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3235 Pope Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821
Office: (916) 487-5192
Email: mailnorthminster@yahoo.com

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Northminster Presbyterian Church
2017 Vacation Bible School
Heifer International Mission Fundraiser

Our Vacation Bible School Children
raised enough money to purchase:
2 flocks of chickens
1 group of rabbits (2 female and 1 male)
2 goats
1 flat of bees


Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
Parade starts at 9:30AM

(float riders and walkers will meet in the old Buggy Whip parking lot at 8:30AM) Be a part of the Northminster Presbyterian Church celebration by riding on the float, walking along side of the float or watching as the float passes you by going down Fulton Avenue South to Cottage and turning west on Cottage ending at Howe Park.


3235 Pope Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821
June 19 - 22, 5-8 PM

The 2017 Vacation Bible School Camp-Out was so much fun. We learned Bible stories and songs, we enjoyed good food and made new friends. Please watch our website next Spring for information regarding our 2018 Vacation Bible School. We hope to see you next year!

Hunter and Rio Jazz Band

The prestigious music magazine "Downbeat,"
a respected Jazz publication since the 1930's
has selected both Folsom High School and Rio
Americano High School tied for Best High
School Jazz Bands in the entire nation!

Rio's band, under the leadership of Josh Murray
has had quite a year. In addition to touring Japan
for 2 weeks last summer, they did extremely well
at the Monterrey Jazz Festival among others. Last
Fall the Rio Band was also hand picked by Jazz
legend Wynton Marsalis of the "Live at Lincoln
Center Jazz Orchestra" to be their opening act at the
Mondavi Center during their visit to UC Davis.

Northminster Presbyterian Church member Hunter Middlekauff
(in photo, 3rd from the right,) plays Tenor Saxophone and
Clarinet, a soon to be a graduate from Rio. Americano.
Hunter also plays the same instruments and drums for
Northminster Church occasionally during our Worship Service.

Congratulations to both school Jazz Bands!



Heifer Project Fundraising Begins April 2017

It's that time again. Every year Northminster Presbyterian Church participates by doing fundraising for the Heifer Project. Every Sunday in April, the famous milk can is placed in a prominent place on the Church campus for donations. On Sundays you might even find it in the Church Narthex. The final fundraising event will be held on May 7th when our Church hosts the "Cinco deMilko" nacho bar immediately following our 10:00AM Sunday Worship Service We invite you to join the Northminster Church family at 3235 Pope Avenue, Sacramento, for worship and stay for fellowship and nachos.. 


Handbell Choir
December 18 at 4:00PM

The annual Handbell Choir Christmas concert with free-will offering
proceeds to go to the St. John's Shelter for Women

Project: Students Helping Honduras

Purpose: Building Schools throughout Honduras
Date: August 5 – 12, 2016

Gabby volunteered last year along with 4 other students to help build a school in Honduras.
This year the volunteers from last year reached out to their friends and now there are 20 students and 3 sponsors going to participate in this years’ project.
Right now the organization is wanting to build 1000 schools throughout Honduras in order to fight the poverty problem in that country. When a village has a school building, the government will send and pay for teachers. University Presbyterian and Elk Grove Presbyterian Church got involved in this project.
In January of this year a group of adults traveled to Honduras and broke ground on our school in Lima, Hn. The organization raised over 25,000 for the school. The students are now returning to complete the building and dedicating it just before the beginning of the new school year. The result will be over 100 children will be able to attend school in Lima.
The cost for the trip is $1825 per student, including airfare, hotels, materials, food, tips and taxes. The organization has applied for 1/3 of the cost from their Mission Support Committee, students are trying to raise 1/3 and we are looking to churches to help us with the final 1/3.
Northminster Presbyterian Church has scheduled an Ice Cream Social fund raiser for July 17, after worship. All donations will go toward Gabby’s 1/3 of the cost.

4th of July Parade
planning and event!

Please mark your calendars.
Come help with ideas and decorate our float
for the Arden/Arcade parade. Decorating is Wednesday,
June 22 & June 29th at 6:30 here at NPC.
We will then display float at church Sunday, July 3rd.

Parade at 10am Monday, July 4th down Fulton Avenue to Cottage.
Reviewing Stand at Kuni Chevrolet on Fulton @ El Camino.
Parade heads west on Cottage to Howe Ave. Park.
Youth needed to help decorate and ride on float!
If more information needed,
please contact Marci Penner or Ron Middlekauff.

