Cancer Support Group
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Parish Hall, Rm. 3. This is a non-denominational group and all cancer patients, survivors, care-givers and friends are welcome. For additional information call Dr. Hector Morales (430-2120), Michele Brady (566-7160) or Betty Anderson (753-4068).
Feed the School Children Packing Day
The food packing event will take place on Thursday, October 2, at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. We have been requested to prepare for 100 needy children each week so we will pack 500 bags for the month of October. Donations are always welcome and checks should be made payable to: North Lake Presbyterian Church and marked "Feed The School Children." Thanks to the regular faithful volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome. Any questions: call Louise Barnes, 352-751-4656 or email: email@example.com
Women of Faith Tour
October 10-11, 2014 is "WOMEN OF FAITH" TIME. Tickets are purchased, rooms are reserved, and we are ready for a wonderful "REVIVAL TOUR". The fee is $123.00 for your 2 day pass to the Amway Center and your hotel room at the Hampton Inn Universal. This year we will be car pooling and plans are to stop for dinner along the way. Tickets are still available but going quickly. Registration forms are available at the information center. If you have any questions, contact Lynn Miller at 751-5136.
The healing team extends a warm invitation to everyone to join us on Sunday afternoon, October 12, at 4:00 p.m. for the Healing Service. The service will have music, prayer, testimony, communion and personal one-on-one healing prayer and anointing with one of the prayer warriors.
SoZo Kids Golf Tournament
Join the fun at the 2nd Annual Classic Golf Tournament Fundraiser for SoZo Kids on Saturday, October 18, at Harbor Hills Country Club. More information and entry forms are available at the Welcome Center.
Love INC Trivia Night
NLPC Church-Wide Retreat
“Living As God’s People”
Sponsored by NLPC Presbyterian Women.
Featuring Gaye Martin
In the North Lake Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
Registration Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Event Starts at 9:45 a.m.
Includes a Light Breakfast & A Catered Lunch by Oakwood Smokehouse!
Reservation Deadline: Monday, October 20
Forms for signing up will be available at the Welcome Center between services.
North Lake 101 Class
NLPC receives members at our 101 Class by profession of faith, transfer of membership or by reaffirmation of faith. The next 101 Seminar: Introduction to our Church Family will be on Sunday, October 26, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be provided. To receive more information or to register, please contact the church office (352-753-8484).
Christian Food Pantry Needs Help
Food Pantry Sunday is next week. Any food donation is appreciated, but they are especially in need of the following items for Christmas and Thanksgiving:
- Boxed or bagged stuffing mix
- Canned Yams/Sweet Potatoes
- Boxed Potatoes
- Cream of Mushroom, Celery or Chicken Soups
- Cranberry Sauce
- Canned Pumpkin
- Pancake Mix
- Dessert Mixes for the Holidays
- Gift Cards or Donations for Turkeys (Walmart, Target, Winn Dixie or Publix)
Please contact Carrol Neal at 259-0788 between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The 8:30 a.m. Sunday service is in need of a few volunteers to assist in preparing communion the first Saturday of each month. This preparation is usually on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and it only takes 11⁄2 hours. You will have someone else assisting and instructing you. Please fill out a communication card with "Will help with communion preparation for the 8:30 a.m. service" or call Rose Gorman 753-2207 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Children's Bible Lesson
Pastor Mike is looking for an individual/couple to work with 3-5 graders on Wednesday afternoons from 4:25 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. beginning September 24th for 6 months. You will work together with Pastor Mike to teach a Bible lesson to these children and show them God's love. Please email (email@example.com) or call pastor Mike at the church office (753-8484).
Operation Homebound Volunteers Needed
Due to many of our members going north and some medical situations that have arisen we are in need of substitute drivers on al days (Monday - Friday). In addition, route 17 on Monday and route 9 on Friday each need 2 permanent drivers.
As many of you know those who drive get more from the clients than they give; it's a very rewarding way to spend a couple of hours each week to help those who are unable to cook for themselves.
