Announcements

Children’s Christmas Program— Thank you to all those who helped make the children’s program a tremendous success. A special thanks to Tina Hanna and her crew for working with these kids over the last few months.

Food Boxes— Come and pack boxes throughout the day on Wednesday, December 17th. We will begin distributing the boxes of food to those in need at 6 p.m. If you know of anyone in need of Christmas dinner please let Samantha Poley know at sam@monroenaz.com. Don’t miss out on being a part of this awesome outreach event! Check out the Oaks of Righteousness board in the foyer for more opportunities to serve.

Angel Tree— Join us for Angel Tree pickup and greet and fellowship with the Angel Tree families. The families have been invited to pick them up here on Thursday, December 18th between 6:30-8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served for the families. If you would like to make cookies or donate snacks, that would be greatly appreciated. See Jennifer Hay or Lorna Carter for more information.

YMCA Sponsored Family— The YMCA has adopted a family for Christmas. If you did not get an opportunity to buy a gift for a child for Angel Tree or would like to donate additional gifts to children in need, see a list of the family wants located under the bulletin board in the foyer. The family has seven children and could really use the extra help around Christmas time. Please see Jen Hay for more information and return gifts to the church by Tuesday, December 16th.

Ladies Prayer Breakfast– Ladies prayer breakfast will be held December 20th at 9 a.m. Come join us for breakfast, devotions, and fellowship. Please bring a breakfast dish to pass. This month we will be exchanging names for secret pals for the coming year.

Red Sweater Night— Our annual red sweater night will be held Sunday, December 21st at 6 p.m. Please bring cookies or finger foods for a refreshment after the event. For more information on this event please see Dennis or Jamie Clevenger.

Holiday Office Hours— During the Holidays the office will be open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is from December 22nd through January 4th.

Christmas Eve Service— Our Christmas Eve service will be from 6-7 p.m. at the church, allowing everyone to still have the evening to be with their family.

New Years Eve Game Night— We will be hosting New Years Eve family game night this year at the church. We will begin at 7 p.m. and stay until the new year. Bring snacks and games to play. Invite friends and mark your calendars for this fun event!

Blood Drive— Monroe Nazarene will be hosting another blood drive Tuesday, January 13th from 12:30-5:30. If you are interested in volunteering for this event or giving blood please see Samantha Poley.

Oaks of Righteousness Giving Wall— Oaks of Righteousness is the only unrestricted warming shelter in Monroe County and is located in the east end. Last year, Oaks of Righteousness sheltered as many as 37 people per night. In order to keep this ministry going, supplies and help is needed throughout the cold months. Check out the Oaks of Righteousness board in the foyer for opportunities to give to those in need.

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.

Adult Discipleship Groups— Sundays @ 9:30 a.m.  Studies include “Cross Training” and “Living Your Strengths” .

“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— Please take a few minutes to send a letter of encouragement to those in our church who cannot be with us every Sunday. If you would like to send some letters see the bulletin board for a list of addresses.