Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Northminster?

Children & Baptism
When is Vacation Bible School?

Vacation Bible School is June 13-17, 2106.  Registration information coming soon.

Whom should I contact when my baby is born?

Please let Pastor Mike Shirey or Karen Ring know by contacting the church office. 

How do I arrange to have my child baptized?

Please let Pastor Mike Shirey or Karen Ring know by contacting the church office. 

How do I get information about Children's Ministry?

Contact the Allison Rattenborg the Children's Ministry Coordinator with all your questions about our children's programs.

How do I get information about the Northminster Learning Center?

Please contact Michelle Lundquist at the church office (309-691-6322 x 127).

Financial Info
How do I make a memorial donation to the church?

Please contact Donna Cady or by calling 309-691-6322).

Who should I contact if I have a question about my pledge or donation?

Please contact Donna Cady or by calling 309-691-6322.

Who do I talk to with questions regarding the budget?

Please contact the church office at 309-691-6322.

General Questions
What are the church office hours?

Northminster ’s administrative offices are located to the right of the centrum. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Preschool and Learning Center maintain their own offices. They are located in the far left of the church behind the gym.

What if I have a new address or phone number?

Please contact the church office or phone 309-691-6322.

How do I join the church?

People join the Presbyterian church by profession of faith in Jesus Christ, re-affirmation of that faith or by letter of transfer from another Christian church.  However, Northminster believes people should be prepared for membership in the church.  We do that in one of two ways.  First, a person can attend the Followers Course which serves as a new members class.  It takes place twice a year in the spring and the fall.  Please contact Karen Ring to register or by calling the church office 309-691-6322.  Second, a person can attend a Great Banquet weekend.  Please contact one of the pastors or Karen Ring if you have questions about the Great Banquet.

How do I reserve church facilities?

Please contact the church office at 309-691-6322.

Ministry Information
How do I find a Small Group, a Bible Study or Sunday School class?

Please contact Pastor Mike Shirey or call the church office at 309-691-6322

Who do I call if I want to go on a Mission Trip?

Please contact Pastor Mike Shirey or call the church office at 309-691-6322.

How do I sign up to be an usher?

Please contact Karen Ring at the church office  (309-691-6322).

How do I join a Choir at Northminster?

Please call the church office.

Pastoral Care
Who do I contact if I have a prayer request?

Email them to prayers@northminster.us.

Who do I call if a loved one is hospitalized?

You can contact either the pastors or the parish nurses by calling the church office (309-691-6322) or if it is after office hours call (309-339-8813).

Who should I contact if there is a death in my family?

Please contact any of the pastors by calling the church office (309-691-6322) or if it is after office hours call (309-339-8813).

Students
How do I get information about Youth Ministry?

For Middle School and High School Youth please go to our Youth Ministries Page. For pre-school through fifth grade please go to our Children's Ministry Page.

Weddings
How do I get information about having my wedding at Northminster?

Please contact Karen Ring at the church office  (309-691-6322).  Additional information can be found at our Marriage Ministry page.