Thursday, May 30, 2024

Celebrating 35 Years of Ministry: 1989 - 2024

For the second summer in a row, our Family Ministries Commission and I are working together to provide a laid-back time of fellowship once a month with our Summer Movie Night series. We did this last summer and thought of expanding the gathering this year. So we’ll be offering a movie for the kids and a documentary for adults at the same time. Our hope is that this will encourage families and adults without kids to come spend time together.

The first Summer Movie Night is scheduled a week from Sunday, June 9 at 6 PM. Light snacks will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your dinner along. The kids will be in the big Sunday School room watching the Mario Movie, and there will be childcare for kids who are too young or not interested in the movie. Adults will gather in the Sanctuary to see 1946: The Mistranslation that Shifted a Culture. 

We’re partnering with NELA Pride again to show 1946 as our last showing coincided with some nasty weather. This documentary explains the process of “homosexual” being included in biblical translation and the effect this inclusion has had. It’s incredibly well done and even if you’ve already seen it, the documentary is worth watching again. 

In July we’ll be showing Trolls World Tour for the kids and Midwives of a Movement for adults. I’m very excited to see this documentary as it was created by Baptist Women in Ministry and “chronicles the stories of the women who boldly birthed a movement to seek greater visibility and opportunities for women in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in the 1970s and 1980s. Despite great opposition, their courage blazed pathways for advancing women in ministry and leadership among Baptists over the last 40+ years.” 

August’s offerings will be Thelma the Unicorn for kids and a documentary about Christian Nationalism for adults. Dates for the July and August gatherings are TBD, so be on the lookout for more information from the church office.  


Join Us for Worship

Sunday, June 2 at 10:45 am

Rev. Jillian Hankamer Preaching

What Matters

Mark 12:28-34; 41-44

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Our Worship in Song

Opening Hymn: We Worship You, God Born in Bengal, India, Robert Grant became a lawyer in England, a member of Parliament, and for the last four years of his life was governor of Bombay. This text was inspired by William Kethe's paraphrase of Psalm 104.

Anthem: I’m Gonna Sing traditional spiritual arranged by André Thomas

The Communion Anthem: Jesus My Lord, My Life, My All by Bob Burroughs.

Closing Hymn: God of Many Faces an Irish Melody to the tune SLANE.

Our Concerns and Celebrations

Shelby Shepard (career advancement)

John Carr

Elvis Stelly

Mary Sandow

Iglesia Bautista Enmanuel, in Ciego de Avila, Cuba.

Mike Kimball, father of Jennifer Kimble-Keen

Beau Burns, great-grandson of Peggy Burns

V. P. Dalrymple, friend of Anita Breen

Pattie Bewick, sister of Carol Ann Tubbs

Sarah Maloney, friend of Carol Ann Tubbs

Nora Kay Meredith great granddaughter of Kay Southern

Doug O'Neal brother of Debbie O'Neal

We Celebrate with...

Laura Duke (30th)

Bill Krutzer (1st)

Dibble Pate (2nd)

Maria Reyes (6th)

as they celebrates their birthdays

Children & Youth

Youth Group Meals
Our youth meet every Sunday at 5:00. We would like to offer them a light meal. If you would like to help provide a meal click the link to sign up. They love easy meals. Some suggestions are tacos, spaghetti, chili, sandwiches and pizza! Please review the available slots by clicking on the button to sign up. Dates will be added as planning continues. Thank you! We typically have between 10-15 youth and adults. Please call or text Jennifer Kimble-Keen (318-307-6716) with any questions! 

Church Life


In order to continue our after church fellowship, we need folks to volunteer to provide drinks and snacks. Please see the sign-up sheet in the hall outside the pastor's office!


The Family Ministries Commission has compiled a survey to determine what activities and volunteer opportunities the church family would be interested in. This is your last opportunity to complete the two question survey online. A written survey will be in this weeks order of worship.

The survey link can be found here:



Thursday, June 20 at 7pm at The Fat Pelican!


Our next book is Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant. We will meet for potluck and discussion on Thursday, June 13 at 6pm in the home of

Marilyn Decker, 711 Oakhurst Dr., Bastrop. LA.

Mission Opportunities



This mission emphasis was carried over to June as no collections were made in May.

Our May Mission is MedCamps of Louisiana.  MedCamps’ Mission is to improve the health and wellness of people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities through unique recreational and educational camping experiences.  They believe that all people, regardless of medical or special needs, deserve to experience life to the fullest and that camping is an American tradition which epitomizes normalcy and provides participants with a sense of well-being, belonging, accomplishment and self-worth.  MedCamps has never charged a fee to attend camp.  


NEEDS: Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Lowes, Academy), Sharpie Markers, Batteries (A, AA, AAA), Lysol, Lysol cleaning wipes, Baby Wipes, Air Fresheners. Cleaning supplies: Simple Green Cleaner, Duct tape, Paper towels, Toilet paper, , First aid kits, Light bulbs, Mosquito spray, Wasp and hornet spray, Latex Free Gloves, All laundry detergent: sensitive free.

Coming Up

This Sunday

9:00 am - Choir Rehearsal

10:00 am - Sunday School

10:45 am - Preludes

11:00 am - Worship Service

Noon: Northminster Fellowship

5:00 pm - Youth Group


6:30 pm - Choir Rehearsal

The choir will be on rehearsal hiatus during the month of July and will only meet at 9am on Sunday mornings.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 9 at 3pm: NATS Music Concert including choral scholars James Wright and Preston Anderson with Justin Havard on piano and Dr. Claire Vangalisti directing.

Sunday, June 9 at 6pm: Movie Night.

Thursday, June 13 at 6pm: Book Club meets at 6pm for potluck and discussion in the home of Marilyn Decker.

Thursday, June 20 at 7pm: Pub Theology at The Fat Pelican.

Sunday Floral Offering

The floral offering was given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Bill Kight for his birthday by the Kight family. Arranged by Robert Crawford

Of Interest in the Community

NATS Concert to be Held at Northminster

The NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) will hold their summer concert at Northminster on the Sunday, June 9 at 3pm.This concert will include Northminster Choral Scholars James Wright and Preston Anderson along with Justin Havard on piano and Dr. Claire Vangelisti directing.  The concert is free.

Giving to Northminster

If you have found a space of community, or healing, or hope at Northminster and believe in the work we are doing, please consider supporting us financially so that we will be able to continue creating spaces like this in all the days to come. Just click here, or scan the QR code with the camera on your phone.

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Northminster Church is located at:

2701 Lamy Lane

Monroe, LA 71201


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Monday -Thursday 9am to 4 pm

Closed Friday

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