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Welcome to the Middletown Church of the Nazarene. Thank you for taking the time to visit us online. Please feel free to browse around and see what is going on here at the Middletown Church of the Nazarene.

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Wednesday Night Ministries

Please note that there will be no children's or adults classes on the next two Wednesday nights (12/24 and 12/31) because of the holidays. We pray this will be a blessed season for you and your family!

Christmas Eve

Your family won't want to miss our Christmas Eve service on December 24th at 6:00pm. Candlelight, singing Christmas carols, re-telling the Christmas story, and family communion all combine to make this very simple and special service a wonderful tradition year after year.

Roy Tremble

Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee, Roy Tremble, will be our special guest in morning service on December 28th. Roy has traveled with several different groups, including the well-known Cathedral Quartet, and has also ministered as a solo artist in recent years. Roy has experience the healing power of God's grace and now spends his life sharing about God’s love and power through song. You’ll be blessed by his talent as we worship together.

Water's Edge Winter Break Calendar

  • Monday-12/22—Christmas shopping @4:00pm
  • Tuesday-12/23—Cove opens @3:30pm
  • Wednesday-12/24—Christmas Eve Service
  • Monday-12/29—Ice Skating @1:30pm
  • Tuesday-12/30—Cove opens @3:30pm
  • Wednesday-12/31—New Year's Eve Party

New Year's Eve-Play and Pray

It's time to get your party shoes on!! We're planning an evening of fun and games on New Year's Eve. We'll provide the popcorn, elephant ears, and ice cream; you bring other finger foods and drinks. We'll have all kinds of games - corn hole, dodge ball, ping pong, a euchre tournament, and any other kinds of board/card games that you bring with you. We'll even have a movie or two for the kids. The festivities will begin at 8pm and will end with a time of prayer to bring in the new year (11:30pm-12:15am.) Come celebrate with us!!

Job Readiness Class - Wednesday Nights starting in January

Is your seasonal job ending or would you just like to move into a new position but you aren't sure how to do it? For 4 weeks in January, we will be hosting a Job Readiness Class for individuals of any age wanting to learn how to write or improve their resume, learn about your personality to improve your career search, job tips, and interview skills. If you are someone in the community you know is interested in participating in this class or know of ways you can help, please contact Pastor Christen Sanders through EMail: csanders@work-one.org or 586-322-2622.

Encounter Weekend

We are already beginning to make preparations for another Spirit-filled Encounter Retreat Weekend. If you have already participated in the Encounter weekend and are interested in being a part of the leadership team, please contact Bruce Sutton. If you haven't yet participated in this awesome weekend, be sure to set aside the dates of January 30-31. You won't regret this awesome weekend of drawing closer to God.

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

Following the example of Jesus, NCM partners with local Nazarene congregations around the world to CLOTHE+SHELTER+FEED+HEAL+EDUCATE AND LIVE IN SOLIDARITY with those who suffer under oppression, injustice, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease. NCM exists in and through the Church of the Nazarene to proclaim the Gospel to all people in word and deed. More specifically, NCM works through local congregations to provide education programs, disaster response, clean water initiatives, microenterprise, child development centers, hunger alleviation, care for orphaned children and widowed women, and so much more. Donations to NCM give you an opportunity to partner with the church to share the hope and future that Jesus offers the poor and suffering in our world. The church's continued witness through the prayers and financial support of congregations and individuals helps other congregations around the world dream big about how to live out Christ's compassion in their neighborhoods. Your gifts help weave compassion into the fabric of the church. Learn more at ncm.org or call 800-310-6362. Envelopes are available at the welcome center desk for you convenience.

THE COVE

Cove hours on Tuesday and Thursday will be 3:00-6:00PM each week. On Wednesday, the Cove will be open from 3:00PM until approximately 9:00PM when the Water's Edge ministries conclude. Help us spread the word! This is a great place to meet with friends, play games, do homework, and enjoy relaxing together.

THE TENT

"The Tent" is an intentionally Christ-centered Community of Young Adults, transforming their lives through the call to community, discipleship, and commission. Young Adults will meet for service every Friday night at 7p.m. at Middletown Church of the Nazarene. For further information visit thetentonline.com or contact Christen Sanders.

CCK - Crisis Care Kits

Don't forget to help support our crisis outreach efforts by providing one or more Crisis Care Kits. These kits are sent to areas in the US where natural disasters have occurred and provide immediate hygiene and small items for those who have lost everything. Please continue to bring CCK so we may replenish our supply.

  • 1 medium-size bottle of shampoo (12-18 oz.)
  • 2 bars of soap (bath-size or larger)
  • 1 medium toothpaste (4.0-6.4 oz.)
  • 3 toothbrushes
  • 1 box of band-aids (30 or more)
  • 1 fingernail clipper
  • 1 sturdy hair comb
  • 2 hand towels
  • 4 pocket-size packages of facial tissue
  • 1 Beanie Baby-size stuffed toy

The MCON Blog

We would like to welcome you to the Middletown Church of the Nazarene's blog. Here you will find postings from our staff about what is going on here at MCON. Join us as we are taking a journey through "The Story", a chronological telling of the Bible.

Pray First!

We believe in "Praying First" and we believe God loves to hear the prayers of His people!! Don’t forget to take advantage of these great prayer opportunities at our church throughout the week:

  • Men's Weekly Study/Prayer: Tuesday at 6:30am
  • Women's Weekly Prayer: Thursdays at 8:15am
  • Women's Monthly Prayer: First Saturday of month at 9:00am
  • Men's Monthly Prayer: Second Saturday of month at 7:30am

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

- Colossians 4:2