North Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene

September, October, November 2013

Mission Bytes & Bits
Fall Quarterly

Important Dates & Events


September' emphasis is Alabaster


Aug 30--Generosity Unlimited Thanksgiving Resources available online

Sept 11--NCO District Day of Prayer,  sign up today by clicking here , filling out the form and typing prayer partner please in the comment field. 

Sept 14--East & North Central Ohio SDMI Convention : Generation to Generation at Wooster.

Sept 15--National Back to Church Sunday

Sept 19--District NMI Council Meeting at Bueler's in Ashland   

Sept 25-- See You at the Pole: #IFTHEN

Sept 27-28-- East Central Region Work & Witness Retreat  

Early Bird registration ends Sept 1.  Discounted rates for pastors & missionaries.

Sept 29-Nov 10--Engage the Word 2013



October's emphasis is Mission Priority One: 

Praying, Discipling, Giving & Educating 

Oct 1--Children's Mission Offering due! Submit online here.

(as of this printing, NO children's mission day is scheduled for this year)

Oct 8--Celebrating 100 years of NMI

Oct 9--NCO District Day of Prayer,  sign up today by clicking here , filling out the form and typing prayer partner please in the comment field.  



November's Emphasis is World Evangelism Fund Giving   

Nov 3--International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church   

Nov 13-NCO District Day of Prayer,  sign up today by clicking here , filling out the form and typing prayer partner please in the comment field. 

Nov 21-22--Fireschool with Rob McCorkle & Dan Bohi at Sandusky

Nov 24--Generosity Unlimited Thanksgiving offering for World Evangelism Fund (WEF)throughout churches in the USA

Nov 28--Thanksgiving!  Have some fun this year and organize a Turkey Trot for World Evangelism. 


Don't forget these awesome events coming up in December!  


Celebrate: an Advent experience is a four-week experience for faith communities that encourages families to fill the Advent calendar with daily acts of mercy between Dec 1 & 24.

Project Gift at CLE Victory is Dec 7 (Contact Michele Ackerman for details), 

Toy Give Away at Gateway Resource in Mansfield is Dec 14 

(Contact Sheila Burrows or Susan Walker for details),

Heaventrain Christmas is Dec 21 

(Visit for details)

HighlightsAlabaster videos at    Nazarene Media Library

Generation to Generation

East & North Central Ohio District SDMI convention


Guest Speaker: Wayne Rice

Worship leaders: Kathy Frizzell & Nathan Ward


Deadline to Register is Aug 27!

Hope to see many of you at our breakout Session:  Understanding GenNEXT!



This 40-day emphasis is uniquely designed for individuals, families, small groups, and congregations to develop life-long habits of daily Scripture engagement. Through a simple online registration process, you will receive daily Scripture passages which will take you through God's story from Genesis to Revelation.  Be part of a global family who, beginning September 29, 2013 will journey through Scripture together. 


Promotional resources for churches available.

Mission Immersion 2014


Mission Immersion is a hands-on, cross-cultural experience for High school students who have a DEFINITE call to missions.

NMI brings young people together to train, serve, and listen to God in one or two week ministry opportunities.  

Mission Immersion : Quito is a two week trip for Juniors and Seniors occurring 9-20 July 2014.

Mission Immersion : El Paso is a one week trip for Freshman and Sophomores occurring either 14-21 June 2014 or 2-9 August 2014 (same event each time).

Sponsors are also needed for all trips.

More information and links to the application process for both students and sponsors may be found by clicking here.


Florida Nazarene Bible College Johannesburg, South Africa
Alabaster funds help provide land for many Work & Witness projects, and the entire Alabaster Offering goes toward the purchase of land and construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers.


In September and February, the money is collected. Why not get the whole church involved with a SHOE SHINE Sunday!


Click here for more great resources to help  you to promote Alabaster in your church! 



Crisis Care Kits _____________________________________

Save the Date!

On Sunday, November 3, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, American churches will unite in prayer for over 100 million Christians who share our faith but not our freedom.
Will your church be one of them?
Follow via Twitter with @OpenDoors,  @ODYouthUSA, @ODNews , @ODprayer,  @nmihq , and @VOM_USA

Join the Conversation with Open Doors USA via YouTube.
One With Them
One With Them

A Picture is worth a Thousands Words!  Open Doors USA is even on Pinterest.

Learn more about the World Watch List of 2013!

Does HIV Look Like Me?


Children's Mission Project


Does HIV Look Like Me? Swaziland
Swaziland HIV Task Force
$30 will provide an orphaned child food for a month 
$50 will provide for 6 months of home health visits for a sick or dying patient 
$100 will provide training to 20 caregivers  


How are your children doing with this year's mission project?
Remember submit all monies collected to our NCO district treasurer via USPS or online by October 1!




For your interest, your prayers, and your giving to Nazarene Global Missions

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Acts 1:8


PS. . . 

  • District Convention Election Results are posted!  Click here.
  • Did you submit your Cash LINKS gift to the Global Treasury by August 31? Click here for more info if your church forgot. 
  • Think LINKS: Plan enough time for mailings to reach  PNG by Christmas.
  • Advent is Dec 1-Dec 24.  Plan enough time to order your Celebrate: Advent
    planning kit.
  •  Check out the Global NMI Workshop materials!  Some great resources.

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