Food, fellowship, and fun. More information here.
"The Hole in Our Gospel"
Six Week Bible Study
What is "The Hole in Our Gospel" Six-Week Quest?
The compelling true story of a corporate CEO who set aside worldly success for something far more significant.
The Six-Week Study Guide leads us to another level of discipleship in understanding "What Does God Expect of Us?"
Sign up and order the Study Kit ($10) at the Discipleship Table or contact Barbara Stickler at (352)633-5821.
The Six- Week Quest is every Tuesday, beginning February 17 thru March 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mercy Room at NLPC.
Feed the School Children
We will be packing food bags for the children on Thursday, February 5, at 9;00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Church.
A $25.00 donation will feed a child for one month. Checks should be made payable to NLPC with "Feed The School Children" noted on the check.
Any donation is appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Louise Barnes, 352-751- 4656 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urgent Need for Bakers
We need bakers for Sunday’s Fellowship Coffee for all services, but especially for the 9:45 a.m. service.
If you participate, you are a team that brings in goodies 4-5 times a year. You only need to bring in 3 dozen of whatever you choose. We also need team captains.
Contact Judy Etheridge (email@example.com or 352-430-0894) with the service you attend, phone number and e-mail. Thanks so much!
Operation Homebound Drivers Needed
You might be wondering...why are we asking for more drivers? The wonderful folks who responded a bit ago have either been assigned permanent routes or the days the are free don't correspond to program needs and they have agreed to be substitute drivers. So...we have Monday and Wednesday covered for the second route; just need Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
We need 2 people per day who can complete the program application and a background check.
Please search your hearts and also ask your neighbors and friends.
This route goes around and across 466 A. If you have been over there recently I'm sure you have seen the number of homes that have been built or will be built. This means OHB numbers will increase and that, of course, means the need for additional drivers.
Come and ride along on Route 10; our current #10 drivers would welcome you and answer any questions you may have.
Call me and a ride-along can be arranged.
Vickie Ruddell Operation Homebound Director 352-753-8484 Church 352-409-0562 Business Cell
Bay Hill Golf Tournament
Volunteers are needed for the Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Golf Tournament in Orlando March 18, 2015, thru March 22, 2015 to work at one of the two (2) NLPC Concession food/drink Tents.
Proceeds benefit the Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital, Winnie Palmer Babies and Women's Hospital, NLPC Operation Homebound, and the Christian Food Pantry.
To sign up to help, please contact the volunteer coordinators Leigh Dieffenbach (firstname.lastname@example.org) 352/430-3681 and Jo-Ann Dorgan (email@example.com) 352/205-7162. Thanking you
in advance for your participation. (If sending an email, please send to both Jo-Ann and Leigh.)
Christian Food Pantry
Any food donation is appreciated, but they are especially in need of the following items:
- Boxed or bagged stuffing mix
- Canned Yams/Sweet Potatoes
- Boxed Potatoes
- Canned Cream Soups
- Cranberry Sauce
- Canned Pumpkin
- Dessert Mixes for the Holidays
- Gift Cards or Donations for Turkeys (Walmart, Target, Winn Dixie or Publix)
Please place items in the shopping cart located in the Church Lobby.
If you have any questions, please contact Carrol Neal at (352)259-0788 between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
North Lake Presbyterian Church
Senior Pastor Search Process
November / December 2014
PNC Committee Update
- The PNC developed and released a survey; 374 members responded to the survey, with the majority responding on-line. There were more than 300 additional comments provided by members to the survey. The results of the survey and the additional comments were incorporated in the Ministry Information Form (“MIF”) and will be considered during the entire process by the PNC.
- The PNC held two Open Forum meetings (informational meetings) for the members and a total of approximately 90 - 100 members attended. A verbal status was provided by Chairperson, Bob Hazlett; questions were then asked by the attendees and answered by the PNC and Berry Long, the Central Florida Presbytery Committee on Ministry liaison, at the December 9 Open Forum.
- The PNC completed the Ministry Information Form and submitted the MIF to the Session for Approval. The Session approved the MIF on December 16, 2014.
- The Session approved MIF will be submitted to the Committee on Ministry (“COM”) acting on behalf of Central Florida Presbytery for approval at the January scheduled meeting of the Committee on Ministry.
- Upon the approval of the MIF, publish the MIF for prospective applicants on the PCUSA Church Leadership Connection website in order to receive Personal Information Forms (“PIF”) from potential Head of Staff Pastor candidates;
- Publicize the position through all other appropriate methods to identify and reach potential candidates;
- Network for recommendations from North Lake members and other referrals,
- Begin to review Pastor Information Forms (“PIF”) as they are submitted.
September/October 2014 Update
As we move forward, we want to keep you informed about our process and our progress. Our goal is to provide a monthly update on the North Lake web site and the monthly newsletter and/or church bulletin.
On October 8, 2014, the PNC had their first meeting with the Presbytery Liaison, Berry Long, and the Executive Presbyter, Rev Dr. Daniel Williams. The members of the committee elected the following officers: Dr. Bob Hazlett, Chairperson, Sue Kirkpatrick, Vice Chairperson, and Rose Gorman, Corresponding Secretary. The PNC met two additional times in October and the discussions centered around qualifications desired for a new Senior Pastor and the development of a survey to be sent to the membership for their input. The committee is meeting weekly at the present.
The primary goals in November are: 1) develop a survey in order to gather information from the congregation; 2) plan two informational meetings for the congregation for early December; 3) work on the Ministry Information Form (the “MIF” is used to describe the church and ministry to potential Sr. Pastor candidates; and, 4) continue to work with the Presbytery.
The PNC plans to meet weekly and the committee asks for your continuing prayers.
Childcare provided at all services.