We will no longer meet for Sunday, Wednesday, or Thursday night discipleship classes until January 7th. Take this time to be with loved ones and spend time in devotions and be sure to check out our various events happening during the Christmas season.
Facility Cleaning Teams— Due to health concerns, Kellyanne will no longer serve as our custodian. Please take a chance to express your appreciation for her willingness to serve over the past year. Beginning in December, we will be organizing “Cleaning Teams” in the same format as our chair and mowing teams. If you and/or your family would be willing to serve on one of 6-8 cleaning teams, please talk to Samantha or pastor Scott.
Missions Day Trips to Detroit— This week, we will be making one day trips to Detroit Grace Nazarene to work on various building projects.
We will be returning in December and January for further projects. For a schedule and task list talk to Pastor Scott for more information.
Advent Tea— Advent Tea will be Monday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m. Sign-up now. We have a lot of open spaces we need to fill. Invite someone to come and sit with you.
Twisted Christmas— The women will be having a “twisted Christmas” party on Friday, December 12th at 6 p.m. for all ladies and girls. Everyone should bring up to a $10 gift for a twisted gift exchange. Don’t forget to bring a Christmas snack and wear your favorite Christmas pajamas! For more information see Tracy Setzler.
PRIME TIMERS Outing— December 13, at 6pm, at Dave & Fon Lyke’s home. Please bring your favorite holiday finger food & some non-perishable food items for Oaks of Righteousness food pantry. The Lyke’s address is 3150 N. Otter Creek RD, LaSalle. Sign up sheet on table under bulletin board. ALSO: There will be a short meeting of all Prime Timers, Sunday, Nov 23 after morning service in room 11. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-247-6873.
Food Boxes— We will be collecting food and handing out boxes to those in need Wednesday, December 17th. Mark Your calendars and keep this date open so you can be a part of this awesome outreach event.
Quilting— Our next quilting event will be December, 11th at 9:30 a.m. at the church. We will work until 12 and then go out for lunch. Contact Sue Turner for more information.
Parents Night Out— We will be hosting another parents night out here at the church Saturday, December 13th from 6-9 p.m. If you are interested in taking part in this event please sign up on the nursery counter.
Children’s Christmas Program— “The Christmas County Spelling Bee” will be held December 14th during worship. This is a great time to invite your friends and family to enjoy this special event.
Red Sweater Night— Our annual red sweater night will be held Sunday, December 21st at 6 p.m. For more information on this event please see Dennis Clevenger.
New Years Eve Game Night— We will be hosting New Years Eve family game night this year at the church. Mark your calendars for this fun event!
Letters of Encouragement— We are going to start sending letters of encouragement to those in our congregation that can no longer be with us every Sunday. If you would like to send some letters see the bulletin board for a list of addresses.
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
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!