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THIS WEEK AT C3NAZ //////////
Download Worship Song Sheet for October 11 HERE!
Join us for OUTDOOR worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
*weather permitting*
It's COMMUNION SUNDAY!!  We have pre-packaged communion elements to distribute to everyone at the OUTDOOR service at 10 AM.   Those who are watching ONLINE at 11 AM will need to prepare bread and juice in their homes for this Sunday, October 11.  Prepare your hearts and minds for this morning!
Join us this Sunday as Pastor Jeff McVay continues our seven-week series called, "Sermon on the Mount: A Kingdom Upside Down".  This series will encourage us to go beyond the superficial and search deep into our hearts to see ourselves as Christ sees us.  Christ’s bold Sermon on the Mount challenged his hearers to understand that God was seeking internal righteousness from them, not just external acts. This is only possible through God’s work to bring new life in us.  Click here to watch the previous sermon series.
Join us for worship online on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
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DAILY BIBLE READING PLAN ////
Thursday, October 15, 2020:
Psalm 131, Micah 3:1-8,
Acts 24:1-23, Luke 7:36-50

Friday, October 16, 2020:
Psalm 140, Micah 3:9-4:5,
Acts 24:24-25:12, Luke 8:1-15

Saturday, October 17, 2020:
Psalm 137:1-9, Micah 5:1-4, 10-15,
Acts 25:13-27, Luke 8:16-25

*Rev. Russ & Ruth Payne (house fire at ILNC)
*Tyler & Bailey Shore's safety (hurricane in Mexico)
*Steve & Gay Garza Family (Gay's father passed away)
*Bethany Adams (tested positive with COVID)
*Carol MacCartny (back home resting)
*Owen Blough's Aunt passed away
*Melanie Smith's co-worker (8 year old son died in car accident)
*Joanie Guarisco (fractured ankle in rehab facility)
*Pastor Sarah (Kyle) Coppernoll at Greenville Church
*Matt Leitch's sister, Sarah (health issues)
*Michele Jimenez's Mother, Shannon (surgery recovery)
*Lois Miller's Family in Oregon (evacuated due to wildfires)
*Carrie Smith (health & healing)

*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

Permanent Second Service Option
Launching Satellite Campus
Pay Off Mortgage

Call an Associate Pastor
Send Group on International Missions Trip
WEEKLY ATTENDANCE //
STEWARDSHIP GIVING
Thank you for your continued and faithful giving!
Your participation in worship through the giving of His Tithes and Our Offerings funds the mission of the World Evangelism Fund (global missions), Olivet Nazarene University student scholarships, Pensions and Benefits for our Nazarene pastors, and Cross Community Church of the Nazarene to

be disciples of Jesus
making disciples of Jesus
Sunday, October 4 Attendance
Morning Worship Online                                  174+
Small Groups                                                   9

Last Week's Tithes
Tithe Received                                               $3,686
Weekly Tithe Needed                                     $5,600
Difference                                                  
    $(1,914)

Last Week's Offerings
Sunday School                                                $39
Building Fund                                                  $150


Faith Promise (2020-2021)                           Goal $32,000
Year-to-Date Faith Promise Giving                  $3,798
Thanks/Easter Offering
Alabaster Offering                                           $188

Year-to-Date, we have met our budgeted tithe goal!
GIVE ONLINE
MARK YOUR CALENDAR /////////
TODAY, October 11
*Outdoor Small Groups, 9:00 a.m.
*Outdoor Worship, 10:00 a.m.
Worship ONLINE on

Facebook or YouTube, 11:00 a.m.

Monday, October 12

Outdoor Cardio Drumming, 6:00 p.m.
Department Heads Mtg, 6:00 p.m.
Church Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, October 13
Outdoor Ladies Prayer & Share, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 14
SDMI Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 15
Outdoor Cardio Drumming, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 16
Wee Care "Dads & Doughnuts"

Saturday, October 17
Men's Ministry Cornhole Tournament, 2-4 p.m.


