North Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene

December 2013, January/February 2014  


Mission Bytes & Bits
Winter Quarterly
World Aids Day

Today and every day, almost 5,000 people will die because of a completely preventable disease. AIDS has ravaged communities all around the world, but the church is standing up. The church is saying no more of this. The church is caring for the sick, the orphaned, the fearful, the hurting, and the lonely. On Sunday, December 2 2012, join your brothers and sisters to worship the God who heals and saves. Join them and stand up against AIDS.

Find out more at

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FACES OF HIV/AIDS
FACES OF HIV/AIDS
What is your Response?
 Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center to find out more.
 
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NCM Gift Card - Mailbox
NCM Gift Card - Mailbox

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One Heart 
Many Hands 
CUBA

Each week is limited to a maximum of 30 people. Our spots for each week are on a first come first served basis. So contact us now to reserve your spot:
* Week One: June 28 - July 05, 2014
* Week Two: July 05 - July 12, 2014
* Week Three: July 12 - July 19, 2014
* Week Four: July 19 - July 26, 2014
More details: http://goo.gl/WY2coA
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Advent Project
Advent Project
 
Advent is one of the greatest and most mysterious seasons of the Christian calendar. Advent celebrates the incarnation, the mind-blowing reality of the God of the universe becoming a man: living, breathing, walking on earth as we do. But even as it celebrates Christ's arrival on earth and his rescue of it, Advent also looks patiently to the future return of Christ to bring all wrongs to right, once and for all. Advent accepts the tension of the already and the not yet. It welcomes waiting. It is merriment and melancholy together, beauty so sublime that, like the best art, it simultaneously comforts and rocks us to the core.

---------------------------Remember Our LINKS missionaries during this holiday Season!

Did you know? 

Stephanie Doenges is  leaving PNG in December for good.

Pray for her during this time of transition.

Upcoming Events


December's emphasis  is Compassionate Ministries

Dec 1--World Aids Day

Dec 11--NCO District Day of Prayer

 Dec 14-- Project Gift at CLE Victory

 Dec 14-- Toy Giveaway at Gateway Resource Center in Mansfield

 Dec 21-- Heaventrain Christmas

 

January's emphasis is Volunteer Ministries

Jan 8-- NCO District Day of Prayer 

 

February's emphasis is Alabaster giving   

Feb 13-- NMI Council.  Contact Kathy Pelley for details.

Feb 19-- NCO District Day of Prayer. 

March 1- March 8--World week of Prayer 

 

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Typhoon Yolanda Update!


 

  • Our special friends serving creatively have returned home from the Philippines.
  • Andy & Judy Bennet from PNG are volunteering as well as Bedford's Chelsea Bissler. 
  • Continue to keep all the medical volunteers serving!

Celebrate: An Advent Experience
Celebrate: An Advent Experience
Rediscover the true purpose and meaning of Advent through the familiar practices of prayer, story-sharing, scripture reading, holy conversations, and acts of mercy.


 

Christmas Celebrations throughout NCO

Project Gift

This year at Cleveland Victory, Project gift will be on Sat. Dec 14. If you are interested in donating $5 to help a child receive a toy or volunteering,  please contact Michele Ackerman at 440-310-2590 or Pastor Carolyn Joseph.


Mansfield Gateway Resource

Help us share the love of Christ to the Gateway neighborhood this Christmas!  Gateway Resource Center will host a Christmas toy giveaway for parents to 'shop' for a new toy for their child for Christmas on December 14.

We challenge you, your Sunday School class,small groups, and entire congregations to donate new unwrapped toys for children from infants to age 10. African American dolls are greatly appreciated. 

Volunteers are needed on Dec 13 to set up and Dec 14 for wrapping, refreshments, etc.  Please email thaisward@yahoo.com to let us know how you will participate!  Thank you! 

Heaventrain Christmas
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Heaventrain Christmas 2008 
December 21 is just around the corner and we are looking for a great buy on toys, need to find in the hundreds. Boys and girls and time is running out.  Any Ideas?  Contact Lighthouse, Inc (216-236-HOPE) as soon as possible. 
  

Thank You

 


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

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"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

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