Nov 24, 2015
"I just wanted to share with you how much I appreciate Northview. I loved seeing what we could accomplish as a church during Good Neighbor Weekend. It was such a cool opportunity to connect with people in need.
I served with the Red Cross smoke alarm project on Saturday, and it was great to see the appreciation that people had knowing that someone cared about their safety and the safety of their family. I enjoyed serving so much on Saturday that I decided to show up again on Sunday. Marcia, Northview’s Grounds Manager, was able to put me to work on some grounds projects around the Carmel Campus.
I started attending Northview last November at the invitation of my stepsister. I was not in a healthy state spiritually, emotionally or physically at the time as I was going through a divorce. As I have been recovering over this past year, there have been so many times during the weekly messages that I've felt that God was speaking directly to me through Pastor Steve’s sermons.
Attending church regularly, volunteering with different groups at the church, attending fitness classes at North Beach and involvement with Life Groups have all had such an impact on me. I have really stretched out of my comfort zone in the last year and the rewards have been incredible. I have developed some really good friendships not only at Northview, but also with coworkers who I am more comfortable discussing my faith with because of my experiences at Northview.
I am much more confident in who I am in Christ because of my experiences at Northview, and I am actually excited about my walk with God for the first time in my life. I have discovered that God is truly willing and able to step into any situation and bring about positive change within.
I am so thankful for all that the Northview staff and volunteers do to provide our church and our community with opportunities to grow in faith!!"
**Pictured is Stephen with his stepsister.
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