Thursday, February 14, 2008

What a year it's been already!

This has been a pretty incredible year already. To start the year, we hosted the African Children's Choir, and it was such a blessing to us. Soon after that, on January 20, Jeff Booth was here for a Sunday evening worship service we call, "The Well". God was so cool that night. Already the groundwork of forgiveness and restoration was being laid for an event a few weeks away. The following week, January 27, our Children's Pastor, Faith Tyson, was healed. She had been experiencing pain in her knee, and it was so swollen that it was difficult to walk. As the prayers for her knee began, she FELT the swelling go away, and she has not had a problem with pain or swelling since that day! A week later was our Annual Church Business Meeting. Two of our board members, Shayne Murphy and Mike Saddler, decided not to accept a nomination for another term on the board, and were replaced on the board by Patrick Mason and Mike Schaaf, joining Dave Dohmen, Jeff Randell and Harry Lilienthal. Thank you for your dedicated service to Northridge Shayne and Mike, and welcome Patrick and Mike. (Later that day the Giants beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl, which made me very happy) The next weekend was the Winter Wonder Women's Conference. Even though it was a women's conference, a bunch of us guys worked at the conference helping in the sound booth, the kitchen, or wherever the ladies needed us. The entire weekend was just incredible. Darrell and Sherri Beebe were our guest speakers. To try to describe their testimony would fall way short of how beautiful it really is. If you really wanna be blessed, go to our web site,, and go to the Winter Wonder 2008 page. Their messages are available there, as well as pdf reproductions of their testimony.

Take a deep breath and move on...

This weekend is our Mission Mexico Dinner Theater. All the money we raise this weekend will go towards a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico in July. A team of 21 youth and adults are going for 8 days of work and ministry with Missionaries Trent and Angie Mettenbrink. Thanks to all the people who planned this event and are participating in making it a huge success!

In every step we have taken this year, we have noticed God's hand of protection, direction, restoration, reconcilliation, and motivation. We serve a great God! As we are obedient, our hope of reaching our city for Christ increases.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Project Hunger

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Project Hunger is a service that provides meals to homeless and financially needy people. A crew of people from Northridge is signed up to serve on April 22. Meet down at the Salvation Army building on 3rd and Eddy at 4:00 PM. The food we prepare is already there, we just prepare it, serve it, and cleanup. The best part of serving in this manner is not the work itself, although it is gratifying. The best part is when the serving line is empty and there are a few minutes to go talk to the people that came to eat. They have fascinating, sometimes tragic, stories to tell. We get to listen and share Christ with them, show them His love. What an awesome privilege it is!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ministry Team Meeting

The next meeting for Ministry Leaders is Sunday, April 15, at 5PM. This meeting will also include all those who participated in the Natural Church Deveolopment Survey in January. We'll be looking at the results of the survey and what we need to do with the information.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Ladies Koffee and Scripture

Sheree Brown's home- 4318 Blauvelt Rd. 9:00AM- 10:30AM

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 8. Come at 8AM for a "Resurrection Celebration" followed by a fellowship breakfast and then a family Easter Service. Instead of having children's church on Easter Sunday, children will stay with their families in the morning church service.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Good Friday

Project Hunger serves from 5 to 6:15. If you are interested in helping out on Friday, April 6, please contact the church office. Project Hunger is a community service that provides free meals to those in need at the Salvation Army building at 3rd and Eddy in Grand Island.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Palm Sunday

April 1, 2007 is Palm Sunday. Email the church office at if you want to know more about the significance of Palm Sunday.