Revival— Don’t forget! Revival is taking place this week October 26th-29th with Reverend Mike Adams. Service times will be Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. Cindy Semran will be leading our children in revival at these times as well. Don’t miss this event!
All Church Work Day– We will be doing fall clean up outside, power washing the front of the building, fall maintenance on all the islands, and cleaning inside the building from 9-4 on November 1st. Please donate a portion of your time to keeping our church beautiful throughout the seasons.
Time Change– Don’t forget this Sunday is daylight saving. Set your clocks back to make sure you do not show up late for church.
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.
Early Young Adults— The first group meeting will be held on November 2nd at 5 p.m. at the church. We will discuss what we want to do as a group (a book, devotional). This group is targeted for post high school- pre-marriage (mid twenties).
Mission Trip Dinner Meeting– There will be a mission meeting for anyone interested in helping on the mission trip to Detroit. This meeting will be held November 9th at 5 p.m. and include dinner.
Blood Drive— MCN will be hosting a blood drive Thursday, November 13th from 12:30-5:30. If interested in giving blood or helping with this event please see Sam Poley in the office.
Prime Time Outing— The November outing will be to the CMI Christmas concert “Christmas Rocks” on November 15th. Linda McMullen will need a head count by Monday, October 27th and money by November 2nd. The price is $28 for main floor seating and $18 for balcony. If you have questions or want to rsvp to this event please contact Linda at Lindamcm2@sbcglobal.net. or 313 247 6873.
Missions In America— An all-state Nazarene mission conference will be held November 21-22 at Lansing South Church of the Nazarene. The conference will begin Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for teens, $15 for adults, and $25 for couples. If interested in attending this event please see the missions bulletin board for more information.
Hanging of the Greens– We will be decorating the church for Christmas November 23rd after the morning service. We will be buying pizza and playing Christmas music as we set up for the season. Feel free to wear your favorite Christmas pajamas!
One Day Mission Trips to Detroit— This years mission trip will take place over Thanksgiving, November 26th-30th. The mission will be local working on a church in Detroit. We will be morning until evening each day and returning to Monroe each evening. We will be returning in December and January for further projects. If you are interested in helping with this project please sign-up under the bulletin board in the foyer or ask Pastor Scott for more information.
Choir Special— If you would like to be a part of a choir special on November 30th please see Laura Chandler.
Advent Tea— Ladies, our annual advent tea will be on Monday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m. We need hostesses. If you would like to be a hostess sign up in the foyer or see Linda Wagner. Sign up starts this Sunday!
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 12th at 7 p.m. and the 14th during worship.
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.
Pop Cans— The children are collecting pop cans for children’s offering with proceeds going to help with various projects. Please deposit cans or bottles in the bin in the foyer.
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— This study on Peter and Paul will be the focus on Wednesday nights for the next few weeks. The study will focus on early leaders of the church and develop your passion to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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!