Upcoming Events: 



Party-Free Shopping Spree Vendor Fair


Saturday, April 21st

party free vendor fair


April 21st will be the third Party-Free Shopping Spree Vendor Fair to benefit the Youth Mission Team. This fundraiser introduces our community to PCN. We ask for your help in promoting the event. Please share the flyer with friends, family, and associates, share on Facebook, etc. Join us on Saturday, April 21st to check out some awesome products by Tupperware, Mary Kay, Creative Memories, Norwex, Damsel in Defense, and many more. No purchase required, but fun is mandatory. Contact Kai Lancaster with any questions at kailancaster@hotmail.com




VBS 2018 - June 11th - 15th

Register Online Today!


Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.


Join the fun this summer from June 11th - 15th from 9:00am-12:00pm for music, crafts, games and fun lessons about God's love for us.  Children potty-trained 3 year-olds through incoming 6th graders are invited to participate.  


We need lots of volunteers to make this event a success.  So, whether you are a participant or a volunteer, click the link below to get signed up.


 Click Here to Register Today for VBS!







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Addressing Food Insecurity in Novato


Did you know that in Marin County, lower income families miss one out of six meals? This is according to the SF Marin County Food Bank’s “Missed Meals” report that describes “food insecurity” right here. These are people who work and go to school with us. To address this need, the Mission Committee is starting a new local mission project: PCN will serve a bag lunch in Novato to those who are low income and in need of a free lunch, similar to what we did for many years with Loaves and Fishes. As expressed in the recent Mission Study, our church wants to be more actively engaged in serving our neighbors.

On May 5 and June 2, PCN will serve low-income families a free bag lunch at the Novato Human Needs Center (now called North Marin Community Services). Our goal is to serve 100 bag lunches each Saturday, including a cold lunch that can be packed and taken home – sandwiches, chips, a cookie, piece of fruit and a drink. Families will be asked to check-in and provide the city of residence, the number of people in the family, language spoken at home and a simple check- off that the family is low income (self-verification only, we won’t require any evidence). The whole family need not be present; one family member can take as many bag lunches as is the size of their family. However, minors must be accompanied by a parent or other adult family member. 

We will need about 6-8 people each Saturday with shifts ranging from 10 a.m. to noon for set-up, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for check-in and serving, and 1 to 3 p.m. for clean-up. If you would like to help, please e-mail reginabrus@gmail.com. If you are a Spanish speaker, please consider volunteering at check-in to meet the needs of guests who cannot speak English well.




Helping Novato's Homeless


"Downtown Street Teams" Needs Volunteers 



The Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (REST) has provided relief to men and women of Marin for more than ten years and has now come to an end. During the cold and wet months of the year, the program fed and temporarily sheltered people who had no way to get out of the elements. PCN volunteers have served with dedication, loyalty and compassion over many years. 


Due to transportation limitations Novato’s homeless could not take advantage of REST. A new service, that will more directly benefit the unhoused residents of Novato, is now in place.

Marin County has purchased two specially designed trailers containing three shower/toilet units, one of which is ADA compliant. Operated by DOWNTOWN STREETS TEAM, fresh hot showers, free of charge, will be available on a regular schedule at two locations in Novato. 


Downtown Streets Team Office
816 State Access Road (Hamilton near Homeward Bound) Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 


Marin Community Clinics

6100 Redwood Blvd. Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 


Downtown Streets Team staff and volunteers are reaching out to the homeless in Novato with program information and inviting them to take advantage of this free service. Volunteers will help, even watching pets if needed. This new service now provides the opportunity to volunteer. For information contact Bill Walker at 415-726-6733 or email him at walkerb1959@gmail.com. 






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"God Calls Us into Covenant"



The Adult Sunday School class meets at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. We currently have eight to twelve members attending. The class is taught by Carol Dacquisto with Larry Dacquisto and Rosie Nicholas teaching once every other month. 


