Compassionate Ministries: We took up two Love Offerings this month - one for Eduardo's funeral arrangements and one for hurricane relief. We were able to raise $200 for hurricane relief and $500 for Eduardo's funeral arrangements. Thank you to all who gave. We will be having another Thanksgiving coat drive this year. We will be donating all collected items to Room in the Inn. More info will come. We are always looking for ideas on how to best serve our community, and people to help make it happen! Contact Sarah Fortner if you'd like to get involved.
NMI: Remember to pray for the missionaries around the world. Those they’ve met, those they’ve heard about, and those that they know are out there following God’s will to bring people into His family.
· Missions Books can be read or listened to, for Adults and children http://nmi.nazarene.org/10073/story.html
· Page to download the PDF or MP3 will be found at NPH.com and http://www.nph.com/nphweb/html/nph/itempage.jsp?itemId=U-6217&nid=srch&catalogId=NA&catSecCd=NA&subCatSecCd=NA&subSubCatSecCd=NA
NYI: This past month the youth department’s goal is to strengthen relationships between each other and the church, also too strengthen their relationship with God. The youth went out to Dunkin Donuts with Pastor Jonathan. This allowed for conversation to occur with the comfort of friends, coffee, and of course donuts. Ally attended a Veritas teaching seminar that aids in deepening a more holistic focus on communicating the gospel to others in and outside the church. Ally will be helping to teach lessons in the future.
Glencliff Partnership: As the months have come and gone, we have continually asked the question of how to minister to this community. Last month Pastors Mike and Amanda sat down with Ken and Karen Bryant, former pastor of Glenncliff, and asked for advice. They reminded us that ministry can be long and wearisome, but to hold fast and remain faithful to the task. We will continue to reach out and ask for you, the church, to continue to pray and support this partnership.
Music Ministry: We're introducing a new song on October 1st, Christ Is Lord (Christ Before Me). This song was co-written by Rick Lee James, a Nazarene pastor and Trevecca graduate. The words are based on a prayer said to have been written by Saint Patrick, which asks Christ to be with us in all circumstances:
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/prayers/catholic/morning/the-prayer-of-st-patrick.aspx#drGdDVgHupuCRLwz.99
SDMI: We have received our Godly Play Book. Lessons will begin using this book in the near future.
Prayer Requests: Susie Bean, Beatrice More, Brett Ellison, Amy and Tiffany, Karen Larios, Steve Clyde, Ed Underhill, Wanda and Melvin Blair, Betty and Norm Ritchie, Jenny & Brandon Ellison Sarah and Richard Reeves, Jeneda Briley, Tony Watts, Linda Tate, Chuck & Matthew Roselli, and David Brown.