PCN:  

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Upcoming Events: 

 

Kent's Fall Class

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Exploring Three Minor Prophets

in the Book of the Twelve




Pastor Kent's fall class began on September 11th, but it's not too late to join.  It runs through November 13th.    You may register by contacting the office.  A requested donation of $20 covers the cost of a printed study guide.



 

Harvest Festival

 

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Save the Date

October 29th 

 

 

Whether you're a young family, a retired couple, or a super fun single, this all-church event is awesome! Great food, fun costumes, loads of candy, and silly games make this a great event that offers something for everyone! And this year we plan to invite the fire department to participate on purpose!

 

We need volunteers to help organize and staff the event.  So, don’t be shy, and contact Kai Lancaster now at Kailancaster@hotmail.com



 


Supper Clubssocial

Forming Now!

 

If you haven’t participated in this great fellowship program, you’ll find that SUPPER CLUB will give you a wonderful opportunity to really get to know members of the Church family. SUPPER CLUB GROUPS consist of three or four regular couples (not limited to married couples; many singles take part) who meet three or four times during the year.

 

Dinner dates are scheduled by the individual groups. Each couple hosts a dinner and provides the main dish. Appetizers, salad, and dessert are provided by the other participants.


To participate, please contact Janalee Holmes or E.B. Hanlein.   The groups will be formed in mid to late September.

 

Janalee Holmes  898-8418 fredandjanalee@comcast.net or

E.B. Hanlein 897-7753 ebhanlein@hotmail.com


 

PCN's Chamber of Commerce Video


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  As part of our congregation's involvement in our community, the Novato Chamber of Commerce produced this 2-minute video to introduce the community to all PCN has to offer.  Thank you to our Outreach Committee for making it happen!  Click here to watch.

 

 

 

 

 

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"Covenants with God"

 

The Sunday Adult Bible Study will begin it new study "Covenants With God," from the Old and New Testament on Sundays at 9:00 a.m.  This quarter considers how God covenants with people. Ultimately, the covenant forms the foundation for the coming of the Messiah and salvation for the world.


In Unit 1, from Genesis and Ezekiel, we see four signs of God's covenant: the rainbow, circumcision, the Sabbath, and the spirit-filled heart.  Faith is not based on feeling, though the emotions are certainly involved. True faith is based on the Word of God (Romans 10:17). God spoke to Abraham and told him what He would do for him and through him if he would trust and obey. "Great lives are trained by great promises, wrote Joseph Parker; and this was certainly true of Abraham and Sarah. God's covenant gave them the faith and strength they needed for their life-long pilgrim journey.


Come along and join the joy and excitement with great people, who love to study and explore God's Word together. We will be looking for you, and have your chair just waiting for YOU!

 

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

 

The Gospel of Luke is unique in at least two ways. First, it is the longest Gospel and contains 1,151 verses. Second, it is the only Gospel with a sequel.


Luke must have shared some of Jesus’ deep understanding of people’s heartaches because he shows amazing insight as he notes again and again how Jesus related to people, especially those with needs: women, children, the sick and disabled, the poor, and the oppressed. Luke also makes special mention that in addition to the twelve disciples who traveled with Jesus, there were other followers, including women. Luke’s care in telling about specific individuals not mentioned in the other Gospels – widows, children, and babies – point to him as a heart specialist, a doctor of the soul.


We would like to invite all the women in our congregation, family, and friends to join us as we study Luke’s Gospel and benefit in three important ways that can be life changing:

  • Achieve a firm understanding of the book – its historical context, purpose, structure and meaning.
  • Apply its powerful, relevant wisdom to needs and issues you are currently working through.
  • Acquire personal study skills and a thirst to return to the book on your own so you keep going deeper into its life-transforming truths.

 

We have a special place just for you. Come for a life-changing encounter with God’s Word from the book of Luke.

Carol Dacquisto, Elaine Harris and Melodie Baird, Study Leaders


  

 Administrative Secretary Position Open

 PCN is currently looking for an Administrative Secretary.  Please contact Mike Winsor, Personnel Elder, if interested in applying or if you need more information.  The job description is available for review.

 

 

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! 

Jeff 



Sunday Schedule

• September 17th  - Youth Group 6-8 pm 

• September 19th - 20th  - Orange Tour Leader Training

• September 24th  - Youth & Children's Ministry Open House 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Potluck

• October 1st  - Youth Group 6-8 pm

• October 8th  - Youth Group 6-8 pm + Student Leadership to GLIDE service project

• October 15th  - Panama Mission Trip Informational Meeting at 10:15 a.m.

• October 15th  - Youth Group 6-8 pm

• October 20th  - Petaluma Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch.  Dinner at In N Out

• October 22nd  - Youth Group 6-8 pm

• October 29th  - Harvest Festival 4:00 - 7:00 pm



Looking Ahead:

November 3rd-5th - Middle School Retreat at Westminster Woods

July 2018 - Mission Trip to Panama!


Youth Group Schedule

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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

 

 

Seekers col

 

 

A mid-week ministry for children at PCN  

The Fall program begins on Tuesday, September 26.

 


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.

 

 

 


PCN PresPress Newsletter - September 2017


September 2017 calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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