NEXT Sunday, October 18
*Outdoor Small Groups, 9:00 a.m.
*Outdoor Worship, 10:00 a.m.
Worship ONLINE on

Facebook or YouTube, 11:00 a.m.
*Weather Permitting - We will decide by 8:00 a.m. on Sundays if the weather is not in our favor and we will cancel Outdoor Small Groups
and move our worship service ONLINE ONLY at 11:00 a.m.
Download Reopening Safely at C3Naz Poster HERE
MINISTRIES OF C3NAZ /////////
Bless Your Pastors!
We are blessed at Cross Community to have two fantastic pastors who shepherd, care, guide, counsel, love like Jesus, and walk alongside us in life!   

Please take the time to SIGN UP on the linked Google Spreadsheet for a day of the month in October to share an encouraging word on the phone, mail a card or gift, send an encouraging email or prayer for

Pastor Jeff McVay and Pastor Kyle Fellows

If you would like to send mail to our pastors,
please send it to the church address:

5625 Oakland Dr.
Portage, MI 49024
Download a List of 50 Creative Ways to "Bless Your Pastors"
GIVE IN AN OFFERING to "Bless Your Pastors"
Bring your filled up a box to GIVE
Pick up an empty to FILL for February

Give your Alabaster Offering on Sunday mornings
or make an appointment on Wednesdays at the church office

Learn more about Alabaster Offering here
GIVE to Alabaster Offering
Workplace Giving

Did you know you can give directly from your paycheck to support transformative, church-led compassionate work around the world?

 

Click here for more information: https://www.ncm.org/workplace-giving


United Way Campaign
If your company participates in a United Way fall giving campaign, you can support Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. by writing “NCMI, 17001 Prairie Star Pkwy, Ste 100, Lenexa, KS 66220, 800-214-4999” on your donor choice card. Many corporations will also match employees' gifts to charitable organizations, effectively doubling or tripling your charitable contribution! Check with your employer to see if your workplace participates in matching programs.

We paid off our church mortgage on October 1!  YAAAAYYY!  
We will celebrate with a mortgage burning ceremony following our Worship Service on Sunday, October 25.  We will conclude with a Prayer Walk after the mortgage burning for our church to participate in their vehicles as a drive-through or walk around to continue praying for the church's future, our community, and nation.
RSVP for Mortgage Burning Sunday Worship Service
Ladies Prayer & Share is BACK!
Elijah: Spiritual Stamina in Every Season
Bible Study by Melissa Spoelstra

We meet on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. outdoors.  We will meet under the front drive covering at the church so bundle up and bring your Bible, pen, own snacks, and chair.  If it is too cold, we will distribute books, pray, and have social distancing greetings. Books are $15 and may be paid for any time within the next few weeks.  Please wear your masks.  Contact
Paula McVay for any information.
Men's Ministry Day!
Cornhole Tournament

Saturday, October 17 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Hey Guys (high schooler and older)!  Join us to play some friendly but competitive cornhole on the church lawn.  SIGN UP WITH YOUR TEAMMATE!  Prizes will be awarded for the winner!  Please contact David Shore or Pastor Kyle for details. 
Join the Media Team!  
We are updating all of our audio/visual equipment in the Sanctuary in order to enhance our online presence for our community and world to learn more about Jesus and what's happening at C3Naz.   We need fresh tech volunteers who have a passion for running cameras, digital soundboard, mixers, and enjoys video production.  If this is a place you can serve, please contact the
church office.
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
C3STUDENTS ////////////////////
Ministry for 6th to 12th Grade

SCRIPTURE IN THE SHADE
"Hope in the Darkness"
Outdoors on Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Bring a mask, a chair/blanket, your bible, and a pen.  If you want something to eat or drink, please bring it with you!  We will meet in the back of the church parking lot.  
*Weather Permitting* If the outdoor worship service is cancelled then we will not meet.


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 ////////////////////////
Ministry for Newborn to 5th Grade

EVERY SUNDAY!  C3Kidz Sunday Story!
Watch your email inbox.  Make sure you are on the
mailing list to receive these videos and resources to enjoy time learning about our great big God at home with your family!  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
NAZARENE WEE CARE CENTER /////
PRAY for our Directors and Wee Care Staff as they serve our Wee Care students with their online learning classes.

PRAY for our Directors and Staff as they prepare for our State Licensing review in December 2020.


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
Wee Care Center Facebook
Wee Care Center Facebook
Wee Care Center Website
Wee Care Center Website
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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