Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same spirit; 1 Corinthians 12:4
The Ministry of Worship
Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
Each Sunday morning, we gather at 9:45am for a brief prayer meeting, which ends with a time of greeting and is followed at 10:00am by our 45-minute morning worship service. We have special worship services for Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve.
The Ministry of Music
Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this sone to the Lord, saying, I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
NCC's extraordinary "blended" music program is the collaboration of musicians who are young, old, male, female, black, white, classical, contemporary, professional, and volunteer. On any given Sunday, worship is supported by music that includes our Worship Band, Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, vocal soloists, and instrumentalists ranging from guitarists to organists. Worshippers expect to hear everything from jazz and gospel to the Bach.
The Ministry of Education
Making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;
In the tradition of the Protestant Reformation, NCC sees learning as a life-long process based on an informed, thoughtful understanding of scripture, particularly the New Testament. That process begins with the Sunday sermon, typically delivered by our pastor, who holds advanced degrees in theology and education. After workship, learning continues with classes that apply the text of the week to daily living. Adults also engage the pastor in conversation about ideas and questions stemming from the sermon.
And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
The Book of Acts tells us that the earliest church appointed seven people to look after the human concerns of its members. As an extended family, all of NCC's members take responsibility to care for each other's needs.
The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these.
There is no theme in the Bible or Christianity more compelling than the challenge to love others. NCC tries to rise to that challenge through a variety of efforts that take our love to the world or invite the world to find love within our walls.
Located a mile from the University of Michigan's North Campus, our congregation has a special interest in providing an Intergenerational, Inclusive, Intimate home-away-from-home for students. We seek to develop Christians who have both cool heads and warm hearts.
Our pastor is a member of the Michigan sociology faculty, our music director is on the staff of the School of Music, Theater and Dance, our choir includes paid student interns, and our membership includes UM employees.
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