of Christ and the faith that holds us. As we like to say, "We meet Jesus who is with and for us, when we are with and for each other." It's also a picture of "assuming the stance of least resistance" - living with openness, and cultivating openness to God and one another. There is no boundary around the outside, and no lines dividing in between - the shapes and colors are different and the image is formed by all of them pulled together. It's a visual representation of "whenever we gather together, God meets us". There is a feel of stained glass - broken and beautiful, with light shining through, and the shapes feel organic and natural, not rigid or perfect. It nods to the Celtic cross on our building, and in our previous logo, without being a replica. We come as different people to create a beautifully colorful community, and encounter God in the energy in between. This logo depicts that.
What else do you notice? What do you love about it?
Share you Back to School Photos with the rest of us!
Last chance to share your most delicious and beloved recipes for the 100th anniversary LNPC cookbook! Rumor has it we're heavy on baking and could especially use some good soups and salads. Send your recipes to Sue Goodspeed at email@example.com.