Exploratory Contemporary Worship Deemed a Success! 

 The average attendance for June and July of the new contemporary worship service was approximately 35 people, (average attendance at the traditional worship service was about 95). With 25% of our congregation showing sustained interest in the contemporary worship, we think this is a viable ministry that needs to be supported. Talk to your session members or Worship and Sacraments Team members for a synopsis of how the contemporary worship impacts our other church ministries. We are interested in your ideas for practical compromises we can make so that this worship service best serves our congregation and our efforts in community outreach.


Contemporary Service Continues Through September 


 Thanks to a special gift to support the Contemporary Worship, we are able to continue the contemporary worship service in Fellowship Hall until the end of September. Thank you, David Lawrence, for continuing to lead this worship!


New Presbyterian Preschool Staffing

We will miss Mrs. Phillips.  She can now be found at Howard School.  She has taken a full time position as the secretary there. We welcome Miss Jessica Pears who will be working with Mrs. Timm this year as assistant teacher.  She is a graduate of Western Michigan University.  During her time there she majored in Elementary Education.  Upon graduation, Ms. Pears obtained a position teaching Pre-K students and later went on to work as a Title 1 Teacher with Kindergartners.  Ms. Pears enjoys working with the Niles Philanthropic Sorority, Psi Iota Xi. She participates in many community events around the Michiana area and volunteers at the Niles Public Library.  Ms. Pears grew up in Niles, but recently moved to Granger.  She now spends time gardening and renovating at her new home. We hope church members will give her a warm reception.  Stop by and introduce yourselves.  We are hopeful she will be a staff member at church for many years to come.  This year should be a mix of existing curriculum and new ideas to create an even better preschool than ever.  We have a program to be proud of and want it to continue to serve our community well.


You can help make the 2011 God Rock Concert a success!

You can help make the 2011 God Rock Concert a success!

  • make a donation
  • buy a t-shirt
  • hand out fliers
  • invite friends and neighbors
  • donate baked goods
  • work at the event
  • pray for all those involved with the event and for God to impact the people in attendance
  • AND...

JOIN US at the concert - Saturday, August 27 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on the front lawn of our church!  The FREE concert will feature the band More Than Sunday and will also include games, prizes and surprises for kids and adults.  There will be FREE hot dogs and you may purchase drinks, baked goods and other yummy treats that will be available for sale.  A limited number of event t-shirts will also be on sale.

Bring a chair and relax...Visit with friends...Play some games...Eat some food...Enjoy the music...

Make plans now to attend the second-annual God Rock concert to sing praises to our Lord as we spend time with one another and welcome friends and neighbors from the community. 

See you there!

Contact Stephanie Layman at (269) 684-2203 or for more information.


Bridge Night

Bridge night