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VBS 2018 - June 11th - 15th

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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.   The cost is $40 per child or $60 per family.


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!




Deacon's Blood Drive

Sunday, June 3rd

 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Deacon's Blood Drive is scheduled for Sunday, June 3rd.  You can sign up after both church services.  Contact Becky Praun at 415-472-1733 or email beckypraun@yahoo.com for more information.



Presbyterian Women's Luncheon


Saturday, May 19th

 11:00 - 1:30


"The Role Hope and Faith Play in Wellness for Mental Illness"

by Debra Belaga, President of the Marin Chapter of NAMI.

Invite a friend.  Contact Glenise Johnson, Elinor Lacy or the PCN Office for more information.  Cost is $10 per person.



PCN Gives Back


One Great Hour of Sharing


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Many thanks for your participation in PCUSA’s ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING. Our congregation donated $3,654, which will be divided equally between Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of Peoples. Also, many thanks to our children and their families for filling up those fish banks! Fish banks alone accounted for $141.00. Thank you, families, for helping your children learn early the importance of giving!!


Fighting Hunger Around the World




PCN FIGHTS HUNGER AROUND THE WORLD – Congregants of all ages joined together in April to package up more than 10,000 meals for hungry people around the world – and in less than two hours!! What a streamlined operation it was. Lots of good deeds and good fun when we are together. Thank you, Jeff, for once again leading this crusade.


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Photograph Session


Schedule your appointment today!


Don't miss this opportunity to have your individual or family photo taken with Lifetouch professional photographers.  Sign up to have your photo taken for the PCN Directory.  


Click here to schedule your portrait session in early June.





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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 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 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





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! 





  • 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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