The Bible has a lot to say about members in a church body caring about the needs and concerns of others in the church family.
At Northlight, we desire to create a unified culture of mutual care for one another.
Our church family is a friendly bunch. Before and after the services, you’ll find plenty of people to chat with and get to know. After the services, no one is in a hurry to leave. We love to stick around, enjoy a robust conversation, share each others joys, and bear each others burdens.
Because many in our church family come from far distances…and, well…just because we enjoy spending time together, we have regular potlucks so that we can extend the fellowship time a little longer. Although we always have more than enough delicious food, the goal is not to impress with fine cuisine, nor to burden each family’s resident chef, but to provide additional opportunity for mutual encouragement.
We usually have a potluck the first and third Sundays of the month.
Our desire to create a unified culture of mutual care for one another extends to extracurricular activities.
Just as a family embraces and enjoys each other regardless of age or circumstance, our Family Nights are open to all our church family and also extends to the community at large. We believe that each person that attends our church has something relevant that they can contribute to every other individual. We don’t want to segregate our congregation based on age or social status (singles, married, etc.). We want to encourage the interaction of all ages in all different circumstances to intermingle freely for their mutual support and spiritual growth.
During our Family Nights, we have a time of fun (skating, hayride, games, etc.) followed by a brief Bible study. Generally, Family Nights are held once every month or two.
Christ commanded His followers to remember His death and look forward to His return through partaking in the Lord’s Supper (1 Co. 11:23-26). But, Christ had an additional goal in mind for the Lord’s Supper, the unity of His church (1 Co. 11:17-20). Before partaking in communion, Christ’s followers are commanded to examine themselves (1 Co. 11:28): to repent of any sin and to make right any relationships that need mending. Through the regular practice of communion, we desire not only to remember Christ’s death and coming return, but also, use it as a goad to mend relationships and maintain a unified church family.