House Warming— Brenda has been attending here at MCN for the past few months. Brenda is moving out of Paula’s House and will be moving out on her own. She is in need of many household items and furniture. Below is a list of what she could still use. Please let us know if you have something to donate call the office at 241-0753 or email Pastor Scott at email@example.com We would like to collect the items by this Wednesday, March 4th.
Dining table and chairs
Lamps for 2 bedrooms
Sheets for Queen and Twin beds
Living room stuff
Prime Timers— Prime Timers next gathering will be Saturday, March 7th at 6 p.m. at the church. We will be playing games with a mystery tournament and of course having snacks. Please bring your favorite snack to share and a game. Sign up sheet will be on table by bulletin board. Or contact Linda McMullen at 313-247-6873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping Heartbeat— Baby bottles are available in the foyer to pick up and fill with spare change. Heartbeat of Monroe is a pro-life, Christ centered, non profit center. The goal of Heartbeat is to save babies and improve the lives of those that are born. Filled bottles can be placed on the desk in the office.
Directory— Have you checked out our directory by the sanctuary doors? Have a look to make sure all of your information is listed and updated. We want to make sure we have everyone before sending it to print.
YMCA Membership Offer— Through our partnership with the Monroe Family YMCA, church members can now receive 20% off gym memberships! This offer is for those who are active church members listed on the membership roll. Applications must be picked up and returned to our church office for the discount to apply. See Jen Hay for details or questions.
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 4 at 9 a.m.
Giving Wall— Check out the board in the foyer for opportunities to give to those in need. The ministries we will be blessing include: Oaks of Righteousness Warming House, Paula’s House, Heartbeat of Monroe, and Fairview.
Painting Helpers Needed This Week— Our next rooms to be painted are the kitchen, teen room, and nurseries. Talk to Pastor Scott if you have some time to paint any time soon!
Oaks and Heartbeat Gifts– Thank you MCN for giving $350 to Oaks of Righteousness last month and $400 to Heartbeat! Those amounts are in addition to several truck loads of food and household items.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast– Reminder that men’s prayer breakfast will be this Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 a.m.
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!