Ministry to Children

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NLCC has Sunday School for Infant – 5th Grade. We have a nursery (open throughout the service for infant – 3 years), a Pre-K Class (3yrs – 1st grade) and an Elementary Class (2nd grade – 5th grade). Kids are invited to these gatherings about mid-way through the worship services on Sundays.

LOL (Loving Our Lord) is our Friday night ministry with Elementary age children (1st grade through 5th grade). From about 7pm until 9pm, kids are invited to come to the church for organized games, food and learning about Jesus.

We also have Vacation Bible School, Children’s Choir and various other special events throughout the year. Our aim is to be a child friendly church that nurtures faith and curiosity in a safe environment.

Ministry to Youth

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NLCC has a Sunday School class for youth ages 11-14 on Sundays during the worship service. Kids are invited to class about mid-way through the service. The last Sunday of each month – there is no class for this age group and they are encouraged to remain in the sanctuary for the entire worship service.

SOS (Surrendering Our Souls) is NL’s Youth Ministry. It happens on Friday Nights and at retreats and special outings throughout the year. On Fridays, youth gather at church at 7pm for games, food and opportunities to learn about Jesus in a non-threatening, relevant and safe environment. This serves youth ages 11-18.

Music Ministry

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NL’s Music ministry ranges from electric guitar, drums, and bass all the way to bells (for the bell choir which plays 2-3 times a month!).

We are an eclectic group of various skill levels. Rehearsals for the praise band are held on Sundays (although team members learn the songs ahead of time on their own). Rehearsals for the Bell Choir are held on Monday nights.

The music ministry is professional enough to lead uplifting music and amateur friendly enough so that most people who want to can participate. Singers and instrumentalists are welcome. Just come and introduce yourself to one of the musicians after the church service!

Adult Bible Studies and Small Groups

NLCCAdultBibleStudy2We have a wide variety of Bible Study and group opportunities.

January – June, we do Church Based Studies. Different groups meet for Study at the church. There is a group almost every night of the week. There are groups in both English and Spanish.

July – August, we have a large group study one night a week (and at least one Spanish language group continues on another night).

September – December, we have Community Groups where our Bible studies are spread into people’s homes.

Throughout the year there are Sunday morning studies at 9am in both English and Spanish at the church.

Compassion

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NL partners with lots of friends locally and internationally to provide support and compassionate response to those in need. The photo above is a group that helped get Christmas boxes together to send with Operation Christmas Child providing presents to kids around the world in need.

We’ve also recently partnered with:

Unicef

Heifer International

2nd Harvest Food Bank

CALL Primrose

and the San Mateo Women’s Shelter