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Dave Cramer and his son, Rob
April  12, 2024

In our Reformed Tradition, we call a Memorial Service a "Witness to the Hope of the Resurrection." Having just celebrated the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday, we received the hard news this week that Dave Cramer, a beloved church member at North Point Church for many years, walked through the valley of the shadow of death. Our prayers and our care are with Maggie, their entire family, and all of Dave's many friends. Rev. SM Lockridge's sermon which I quoted on Easter Sunday became all the more meaningful to me in these grief-filled days: "It's Friday...but Sunday's a-comin'." As we grieve together as a church family like it's Good Friday, we also seek to celebrate with our brother in Christ for whom the Eternal Sunday is more than 'a-coming'...it is now a reality. I invite you to come give "Witness to the Hope of the Resurrection" and celebrate Dave's life on April 27th at 2:00 pm at North Point Church.  

Pastor Rob

what to expect this sunday

Discover North Point, Sunday, April 14, Classroom 4 (behind kitchen), after service 
On Sunday, April 14, we will host a Discover North Point Gathering. Pastor Rob would like to welcome all people who are interested in learning more about North Point Church, our programs, our missions, and church service areas. Childcare available upon request. The second part of the gathering is optional and will be held in June.


Please note: This list is updated every Friday.
Sunday School Teachers We are looking for Sunday School teachers to join our weekly rotation! If you love kids, are creative, and have a passion for children's ministry (or want to learn!), we need you! All grade levels are available. Contact Angel at angel@np-church.org.

NPC Youth Group: Night of a Million Nuts, Monday, April 15, 2024, 5:30- 7:30 PM Students 6th to 12th grade are invited for NPC Youth Group. Let's get crazy! Let's Go Nuts! From peanuts to donuts Join with all the other nuts for a crazy night of food, friends, and fun! Contact Miss Angel at angel@np-church.org with any questions.

Griefshare, Spring Sessions, Start date April 16, Tuesdays, 10am -11:30am (13 week session) This weekly seminar and support group is designed to help you find comfort in a safe space, with others who have been through similar loss. It is moderated by a GriefShare coordinator and will meet for 13 sessions starting April 16 from 10am to 11:30am. Please contact Joyce Schlote at schlote@netscape.com

NPC Youth Group: Blankets for Seniors, Ongoing We will be sharing the love of Jesus with Seniors! We are making no sew hand tied blankets to give to seniors in assisted living. We have a goal of 20+ blankets and have ready to make kits that you can work on at home. Join us as we work together to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Questions?

“This Spud’s For You” Community Outreach Ministry, after service on Sunday, April 21st Volunteers from North Point will be visiting new neighbors close to our church and sharing with them a 5lb bag of potatoes. Walmart has graciously donated 100 bags and we are hoping to collect up to 100 more to deliver! Please drop potatoes off in the red wagon starting next Sunday. More volunteers are welcome and extra points if you have a vintage truck to help with delivery! Please contact JoEllen Perkins at (360) 434-0082 if you are able to help.

Bremerton WestSound Symphony, Rising Stars Showcase, Sunday, April 21, 3pm at North Point Our friends from Bremerton WestSound Symphony, (who rehearse in our sanctuary during the school year) will host their annual Rising Stars Showcase, featuring award-winning students from our Young Artists Competition held earlier this spring. We hope you will support these talented students! Tickets are available for purchase at the door, visit their website https://www.bremertonwestsoundsymphony.org/risingstarsinfo for more information. The event includes light reception afterwards. 

NK High School Student Lunch, Desserts Needed It's time for our student lunches! Thank you to everyone who completed orientation to help with this meaningful ministry. If you would like to help, we are always in need of yummy desserts to serve to the high school students. Contact Kate at m.bode@comcast.net for information on how to deliver desserts! Here are the upcoming dates: April 22, May 6 and 20 and June 3. If you would like to make desserts ahead of time, we are happy to take them and freeze them!

NPC Students - Youth Group, Dinner & Dessert Sign Up, North Point Church and The Next Door Our NPC Youth Group needs volunteers to provide dinner and dessert on Mondays! Copy and paste the following link into your browser: mealtrain.com/9mr3q5. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our website, and choose "Youth Group" from the drop down menu. Please contact Angel at angel@np-church.org with questions.

Wonder Trackers: Foulweather Bluff Preserve Beach Exploration, 3515 NE Twin Spits Road, Hansville, Sunday, April 28th at 12:30pm This is a Nature Conservancy preserve on the tip of the Kitsap Peninsula. This is a short forest walk followed by a walk along a sandy stretch of beach where we will find large colonies of sand dollars and sea anemones, along with other marine life. See today’s bulletin for details.

Spring into your creativity with the Ladies Fellowship Ministry on Saturday, May 4 from 1pm to 3pm Join us for a fun-filled day of fellowship and making jewelry. Remember how much fun you had making Shrinky dinks when you were young?! Come and see how you can create beautiful jewelry out of Shrinky dinks! Meet us here on Saturday, May 4th from 1 to 3. Treats for sharing and donations are welcome. See Kathy Wulf for more details and May the 4th be with you.

Wonder Trackers: Island Wood Afternoon on the Trails, May 5, 1pm to 5pm 4450 Blakely Avenue NE, Bainbridge Island, Registration is required and fills up quickly at https://islandwood.org/events/. Reach out to us with questions about any of these activities! Paul and Sharon Pegany 480-819-1958, speganydesign@gmail.com

Important Reminder about Parking The parking lot across the street at the high school is available for overflow parking on Sunday mornings. This frees up parking for our new guests and those with mobility issues.


Honoring Tom Nordlie at Poulsbo's Fish Park

Tom Nordlie will be honored at a ceremony at Poulsbo’s Fish Park on Saturday, April 20. The program will begin at noon in the amphitheater near the main entrance. Tom's enthusiasm and extensive volunteer service of 22 yrs. brought this now 40 acre urban, nature park to our Poulsbo community by working with the city and carrying through on his vision. He has received numerous awards and recognition for this wonderful project that has enhanced the city! Tom will lead a tour of Fish Park on the afternoon of the 20th that is sure to be educational and entertaining. Education, encouragement of involvement for all ages, and ownership has been key to the success of this park. We hope you will join us as Tom Nordlie is recognized and honored.

Honoring Tom Nordlie at Poulsbo's Fish Park

Thank you to North Point congregation for the support in providing Jesus Food lunches to 294 students this past Monday. Everyone braved the chilly, blustery day and a solar eclipse to make it a success. The desserts were eaten with joy, thank you. If you would like to make desserts ahead of time for the remaining lunches on April 22, May 6 and 20 and June 3, we are happy to take them and freeze them!

volunteer opportunities

Visitor Ministry Team We are looking for volunteers to help with our Sunday Morning Visitor Ministry. These roles include greeters, passing out bulletins, ushers (helping visitors find seating), and helping with the offering. The visitor ministry is a fun way to get to know others and serve our church community. We welcome volunteers who can work one (or more) Sunday(s) a month. If you are wanting to be involved in a ministry at North Point but don't have lots of time, this is a great one to choose! Please email alane@np-church.org if you are interested.

Sunday Morning Coffee Crew Our Sunday morning coffee crew needs you! We are looking for volunteers to help on Sunday morning with coffee set up and take down. This once a month (or more) commitment is a great way to keep our staff and volunteers fueled up and our guests happy after service. You may be asked to serve an occasional snack! Please contact Pam Caudle at flannelpam@aol.com or 360.509.7902.