Northminster Presbyterian
Church offers
Vacation Bible School

Are you looking for some summertime fun and learning and inspiration
for your children? Consider Vacation Bible School hosted by the
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3235 Pope Avenue, Sacramento,
June 13 – 16, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., designed for children in kindergarten – sixth grade.
The children will learn about Jesus and some of the greatest stories in the New Testament.
Each day offers a new Bible story and loads of fun activities. There will be cool crafts,
games (Water Game Day on Wednesday), hugs, songs, skits, a mission project, and new
friends to meet. There will be raffle prizes and a dinner will be served each evening.
High school - and college-age students serve as youth counselors while adults serve as
mentors. There will be a special worship service on Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m., in which
the children will display their newly acquired skills. Get the spirit and come join us.
There is no cost for the program, however, donations will be accepted.
For more information call (916) 487-5192 by June 6 to register your child
and receive a free t-shirt!

To Register your child, print registration form and mail or email to
mailnorthminster@yahoo.com or simply call 487-5192.

Click to print registration form


Join us Sunday, May 22, 2016
for our
“Youth Led Service”

The Youth will lead our 10:00am service.
They will lay out the order of service,
display their musical and artistic talents and serve
via preaching, greeting and managing
tasks normally taken on by adults.

The youth are the future of Northminster
Presbyterian Church so let’s support them by
taking part in this important day.

Presbytery Mission Dinner
Northminster Presbyterian Church

Friday, May 13, 2016, The Sacramento Presbytery honored many churches for their continuing mission work. Northminster was very proud to be one of those honored. In attendance were past mission chair-persons, Millie Payne, Bobbie Price and current Chair, Susan Tierney. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson and Sara Lisherness were the guest speakers emphasizing the importance of enabling “all” children the ability to receive a high school diploma. Regardless of their difficult situation, our mission is to support them in their effort. Dr. Nelson believes that grassroots organizing within the denomination is a major key impacting the prophetic sphere in today’s globalized culture. It was an enlightening evening.


Family Promise Night Out

Four Northminster Presbyterian Church volunteers provided dinner to feed two or more homeless families to the Bethany Presbyterian Church. They had no idea what to expect or how the families would accept their thoughtful gifts of food and fellowship. What a joyful experience meeting the coordinator and the two single moms with their children. They learned how the Twenty-nine Member Christian and Jewish congregations coordinate housing and feeding of the families in a rather well planned rotating program. Each family stays one week in each participating church but can only be in the program for six to twelve months. It is a very strict program which offers child counseling and parental education. They also assist in finding employment for the parent.

The dinner servers, Bobbie Price, Linda Wolfe, Robert and Susan Tierney enjoyed the dinner while Mars and Mayre Burnside were the chaperones for an overnight stay the next night. Bethany Presbyterian Church will be hosting again the week of October 9. We encourage your participation in volunteering for this VERY worthwhile program.

Crop Walk

Northminster Presbyterian Church has been a participant in this annual event for many years. In 2015, the Sacramento Crop Hunger Walk raised $19,567.00. Northminster was the 7th largest contributor. The 2016 walk will be on Saturday (not Sunday!), October 8th at 10:00 AM. It will start on the west steps of the State Capital and go through Old Sacramento. The registration fee to walk is one can of food. 1/4th of the money raised will stay local which means our Brown Bag Program will receive funds from the walk.

Northminster Presbyterian Church


Thanks to all who joined our Annual Heifer Project Fundraising Event, Cinco deMilko. Thank you for your support to help raise our goal to purchase the "menagerie', not just any animal but animals like cows, buffalo and goats. Why those animals? Because they provide both food and a way to earn money. All produce milk that can help strengthen a family's nutrition and excess milk that can help the families who buy it to improve their nutrition. Heifer also gives families animals like chicks, ducks and geese which produce eggs that families can eat and sell. Heifer also asks families who receive animals to give their first female off-spring to another family in their community; Heifer calls this "Passing on the Gift". Our Hunger Committee thanks you for your continuing support.

Adult Mission Trip 2013KUDOS TO:

Helped rebuild homes destroyed or damaged by 2011 flooding in Minot, N.D.

Details:  On a seven day trip to Minot, the team worked on four homes.  Typical projects were gypsum wallboarding, taping, mudding sanding and texturing.  For the past seven years, teams from Northminster Presbyterian Church have helped rebuild homes under the direction of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program.


Our Youth have made it a tradition to serve during Spring Break every year at a Presbyterian Mission. This year they worked for Sacramento Food and Family Services and also hosted an Easter Luncheon for students of Dyer Kelly school and their families.


Youth Mission Trip
Sacramento Food and Family Services
April, 2014


APPLAUSE! from the Sacramento Bee

Kudos to: Northminster Presbyterian Church

Missions trip to Joplin MO, 2012Accomplishment: Members of church helped rebuild a home in Joplin, Mo., destroyed by tornado.

