This week at Northminster

Sunday, January 10
Rev. Dave Smazik, preaching "A Study in Contrasts" (Mark 1:6 & 10).

Genesis 1:1-5.  Psalm 29.  Acts 19:1-7.  Mark 1:4-11. 

Music in Worship 
“Shall We Gather at the River” arr. Donald Busarow - Robbie Foote, Tenor

Watch with others during the 11:00 am worship service or anytime on Youtube.

(In-person worship at 9:00 am is cancelled until further notice, due to rising Covid numbers.)

View Sunday bulletins here.

Sunday Morning Bible Study
Join us on January 10,
17, 24, 31, and February 7, from 10:10 – 10:50 am for Stories and THE Story – led by Parish Associate, Carol McDonald. (Read more...)

Have you missed recent services?
View previous Advent Wednesdays and Sunday worship services here.

Zoom Coffee Hours in January and February
Please join Northminster members for Zoom Coffee Hours. Our next Zoom Coffee Hour will be on January 17th.  This coffee hour will begin at noon following the worship service. (Read more ...)

Calling All NPC Men
The Men’s Prayer Group continues to meet - virtually - on Wednesday mornings from 8-9:15am. We are currently studying 1 Peter. Feel free to join any Wednesday you are able. Any “smart” device or a simple telephone call is all that is needed. For connection info, please contact Bob Bowers ( or Tony Dzwonar (

Northminster Reads
Sundays, Jan. 17, Feb 21, March 21 at 5:30 pm

As 2021 begins, we will continue to deepen our awareness of issues confronting those who experience poverty and racial injustice. Whether you have been part of this “book group” from its beginning, or would now like to get involved, join us as we read and discuss and learn. (Read more ...)

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Join us on Tuesday mornings at 11 am. We gather on Zoom and would love to have you join us from the comfort of your home. (Read more ...)

Northminster Supports the Umoja Partnership
“Umoja” means unity in Kiswahili and we build our programs upon a foundation of people who have come together from different faith communities and different cultures to respond to the urgent needs of some of the most vulnerable children in the world. (Read more ...)

Emergency Meals
Perhaps you like to cook – or maybe you don’t. You can still help to provide a person or family with a much needed meal during a time of difficulty. You may prepare soup, dessert, casseroles, side dishes, bread, even frozen vegetables. These items will be frozen and stored at Northminster until they are needed. Check out the sign up here

Children's Worship Leaders Needed
Have you been enjoying the cameo appearances of our members leading virtual children's time on Sundays? Have you found yourself inspired to be one of them? We would love to include you! Lectionary text is provided and submitting your at-home video is a breeze. Contact to volunteer.

Resources for Children's Ministry at Home
Did you know that Miss Melissa Hopkins prepares children's Church School lessons and sends them out by email each week? Contact Melissa if you would like to receive them.  Or go to our Children's Ministry Resources page to see the most recent lessons and materials.

Love your neighbor, wear your mask
Are you planning a visit to the church?  We'd love to see you, but please call the church office (317-251-9489) before stopping by so we know to expect you.  Please plan to wear a face mask.  Northminster has some available if you forget yours.

Need devotional books?
"Today" devotionals (courtesy of Pat Freije) can be picked up from the Gathering Place porch  in the plastic storage container.

Staying connected with the ShelbyNext app is easy!
This might be the perfect time to download and use Northminster's ShelbyNext app to help you stay connected with other Northminster church members, update your contact information, check the calendar, or give online.  Watch this short instructional video to learn how!

Ways to give
- Giving online: Go to the homepage of our website and click on Give at the top of the page, or simply click on Give at the top of each weekly email. You can give using your credit, debit card or bank account. (Did you know that if you use your bank account instead of a card your gift goes farther? The church doesn’t have to pay card processing fees when you use your checking account.)
- Checks can be mailed to the church: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1660 Kessler Blvd. East Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
- Contact Lori Schlabach to set up automatic giving from your checking account.

Weekly Prayer List
Click here to view the current prayer list.

Helpful Links

   Northminster Presbyterian Church

   1660 Kessler Boulevard East Drive

   Indianapolis, IN 46220     317-251-9489