Tuesday, September 30, 2008

World Vision Experience In Pittsburgh

A few weeks ago we spent the day working at the WORLD VISION International Distribution Center in Sewickley packing supplies to be shipped around the world. It has just come to our attention the our friends at WV are hosting an amazing experience that we think you should check out called 'Step Into Africa"

This FREE event is touring the USA and stopping for just outside of Pittsburgh in Sewickley. St. Stephen's Church is the host, located at Broad and Frederick Streets, just minutes off of route 65 near the Sewickley Bridge. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk through the exhibit and is a life-changing experience.

The World Vision Experience focuses on children: AIDS is devastating communities around the world, and children are suffering the most.

The experience focuses on Africa, where 12 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS (worldwide total as of 2006 is more than 15 million).

It's an interactive experience: World Vision is providing local residents with an opportunity to see, hear, and experience in a personal way the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time: AIDS.

The Experience allows visitors to walk through an African village and experience the lives of children whose families have been devastated by AIDS. Despite overwhelming tragedy, these children still have hope.

World Vision offers people ways to take action to stop AIDS. "You can take action to put children first."

Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:00pm through Mon Oct 6th at 8pm
St Stephen's Church
404 Frederick Avenue
Sewickley, PA

Contact Info: Phone:

Thursday, September 25, 2008

You have to watch this!

Buckhead Church is one of the three main North Point campuses that we are in strategic partnership with. Just like us, they pride themselves in giving Jesus their best. With every beat of their heart.

Yet sometimes our best comes in the most unrehearsed of moments. Take this past Sunday at Buckhead for example. Simon was to be baptized. Just like us, they have all baptizeees give their testimony on video before they are baptized. That way they can get across the message of hope Christ has placed in them clearly.

Simon took 2 DAYS to film his 2 minute video.
He was mortified. Nervous is an understatement.
Time came to show the video.
Then it played…
No audio…
Then it played again…
Audio this time, but no video…
The crowd was beginning to mumble…
Then video but no audio…
You get the drift.
Luckily their pastor Jeff Henderson was baptizing him and he was money.
Jeff waded through the uncomfortableness of 3000 pairs of eyes staring at them and moved on with…
“Well Simon, I know your story…”
So in the middle of all the chaos somebody yells from the crowd at about 1:02 in the video…
And the rest was history…
Watch below how God shows up when our lame equipment does not…

Comments? Anyone want to get baptized?

New Series Begins This Sunday!

If you've been waiting to invite that friend of yours for some reason, wait no more. Sunday is your day. This series Rocks! So pick up the phone, have the conversation, whatever it takes. What matters most is that you "Just Ask". God will take care of the rest.

Can't wait to see you on Sunday!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Group Link

Check out the video for the upcoming GROUP LINK event this Saturday 
@ Siba Cafe from 5:30-7:00. Click HERE to pre-register before Wednesday 9/24.   

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Birthday NorthBridge

NorthBridge Church is turning a year old this weekend and we would like you to join us after the service for a short reception. During our time of celebration we will see a brief slide show recapping our first year of existence and hear a few words from Jame about our exciting future. We will also have a year book available for you to preview and order if you would like one for your family. (Cost $15)

As a way of celebrating please comment below on some of you favorite life-change moments from this past year.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Quick Video Message...

You're making a difference!

Monday, September 8, 2008

What If This Were The Week?

What if this were the week you spent more time in prayer than on the Internet?

What if this were the week you begged God to speak to you through the Scriptures?  And what if He did?

What if this were the week you took a risk and asked your friend to church this Sunday?

What if this were the week you wrote a thank you note to that faithful volunteer that serves so well, so faithfully?

What if this week we all lived more intentionally than the week before?

What if it started now?


Friday, September 5, 2008

NorthBridge Blog Fun Giveaways.

While getting ready for the fall and cleaning out the office closet, we came across a box of worship CD's.  Thinking that you (faithful blog readers) could use them more than we could, a contest has been devised.

The first 20 people to "comment" below with their first and last names will win a free CD. Winners will be able to pick up their prize at the resource center after services on Sunday the 14th.  (Hint: If there are more than 20 comments that does not necessarily mean they were made by 20 unique individuals.)

Let the games begin!