All posts by Debra Neild

Can you help with our next step?

Hello friends!

I wanted to be in touch, as we begin our summer, to see if anyone would be able to help us with our goal of becoming a not-for-profit.

Our next step is finding an attorney would would be willing to volunteer to help us prepare and file some documents. If there is a member of your congregation, or if you know someone who would be willing to help in this way, please let me know as soon as you can.

I appreciate this support so that we can move forward with our mission and work in our community!



April 15th NPPOC Meeting

Hi Friends,
Our next NPPOC meeting will be April 15th, from 10-noon at Keystone Fellowship Church, 427 Stump Rd. North Wales.
Mental health continues to be an important issue in our society and the Church must be equipped to know how to serve, love, care for and lead those with mental health issues.
In our April meeting Dave Eckert will discuss the role of the Church regarding mental health, and provide best practices to help those in our congregations who struggle with mental health issues. In addition, he will offer ways for pastors and community leaders to stay mentally healthy in the midst of demands of our unique callings. Dave is associate pastor of Grace Community Church (Chalfont), and serves as the Director of Mental Health Support Services and Spiritual Care Program at ACCESS Services.
As always, you and anyone else you know are welcome to attend our meeting. Please consider joining us afterward for lunch at an area restaurant.
Questions? Contact Nadja Mummery at [email protected]

Greetings NPPOC,

Volunteers in Motion is only 4 weeks away!

Thank you for working together to impact our community.  We have many good projects lined up and many who are already signed up to help.  Please be praying that the united body of Jesus will  show His love to our community in a special way on April 18th.

Would you be able to make a special effort over the next few weeks to encourage people to sign up to help on April 18th?    We would love to see 500 people working together.    To see this happen, we need you to use your platform to influence as many people as you can.  We could also use some more service projects.  Is there an organization or an individual who could use a few hours on help on a Saturday morning?  Please let us know.

Please take a look at the Reminder List below for your planning.  Thank you again for promoting this NPPOC event!

Grace & Peace,

VIM team

Paul Baur

Meenu Hoffman

Candy Nixon

Bobbie Renzi

Rob Sheely

Volunteers in Motion Reminders

 “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven” – Matthew 5:16 

Date:  4/18/15

Breakfast:  8am, Trinity Lutheran Church

Working Time:  9-noon 

T-shirt deadline:  March 30th

Sign Up deadline:  April 5th  (EVERYONE must sign up


______  Volunteers in Motion is on our church calendar 4/18

______  Contact key leaders in church to get them on board

______  Hang VIM posters at church

______  Schedule video commercial for a Sunday service (let me know if you don’t have video)

______  Schedule VIM Sunday service announcement

______  Ask congregation to search “volunteersinmotion” event on Facebook and “like/share/join”

______  Pray for unity and witness of body of Christ at Sunday services

______  Put VIM info & video commercial on our website

______  Find (or have someone) a project to serve our community or needy individuals

______  Find a point person to coordinate your church’s service team

______  Have a computer available on service days so people can sign up online

______  If you are partnering with an elementary school, ask guidance counselor/ principal if we could serve the school property or families in some way. Ask to hang a VIM poster in the teacher’s lounge.

______  Find another place in the community to hang a VIM poster

______  Put VIM lawn sign on church property

______  Find a congregant who lives in a high traffic area who could put up a lawn sign? Contact Rob for lawn signs – [email protected]

______  The number of people from our congregation that I would like to gather for this event

______  Could your church made a contribution to help fund the projects for VIM?



             Note:  Everyone who will be serving needs to register at “

                       When you come up with a service project, please inform Meenu at

                         [email protected] so we can add it to our list.

Next Meeting

Hi friends!

Just a reminder that our next NPPOC meeting will be Tuesday, March 17th from 10-noon at Christ United Methodist Church (1020 S Valley Forge Rd. in Lansdale).

Also, please take note of this new email address specifically for NPPOC correspondence. [email protected]

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!

An event for youth and young adult leaders

Frank Johnston from Sanctuary UMC wants to share information about a luncheon seminar for youth pastors and leaders coming up on April 30th.

“This event is for anyone working with teens and college age young adults. It will be a time of encouragement and equipping from a “friend in the trenches.” Brock will share stories, thoughts and insights from his new book, Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World: A Hopeful Wake-up Call.”

Click below for the flyer with all of the details:

Youth Pastors and Leaders Luncheon Seminar

January Meeting

Hello Friends!

I wanted to invite you all to join us for our January NPPOC meeting next week on Thursday, 1/22 at 10am. We will be meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church (1000 W Main St. Lansdale).

We will be hearing from a representative from Victims Services about issues such as domestic violence and victims of other crimes, as we think on the tragic events that shook up our community recently.

We also want to ask that you come to this meeting prepared to sign up for your church to host one of the meetings in this new year. Currently, the dates we’re looking at are:

Wed, 2/18; Tues, 3/17; Wed, 4/15; and Thurs, 5/14.

If you’re able, please consider a few dates that might work in case others want to sign up for the same day.

We look forward to gathering with you all next week!


North Penn Partnership of Churches Directional Team

J.R. Briggs

Tony Hart

Paul Kemper

Mike Derstine

Max Jaouen

Nadja Mummery

December Meeting

Greetings during this season of Advent.

Our next North Penn Partnership of Churches meeting will be this Thursday December 11th from 10am to noon at  Bridge Community Church (983 Allentown Rd. Lansdale)

We will be having a more low-key time together to slow down, reflect and be with one another as this time of year can be quite full for pastors and church leaders.

Feel free to join us for an optional lunch afterward immediately following our meeting. And, as always, feel free to invite other pastors, community leaders and leaders from your churches. We’d love for them to join with us.

Grace and peace,

NPPOC Directional Team