Upcoming Events: 



Children's Christmas Program 

December 10th - Combined Service at 10 a.m.


childrens christmas program


The Second Sunday of Advent, December 10 is the day our children will present their annual Christmas Program and lead us in worship! We will have a single 10 a.m. worship service that day, so please mark your calendars accordingly!

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Now through the Holiday Season

thanksgiving food drive

Food barrels will be set up in the church office and in the narthex, starting October 30th, and running through December 17th.  Please bring an empty bag with you to your grocery store and fill it for needy families here in Marin, both in its cities and its rural areas.


Gift Card Distribution

Pick up your gift cards on December 3rd

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Thank you to all those who supported the Youth Mission Team by purchasing gift cards.  This year, we made nearly $2000.  All gift card orders will be available or pickup after both worship services on Sunday, December 3rd outside of Trevitt Hall.

Advent Afternoon 

December 3rd

Please join our PCN Congregation as we celebrate the season with gingerbread house construction, advent wreath creation,  and hanging of the greens in the sanctuary.  This event has something for ALL ages!

advent afternoon

2:00 - Gingerbread houses, advent wreaths & hanging of the greens  

4:00 -Singing Christmas carols in the sanctuary

5:00 - Soup supper (provided) in Trevitt Hall

We hope you can join us!

Alternative Christmas Faire

December 3rd & 10th 

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After both services, join us for a CHRISTMAS CHRIST WOULD RECOGNIZE to give meaningfully to family and friends by donating to the following charities:

  • HOMEWARD BOUND OF MARIN - A nationally recognized program fighting homelessness.
  • CHURCH WORLD SERVICE - Support for refugees of political turmoil and violence, and natural disasters.
  • HEIFER INTERNATIONAL - Faith based efforts to support families and communities around the world with animals and training for sustainable farming/fishing.
  • WATER OF LIFE - supplies in-home water filtration systems to bring safe water to third world families for a lifetime.
  • FAITH IN PRACTICE - Our own Dr. Vicki Martinez participates in this yearly medical mission trip to central America.
  • NOVATO YOUTH CENTER - Serving Novato’s youth and their families for decades with high quality sports and arts programs, along with healthy snacks and homework help after school.

Holiday Share 

In Partnership with Novato Human Needs

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PCN will have our traditional “Sharing Tree” in the narthex from Sunday, November 24th to Sunday, December 10th. Please buy Safeway and/or Target gift cards ($25 amount suggested, but smaller amounts and multiple $25 cards are gratefully accepted) and put them in Santa’s box underneath the tree. Purchasing these gift cards through our youth mission fundraising effort is a terrific way to help BOTH worthy causes. You can buy books for children of all ages, if you would like to contribute that way. PCN is NOT a toy/stuffed animal collection site this year.


CHILDREN’S SHOPPING DAY IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, FROM 10 am to 1 pm, at the Novato Youth Center.  To volunteer, call 415-897-4147.


Christmas Service Schedule

December 24th Services


christmas eve worship services

Christmas Eve is the Fourth Sunday of Advent this year and features both morning and evening services.  Ariel will be preaching at our regular 9:00 and 10:30 services, while Kent will be giving the homily at our evening 5:00 Contemporary and 8:00 pm Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.  The Chancel Choir will offer a Christmas Concert beginning at 7:30 pm.




A Matter of Balance

Managing Concerns about Falls


Matter-of-Balance social

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” is an award winning fall prevention program with proven results in reducing falls in older adults. This eight session course is for seniors whose fear of falling limits their social and physical activity and for those who may not have fallen but want to be proactive.


A new class has been scheduled at PCN. Meeting on Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Class dates are: 11/20, 11/27, 12/1, 12/4, 12/8, 12/11, 12/15, 12/18. Each of the eight sessions is two hours. A $20 materials fee is requested. 


Please contact: Beverly Winsor, Master Trainer 415-99FALLS (415-993-2557) or email injuryprevention@maringeneral.org



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"God Calls Us into Covenant"



The Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study begins every Sunday at 9:00 A.M. in the Church Library. We end promptly at 10:00 A.M. so everyone can get a cup of coffee before Sunday Worship Services at 10:30 A.M. We would like to invite each of you to attend and study with a vibrant group of both men and women who love to share what they have studied and found interesting in the lesson for that week. 


In November we will be starting a new unit. Unit 3 will be examining the covenant God makes with the priest Phinehas, and the divine promises are to maintain a perpetual priesthood, forgive the unfaithful, and establish a new covenant with Israel. God seals this covenant of pure grace through Christ as mediator and by writing the law in the hearts of God's people. 


