This Sunday’s Service – Surviving Our Darkest Days

January 22 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard

Being Zoleka Mandela hasn’t always been easy. It was hard to shine brightly in the spotlight of her famous, iconic grandfather, Nelson Mandela. Still, through struggle, she found what fueled her flame and helped her to survive her darkest days. Her inspirational story and dedication to helping others may be the example of the grace we are seeking. Please join us for worship and fellowship.

This Sunday’s Service – Looking Back, Looking Ahead

January 15 Service at 10:30 AM

Lois Markham

Virginia Civil Rights Memorial next to the Virginia State Capitol Photo Credit: Flickr

The Civil Rights Movement was a shining moment in our country’s history. But despite its many significant achievements, it did not end racism. This year, as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let’s ask ourselves what each of us can do to end racism.

This Sunday’s Service – Sorry, Grace, back in the box!

January 8 Service at 10:30 AM

Rev. Julie Lombard

In 1988 The Pee-wee Herman Show hosted a Christmas special. During the show a big box arrived and out came Grace Jones who thought she’d be singing to the President. Not bothered by the mix-up, she asks if she can sing The Little Drummer Boy. Grace’s message strangely reminds me of Henry David Thoreau’s quote, If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” As we prepare our hearts for a new President, how may our theology inspire us as we try to keep pace? Please join us for worship and fellowship.

This Sunday’s Service – New Year’s Day

January 1 Service at 10:30 AM

Peter VanDeBogert

This annual service, always the first Sunday after Christmas, will have the usual readings, reflections and reminiscences. People will be opening their sealed messages and observations that they wrote a year ago. We will have the opportunity to write new messages that will, in turn, be sealed for opening next year. People are always surprised to read what they wrote a year ago. Also, there will be opportunity for sharing in the form of readings, personal thoughts and observations.

This Sunday’s Service – Solstice Service

December 18 Service at 10:30 AM

Due to the wonderful response from last year’s solstice service, we will be repeating the service which is based on “A Winter Solstice Singing Ritual, A Celebration of the Darkness and the Light with Songs and Stories,” written by Julie Forest Middleton and Stasa Morgan-Apel. This celebration will have lots of music, rituals, stories and candle lighting. Northshore Church volunteer members and friends will be the readers, and the Singing Group will perform many musical selections and will lead the whole congregation in song.

This Sunday’s Service – Holiday Music Service

December 11 Service at 10:30 AM

Judy Putnam, Music Director

You don’t want to miss this service that will include our Singing Group, youth singers, handbell ringers, and guest soloists including Annie Lombard, flute; Ed Wall, cello; Andrea Kaiser and Judy Putnam, four-hand piano, and others. This service will include a variety of music, readings, reflections and poetry. This is always a most uplifting service during our holiday season.