Details: The 13 members of the church on Pope Avenue in Arden Arcade did dry-walling and other work in one home and installed a bathroom in another. In the past five years, Northminster teams have helped rebuild 15 homes, churches and businesses damaged by flood and storms in New Orleans, Galveston, Texas, and Nashville, Tenn. They have tiled a church basement, installed floorboards and windows, added porches and painted.  

An Adult Mission Team (7 men and 6 women) from Northminster Presbyterian Church spent a week (April 14-21) in helping rebuild a home in Joplin, MO, destroyed after devastating tornadoes.  The team did all the sheetrocking, taping, mudding, sanding and some wiring in the home and also installed a complete bathroom at another home. 

In the last 5 years Northminster teams, under the direction of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program, have helped in rebuilding 15 homes, churches, and businesses destroyed by flood and storms in New Orleans, Galveston, and Nashville.  Projects have included tiling a church basement, installing floorboarding, putting in windows, adding porches, and painting. The volunteers pay their own way plus expenses.  Rebuilding structures and families are the goals.     

The Northminster Annual Giving Tree
at Dyer Kelly Elementary School

December 19th

The Northminster Annual Giving Tree provides Christmas presents for approximately
100 Dyer Kelly children. Many times, this present is the only one they might receive.
The Northminster Hunger Committee, TOGETHER WE FEED, and volunteers
will be delivering approximately 60 nutritious-filled Christmas baskets to the Dyer School families

The 2nd Annual Family Winter Craft Night
at Dyer Kelly Elementary School

December 11th

with the help of many volunteers, provides easy to assemble winter/Christmas decorations with approximately 200 participants



 January 4 - March 22:

Since 2015 is the 60th anniversary of the founding of Northminster Presbyterian Church, the 9AM Bible Study, held in the Primary Room, will take a look at our role model, the early church. Therefore, we will study how Jesus' command to "go into all the world and preach the gospel" manifested itself. With the help of the Holy Spirit, the apostles and deacons led the first churches in growth, both spiritually and physically. They suffered great persecution and still persevered. Peter began his ministry to the Jews but then moved on to the Gentiles when the Jews rejected his message. Paul continued to preach to the Gentiles in the three missionary journeys, finally ending up in prison in Rome. This study promises to be action packed and inspirational. You won't want to miss it!

 April 12-26:

We will study the Book of Jonah. Come see what happens when we ignore and disobey God's commands.

 May 3-17:

Psalms to praise songs and everything in between has been a part of worship since the beginning. From "Morning Has Broken" to "Day is Dying in the West", hymns enrich our worship and our lives. Reflecting on the music and message of hymns will be the focus of the Sunday Morning Bible Study in the month of May.


 February 25-March 25:

N.O.W. will cover the Easter music "Handel's Messiah". Handel's beautiful music does not just cover the birth of the Messiah but also covers His passion, death and resurrection. Sections include: Behold the Lamb, Who is the King of Glory?, I know My Redeemer Liveth and Worthy is the Lamb (which includes the glorious Hallelujah Chorus). Come learn from Pastor Jack about the Scripture behind the music and listen to how Handel so expertly and faithfully interpreted them. Bring your Bible! Let the one who has ears, let them listen.

 April 8-May 13:

The subject at N.O.W. will be "Living Rich for God". There will be a DVD presentation by John Ortberg called "When the Game is Over it All Goes Back in the Box". This entertaining and inspirational presentation will be followed by opportunities for discussion. .

 May 20:

The final night of N.O.W. will be a celebration of the birth of Northminster. Charter members will be present to tell the story of the Church's beginnings and to answer questions.


Spaghetti Lunch and Games
Saturday, May 2, 2015
12:00Noon to 3:00PM

Please mark your calendars and invite your family, friends and children/youth to a fun-filled afternoon which includes lunch. After lunch we will enjoy an afternoon of BINGO. Don't leave early or you will miss out on the drawing for a chance to win a special door prize. You must be present to win! For reservations to attend, please call The Northminster Church Office on 916-487-5192 no later than April 24th.



11-30, 12-7, 12-14 and 12-21 Advent Celebration Worship Services

12-7 Movie Matinee "God's Not Dead"

12-13 Parent's Night Out

12-21 Bell Tempo Concert

12-24 (5PM) Family Service

12-24 (10PM) Candlelight Service

Northminster Christmas Craft Night
Dyer Kelly School

 Friday, December 12th

Northminster went to Dyer Kelly school to provide and help
make Christmas crafts with the children and their families.
With 250 children and parents enjoying this event, I would say it was a success!

Parent's Night Out

 Saturday, December 13th

Parents came to Northminster to drop off their kids and get 4 hours of children
free time to Christmas shop or just enjoy an evening out. The youth and young college adults ran games, helped the kids with crafts, performed a Christmas skit, sang carols and generally just had a good time playing with the children.

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