LOOKING AHEAD TO OCTOBER 13TH ;

Brother Dennis Gibbs, author of Oblivion: Grace in Exile with a Monk Behind Bars, will speak to us and sign books on Sunday October 13 after the 10 o’clock service. The book chronicles his journey from a troubled childhood in Montana through decades of poverty, addiction, homelessness and incarceration into life as a monk who steps out of the monastery daily to walk with those living in exile in jails and prisons.

Our church book group has chosen it as the September reading. Join them for a discussion on Tuesday September 3.  Brother Gibbs' visit is sponsored by Red Tent.

ACOLYTE TRAINING - AUGUST 25TH -- 12pm

ACOLYTE TRAINING - TODAY !! - AUGUST 25TH -- 12pm

All current and NEW acolytes are invited to a 'Meet-and-Greet' (including lunch!) today after the 10am service.

This invitation is for any young adults aged 10 through high school, who want to be a part of this fun, yet important, ministry.  We are also inviting our acolyte parents to attend - we will be distributing acolyte schedules and contact lists.

If serving in a fun church ministry isn't enough, we'll be ordering pizza for everyone who attends!

Please reach out to Alan R. and/or Rand N. if you are interested in joining the team (as well

as to RSVP for the food). We will meet in the Sanctuary (after donuts, of course!)

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!!

CENTERING PRAYER:

 

Centering Prayer

 Perhaps you looked at last week’s announcement and saw that the book that Centering Prayer is starting , was New Seeds of Contemplation. And perhaps you thought that contemplation is for monks in abbeys, not busy people with lots of duties and responsibilities.  Actually, contemplation helps to sharpen your judgment by bringing you closer to God.  And the best part is that we are discovering that it doesn’t take a lot of time to get results.  Clearly not  the results that monks get with years of practice, but still noticeable in one’s life.  Just 20 minutes of Centering Prayer daily for 5 or 6 months does bring noticeable results, and if you can manage 2 sessions you speed that up. 

It is not hard to do, and you cannot do it wrong unless you don’t do it.  Come, learn this technique.  W will be starting to discuss the first 3 chapters of Thomas Merton’s book next Tuesday.  We start at 7:30 PM and meet in the small conference room for one hour  that includes 20 minutes of Centering Prayer.  It is available electronically.

ANNUAL RECTORY PARTY SEPTEMBER 15TH :

14th ANNUAL PARISH RECTORY PARTY

Woodstock---pale in comparison! A honeymoon in Hawaii----a weak sister! Little can compare to the fun, food and company at our 14th Annual Parish Rectory Party (APRP)! Where else can you get a tattoo along with your parents? Where else can you get a professional caricature made of yourself for free? Where else can you eat all the food you want and never gain a pound? Where???????----on Sunday, September 15th from 4PM until 8PM at the rectory, 18354 Superior Street, Northridge, 91325. Plenty of parking at Northridge Methodist Church next door. Food, fun, drinks all for free! SEPTEMBER 15th , SUNDAY!  Please RSVP to the church at 818-366-7541.

RED TENT SEPTEMBER 18TH :

Red Tent will enjoy a delicious luncheon in the Executive Dining Room of L.A. Mission College in Sylmar on Wednesday, September 18th.  The luncheon is prepared and served by students of the Culinary Arts Department, under the guidance of Chef and Professor Louis. J.  Zandalasini. Following the luncheon, we will have a tour of the facility.

The cost is $17.50 per person (excluding  gratuity).  Participation is limited to ten (10) people. We will meet in the church parking lot at 10:45 a.m. and carpool to the college.

Please contact Blanca M.no later than September 15th. 

CHOIR TO RETURN SEPTEMBER 8TH:

The choir will resume participation in the Sunday service on September 8th. 

The choir meets for a short warm up at 9:30 a.m., and then rehearses after the 10 a.m. service, usually for no more than an hour.  We eagerly welcome anyone who wishes to participate in this fulfilling ministry, and if you have any interest in singing with us, every Sunday or only occasionally

if a Sunday commitment is difficult, you are urged to speak to Choirmaster John Scott, Organist Michael Griffin, or any choir member.

2019 Donations

Thank you for your donations!

We genuinely appreciate your contribution to the Casino Night Fundraiser. Because of your generosity and support, our fundraising event was a huge success! You are a generous and valued member of our community, and we plan to encourage our volunteers and supporters to regularly patronize your business.  Thank you again for helping our organization reach its fundraising goal and enable us to continue helping our community.

A big thank you to the following businesses: 

Ice Station Valencia
Simi Valley Cultural Center
Musashi Restaurant
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach
Rubios Restaurants
Canyon Theater Guild
Well Being Touch Center
Curves
Vons Pavillions
Portos Bakery
Picaboo
Outback
Mimi’s Cafe
Battleship Iowa San Pedro
Marie Calendar
Tender Touch Grooming
Belwood Bakery
Winnetka Bowl
Urban Cafe
Pacific Park
El Pollo Loco
Village Tandoor
Museum of Tolerance
Kidz Korner Indoor Playground
Woody Print
Capezio
Los Angeles Zoo
Sherman Oaks Castle Park
Laugh Factory
Gentle Barn
Supercuts Granada Hills
Ralphs Porter Ranch
CSUN Performing Arts
Knollwood Country Club
The Right Touch Massage
Trader Joes
Pet Café
Lucky Strike Social Party
Porter Ranch Country Golf
Hollywood Wax Museum
Western Bagel
Detective Mystery Dinner
Kidspace Family Pack
Delicious Bakery
Six Flags Magic Mountain
The Camp Transformation
Mark Robert Halper Original Canvas
Hand & Stone Serenity Package
Arthur Murray Dance Studio Woodland Hills
Stonefire Grill Restaurant
Santa Anita Horse Races
Hornblower Cruise
Olive Garden, Northridge
Starbucks, Granada Hills
Starbucks, Northridge
Coffee Bean, Northridge
Salon Integrity
Huntington Library
Benihana
Follow Your Heart
Kids Park
Creation Station Dance
Corner Bakery, Northridge
Jersey Mike Subs
Dolby Theater
Pasadena Playhouse