News & Events

  • Learn to Ring Handbells in August

    Learn to Ring Handbells in August Stephanie Rhoades will lead a series of introductory handbell classes (no music reading experience required) for anyone who is curious (ages 10-100). If you have wondered, “How do they do that?” when the handbells ring in worship, this is your opportunity to come find out. Classes are sequential and will be held Sundays, August 14, 21, and 28 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the handbell room. Although no music experience is required you [...] Read More »

  • Get Involved with Black Tie Dinner

    The 2016 Black Tie Dinner is on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. As a beneficiary, we have requirements for volunteer hours and need your help. During the week of the Black Tie Dinner, we are required to complete 40 volunteer hours by the Sunday following the Dinner.  So, whether you want to dress up and work the night of the Dinner itself or come in work clothes to help before or after the Dinner, Northaven needs you!  Volunteer hours on [...] Read More »

  • The Jane & Elbert Marshall Concert Series presents: Summer Recitals @ Northaven

      The Jane & Elbert Marshall Concert Series presents: Summer Recitals @ Northaven Established in the Spring of 2007, the series features concerts by nationally known artists and groups as well as local musicians.   September 11, 2:00 p.m., Northaven Sanctuary Derrick Brown, baritone With Susan De Kam, piano This program will feature classical music — new and old, sacred music, and some favorite musical theater selections. Derrick R. Brown, baritone, has performed such roles as Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Franco American Vocal Academy, and Don Bartolo in [...] Read More »


Pastor's Blog

  • Sermon In Respose to the Dallas Shootings

    Photo: David WorthingtonThis is different, isn’t it? We’ve been here before. We’ve been in church, the Sunday after some mass shooting…somewhere…and we’ve viscerally felt the horror and the shock. You’ve heard me preach on those Sundays. But this is so different. This is our home. Our city. Violence toward our police. In our downtown, where some of us live, and some of us work. Places we visit often. The grief is great. And, even closer than that, our two Northaven members who are part of [...] Read More »

  • Signs That Are More Than Ink On Paper

    When I was a kid, there was a program called “Helping Hands” that was supposed to help kids feel safe. The idea was that families would put a paper sign inside the front windows of their house. The sign was a very simple hand print. The theory was that if a kid was ever walking down the street, and felt like they were in danger, they could run to a house with that sign, ring the bell, and [...] Read More »

  • Written Down in Blood and Ink

    “Place these words I’m speaking on your heart and in your very being. Tie them on your hand as a sign.” Deuteronomy 11:16 I pulled the trigger. I got my tattoo. As I’ve been threatening to do for months now, I got the words “Fear Not” in Biblical Greek inked on my left inside forearm. The words are from my favorite chapter of the Bible; Luke 2. And these are among my favorite verses… “The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news [...] Read More »


Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?