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 Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the church, allowing everyone to still have the evening to be with their family.
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.
New Years Eve Family Fun Night— We will host a 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! Games will include: dodgeball, volleyball, apples to apples, euchre, and what ever other family appropriate game you bring to play.
Alabaster Box Update– Don’t forget to keep putting your change in your Alabaster Box! If you have filled your box you may return it to the office and take another one to fill. Final collection of all boxes will be on Alabaster Sunday in February.
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.
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.
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
Welcome Gina Jennings– It’s our pleasure to welcome Gina Jennings to our staff as facility manager. Gina will be overseeing all custodial and cleaning duties in the facility and coordinating volunteer teams to help keep the facility clean. If you would like to serve on one of the facility teams or earn more about helping out, please speak to Gina.
“Let’s Have Coffee!”– After 10 months some of you haven’t had a chance to get to know your new pastor very well. Let’s have coffee to get better acquainted! Talk to Pastor Scott to pick a time/place and location.
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.
Adult Discipleship Groups— Sundays @ 9:30 a.m. Studies will be changing after the new year. There will be no 9:30 discipleship classes on December 28th. The next classes will restart in January. A list and description of our next classes can be found in next week’s bulletin.
Reminder: There will no volleyball December 23rd or 30th. There will be no small groups on Wednesday or Sunday nights for the holiday season. Please use this time to be with family and spend time in the Word together. Sunday nights will resume January 4th and Wednesday nights will resume January 7th. No basketball until January 8th.
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!