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If you are worshipping from home and would like communion, please call the church at 217-429-4278 and we will make arrangements to get communion together for you.


Food Pantry - The first Sunday of each month is Food Pantry Sunday. We use this Sunday to help stock our food pantry. The carts near the entrances are there for you to place your donated goods. We also take monetary donations and will do the shopping if you would rather donate in that way. Food pantry operation hours are on Tuesdays from 9am-12pm. If you would like to volunteer to help out in the food pantry or if you need a list of items we give out, please contact the office at 217-429-4278.


Kidzone– If you would like to help out in any of our children’s ministries, please check the box on your connect card or let the office know.


Women’s Bible Study- Northwest will be hosting a free 6-week Women’s Bible Study starting Thursday, September 23rd from 6:30-8. If you have any questions, contact Andrea Zelhart, Deb Wiese, Jan Wise, or Janet Huth.


Communion Help– If you would like to help serve communion on Sunday mornings, please contact Andrea Zelhart at 217-855-5456 or check the box on your connect card and turn it in to an offering plate at the back of the sanctuary.


Halloween: This year, Northwest will be hosting Candy Land: A Northwest Halloween Experience on Sunday, October 31st from 6-7:30pm. Join us for a night of fun including games and food, a costume contest, the Pumpkin Path, and Trick or Treat Trail. Please let the office know if you would like to pass out candy. Tickets for the event will be available at the Welcome Center or in the office.


Pumpkin Carving Contest: To light our Pumpkin Path, we are asking for individuals, families, and groups to carve pumpkins. Registration cards will be available at the Welcome Center or in the office. Pumpkin entries can be dropped off between 1pm on 10/27 and 1pm on 10/31. Prizes will be awarded for the best pumpkins.


Directory Update: Please fill out an information update sheet for each member of your family. Extra sheets are available in the office or at the Welcome Center or there is a Google Doc form on the NWCC app homepage and on the website under the contact heading. The sheets will be used to make a new phone directory for members and regular attenders. Please turn in to the office or in the offering plate.


Win-A-Couple Class Party: The Win-A-Couple class will be having a hymn sing on Friday, October 22nd at 1:30pm in the sanctuary. They will be having dessert in the Fellowship Hall afterwards. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Parry.