Carol Dacquisto, Study Leader






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Trip to the Holy Land


March 2018


PCN has recently approved Pastor Kent Webber to lead a 2-week+ trip to Israel in partnership with JUC as part of our Pastor-Parishoner Program. Why consider such travel under the auspices of Jerusalem University College rather than with a “regular” tour company with an informed tour guide? This is a more academic approach with the instructor speaking about the geographic and archeological significance of specific sites. JUC instructors will take us to archeological rather than pilgrimage sites. It is more about learning and less about tourism. Pilgrimage sites may have little or no historical foundation, whereas archeological sites show evidence that human occupation took place there in support of the biblical narrative. A second difference is that our tour “instructor” from JUC will be a Ph.D. or at minimum at Ph.D. candidate in biblical studies, i.e. a scriptural scholar. Though we are not likely to spend much time in a JUC classroom, the campus is located on Mt. Zion near the first-century Essene Gate into the Holy City! An additional difference between traveling with JUC vs. a tour company is that JUC’s accommodations, though clean and comfortable are not luxurious.


Our plan is to depart on or about Sunday, March 11 and return on or about Sunday March 25 (Palm/Passion Sunday). The cost of the trip, including airfare will be approximately $4,500. If you want to add a 3-day extension and tour sites in neighboring Jordan, the cost will be approximately $5,500. Those staying for the added time in Jordan would fly home on Tuesday March 27. These approximate costs include everything but personal expenses, gifts, special excursions (on free days) and a few meals.


For more information, please contact Pastor Kent Webber at pastor@pcnovato.org






Women's Bible Study 

Gospel of Luke

Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Christensen Room


This month Women’s Bible Study will have one meeting on Thursday, December 7 at 9:30 A.M. in the Christensen Room. Our first meeting of 2018 will occur January 11, and subsequent Thursdays at 9:30 AM in the Christensen room. We welcome you to join us at any time. We are a friendly and congenial group of women who sincerely wish to include you in our studies of God’s Word. 


In the coming months, we will continue our study of Luke’s Gospel. Chapter 10 resumes Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem and includes some of the most well-known and well-loved of Jesus’ teachings. For example: The sending forth of the seventy disciples to proclaim the gospel and to heal diseases; the account of the Good Samaritan; and an incident in the home of Martha and Mary where Jesus will teach His friend Martha a hard lesson about priorities. Yet, Jesus’ journey is difficult and dangerous since rejection and skepticism stalk Him wherever He goes. As He tells his disciples, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves." (Lk 10:2, 3) 


Come along with us as we travel the path to Jerusalem with Jesus. You may find - as we have - that you’ve embarked on a life-changing journey. 


Carol Dacquisto, Elaine Harris and Melodie Baird
Study Leaders 



Youth Group's Schedule



Middle School WIRED Club - Meet's Tuesday's from 2:40-4:15


Join us to kick off our weekly Wired Club.  Wired Club is a fun weekly event for middle schoolers to build strong relationships with healthy peers, caring adults and a loving God. Each week we share a tasty snack, beta test our best games and engage in small group conversations. This is a great opportunity for teens to bring friends (whatever their faith perspective). Everyone is welcome and will have a great experience.

We know that different schools finish at different times so your teens are welcome to join us whenever their school day ends!


Hope to see you there! 


December Schedule:

December 3rd - Advent Afternoon 2:00 - 6:00

December 7th - Deadline for Panama Mission Trip (Need signed commitment and $150 deposit)

December 10th - Christmas Party hosted by Harlie and Sydney.  Sign up to bring food.

December 17th - Caroling with Shut-ins

December 24th - Christmas Eve - No Youth Group 

December 31st - New Years Eve - No Youth Group


January Schedule: 

January 7th - Youth Group

January 14th - MLK Weekend - No Youth Group

January 21st - Youth Group


July 2018 - Mission Trip to Panama!

Youth Group Schedule


6:00 - 6:30 - Combined Dinner with JAMAA and Wired Groups

6:30 - 6:45 - Announcements

6:45 - 7:20 - Middle School Game Playing / High School Small Group with Jeff

7:20 - 7:55 - Middle School Small Group with Jeff / High School Game Playing

7:55 - 8:00 - Closing and Benediction

8:00 - 8:15 - Student Leaders  meet with David Mink

8:15 - 8:30 - Adult Leaders meet with Jeff



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A mid-week ministry for children at PCN  

Join Us, Every Tuesday


On Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm,  Seekers will give students the opportunity to experience the all-embracing love of God in a community striving to live out the teachings of Jesus.  Bible Study, games, crafts, family style dinner and worship are all key components to a ministry designed to connect kids to God.   For more information, or for scholarship requests, please contact: Sally Carbonaro, Director of Children’s Ministries at childrensministry@pcnovato.org or 415-897-6152.
Please download the Registration Form and the Liability Release Form.




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