Food for Thought

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February’s Featured Recipe

February’s Featured Recipe is “Easy Double Cheesy Chicken”. Easy – and good!   What could be better!  Try this – and other recipes from the United Methodist Women’s collection.  Enjoy! Read More »

January’s Featured Recipe

January’s Featured Recipe is “Seven Layer Casserole”, from the Northgate United Methodist Women’s Heavenly Recipe collection. It’s a great entrée for the cold weather!  It’s not too late to get your copy of the UMW cookbook – see any UMW member for more information! Read More »

Four Week Study of Esther Begins January 16

The Book of Esther is the story of a young orphaned Jewish woman living in exile in Persia under the protection of her uncle, Mordecai.  Esther worked her way into court and ultimately married Persian King Ahasuerus.  Those familiar with the Book of Esther may recall that it never mentions “God” – quite unusual for a book in the Hebrew Bible.  The Greek apocryphal version of Esther adds several sections that give the story a more explicitly religious character. Read More »

A Few Thoughts on the Good Samaritan

The story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37 is one of the most beloved stories in the Bible.  The characters are familiar:  the traveler, the robbers, the priest, the Levite – and finally, our hero – the Samaritan.  We know the plot, too – man robbed; man ignored by priest and Levite; man helped by Samaritan.  But that’s the “Who” of the story.  What can we learn from the Samaritan’s actual response? Read More »

December’s Featured Recipe

Just in time for Christmas – “Heavenly Recipes”, the new cookbook from Northgate UMW.   They make great gifts!  See any UMW member to purchase your copy. December’s featured recipe is “Turtle Cake”.  Chocolate, caramels, pecans … mmmmmmm.     Read More »

Advent Study Begins November 28th

This year’s Advent Study will be based on “The Wonder of Christmas”, by Ed Robb and Rob Renfroe.  The star, the name, the manger, the promise – this series explores these key elements of the Christmas story in a new and thoughtful way.   Classes will be Mondays at 7:00pm in the Life Center classroom, beginning November 28th.  Once you believe, anything is possible! Read More »

November’s Featured Recipe

Be sure to get your copy of “Heavenly Recipes”, the new cookbook from Northgate UMW.   They make great Christmas gifts! November’s featured recipe is “Easy Peach Cobbler”.  Enjoy!   Read More »

Welcome to Our New Website!

We are pleased to share our new website!   Get to know our marvelous staff on the “Meet The Staff” page.  See what’s coming up at Northgate under “What’s Going On” – special services, events, and more (don’t forget to reserve your tickets for Northgate’s Christmas Dinner Theater on December 17th).  Going Christmas Shopping?  Remember to click the Amazon link at the bottom of the home page so you can support Northgate at the same time! Read More »

October’s Featured Recipe

Psalm 34:8a  Taste and See that the Lord is good.  The new Northgate United Methodist Women’s cookbook is available for $10 from any UMW member!   October’s featured recipe is “Pork Chops with Green Onions”.  Bon appetit!     Read More »

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.