20 Apr Beans & Rice Week Celebration

Many countries Northshore supports eat beans and rice for many, if not all, meals each day. So as a church, we took a challenge to sacrifice eating out, extra entertainment, and epic Costco runs to instead eat beans and rice for one week. We did...

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26 Dec Share your Traditions

Although the season is winding down to usher in the new year, Christmas is an unforgettable day of the year. Families far away come together, surprises are had, and the birth of our savior is remembered and celebrated. Just following comes the end of a year, a celebration of...

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11 Dec Toy Shop 2014—We did it!

In 2013, we approached Toy Shop as Northshore's largest local impact opportunity of the season. We smashed our goal of 1,800 toys and 200 gift cards. Seeing the amount of families come through our doors and the immense impact it had on each and every one...

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17 Oct Community and Card Towers

Our Life Apps series is underway! Over 35 groups (13 of which are new) are using the Life Apps Curriculum, getting together in rich community around this six-week series. Week one, Application is Everything, brought small groups together to try and build the tallest free-standing tower...

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25 Sep Welcome Lauren Neal

It is with overwhelming joy we are announcing the new Director of Women's Ministry—Lauren Neal! Lauren and her husband Jon have been members of Northshore for 17 years, and have 3 children: Peyton (13), Jackson (11), and Avery (8). Lauren has served in Women's Ministry...

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09 Sep Loving Our Community

This was our 3rd year in a row of hosting a block party for our neighborhood. By far this was our best turn out and most successful block party since we began. We had about 40 people show up representing around half of our neighborhood. This...

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04 Sep My Journey of Mourning to Joy

On January 26, 2004 my husband George was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme grade 4—the nastiest of brain tumors. After surgery, chemo, and radiation, the prognosis wasn't good. In fact, just 6 months and 2 days after the diagnosis, George passed away. Half way through those...

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04 Sep The Re-Ignite Experience Impact

Participating in the Re-Ignite weekend experience was a life changer for me. I went expecting something impactful, but I had no idea how powerful or timely the event would be. Through the exercises we did and the presentations by facilitators Richard and Leona Bergstrom, I...

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28 Aug You Matter Celebration Sunday

Every week at Northshore we get to experience powerful worship, great Children's ministry, engaging student gatherings, impactful small groups, and teams that are connected in our community. The fact is none of these things could happen without you. From the Becoming Soulmates Marriage Conference to...

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25 Aug You Went Out. You Made a Difference.

Northshore, you came together to make an incredible impact in our community. Here's a letter by Westhill Elementary's principal: I just want to send out an immediate word of appreciation for everything your teams have done to support our school. This morning we had over 180 volunteers show their...

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14 Aug A Mama’s Heart

It's been a restless night being up with the baby, then the 2-year-old is up with the sun, of course. I'm able to pull all of us together, get in the car, head to church. I'm relieved to drop my little ones into such loving...

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30 Jul KSA 2014

  Thank you to all who were able to take part in a fantastic Kids Summer Adventure 2014! We all had a great time Discovering God's promises on Promise Island, complete with an incredible Luau. Take part in the action by viewing the high-quality photos below....

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08 May The Grand Mothering Illusion

The Grand Mother Illusion—by Lauren Neal Recently, I was sitting next to my eleven year old son, on an airplane. I hate to fly. My sweet boy knows this and will hold my hand and distract me while we fly. As we were sitting in our...

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10 Apr Welcome Garrett & Tahnee Birkeland

We want to introduce you to our new Pastor of Community Impact, Garrett Birkeland. Garrett joined the staff team this past week and will serve on Northshore's senior staff team. Working with our Community Life team as well as our Local and Global Mission teams,...

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10 Apr A Swedish Smorgasbord

On May  5, a 2nd Half Ministries team will leave Seattle to go to Sweden and Estonia on a very unique mission trip. One participant, Kirsten Brady, shares her story: Back in November 2013, I attended a retreat at my church (Northshore Community Church) called Re-Ignite, A...

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01 Apr Walking Away from the Predictable

Walking Away from the Predictable By: Roxanne Kar For years my husband and I have worked with children. Although most of the children we worked with came from privileged families, our heart has always been for children in crisis. I remember early on in our relationship 15...

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