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THIS WEEK AT C3NAZ //////////
Worship Song Sheet for August 2
RAINED OUT!
OUTDOOR worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
JOIN US ONLINE AT 11:00 AM!
Join us this Sunday as Pastor Jeff McVay shares a message from our new August sermon series called, "A New Normal: Finding New Rhythms of Life."  This four-week series will remind us that God is with us in the disorienting, culture-shifting situations we find ourselves in, whether because of a global pandemic like COVID-19, a new life stage by choice, or a sudden change by chance.  Click here to watch previous sermon series.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR /////////
TODAY, August 2
Pray in Your Homes for
our
10-4 Goals, 8:30 a.m.
*Outdoor Worship, 10:00 a.m.
Worship ONLINE

Facebook or YouTube, 11:00 a.m.

Monday, August 3
Lori McVay's Birthday

Facebook LIVE
Cardio Drumming Class, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6
Facebook LIVE
Cardio Drumming Class, 6:00 p.m.

NEXT Sunday, August 9
Pray in Your Homes for
our
10-4 Goals, 8:30 a.m.
*Outdoor Worship, 10:00 a.m.
Worship ONLINE on

Facebook or YouTube, 11:00 a.m.
It's a Boy!  Drive-By Baby Shower for Pastor Kyle & Morgan Fellows, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Weather Permitting - we will decide by 8:00 a.m. on Sundays if the weather is not in our favor and we will move all services ONLINE at 11:00 a.m.
DAILY BIBLE READING PLAN ////
Thursday, August 6, 2020:
Psalm 83, Judges 8:22-35,
Acts 4:1-12, John 1:43-51

Friday, August 7, 2020:
Psalm 88, Judges 9:1-16, 19-21,
Acts 4:13-31, John 2:1-12

Saturday, August 8, 2020:
Psalm 87, Judges 9:22-25, 50-57,
Acts 4:32-5:11, John 2:13-25

*Gerry Hoke & Family (passing of mother and father due to COVID-19)
*Ray Jenkins' nephew, Scott Hendricks (home and doing well)
*Carrie Smith (health & results on test for genetic blood clotting issue)
*Jayda Milito (surgery recovery)
*Joyce Hogbood's Brother, Keith Powell (Doing well; EMT in TN tested positive for COVID-19)
*Chris & Melanie Smith and Family (short-term missions in Cactus, TX)
*Eric, Pat Felton's grandson with COVID-19 in Arizona
*Tim Miller (Matt Miller's Brother) recovery from heart surgery
*Grieving Families who have lost loved ones (Marks, Miller, Hoke)
*Michigan District Superintendent Search, Interim DS & District Advisory Council

*Pastor Fred & Joyce Wheeler
*Keegan Hurt, Air Force, Okinawa, Japan
*Tim DeMars, Army, Texas
Cross Community
10-4 Vision
10 Ministry Goals
in 4 Years
 
Community/District Projects
Recovery Groups
10 New Families from Wee Care
Launch 10 New Offsite Small Groups
200 New Visitor Ratio for 2020-2021

    Met 180 Visitors Goal - May 2019
Permanent Second Service Option
Launching Satellite Campus
Pay Off Mortgage
- Fall 2020
Call an Associate Pastor - Fall 2019
Send 1 Group on International Missions Trip - July 2019 to Croatia
MINISTRIES OF C3NAZ /////////

Costa Rica family gives back after

receiving COVID-19 aid

 

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread to Costa Rica, a local church developed an initiative called Ayuda Conmigo (Let’s Help Together) to help families who were being affected by the crisis.

The project was a joint effort between members of the Los Angeles Church of the Nazarene and local residents as they donated to a fund to help families in need.  One of the families receiving aid was a young man, Pablo, and his mother, Yessenia. Yessenia previously worked as a caterer, but because of the pandemic and isolation restrictions, she was unable to work.

Thanks to the financial contribution of
Ayuda Conmigo, they were able to sustain themselves for the first few weeks. With the funds provided by the church and other donations they received, they decided to start a small fast-food company at home, Comida Rápida Yes. The new business has thrived and is a new source of support for Yessenia’s family. A short time later, they decided to give the church a portion of the proceeds to help other families.

"God has been so good to them,” said Andrés Fernández, pastor of Los Angeles Church of the Nazarene. “This family that at the beginning of the pandemic needed an economic injection from Ayuda Conmigo, only a few weeks later they were donating money from the fruit of their business so that other families could benefit.”

Pablo and Yessenia were able to hire a young man from the church who lost his job so that he could also have an income for his family.

"It is beautiful to see how a family that received financial aid was proactive, managing to multiply that money to the point of now being able to give of its resources to help others," Fernández said.

Fernandez believes this shows the combination of a church concerned with community, a family making good decisions, plus the help of the Lord. He called it a wonderful equation for the integral development of people and the extension of the mission of Christ on earth.

“We thank God for families like this young man and his mother, who demonstrate that God continues to multiply talents to those who set out to work,” Fernandez said.

