Home Plate— Home plate is Saturday, May 9th. It starts at 9:30 a.m. and then the game is at 1:05 p.m. Players from the Tigers and KC Royals (Rajai Davis, Donnie Kelly, Steven Moya, James McCann, Willie Horton, Frank Tanana, and others) will give their testimony. For $32 you get your ticket, program, food coupon, and souvenirs. Includes an on-the-field baseball clinic. Please sign up under the bulletin board in the foyer and pay Samantha Poley in the office. Final count is due Sunday, April 26th after church.
Rag Quilt Class— Sue Turner will be hosting a rag quilt class here at the church on May 1st from 6-9 p.m. and then finishing the quilt May 2nd from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. If you are interested in joining sign up under the bulletin board and pick up a supply list. If you have questions please contact Sue at 734-529-5735 .
Wedding Shower— Lets show love to our new student ministries pastor and his soon to be wife. We will be hosting a wedding shower, Sunday, May 3rd at 3 p.m. They are registered at Target and Williams-Sonoma under Ariel Rock. If you would like to make something for the shower please contact Sam Poley in the church office we will be having a taco bar.
Volleyball Players— Sign up in the foyer or on the FB page for the tournament on Friday evening, May 15th. Proceeds from the tournament will fund a sand volleyball court behind the church. Invite your friends to come play or just be a spectator.
Amber Garden Partnership— In partnership with the YMCA Togetherhood program, 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 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and would love to have your support that day. If you are interested in having a plot this year please contact Sam Poley in the church office.
Sermon on the Mount: How to be Salt & Light— This discipleship class will meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and will be lead by Linda McMullen in room 12.
Soul Detox— This discipleship class will meet Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and will be lead by Jerry Ford in room 13.
Mayberry Bible Study for Primetimers— Jill Morgan will take us back to Mayberry starting April 19th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This group will meet every other Sunday evening during April and May.
Primetimers May Event— May 16th at 6 p.m. at the church. We will be having a DESSERT CONTEST with desserts made by the men of our group. Desserts can be box mixes but not frozen and baked. They will also be judged by a panel of women in the categories of appearance, taste and difficulty. Please contact Linda McMullen at email@example.com or call or text at 313-247-6873 by May 10th to enter your dessert and confirm attendance. It is going to be a good time of fun and food.
Men’s Softball— Men’s softball will begin Thursday, April 30th at 7 and 8 p.m. at Munson Park. Come on out and support our men’s softball outreach. Schedules can be found under the bulletin board in the foyer.
Worship Prayer Group— 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.
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.
Elephant Room— We will begin the small group discussion “The Elephant Room” by James MacDonald on Wednesday, April 15th at 7 p.m.
Water’s Edge Summer Camp— Make sure your students are a part of some amazing camps this summer! Registration is available at watersedgecamp.org. There is a $25 discount for registrations paid in full by June 1, 2015. Details are available on any of the bulletin boards. Some scholarships from our church will be available. Let Sam Poley know in the office if you’re interested.
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
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
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!