A Time Of Prayer
Join us for scheduled prayer and worship events during the month of January. As a church, we believe that every move of God starts with prayer. We will be gathering together on Wednesdays throughout January to worship, pray and seek the Lord's will and direction for our church, community and nation. Please join us at 6:30 pm in the main sanctuary. We will conclude the month of prayer and fasting emphasis with a night of worship on Sunday, January 31st, at 5:00 pm.
Special Note From Pastor
I’m inviting you and the congregation of NCA to join me in a 21-Day Bible Reading, Prayer & Fast beginning on Monday, January 11th and concluding on Sunday, January 31st. Whenever a fast is recorded in Scripture, it is followed by a season of growth and blessing. I believe your commitment to God’s Word, prayer & fasting will usher in some of the greatest opportunities to take hold of for 2021. As we join together as a church family, let's take these 21 days to prepare ourselves for what God has prepared for all of us in this New Year!
Besides setting aside this time from January 11th – 31st for “fasting & prayer”, I’m inviting you to join us in a Bible engagement and reading plan of the book of John. As you find the daily scriptures to read on our Facebook and website early in the morning of each day, a daily video devotional will be shared around noon to draw our hearts to reflect on the Lord and develop a desire to be closer to Him. The goal of this is to help and assist you in stepping into God’s plan and purpose this coming year!
As to your fast, consider joining me in a “Daniel Fast”. This means we would eliminate some common things from our diet, but have other generous options available. The focus will be eating fruits and vegetables that are pure and simple. Below, you will find a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid. Remember, the details are not as important as the spirit in which you participate.
Foods to eat: whole grains, nuts, fruits, vegetables & water. In fact the goal should be to drink as much water as possible the next 21 days. Set a goal of a gallon of water per day. Foods to avoid: meat, poultry, fish, white rice, fried foods, sodas, sugar & sugar substitutes, white flour, margarine, shortening, breads, milk, butter, cheese & yogurt. Remember, the idea is to be realistic, not legalistic. Focus more on the details of connecting with God than the details of the menu, and you will discover the blessings of fasting.
If for health reasons you are unable to follow this diet, allow the Lord to speak to you concerning something else you can possibly sacrifice to draw closer to Him. Taking a break from other things besides food could also include: radio, tv, internet, social media, media, hobbies, etc.
Thank you in advance for your participation and I’m looking forward to what God will do in our lives over those 21 days!
Women's Bible Study
Have you ever had questions about what happens at the "end of days?" The Bible has much to say about how the world as we know it will one day come to an end, as well as about the coming of the Lord, the Tribulation, the Battle of Armageddon, and the Millenial Reign. Come join us as Pastor Barb Swee will teach a study based on God's word as it pertains to these topics and more. We meet on the first and third Thursdays at 9:30 am in the main sanctuary.
Grow your faith on Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm, as Pastors Mark and Barb are leading our adult Bible study, currently on the sermon on the mount. Our children's and youth ministries have resumed as well on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. We have prepared our facility to accommodate social distancing, and have implemented thorough sanitizing measures to ensure a healthy and safe environment. Your health and well being are our utmost priority! You can also attend online via NCA's Facebook page or Youtube Channel.
Note: We will be taking a break on this study during the month of January, as we gather for our scheduled prayer and worship events in January.
We're Back Inside!
As we continue to work toward fully resuming the ministries of Northland, we have resumed our Sunday morning worship services inside our church sanctuary. However, to ensure the safest environment possible for everyone and provide the recommended distancing, we will be offering TWO WORSHIP SERVICES - 9:00 am and 10:30 am. To help facilitate and plan properly, we ask you to click here to "SAVE YOUR SEAT" to let us know which service you would like to attend. Each service will be "capped" with a maximum number permitted into the sanctuary.
We will have CHILDREN'S MINISTRY at our 10:30 am SERVICE which will include toddler (1 through pre-K) and children (K-5th). Our 9:00 am service will NOT include children's ministries for the present time; however, children are welcome to attend and sit with their parents in the sanctuary for that service. Our nursery will be sanitized and available for parents to use during both services; however, it will not be staffed during this time!
Here are some important details about our Sunday gatherings:
· If you are sick or symptomatic, please stay home and participate in our LIVE ONLINE SERVICE.
· If you are “at risk,” have been exposed to COVID-19, or have underlying health conditions, please stay home and participate in our LIVE ONLINE SERVICE.
· We will have TWO services—one at 9:00 am and one at 10:30 am.
· We WILL BE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING. Our sanctuary seating has been reduced and spaced to accommodate a limited number of attendees. Households are asked to sit and stand at least 6 feet apart.
· We will NOT BE SERVING COFFEE OR REFRESHMENTS.
· We WILL HAVE AVAILABLE hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves available for anyone who wants them. You are not required to wear a mask, but may do so if you prefer.
What you should bring, if possible:
· Your own coffee, water, or any other refreshments for yourself.
· Masks, if you desire to wear one. You will not be required to wear a mask, but we will have masks available if you would like one.
Friends, we are excited to return to church, but let us continue walking in grace, love and patience during this time. Some will be back to church in person this Sunday, while others may not be back for some time to come. Each of us will make that decision for our families, and that decision does not reflect either superiority or spirituality in any sense. May the Lord bless and protect each of our NCA family and their loved ones.
With love, Pastors Mark and Barb