 

What is your story of “giving back” from the resources God has provided?
READ More Stories about Missions
July & August Community Project
Back to School Supply Drive

What We Need: #2 Pencils, Whiteboard Markers, Crayons, Wide Ruled Paper, Makers, Colored Pencils, Backpacks, Size 5/6 Underwear for Boys and Girls and Small Size Pants
Drop Off at the Church
5625 Oakland Dr., Portage, MI  49024

Order on Amazon List & Ship to the Church
DONATE to Community Projects

PRAY for our Short-Term Missionaries,
Chris, Melanie, KayLynn and Evan Smith, as they serve at our Nazarene Compassionate Ministry Center in Cactus, TX this next week.


2021 Summer Missions for The Smiths
GOAL = $13,100
We have raised = $10,108.27
DONATE to the Smith Family for Missions

It's a BOY!  Drive-By Baby Shower
for Pastor Kyle & Morgan Fellows
Sunday, August 9 between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us after our outdoor worship service and drive by under the carport to show your love and support and enjoy treats and favors.  Pastor Kyle & Morgan are registered on Amazon and at Target.  Gift cards are welcomed.   
Wee Care Graduation
(Family Walk-Through)

Saturday, August 15 from 9 AM - NOON

We
need volunteers who will help with sanitizing and cleaning stations after a family walks through with their preschooler for graduation!
SIGN UP TO SERVE at Wee Care Graduation
C3Naz Church Softball
Games in July & August

To play contact Jeff Jones at (269) 447-4685
Food Pantry Ministries
You can donate financially or pick up extra food items to donate to our food pantry at the church and Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes.   There is a bin outside the church's main north entrance for DROP OFF.    You can ship food items to the Lages' home address at 727 Calico, Portage, MI 49024.  Contact Joyce Lage at (269) 327-4894 for questions.
GIVE to the Food Pantry
SAVE THE DATE - September 26
Michigan District Assembly & Ordination
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Indian Lake Nazarene Camp
More details coming soon...
Download Reopening Safely at C3Naz Poster HERE
ELEMENT YOUTH (Grade 6-12)
Pastor Kyle & Miss Julie are working on some fun summer events in-person!  Watch our C3Naz Teens & Information Group Facebook page for details!

Contact our NYI Leadership Team:
NextGen Pastor,
Kyle Fellows (618) 530-2941
NYI President,
Julie Jenkins (269) 808-3403
NYI Vice President,
Chris Smith (269) 358-0445
C3KIDZ (Newborn to 5th Grade)
We love our kids at Cross Community and miss you all!  Please continue to pray for our ministry team as we look at safe plans to regather in our kids ministry areas in the future!
Watch our
C3K Facebook Page for more details!

Contact our C3Kidz Leadership Team:
NextGen Pastor,
Kyle Fellows (618) 530-2941
SDMI Chair,
Kimber Shore (847) 894-5152
C3Kidz Church,
Jen Harding & Liz Trainer
SAVE THE DATE
FOR
VBS IN A BOX


Pick Up Sunday
August 16 at
11:00 a.m.
Watch on Facebook for interactions with the VBS Box all week August 16-21
REGISTER NOW FOR VBS IN A BOX (Pre-K to 5th Grade)
Nazarene Wee Care Center

DONATION ITEMS:
1) Lysol Disinfectant Spray
2) Clorox Wipes
3) New/Used Voice Boxed or Voice Activated Stuffed Animals


PRAY for our Directors and Wee Care Staff as they serve our kids and families especially with adapting to changes in school schedules and learning opportunities in the Fall!
PRAY for SCAMP (Summer Camp Program)
PRAY for Wee Care Graduation on August 15

SIGN UP TO SERVE AS A VOLUNTEER!

Walk a virtual tour and join our Wee Care family! 
Call (269) 327-3100 or send an email to our
Wee Care Director, Jen Harding
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Wee Care Center Facebook
Wee Care Center Website
Wee Care Center Website
WEEKLY ATTENDANCE // STEWARDSHIP GIVING

Thank you for your continued giving!
Your participation in worship through the giving of His Tithes and Our Offerings funds the mission of
Cross Community Church of the Nazarene to

be disciples of Jesus
making disciples of Jesus
Sunday, July 26 Attendance
Morning Worship In-Person // Online              108+

Last Week's Tithes
Tithe Received                                                $4.498
"Summer" Tithe Needed                                 $5,100
Difference                                                      
$(602)

Last Week's Offerings
Sunday School                                                $14
Building Fund*                                                 $30
*Building Fund goes toward monthly mortgage principal reduction. 

Our remaining loan balance is $18,995

Faith Promise (2020-2021)                            Goal $32,000
Year-to-Date Faith Promise Giving                  $1,779
Thanks/Easter Offering

Year-to-Date Budgeted Tithes Goal             $17,593 ahead of goal
Find Out More About Us
Church Office
Stay-At Home Hours:
Monday-Thursday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - Closed

Church Office: (269) 327-3151

Office Administrator,
Deidre Marks
(989) 413-0812
Pastors and
Wee Care Director:


Lead Pastor, Jeff McVay
(269) 535-6774

NextGen Pastor, Kyle Fellows
(618) 530-2941

Wee Care Director, Jen Harding
(269) 327-3100
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