Basic Christianity: God Loves His Children
Today’s post is part of a series to help us take what we learn on Sunday into the rest of the week. These posts summarize the main points from the week’s sermon and include questions for continued reflection and prayer. The posts in this series are written by members of our church’s Adult Christian Formation…
Galactic Starveyors: Reflections on God’s Work
We had an incredible week at Galactic Starveyors Vacation Bible School this year! Our staff was made up of over 80 people, including adults and the Student Leadership Team working together for the joy of Jesus. We had an average of 122 children attend throughout the week (July 17-21), searching the visible to discover the…
Inspiring the World with the Story of the Gospel
People have been telling the gospel story for millennia. It’s a source of great inspiration: artists, authors, and builders in every generation retell this simple yet deeply complex message of unending love and self-sacrifice in fresh ways to new ears. Since the start of 2017, the Outreach Ministries Fund of NSCBC has supported some exciting…
Fostering: Extending Love to the Orphan
Are you sorry you missed our recent foster event? Here’s what we learned: On Tuesday, May 30, about a dozen gathered at the home of Bob & Nancy Stallard to meet two foster families who attend First Presbyterian Church Northshore and a recruiter from the Department of Children and Families. We had the opportunity to…
Responding to God’s Call: A Foster-Family’s Story
From the very earliest times, there have been Christians who responded to the good news of God’s grace by caring for children in need. Many still respond in this way, including Lynnette Lovasco, a former member who graciously shares her story with us below. Read to the bottom to find out how to join us…
The Unashamed Worker
In Matthew, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14). Did you know that the probability of a person committing their life to Christ is highest between the ages of 5 and 12? We sometimes forget that children can…
Talking to Your Kids About School
Last week, we talked about helping your kids start the school year well. Along those lines, parents usually want to know how their kids’ school day was when they get home. But, when parents ask “So how was school today?” the response is often a one-word “fine.” Here are 25 Ways to Ask Your Kids ‘So How Was…
Helping Your Kids Start the School Year Well
It’s just around the corner: “the most wonderful time of the year”…back to school. Sports, youth group, Awana, Sunday School, curriculum nights, small groups, scouts, and many other activities are also starting up. All that empty space on the calendar seems to fill up too quickly. Summer – that welcome break from routines, homework and…