A caregiver said to me a couple of weeks ago that he felt like receiving meals cut 25% from his daily caregiving duties. That's amazing...and reinforced how important OBH is to those who are shut in.
If you would like to help please contact Vickie Ruddell in the kitchen at 352-753-8484 or 352-409-0562 or come by and we can chat.
North Lake Presbyterian Church
Senior Pastor Search Process
Steps to completing the pastor nominating search.
At the June 17, 2014 meeting of the Session, Pastor Denny Dennison submitted a letter indicating his intent to retire as of June 30, 2015. Subsequently, the Session called a congregational for Sunday, July 27th at which time the membership of North Lake consented to dissolve Denny’s pastoral relationship effective with his retirement on June 30, 2015.
As we move forward, we want to keep you informed about our process and our progress. Below is an outline of the process that is required by Central Florida Presbytery in calling our next senior pastor. Be assured that we will take no steps without seeking God’s guidance. Each step has multiple elements which we have summarized so that everyone can follow our progress.
The Session has received permission from the Committee on Ministry (COM) of the Central Florida Presbytery to commence the search for a new senior pastor. The Session asked interested members to submit their names for consideration to serve on the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). The Session hopes to call a congregational meeting for sometime in September for the purpose of electing members to the PNC.
The PNC will meet with our appointed Presbytery liaison who will assist the PNC throughout the search process. The committee will receive an orientation to the search processes as required by the Central Florida Presbytery Committee on Ministry. The members of the committee will elect a chairperson and secretary and begin regularly scheduled meetings of the PNC.
The committee will design and implement processes to collect input from the congregation, Session and staff. They will collect information to help identify who we are as a congregation, where we are being led and whom we should seek as our pastor to lead us into our next phase of ministry.
The committee will complete the PCUSA Ministry Information Form (MIF) that became effective April 1, 2013, which replaces the former Church Information Form used in previous searches. They will obtain approval of the MIF from the Session and the Central Florida Presbytery Committee on Ministry.
The PNC will post the approved MIF to the PCUSA Church Leadership Connection website in order to receive Personal Information Forms (PIF) from potential candidates. The committee may also publicize the position through all other appropriate methods to identify and reach potential candidates. They will also continue networking for recommendations and follow up on all referrals.Please note that this is where the “silent” phase of our search begins in order to protect the confidentiality of the candidates and the integrity of the process. During this phase it may seem that we are moving too slowly. However, please be mindful that discernment requires us to operate on God’s time, which can neither be slowed down nor be rushed.
The PNC will evaluate each submitted PIF carefully and prayerfully to identify suitable candidates for further consideration. They will study and evaluate available sermons and other obtainable resources for candidates of interest and conduct initial phone interviews. When the PNC has a list of finalists for the position, the PNC will contact the presbytery to request that background checks be performed.
The PNC will conduct in-depth interviews, visit top candidates in their own worship environment and consult references. When these reference checks are completed, the members will pray, confer with the Central Florida Presbytery Committee on Ministry and reach a consensus on a final candidate. The COM examines the final candidate as, to beliefs and to determine if the candidate would be a good fit for the congregation. It will also ensure that all documents are in order for our call to a pastor. It is important to note that the approval of the COM is required to call a new senior pastor. However, though approval is required, the congregation makes the final decision as to who will be the next senior pastor at North Lake and the Committee on Ministry for Central Florida Presbytery cannot tell the congregation who to hire.
The PNC will extend a call to that candidate contingent upon the vote of the congregation.
The PNC will report to the Session and the Session will schedule a congregational meeting for members to hear and vote upon the recommendation of thePNC and to approve the terms of call.
Once the candidate is called by a vote of the congregation, the Presbytery then formally examines and receives the new pastor into membership and approves the terms of call. Pastors are members of the Presbytery and not of their local church.
The PNC will host an installation service and reception for the new senior pastor giving thanks to God for this new and exciting ministry for the future of our church..
Childcare provided at all services.