Our congregation’s mission is to nurture people of all ages in the Christian faith and to help them practice the disciplines of discipleship. The church exists not to serve itself but to serve the world. We come to church not only for our own personal enrichment but also to prepare ourselves to do the work of love and to get ready to be Christ’s disciples in the community. Through worship, baptism, Communion, Bible study, prayer, and other means of grace, we’re strengthened for ministry.
Visit the NUMC library. We have a large variety of books including: reference material, group Bible studies, theology, devotions, prayer, poetry, inspiration, family relations, arts and music and we also have special sections for teens, youth, and children. In addition, we have a large selection of Christian fiction and movies for adults and children. We also have a selection of materials for homeschoolers and Christian material in Russian for our visitors from Belarus.
Our library is located in room B104, and we welcome you to browse the selections and check them out for your Christian growth and development.
Sometimes it's hard to ask for help. We're brought up to be strong, self-sufficient, independent people. We tend to think that if we ask for help, it is a sign of weakness, so we try to keep our struggles hidden, stuffed deep inside. However, that's not God's plan. Galatians 6:2 says: "Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." God wants us to care for others--and to allow others to care for us in our times of need. If you're sad or struggling inside, don't suffer alone. Ask for help. We have a team of Stephen Ministers who are ready to listen, care, encourage, pray, and help you through a tough time. (It's confidential, too!) Find out more about Stephen Ministry by talking with one of our Stephen Leaders. Our Stephen Ministers are there to care!