Election Results—Thank you to each nominee willing to serve in leadership at MCN. You have elected Thaine Grams, Stan Smith, and Jerry Ford to serve on the board and extended the term for NYI, NMI, and assembly delegates for one year. Take a moment to thank each for their willingness to serve.
Pizza, Paint, & Pop— Ladies! Join us Friday, February 27th here at the church for a fun painting class and some great fellowship. The class will be held at 6 p.m. and cost will be $35. Please bring a snack to pass and rsvp to Tammy Smith 734-915-7482 or Samantha Poley in the office.
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 of questions.
Quilting— Our next quilting session will be February 26th at the church from 9:30-2:00. All ladies are welcome to join. Nazarene quilters need donations of new or like new cotton/cotton-blend polyester fabric. No knits or silk polyester. Please drop in the marked bin in the foyer. If you have questions see Sue Turner. Last year we gave away over 80 quilts to charitable organizations. A big thank you to all our quilters!
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 email@example.com.
What’s a Nazarene?— Several have expressed interest and questions about what it means to become a Nazarene. If you would like more details about membership and our church in general we will be holding membership class on February 28th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will include lunch! Please let pastor Scott or Samantha Poley know if you are interested.
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.
Nursery— If you are currently volunteering in or would like to be a part of the nursery ministry, we are going to have a meeting Sunday, March 1st at 5 p.m. This meeting will bring everyone up to date on applications and make sure our nursery is running safely. We will also be implementing the pager system and doing training on this system. It is important that all volunteers and potential volunteers attend this meeting.
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.
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.
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!