Visiting Northminster

Frederick Buechner once wrote: 


“The grace of God means something like: ‘Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are, because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It's for you I created the universe. I love you.’”


No matter what might bring you in, we are grateful you’re here, because we have a fuller glimpse of God’s face through you – your gender, your race, your sexuality, your theology, your stories… everything that makes you uniquely you.

You are gifted with an inherent worth and dignity, and here we seek to honor that.

Here, you are loved.


If you're visiting for the first time, we hope you’ll feel free to participate in each element of our service, including communion. All are welcome at God’s banquet table. We tune ourselves to God’s presence through sacred story, beautiful music, thoughtful liturgy, and open-hearted prayer.


Whether you’re just passing through or you’ve lived here a long time, we’d value the opportunity to get to know you more, so we hope you’ll stay for a few minutes after the service to talk to some of our members or the ministers at the front door.

Sunday Morning Schedule


Sunday School begins


Preludes begin,

A time to sit quietly in the sanctuary and center ourselves as the musicians play.



Worship begins


Children are welcome to stay in the sanctuary with family and take part in worship. If you should choose, there are also child-care and children’s education opportunities available:


  • For infants through age two, a Nursery is provided during Sunday school and Worship.

  • Preschool age children are invited to attend the "Extended Session Sunday School" during the 10:45am worship hour. Pre-kindergarten children will be engaged in a Bible lesson, periodic musical education lessons and play.

  • Children up to age 8 are also invited to attend their Sunday School during the 10:45 am worship hour with Bible lessons, art projects, periodic musical education and play.

For more information about children at Northminster, see the "Children" page under the "Faith Formation" tab.

Sunday School

For more about our Sunday School classes and what they are doing together, please see the "Sunday School" page under the "Faith Formation" tab in the menu.