First Serve with International Students

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Saturday October 20 | 2-5 PM | MLK Center

Come experience the powerful history and story of Martin Luther King, Jr. with people from around the world with our mission partner AMIS. AMIS is the French word for “friends” which symbolizes their mission: to promote cultural understanding through friendship and hospitality with international students and scholars in the greater Atlanta area.  Join us as for our First Serve  where you will be partnered with an international student in a time of fellowship and  to tour the MLK Center together as a group.  Our hope is to develop new friendships as we learn and spend time experiencing a piece of our American history together. This experience is great for individuals, couples, and families (children elementary age and older).

If you are an international student that would like to be a part of this trip, we invite you to register as well!

Location and parking instructions will be emailed out before the event.

New Reconciliation Focused Small Group

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“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin Diangelo provides a framework to explore and the experience what it means to be white. 

Join Into safe space to ask hard questions; to learn new rules of engagement; to challenge each other to discover (perhaps again) the gifts, skills and, most of all, the Lord's heart to stand together to break racial inequality and learn what we can do to engage more constructively. 

If you are ready to continue on this journey from where you are right now, contact Jane Hubbard at jmhhubbard@gmail.com or 404-200-6283 by September 26.

This small group will meet in Chamblee on the first and third Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. for six sessions, beginning October 4, 2018 through December 20, 2018.

 

Membership Exploration Class

Come learn more about NAPC at the next Membership Exploration Class. Join us for dinner at a member’s home on Saturday, November 3 from 6-8 p.m. Then, return to the church to eat breakfast and explore what North Avenue is about and what membership means on Sundays, November 4 and 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  RSVP or send questions to Kim Goldsmith at kim@napc.org or ext. 206.

The Marriage Conversation

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Please join Christy Gituku, director of The Cathedral Counseling Center, on Sunday, November 11 at 12:30 p.m. in The Sphere as she explores a theory of what healthy love can look like for couples. The three components of love, according to Sternberg’s triangular theory, are passion, intimacy, and commitment. While many of us practice these components in relation to our work, our children, and even our friends, we forget what this can look like within a marriage. Come join us as we educate and rejuvenate!


New Sunday Schedule

Beginning August 19, we will introduce a new Sunday morning schedule that is intended to give more time for unhurried worship, discipleship, and fellowship. 

9-10 a.m. — Contemporary Worship (Sanctuary)

10 - 10:15 a.m. — Fellowship (Hospitality Hall)

10:15 - 11:10 a.m. — Discipleship Classes

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. — Traditional Worship (Sanctuary)

12:15 - 12:30 p.m. — Fellowship (Hospitality Hall)

5:45 - 6:45 p.m. — Evening Worship (Sanctuary)

 

Advent & Christmas at NAPC

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Join us for any of our Advent & Christmas events at North Avenue!

  • Advent Musical & Festival (featuring children’s choirs)
    Sunday, December 2 at 4 p.m. — Stay for dinner and crafts after the musical!

  • Christmas Communion Service
    Tuesday, December 4 at 11 a.m. in the NAPC Sanctuary

  • Free Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert
    Thursday, December 13 at 11:45 a.m. in the NAPC Sanctuary
    (We ask that groups of 8 or more register with lisa@napc.org)

  • Pride for Parents First Serve
    Saturday, December 15 — Come help sorts toys, gift wrap, or assist parents in shopping for presents for their children at an affordable price as we partner with FCS. Registration will open on November 15 at www.napc.org/firstserve.

  • Lessons & Carols
    Sunday, December 16, Identical Services at 9 and 11:15 a.m. in the NAPC Sanctuary

  • Christmas Eve Worship
    Monday, December 24
    4 PM Family Worship Service
    7 PM Acoustic Worship Service
    11 PM Candlight Worship Service
    (all services include the lighting of candles)

A Word of Hope Bible Study

"Do not let your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me." This assurance of God's presence in our lives, from the Gospel of John, is one of the most powerful statements in the New Testament. This year, the Women's Inductive Bible Study will explore this gospel, which Scottish theologian William Barclay once described as "overflowing with riches." This group meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, with the new study set to begin on October 24. Newcomers are most welcome at any time. For more information, contact Sharon Bailey at (404) 248-9463 or
sharonbailey19@gmail.com, or Betty McKay at (404) 252-3174 or docbetty@bellsouth.net.

Flourish: Women's Bible Studies

The Women’s Ministry kicks off a new Bible study—David: A Study in Imperfection—looking at the life of King David from the Old Testament. Known as the boy giant-slayer, shepherd king, and man after God’s own heart, David’s life and rule as king was also marked by sin, failure, and struggle. Come explore David’s complex life and pursuit of God. 

Studies meet at the church on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.  beginning the week after Labor Day (September 6/7). Registration opens on August 10 here.

Austria Youth Mission Trip Blog

A team of 14 youth and leaders are traveling to Linz, Austria, July 12-24 to work alongside NAPC Missionaries  Werner and Lisa Schobesberger at he House of Hope, a ministry that welcomes refugees from all over the world. The team will have the opportunity to serve refugees there by fulfilling some of their basic needs, offering them hope through the Gospel and helping them to become integrated into society. 

The Team will be sharing stories and photos from their trip here. We hope you'll follow along!

Young Adult Summer Retreat

What is the best way to connect with other young adults (ages 20-45) at North Avenue? Our Young Adult Retreat! Whether you are new or old to NAPC, we want YOU to join us for a weekend full of fun, connection, and storytelling. This year we will be journeying to Americus, GA, where we will learn about Koinonia Farm, an interracial, intentional community founded in the 1940s during the Jim Crow South. From this example of New Testament living, we will explore the theme of reconciliation within our lives. The retreat costs only $40 for the weekend, July 14-16.  As a bonus, we might be able to watch President Jimmy Carter teach his renowned Sunday School class. Register for the retreat here.

First Sundays Coffee

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.