(UPDATED 10/18)

Thank you!

Dear Church Family,

Thank you so much for the outpouring of support for the evacuees and families who were sheltering in our community.  PCN helped by supporting other churches who were housing evacuees--we provided and served lunches at Christ Church Novato and at New Life.  Some of you also helped as "personal shoppers" and by distributing food and supplies to other shelters..

Thankfully this immediate crisis has passed and the local shelters are closing, so our volunteers will not be needed.  We are continuing to do the laundry for Human Needs Center this week but expect that will end sometime soon.

Some of us at PCN are hoping to organize an emergency response team so that the next time we will be better prepared to serve.  I hope you will consider being a part of that organizing effort.  So many people from PCN were ready to help--it was an amazing outpouring of love.  Thank you all.

With love, and gratefully,

Sandy Peterson




Upcoming Events: 


Kent's Fall Class


Exploring Three Minor Prophets

in the Book of the Twelve

Pastor Kent's fall class began on September 11th, but new attendees are always welcome.  The class 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 - CANCELLED


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Save the Date

October 29th 



Please email Kai Lancaster at or call 415-497-1196 if you can help with the alternative event, Scream on the Green, on Saturday, October 28th.



Inquirer's Class

October 29th

12:00 - 2:00 pm



If you are an adult, and interested in becoming a PCN member, the next Inquirer’s class will be on Sunday, October 29, at noon. A light lunch will be provided.   Please RSVP to Church Office by October 25. (415) 897-6152.




Gift Card Fundraiser


To Support PCN's Youth Mission Trip

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Whether you are purchasing gift cards for your own spending purposes OR for gifts for the holidays, this is a great way to support PCN’s mission trips at NO  ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU!
How does it work?
Hundreds of your favorite retailers have signed up to support non-profit organizations by giving a percentage of sales back to them.  If you purchase gift cards from our Mission Team, the retailer will give back anywhere from 2% (i.e. Shell Gas Stations) to 50% (i.e. Matt & Jeff’s Car Wash).
Last year, our youth group mission team earned nearly $2000 from this fundraiser.  This year, our goal is $2500, but we need your help.   
1.  Print and complete the attached Gift Card Order form
2.  Write a check for the total amount made payable to Presbyterian Church of Novato with “Gift Cards” noted in the Memo line
3.  Return your order form and check to the church office NO LATER THAN November 26th, 2017.
4.  Gift cards will be available for pickup after services at PCN on December 3rd…just in time to wrap up your holiday shopping.


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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"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 the month of October our study will concentrate on the theme: "God Calls Us Into Covenant." We will look at God's partnership with people who respond and agree to obey His voice. God enters into covenant with Abraham, Moses, and David to work  through history, establishing a kingdom that will ultimately bring forth the Messiah.


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






Women's Bible Study

Gospel of Luke

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


Ladies, we have a chair just waiting for each of you. We know that you would not want to miss a Thursday Morning with wonderful friends who are eager to study God's Word together. We meet on Thursday mornings from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. We are excited about what Luke is teaching us, and how we can apply it in our life today. We are in Luke, Chapter 8:22-56, so come along for the journey with Luke and the ladies. 


Luke, the author explicitly stated his purpose in the beginning of his gospel in Chapter 1:1-4. He wrote his Gospel to provide an orderly account of the beginnings of Christianity so that we will have reliable information about Jesus Christ. Every fair understanding of this Gospel accepts this as a beginning point for understanding. One of the major themes in Luke, Chapter 8 is how to get faith and use it in the everyday experiences of life. Jesus laid the foundation by teaching his disciples that faith comes through receiving the Word of God into an understanding heart. 


Study Leader, 

Carol Dacquisto




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! 


Sunday Schedule

• 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

November 5th - Youth Group 6-8 pm

November 11th - PCN Workday 8 am - 12:30 pm

November 12th - Youth Group 6-8 pm

November 17th - Middle School Movie Night - Justice League (PG13)

November 19th - High School trip to SubZero

November 20-24 - NUSD School Break

November 26th - Gilead House Service Day 

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 or 415-897-6152.
Please download the Registration Form and the Liability Release Form.




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