Announcements & Updates for Sunday, December 10, 2023

  1. Budget Business Meeting – There will be a meeting to discuss and vote on the proposed 2024 church budget today following the worship service. The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary.
  2. R4S Christmas Celebration – Bring your family and get ready to have some fun at the Reading 4 Success Christmas Celebration! We will be gathering in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, December 13 at 5:30 PM. We will hear and act out the Christmas story, decorate gingerbread houses, do Christmas crafts and games, and more! RSVP to Kandis Early or Melissa Springer.
  3. Missions Meeting – Come and join with other mission-minded people as we pray for missionaries and Christians worldwide. The next meeting is on Saturday, December 16 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Feel free to bring a snack to share.
  4. Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – Northwest is collecting the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Named in honor of the missionary to China who urged churches to start and to give sacrificially, this offering is collected by fellow believers around the world in support of international missions. 100% of donations made to the LMCO go to missionaries worldwide. If you would like to give to the LMCO, visit or pick up an offering envelope at the Welcome Center or Lottie Moon Post Office.
  5. You’ve Got Mail! – The Lottie Moon Post Office will be open for business on Sunday, December 3, 10, 17, and 24. If you would like to send Christmas cards to other church members/attenders, bring your cards to the Lottie Moon Post Office and, instead of buying postage, we ask that you make a donation to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. And don’t forget to pick up the Christmas cards that have been sent to you!
  6. Christmas Eve – Northwest invites you to join us on Sunday, December 24 at 10:30 AM for our Christmas Eve morning worship service. Note: Our regular Bible Study and Sunday School classes will not be held on December 24.
  7. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – Northwest invites you to join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Sunday, December 24 at 6:00 PM, in person and online. This service is a favorite time for our church every year! We will sing familiar Christmas hymns, hear the story of Christ’s birth in scripture, and finish the service with a congregational candle lighting ceremony.
  8. Upcoming Youth Events:
    • Bible Study: December 13 – 5:00-6:30 PM – Youth Chapel
    • Christmas Party: December 20 – 5:00 PM – Youth Chapel

    Contact Dahkai Paasewe at for more information.

  9. Wednesday Night Prayer – Join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Administration Building as we pray for Christ’s active presence in our church and our community.
  10. Prayer Requests – If you are in need of prayer, know someone who is in need of prayer, or have a praise you would like to share, we would love to pray for you. Prayer requests can be submitted using our online prayer request form at Requests are sent directly to our pastors.
  11. RightNow Media – Through Northwest and RightNow Media, you now have free, unlimited access to over 20,000 Christian discipleship videos for kids, youth and adults. If you didn’t receive an invite email or are visiting with us today, visit to sign up!
  12. Churchwide Emails – Our churchwide emails keep you updated on important information and upcoming events/activities at Northwest. Visit to subscribe!
  13. Giving at Northwest:
      – Online: Visit our online giving page at
      – In Person: Tithes/offerings can be left in the offering box by the sanctuary exit door.


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