What We Believe
Presbyterians believe in:
GOD as the Creator of the universe.
JESUS CHRIST as the incarnation
of God on earth.
The HOLY SPIRIT as the presence of God in the world and in the believer.
The CHURCH as a universal community of Christ’s followers.
FORGIVENESS OF SIN as made possible by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
LIFE EVERLASTING is a gift made possible through Jesus as the Christ.
The BIBLE as the inspired Word of God, and the authoritative source for faith and practice.
The denominational name – Presbyterian – comes from the Greek word presbyterios which means “elder.” The name refers to our form of government and signifies that a group of elders are responsible for church government. Northwood is one of hundreds of churches in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Presbyterians also are confessional, in that a Book of Confessions is part of our constitution. The latest confession is a Brief Statement of Faith (1991).
In response to Jesus Christ, we are a community of God’s people who, through the Holy Spirit, are committed to worship and prayer, discipleship and ministry, mission and outreach to others with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Northwood Presbyterian Church is a welcoming and caring congregation on Monroe Street in north Spokane. We meet together for worship on Sundays and for a number of activities for all ages throughout the week. Come and join us! Worship begins at 10:30 AM during the school year and 9:30 AM during the summer.
Worship now includes Vocal and Hand Bell choirs! Please let Choir Director Bob Brown know if you'd like to participate. Rehearsals (please wear a mask) are back to their usual Wednesday times (6 PM hand bells and 7 PM vocal choir).
Our 10:30 AM school year worship service has NEW Covid-19 Protocols: masks are now optional, and please use self-serve bulletins, offering plates and touch-free sanitizer.
We have indoor Coffee Time (self-serve) at tables in the Fellowship Hall after worship each Sunday!
Please see us ANYTIME on Facebook: Northwood Presbyterian Church page. Each Sunday's special music and a quarterly message are on there plus video links emailed to our congregation.
Northwood’s worship style is “blended,” in that we have a good mix of contemporary and traditional music in our worship service. Our worship service begins each week with praise songs, and we have worship screens for our contemporary praise songs and PowerPoint sermon notes. We also have a 15-member Choir that sings each week and a Handbell Choir that performs frequently. If you come a few minutes early, coffee and cookie hospitality welcomes participants in the sanctuary lobby.
Northwood began as a new church start-up in 1958. We constructed the first church building, but, just 4 years later, we needed a larger sanctuary. Our sanctuary is noteworthy on the outside, but inside, beautiful wood trimmings and a cross rising out of river rock definitely draw worshippers closer to God.
Over the years, Northwood has been known as a community-minded church that reaches out in the name of Jesus Christ in a variety of ways. During a normal year, we do that with a coffee hour with goodies each week after worship, a strong music program, a community garden, a little community library, Youth Group and elementary-age tutoring "Homework Club" for neighborhood families. We also continue each summer with our unique VBX Woodshop, and summer camp for our youth at Camp Spalding.
As a church in the Presbyterian Church (USA), we call ourselves “Reformed” in our particular flavor of Christianity. With this heritage, we strive to be gracious and relevant in the way we try to meet the spiritual needs of our congregation as well as the neighborhood and the world around us. (See What Presbyterians Believe to the left).