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VBS at the Presbyterian Church of Novato
June 17 – 21, 2019

New friendsAmazing experiments Creative games

Super-fun snacks Surprising adventures Incredible music

Join us for the best week of summer, from June 17th - 21st from 9:00am-12:00pm to learn about God's love for us. Potty-trained 3-year-olds through incoming 6th graders are invited to participate.

Visit vbspro.events/p/075291 to register online. 

Or download the Registration Form and mail to: 

Presbyterian Church of Novato, PO Box 631, Novato, CA 94948

If a 2019 - 2020 Minor Media Permission Form is needed you can download one HERE.  

 

Welcome Pastor Adam Smith


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Dr. Adam Smith previously served in Dallas Center, Iowa as the senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church. Prior to that, Adams served from 2008 to 2010 at Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida as the Director of Youth and College Ministry. From 2006 to 2008, Adam was the Music Director at Grace Presbyterian Church in Round Rock, Texas. From 2003 to 2005 Adam was the Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Illinois.


Adam was ordained in January 2011. Dr. Smith earned his Doctorate in Ministry, focused on church revitalization, in 2018 from McCormick Seminary in Chicago. He earned his Master’s in Divinity from Austin Seminary in 2008. Adam attended Greenville College and earned a BS in Contemporary Christian Music.

Adam grew up and attended school in Fort Worth, Texas.  Adam is married to Sarah, an elementary school music teacher and iceskating coach. They have three children: son Aaron, age 12; daughter Kaydence, age 11; and son Zachary, age 8.

If you would like to know more about the Adam Smith family, we encourage you to visit his website at adamsmithinfo.wordpress.com




New Youth Director Announced

Welcome, Morgan Smith!


We are pleased to announce that we have hired a new youth director, Morgan Smith (no relation to Adam!). Morgan most recently served Bay Presbyterian Church in Ohio as the Associate Director of Student Ministries. Over the course of telephone conversations as well as an onsite interview (where Morgan led both our middle school and high school groups), the search committee became convinced of Morgan’s call and passion to serve students and families.

 

 

Women's Bible Study


The Gospel of Luke

Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 am

 

Women’s Bible Study is led by Carol Dacquisto, Elaine Harris and Melodie Baird. We meet every Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Christensen Room for lively study and discussion of God’s word. All women are welcome to visit and share their insights with us at any time.

 

We are always looking for new faces to join us and would love to meet and get to know you.


 

As we continue our studies of Luke (chapters 18 and 19) in March, we will be following Jesus on his final approach to Jerusalem. At this juncture, Jesus has attracted a large following, most of whom are convinced that He is the son of David who has come to restore Israel. His followers and disciples aren’t hearing or heeding His warnings that the rewards of His  kingship will culminate in His rejection and death. They are only hearing what they want to believe. His triumphal entry into Jerusalem begins the dramatic climax of Jesus’ journey and ushers in the week of His suffering and death. Won’t you join us in contemplating how we are called to respond to these events and teachings?




Men's Bible Study

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Wednesdays at 7:30 am

 

The Men’s Bible Study group meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. We are studying ACTS. Join us for this one-hour mid-week boost and share great fellowship with brothers. And no homework!

 


 

 


 

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Make a Difference

Snack Sacks: Help prepare the food bags between services every Sunday and deliver the sacks to the Marin Mobile Showers in Hamilton on Monday mornings. Contact Regina Rus at (415) 897-7384 or email reginabrus@gmail.com. 

 

Lynwood Reading Program: Spend one hour weekly listening to students read at Lynwood Elementary School. Contact Art Plumstead at (415) 892-4063. 

 

ExtraFood.org:Spend one hour weekly picking up extra food from a restaurant or grocery store and delivering to a non-profit serving food to those in need. There will be an orientation, on Tuesday, March 12th at 10 am in the Christensen Room.  A driver’s license check is required. Contact Jane Sime at (415) 892-5259.

 

 

 

 

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Nurture your faith through prayer and study

 

 

All women who attend The Presbyterian Church of Novato, please consider becoming an active member of the Presbyterian Women (PW) of PCN … ALL ARE WELCOME (invite a friend)! We currently have two active PW circles at PCN that each meet once a month in the Christensen Room:

 

(1) Ruth Circle usually meets the fourth Tuesday at 2 p.m. (Glenise Johnson, leader)

 

(2) Rachel Circle usually meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. (Pat Sullivan, leader)

 

 

Our current Horizons Bible study titled “GOD’S PROMISE, I AM WITH YOU,” by Amy Poling Sutherlun. The circle meetings are all presented via a video narrated by the author of the study book, which provides a very meaningful study and discussion among us for each lesson. Join us for the next circle meeting(s) … we are saving a chair for YOU. It’s never too late!


 

This year, on Saturday, May 4th, PCN PW is hosting the spring PW Presbytery meeting and luncheon. This will be a time to meet and have fellowship with women from PCN and PW members from other churches in the Presbytery of the Redwoods. Save the date and look for more details in the near future.

 

 

If you have any questions about PW, please don’t hesitate to contact Glenise Johnson: home (415) 897-8759 or cell (415) 717-7635. 



 

Online Donation Now Available

 

Change Lives; Donate Today

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Now, you can make recurring or one-time gifts, and indicate how you'd like your donation to be utilized.  Payments can be made with a credit card or an e-check through your banking account.  It's easy to do, and every dollar you contribute helps change the lives of those in need here in Novato as well as to our worldwide mission recipients.   


 

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Sermon Podcasts

Listen to Sunday Sermons Online

 

If you would like to listen to a copy of the Sunday sermon, you don’t need to request a CD. Since Sunday, October 14, they are being posted on a PODCAST at  They are usually available by the Tuesday following the service. Thank you to Jim Rolka for making these available at http://www.buzzsprout.com/218646

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"God Calls Us into Covenant"

 

 

On Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. the adult Bible study class meets in room 1 (library), at the end of the breezeway. We have fifteen adults (men and women) registered and average between ten and twelve in attendance.

 

We have a lively Bible study! That's what happens here. As adults study the Bible and discuss what they found during the week, they gain growing understanding of how to move forward on their discipleship journey. In the class, we read the Scripture and then focus on the passage. Each week we’re challenged to prepare for the next week's lesson. The preparation isn't long or difficult, but it does encourage participation. When adults have invested something of themselves in the lesson, they get more out of it. The biggest part of the Sunday school lesson doesn't happen in class. It happens on Monday and Tuesday – and through the week – when instead of following their own desires or the crowd, they dare to say, "No, I will follow Jesus."

 

 

Carol Dacquisto, Study Leader

 

 

 

 

Youth Group: Sunday Nights

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Middle School: 4:30-6:30 p.m

 

High School: 6-8 p.m

 


Upcoming Events 

June 9th: MS and HS Pool Parties
July 7th - 13th: Mission Trip to Sonoma County  



 

 SEEkers!

 


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Seekers: A Monday night multigenerational program for children

Seekers will resume in the fall. 

To regester, click HERE. For more information, or for scholarship requests, please contact: Sally Carbonaro, Director of Children’s Ministries at childrensministry@pcnovato.org or 415-897-6152.

 

  


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