Upcoming Events: 

 

 

 

Kent's Classpresbyterian symbol

"WHAT Do Presbyterians Believe?"

This is Pastor Kent's last class before his retirement.  We will tackle a number of topics in the class including our convictions about the following: the Nature of Faith, the Character and Functions of Holy Scripture, the Triune God and God’s work as Creator, Humanity and the Human Condition, the Identity and Saving Work of Jesus Christ, Divine Election in Christ (predestination), Sanctification (spiritual growth) and the Christian Church (including the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper), the Church’s Evangelistic and Social Justice Mission, and Our Future Hope.

 

As usual, the class will be discussion-oriented and will meet Mondays from 9:30 – 11 a.m. and from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Christensen Room, beginning January 8 and running through March 5 (taking February 18, Presidents’ Day off).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 

 

We 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! 

Jeff 


 


 

January Schedule: 

January 7th - Youth Group

January 14th - MLK Weekend - No Youth Group

January 21st - Youth Group

 

 

Looking Ahead:

February 11th - Valentine's Day Inspired Bake Sale

March 2-4th - Love Of God Retreat

July 9th - 16th - 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

 

 

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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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