As we approach the merry month of May, we have much to celebrate–starting with a new Director of Religious Education! Read about this happy development as well as information on our expansion plans and more ways for you to become involved at Northwest and in the broader community in this month’s UNIverse.Read more
April wraps up our annual pledge drive and brings us several of our favorite annual traditions–the Easter Flower Communion service, Easter Egg Hunt and Easter potluck brunch! We also have a great line up of services and Second Hour programs, books, discussions and music. Read this month’s UNIverse for details!Read more
March. It’s a demanding, commanding, opportunity-filled month. And we’re getting in position to reach out, take action and stand on the side of love. We Can’t Stop Now. As the theme of this year’s pledge drive says, we have much to do this month and a busy year before us. In the next four weeks, we will kick off the pledge drive, meet as a congregation to consider a Declaration of Conscience, weigh in on expansion plans, identify new leaders and gather together to worship, study, volunteer, discuss and have fun.Read more
For some, the grey, cool days of February are a matter of endurance, holding on until light and warmth return in spring. This month, Northwest focuses on courage, on taking steps to celebrate and be the light ourselves through social action and to reach out to others to bring them into the warmth of community and hope. Join us on Sunday mornings as we discuss the challenges of courage and throughout the month as we express it in our actions and our programs.
“An act of courage is always an act of love.” Paulo CoelhoRead more
Start the new year with a moment of reflection and walk the labyrinth on Sunday, Jan. 1. Whatever your resolutions, Northwest has an opportunity (or several) that can help you meet them. Want to read more? Join the Book Groupies. Want more physical or mental exercise? Volunteer for Religious Education. We promise the kids will get you and your neurons moving! Did you recommit to civic involvement? Join us for marches (starting Jan. 21), volunteer with our Share the Plate recipients, teach English at the CAC or see what else is happening each month. Have other interests you’d like to share? Consider a Second Hour program or starting a small group ministry. Learn more about what’s available and where you can make a difference in this month’s UNIverse.Read more
It’s time to get in the mood for this holiday month! If you need a boost, this weekend provides a nice kick-off. Let your inner elf out for a few hours and help decorate Northwest Saturday morning and then return for a holiday themed Hungry Ear performance. Then, mark your calendars for our annual holiday pageant and lovely candlelight Christmas Eve service. A little overwhelmed by it all? Let the “In the Spirit” contemplative worship service soothe your soul. Looking to share the love? Buy gifts or food for your neighbors in need through the CAC. Find all the details about these activities and more in this month’s UNIverse. Check it out!Read more
For many, November provides the opportunity to reflect on our many gifts, to offer thanks and consider those in our community who may need our help. Northwest provides many ways to express our gratitude, share our abundance and connect with both our congregational community and the wider community around us this month. Join us at one of our social justice activities, come to the much loved Bread Communion service, connect with others near and far through Dining for Women, the IRC, Second Hour programs and many volunteer opportunities. Learn more about what’s happening in the November UNIverse.Read more
The only things piling up faster than leaves these days are the options for fellowship, entertainment, social action and education at Northwest! Join us this Saturday for the return of the Hungry Ear Coffee House and next week for the Congregational Retreat and Atlanta Pride. The reflective “In the Spirit” worship service returns later this month as does our semi-annual Northwest 101 and the always fun dinner and auction. Read the UNIverse to learn more about the “whens and wheres” and mark your calendar for a month of great programming and meaningful worship!Read more
“Life begins again in the fall” and so does the programming at Northwest! Join us in September as we resume Second Hour with a discussion of Zika, meditation, the Mabon Ritual, and fellowship. Check out the new exhibit in the Art Gallery or participate in a lively discussion of a fascinating book by one of our own members. Read all about these activities and more in this month’s UNIverse. We look forward to seeing you soon!Read more
On August 14 we’ll celebrate water and each other at our annual Ingathering and Water Appreciation service. We’ll have a chance to connect old friends and meet new ones at the potluck after the service. Join us!
Read this month’s UNIverse to learn more about other activities at Northwest, including a great book sale, fall retreats, volunteer opportunities, music at the Hungry Ear Coffee House and more.Read more