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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: Join us in the Banner Room at 9:40 a.m. on Sunday for Adult Bible Study. We are studying/discussing “Kingdom Life.”

 

CHILDREN SUNDAY SCHOOL: Shari Sobek is leading kindergarten through fifth grade children in Room 10.

 

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP (6th – 12th grades) on Sunday mornings will be held in the new youth room (#4) every Sunday from 9:40-10:30 a.m.

 

NEXT YOUTH FELLOWSHIP: Please check the sign-up sheet in the Narthex for youth events. There are opportunities for the youth to sign up for activities and for adults to help support our youth. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for one or more activities.

 

NURSERY IS OFFERED during both services and during the Sunday school hour for children under five years old. Invite friends and family to visit The Nor’kirk and bring those babies and grandbabies!

 

THE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON Bible Study group will meet Wednesday, October 17th at 1:00 p.m. in the Banner Room. Everyone is always welcome!

 

A SIGN-UP SHEET IS NOW POSTED in the Narthex for our Fall Blood Drive on Sunday, October 21st. Carter BloodCare will be here from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the church parking lot. Please prayerfully consider giving the gift of life by signing up for the drive.

THE NEXT “JUST LUNCH” will be on Thursday, October 25th at 1:00 p.m. at Chili’s (Josey and Trinity Mills). Come join us!

We will not meet in November and December (holidays).

 

LUNCH AND LEARN: Join us at noon on Sunday, October 28th  for CPR/AED training led by Jack Martin. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. There is a $30 class fee for the CPR training. If you would like to learn how to use the AED only, no fee is required. The AED training will be first. To register contact Dan or Peggy Kinkade at dankpeg@gmail.com.

 

THE ANNUAL DASH FOR DIGNITY, an annual 5 K race and community event, will be held Saturday, November 17th from

8:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Dallas Medical Center in Farmers Branch.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the festival to support Achieve, an organization that provides work and life skills training and employment services for adults with disabilities, and is hosted by The Nor’kirk’s own Mike Doocy. If anyone is interested in participating in this year’s Dash For Dignity, please register at:  http://achievedfw.org/dashfordignity.

 

OUR NORKIRK THANKSGIVING DINNER is fast approaching! We will gather together for fellowship on Sunday, November 18th after the 10:45 a.m. service. We need volunteers to purchase and prepare turkeys and ham. If the Fellowship Committee can count you in, please contact Peg Kinkade at dankpeg@gmail.com.

 

AS WE PREPARE FOR THE DEPARTURE OF PRICE HALL from our property, we are collecting remembrances and anecdotal stories from the congregation. Please share your best story at dankpeg@gmail.com. Your remembrance may be shared on Facebook, in the bulletin, on our screen or the church website.

 

THE ANNUAL MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION has begun! The Grow and Share Community Garden and the Wildflower Prairie have earned the designation of being a Monarch Butterfly Waystation by Monarch Watch. We have the right materials to provide the migrating butterflies with the food, and habitat they need as they journey south. Our first Monarch visitors have been spotted. Walk down to the garden. Stop by the prairie or step outside the church and watch for a minute or two. Hopefully, you will see some beautiful Monarch butterflies as they travel to Mexico.

 

SMALL GROUPS will be starting soon. If you are interested in leading or attending or if you just have some suggestions please contact Lisa McClurg at 817-966-4078 or LRMC40@MSN.COM.

 

2019 MO-RANCH MEN’S CONFERENCE Sign Up is now open! Please sign up on the planning board outside of the church office by December 1, 2018. The conference is May 3-5, 2019 in Hunt TX on the beautiful Guadalupe River! The theme is “Churchmanship Ablaze: Fanning your Gifts and Callings into an Inferno!” Talk with men who have gone; it is a blast and blessed time! See Dave McKenas for questions or call Dave’s cell at 817-966-3740.

 

LEAD A LUNCH AND LEARN CLASS at The Nor’kirk. Share your passion and your skills. Do you do a craft? Sell items on eBay? Garden? Train for athletic competition? Design webpages? Bake? We’d love to hear from you. Contact Peg Kinkade at 972-369-3266 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nor’kirk Mission Statement

July 2018

 

The Nor’kirk is a family-oriented, faith-based congregation. We love and accept all children of God. Our mission is to connect people to Jesus Christ and to each other.

 

 

 

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE is currently accepting recommendations for the Leadership Class of 2021 for the following opportunities:

Youth Deacon (one year term)

Christian Education Elder

Clerk of Session

Coordinating/Personnel Elder

Finance and Stewardship Elder

Missions Elder

Technology Elder

Deacon

Trustee

If you believe you have been called to serve your church in a leadership position, or if you think a church member is suited for a certain position, please speak with that individual and see if he or she would be willing to serve. If they affirm, please place their name in nomination by contacting John Reas at jreas@verizon.net or Lisa McClurg at LRMC@msn.com.

 

 

 

COMMENDED FOR SERVICE TO GOD’S CHURCH

We are recognizing God’s servants who have done much to help The Nor’kirk.

 

Gretchen Kipp-Nelson for her behind the scenes efforts to clean up monthly after worship the elements for our Communion Service.  Her dedication to care for our Communion Wares is a blessing.