Good Friday Breakfast— Friday, April 3 at 9:00am Join us at The Monroe Family YMCA to celebrate the Good Will of our Lord as we celebrate and thank Him for the ultimate sacrifice. Light breakfast will be served, along with praise and worship time. Pastor Scott Salo from Monroe Church of the Nazarene will provide a sermon and lead prayer. This event is FREE to the community! A free will offering will be collected. Preregistration is not necessary.
Chair Team Breakfast— All hands on deck for chair setup for Easter! For all who are on a chair team, we will have breakfast Saturday, April 4th at 9:30 AM followed by chair meeting/setup at 10:00. If you are NOT able to be there, please let Vince Hittie or Pastor know.
Easter Sunday Schedule—
8:00 a.m. Worship Rehearsal
9:00 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
9:30 a.m. No Discipleship Classes
9:45 a.m. Quilter Breakfast
10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Easter Worship Service
6:00 p.m. No Evening Activities
Christian Music Challenge— For the next 30 days listen only to Christian music and wait and see how it transforms your moods, heart, and attitudes. Plus learn a variety of songs we already sing in our services. Below is a list of stations in this area:
Smile FM: 88.1 WSMF Monroe
Smile FM: 89.5 WDTP Downriver/Detroit
Family Life Radio: 99.7 WUGN
Proclaim FM: 102.3 WPOS Toledo
Yes FM: 89.3 WYSZ Toledo
The Light: 103.5 WMUZ Detroit
K-Love: 106.3 Detroit and 96.9 Toledo
Primetimer Luncheon— Sunday, April 12th at River’s Edge at Carrington. We will be meeting here at noon and enjoying fellowship and the pizza and pasta buffet. Please contact Linda McMullen at email@example.com or 313-247-6873 by April 9th so reservations can be confirmed.
“Be the Church” Meeting— For information about “Be the Church”, there will be a brief meeting on Sunday, April 12th at 5:00 PM. Be The Church is a one day district community service project to be done on Saturday, April 25th. The day will include teams of 6-8 boarding houses, distributing food and infant clothing.
Elephant Room— We will not be meeting on April 1st or 8th. We will begin the small group discussion “The Elephant Room” by James MacDonald on April 15th.
Wedding Shower— Lets show our love to our new pastor and his soon to be wife. We will be hosting a wedding shower for our new student ministries pastor and his fiancé, Sunday, May 3rd at 3 p.m. The couple is registered at Target and Williams-Sonoma. If you would like to make something for the shower please contact Sam Poley in the church office.
Volleyball Tournament— Sign up for our volleyball tournament under the bulletin board in the foyer. We plan to make enough to put in a sand volleyball court behind the church. The tournament will take place Friday, May 15th at 6 p.m. Invite your friends to come play or just be a spectator.
A Whole New Way To Garden— Amber Garden is our community garden that is open to the public. This year we will partner with the YMCA Togetherhood program to jump start the Amber Garden season and maintain it through the summer. With no previous connection to the garden participants, this year we will have a “Garden Party” with planting help, games and refreshments for their entire family and yours! We will be opening the garden Saturday, May 16th. We would love to have your support that day as we serve in the garden and make some connection with some friends from our community who will be on site. Watch for details in the next few weeks.
YMCA Membership Offer— Active church members receive 20% off memberships! Applications must be picked up and returned to our church office for the discount to apply. See Jen Hay for details or questions.
Water’s Edge Summer Camp— Kids and teens are being impacted each day they spend in camp. Water’s Edge is planning a powerful atmosphere for God’s moving on their lives this summer. Make sure your students are a part of camp this summer! Registration is available at www.watersedgecamp.org. There is a $25 discount for registrations paid in full by June 1, 2015. Please see the bulletin board in the foyer for more information. Some scholarships for camp will be granted. Let Sam Poley know in the office if you’re interested.
Mayberry Bible Study for Primetimers— Coming Soon! Stay tuned for more details.
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, such as: Oaks of Righteousness Warming House, Paula’s House, Heartbeat of Monroe, and Fairview.
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!