NAPC Youth lead worship at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. The Youth Band will lead us in music and three youth share stories of faith. A service of confirmation will take place at the 9 a.m. service; come welcome these amazing youth into our church family! We'll recognize confirmands at 11 and 5:45 services as well.
Every Sunday we see Chinese students, scholars and children among us. Who are these people? Why are they here? Are they Christians? How is God working in this ministry? What is North Avenue’s investment in this ministry?
Join us for "Blessed to be a Blessing: Ministry at the Intersection of City, Church and Campus" as part of the Foundations series on Sundays, April 23 and 30 at 10 a.m.
Part 1: April 23 at 10 a.m. in the Gym: Dan Lowery, Jason Chen, and Jasmine Shi share about this exciting ministry. You’ll learn about the different groups of Chinese people who come and how North Avenue reaches out to them. From children to middle-aged adults, there are opportunities to build relationships and present the Gospel—and there are ways that you can be involved! Come hear what happens when those who have never heard the Gospel encounter the living Christ. Yao Tang and Lucy Shen, GT students and members of North Avenue, will tell their personal stories.
Part 2: April 30 at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary: Matt Seadore shares about the 2015 mission trip to China, and talks about some of the unique ways that we can work with students and scholars who have gone back to China and how this work for the kingdom blesses North Avenue as well. Sheng Dai and Tingting Wang will tell their stories. Ken Buxton will share his experience meeting up with our North Avenue brothers and sisters in Shenzhen, China.
APRIL 22-30, 2017
Join us for our 60th Annual Mission Conference, "Living Justice." We welcome Rev. Dr. Wayne Gordon, pastor and author, and Marilyn Borst, global church advocate, as our Sunday morning guest speakers.
We also have two First Serve opportunities for you to engage with mission—help be a part of the Registration Team or Hospitality Team at Refuge Coffee's 5K or explore "Where Atlanta Meets the World" at a Clarkston Experience where you will hear stories of journeys to America from some of our refugee friends. You'll also go on a walking tour of Clarkston, ending at a Mommy and Me program with Friends of Refugees. Read more and register here.
Dig Deeper at special events—Our Voices: Witness and Contemplation offers Ted-Talk style presentations from Atlanta-based justice advocates, offering a glimpse of their work in our community. A Deeper Dive with Wayne Gordon expands on his morning sermon and shares more about community development practices. Living Justice: Our Call to Prayer will be an interactive time of prayer focused on the Middle East.
Come join us and see where God is calling you and us into living justice. See all the details at www.napc.org/mc2017.
We have two First Serve Opportunities during our 60th Mission Conference for you to connect with refugee ministries. The first is to be a part of a registration or hospitality team for Refuge Coffee's 5K on Saturday, April 22.
Refuge Coffee Co. relentlessly pursues their goal to provide employment and job-training opportunities to resettled refugees, to create a unique, welcoming gathering place in Clarkston, and to tell a more beautiful refugee story to Atlanta.
See more details and register here.
Another First Serve opportunity will be the "Where Atlanta Meets the World: A Clarkston Experience," on Saturday, April 29. eet with some of our refugee friends and hear their story of leaving home and coming to Atlanta. We will take a guided prayer and walking tour of the Clarkston community and visit the “Mommy and Me” program that we partner with through Friends of Refugees to learn how it supports women and children.
See more details and register here.
We enjoy having the opportunity for extended time with your kids during the summer that give space to dig deeper into our relationship with Jesus. Register is now open for Mission Plunge and Mission Plunge Jr (one-week mission experience camps at NAPC) as well as the Music & Fine Arts Camp (one-week camp that puts on a musical production). See dates and register here.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
We began this year’s season of Lent in worship gatherings in homes around Atlanta for Ash Wednesday. These unique worship experiences offered meaningful engagement with scripture, worship, and one another. We will gather in the same homes for Maundy Thursday home worship, following a similar format. Each site, including one at the church, will use the same order of service to guide worship, with scripture reading, music, and then concluding with the sacrament of communion. Whether you participated in an Ash Wednesday gathering or not, we hope you’ll add your voice to a Maundy Thursday gathering.
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Come and hear Kevin Green, CEO of Midtown Alliance and named one of the “100 Most Influential Atlantans.” Midtown Alliance is the driving force behind the revitalization of our surrounding neighborhood. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Midtown Alliance is improving the quality of life for those who live, work, and play in Midtown. So much has been done, and so much more is planned! Kevin will share about the revitalization of our neighborhood and how our own renovation fits into that vision for our city!
Come enjoy the annual NAPC Easter Egg Hunt at Don and Carolyn Handell's home (790 Wildwood Road, NE, Atlanta) on Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m. Bring your Easter basket and a dish to share. This is an annual favorite for NAPC families—a great place for your kids to connect and play with their church friends outside of North Avenue. Bring a friend and enjoy this fun Easter experience.
As a church family we have been missing the opportunity to share a meal together on Sundays. Come enjoy a bite to eat and a cup of coffee in the Welcome Center on the first Sundays of the month anytime between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. This is a great place to connect with others at NAPC or to ask questions about the church—or just enjoy some extended fellowship time outside of worship.
Join us at 10 a.m. in the Gym for the Foundations Series on Sunday mornings!
March 5 Lisa Tallant teaches on “Forgiveness” in a discussion format
March 12 Tom McWhirter shares “Community Development and the Church”
March 19 Matt Seadore & Bruce Zents present “Mission Engagement and Highlights from the Middle East”
March 26 Special Guest Kevin Green of Midtown Alliance
Sunday, April 9, 2017
9 AM // 11 AM // 5:45 PM
Join us we have a special children’s message at the 9 a.m. service where both children's choirs will sing; process down Peachtree Street at the 11 a.m. service; have a more relaxed setting to talk about Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem at the 5:45 p.m. service. As a special treat, we celebrate new life with live baby animals on the upper parking deck on Palm Sunday morning. Join us from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to check out some furry friends. Even during this season of construction, we will continue our NAPC Palm Sunday traditions of processing on Peachtree and welcoming animals. Invite a friend to join you on this special Sunday!
Honor a loved one by dedicating an Easter lily that will adorn the sanctuary on Easter Sunday. A list of dedications will be available on that Sunday, April 16. You may take your lilies with you following the 11 a.m. service on April 16; unclaimed lilies will be delivered to NAPC homebound members. Deadline to submit orders is Monday, April 10.