Movie Night— Friday, November 21st 6 p.m. We will be watching the movie “Mom’s Night Out”. Don’t be fooled by the title– this movie is for guys! Please bring: yourself, a friend, and a healthy dish to pass.
Hanging of the Greens– We will be decorating for Christmas November 23rd after the morning service. Come have some pizza and listen to some Christmas music as we set up for the season. Feel free to bring a snack to share and maybe your favorite Christmas sweater or pajamas!
Missions Day Trips to Detroit— Over Thanksgiving (November 26th-30th), we will be making one day trips to Detroit Grace Nazarene to work on various building projects. Each trip will begin in the morning and have us back in Monroe in the evening.
We will be returning in December and January for further projects. For a schedule and task list talk to Pastor Scott for more information.
Advent Tea— Advent Tea will be Monday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m. Sign-up now. We have a lot of open spaces we need to fill. Invite someone to come and sit with you.
YMCA Advent Dinner— This year Jen Hay is hosting a table for the YMCA advent dinner on Thursday, December 4th at 6 p.m. She would like as many people from the church to show their support for the ministry of the Y. Please see the bulletin board in the foyer or Jen Hay for more information.
Quilting— Our next quilting event will be December, 11th at 9:30 a.m. at the church. We will work until 12 and then go out for lunch. Contact Sue Turner for more information.
Twisted Christmas— The women will be having a “twisted Christmas” party on Friday, December 12th at 6 p.m. for all ladies and girls. Everyone should bring up to a $10 gift for a twisted gift exchange. Don’t forget to bring a Christmas snack and wear your favorite Christmas pajamas! For more information see Tracy Setzler.
Children’s Christmas Program— This years program will be “The Christmas County Spelling Bee” If your child is interested in this event practices will be Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. The play will be held December 14th during worship.
Red Sweater Night— Our annual red sweater night will be held Sunday, December 21st at 6 p.m. For more information on this event please see Dennis Clevenger.
New Years Eve Game Night— We will be hosting New Years Eve family game night this year at the church. Mark your calendars for this fun event!
” 60 minutes of Praise & Prayer “— Silently praying before our Lord, Sundays until Christmas from 4- 5 p.m. Join us in the Sanctuary. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Isaiah 46: 10
Letters of Encouragement— We are going to start sending letters of encouragement to those in our congregation that can no longer be with us every Sunday. If you would like to send some letters see the bulletin board for a list of addresses.
Come Early For Prayer— Do you arrive just in time to grab a cup of coffee before heading off to Sunday School? Come 15 minutes earlier and join the dedicated group that prays specifically for the morning service in room 11 at 9 a.m.
Basketball— Basketball has begun on Thursday nights at 7 p.m.
Men’s and Ladies Bible Study— There will be men’s and ladies bible studies meeting on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Jerry Ford will be leading the men’s and Kellyanne Morgan will lead the ladies.
Adult Discipleship Groups Sundays @ 9:30 a.m. Studies include “Cross Training” and “Living Your Strengths” .
Healthy Home Life— This is a discipleship group intended to strengthen the family by building a healthy home life. A few of the topics discussed include: marriage, parenting, personal finance, and family time management. This group meets Sundays at 6 p.m. This group is open to anyone, young or “not young!”, kids or no kids! See Pastor Scott if you would like more details.
Peter and Paul Concludes— Our study on Peter and Paul will be concluding this Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Our Wednesday night groups will then take a break for the holiday season and resume in January.
What to Expect
When is the main worship service?
Our main worship service is Sunday at 10:30 AM.
Do I have to stand up in front of people?
Will I be asked to give out any personal information?
We encourage our guests to fill out a welcome card at the welcome table. This is not required but simply helps us track the interest levels of people who visit.
Do you want my money?
We are not after your money. In fact when the offering baskets are passed we sometimes actually tell our guests NOT to give. The best gift any guest can give us is their presence in the service.
Do I have to dress up?
No. Our regular attenders dress in a variety of ways. You will feel comfortable attending in casual attire or in a suit. The choice is up to the individual.
Do I have to turn my kids over to a stranger?
No. Your children are welcomed to stay with you. We do, however, have an excellent children’s program. We have implemented a “Safe Child” policy. This policy requires TWO adult workers in each room. Our workers also have undergone a rigorous screening process to be able to work with children. We also have a new pager system which allows us to discreetly contact you during the service if your infant child needs your attention.
What can I expect when I walk in the door?
When you arrive at the Monroe Church of the Nazarene you’ll be greeted by friendly faces at the front door. Our welcome crew will make sure you are made to feel at home. Head on over to the coffee center where you are faced with maybe the toughest decision of the day: “will I try the toasted coconut coffee or the chocolate cherry?” As the praise band begins to play you’ll soon realize worship is more than an event or experience. It is a connection. Events happen. Experiences come and go. But connections last forever. In our efforts to connect with God we highlight the importance of connecting with each other. This effort recognizes that what we wear to church is not nearly as important as why we are attending. Our worship services last around 75 minutes.
We look forward to meeting you. When you arrive there will be a seat saved for you and your family!