Our study is David C. Cook’s “Bible in Life” featuring both the old and new testaments. It starts in Genesis and 2 Chronicles and shows how Abraham and Solomon acknowledged God by following His guidance. How do we follow God? Then Jesus’ resurrection opened the way to honor God. Do our lives honor God? It emphasizes how the people responded to God by bringing offerings and dedicating their lives to God’s work. What do we dedicate our lives to? The unit concludes with one session drawn from Psalms and Hebrews that rejoices in God’s reconciling action on behalf of the people. LET US ALL REJOICE!!



Carol Dacquisto, Study Leader





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Women's Bible Study 

Gospel of Luke

Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Christensen Room


The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, “What shall I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” -- Luke 12:16-17 

Women’s Bible Study meets weekly on Thursday mornings 9:30 - 11 a.m. in the Christensen Room. In March, we continue our study of the Gospel of Luke. In Chapter 12 we experience Jesus’ attempts to prepare His disciples for the crisis that will come after His death. In a series of well-organized sermons, He lovingly encourages His followers but also strongly cautions them. He warns them to be constantly “on watch” that they not miss the signs of the times nor fall prey to behaviors and actions that will cause them to fail, such as hypocrisy, blasphemy, covetousness, anxieties, disagreements, and unfaithfulness. Most important: they must not fear for their lives, but instead make peace with God now. For, as in the parable of the Rich Man, we do not know when God will call us home. 


If you’d like to explore this chapter with us, please join us. We think you will find it to be a life- changing experience. 


Carol Dacquisto, Elaine Harris and Melodie Baird
Study Leaders 



Youth Group's Schedule



Middle School WIRED Club - Meet's Tuesday's from 2:40-4:15


Wired Club is a fun weekly event for middle schoolers to build strong relationships with healthy peers, caring adults and a loving God. Each week we share a tasty snack, beta test our best games and engage in small group conversations. This is a great opportunity for teens to bring friends (whatever their faith perspective). Everyone is welcome and will have a great experience.

We know that different schools finish at different times so your teens are welcome to join us whenever their school day ends!


Hope to see you there! 




  • 15th 6 - 8 pm Youth Group - Marin Nerf Competition ($5 covers darts & dinner) - Join over 100 teens
  • 21st - Party Free Shopping Spree Vendor Fair Fundraiser
  • 22nd  6 - 8 pm Youth Group
  • 28th - 29th All Church Camp - An intergenerational weekend at Westminster Woods!!!!!!  



  • 6th  6 - 8 pm Youth Group
  • 13th Mother's Day No Youth Group
    • 13th—Mission Team Training- 10:30-2:30pm
  • 20th 6 - 8 pm Youth Group
  • 27th 6 - 8 pm Youth Group




  • 3rd Pool Parties
  • 10thFirst Summer Youth Group
    • 10th remaining mission team balances due
  • 11th-15th VBS Vacation Bible School  - *Service Hours available
  • 17th Father’s Day No Youth Group


July 9th - 16th - International Mission Trip 

Youth Group Schedule


6:00 - 6:30 - Combined Dinner with JAMAA and Wired Groups

6:30 - 6:45 - Announcements

6:45 - 7:20 - Middle School Game Playing / High School Small Group with Jeff

7:20 - 7:55 - Middle School Small Group with Jeff / High School Game Playing

7:55 - 8:00 - Closing and Benediction

8:00 - 8:15 - Student Leaders  meet with David Mink

8:15 - 8:30 - Adult Leaders meet with Jeff



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A mid-week ministry for children at PCN  

Join Us, Every Tuesday


On Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm,  Seekers will give students the opportunity to experience the all-embracing love of God in a community striving to live out the teachings of Jesus.  Bible Study, games, crafts, family style dinner and worship are all key components to a ministry designed to connect kids to God.   For more information, or for scholarship requests, please contact: Sally Carbonaro, Director of Children’s Ministries at childrensministry@pcnovato.org or 415-897-6152.
Please download the Registration Form and the Liability Release Form.




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