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Announcements

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MCON Welcomes:

Associate Pastor of Children and Intergenerational Ministries

The Middletown Church of the Nazarene is pleased to announce that Pastor Matthew Gargiulo began serving as Associate Pastor of Children and Intergenerational Ministries on February 2. His responsibilities will be to lead the church's ministries from birth through elementary grades. In addition, he will be facilitating the church's desire to build mentoring relationships for families and children that cross generational lines. The church is anticipating numerous creative and effective ministries that will connect with families with children throughout our community.

Pastor Matt grew up in Huntington Indiana and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in elementary education. He is currently pursuing graduate studies in discipleship and spiritual formation at Nazarene Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Middletown he served as minister of families with children at Indianapolis First Church of the Nazarene.

Matt and his wife Rachel have one daughter, Charlotte, and are expecting their second child in May. They currently reside in the Beech Grove area but are anticipating a move to the Middletown area as soon as possible.

Spring Revival Series

Rev. Cory Clark will be the guest speaker for our Spring Revival Services beginning on Sunday, March 15th. Your family is encouraged to come early and have supper together before each of the evening meals on Monday through Wednesday. We will also have special services for our children during each of the evening services-Sunday through Wednesday. We need revival! We need an outpouring of God's Spirit! You won’t be disappointed by making the special effort to make these services a priority in your family’s schedule. Please be in prayer with us for these very special services.

FFP15

15 Minutes: Family—Fellowship—Prayer

  • 1. Be present with your family in the foyer at 10:00am.
  • 2. Speak with at least 3 people whose names you don’t know.
  • 3. Shake hands with at least 3 people who are not from your generation.
  • 4. Spend time praying for the worship service.
  • 5. Be ready to worship beginning at 10:15am.

Five-part Challenge begins TODAY, February 1st, and goes through the month of March.
WILL YOU TAKE THE CHALLENGE?

Meeting with Pastor Matt

While Pastor Matt and Rachel are looking forward to meeting and serving alongside each family and member, we especially invite all current nursery, preschool, and children's workers, parents, and those who have any interest in partnering with children and family ministries at Middletown to meet with him on March 10th for a brief meeting at 7:00pm in the small sanctuary. We are looking forward to what God has in store for us!

Middletown Nazarene Church Blood Drive

Tuesday, Feb 24 2015
3:00PM - 7:00PM
Fireplace Room Fireplace Room

God's Not Dead-Movie Night For Teens

Fund-raiser for teens. Come join us for a fun night to help support the teens going to NYC. We will have popcorn, candy, and pop for sale before the movie; and Nachos and Cheese, Bosco Sticks, Popcorn, cookies, candy and pop for sale after! All teens are invited to please bring your friends! Please Note: Monetary donations are needed for the purchase of pizza, baked goods, and other snacks for this fund-raising event. Please talk to Jenny Murdick today (you can find her at the youth table in the foyer following the service) to find out how you can help make a difference in the life of a teen. Nazarene Youth Conference is an awesome, life-changing event for our teenagers. Thanks for your generous support!

Where: The Cove -- When: Friday, February 27th

  • Doors open at 6pm, Movie starts at 7pm and Dodgeball after movie until 12am
  • $2 entrance fee includes movie and small bag of popcorn
  • Dodgeball tourney to follow movie, $2 fee to play

Encounter God Retreat

We've been planning, preparing, and praying for this weekend for several months. We’re expecting a great time in God's presence. If you haven't already registered, it's not too late! Sign up today in the foyer. If you have registered, don't forget about the Pre-Encounter tonight beginning at 5:00PM. The Encounter Weekend begins the this Friday with a delicious meal at 5:30PM. Thank you for praying with us for a special anointing on this life-transforming event.

God's Not Dead-Movie Night For Teens

Fundraiser for teens:
Come join us for a fun night to help support the teens going to NYC. We will have popcorn, candy, and pop for sale before the movie; and Nachos and Cheese, Bosco Sticks, Popcorn, cookies, candy and pop for sale after! All teens are invited to please bring your friends!

Where: The Cove - When: Friday, February 27th

  • Doors open at 6pm, Movie starts at 7pm and Dodgeball after movie until 12am
  • $2 entrance fee includes movie and small bag of popcorn
  • Dodgeball tourney to follow movie, $2 fee to play

MCON Text Alerts

To receive texts from MCON, one of our frequently used forms of communication, send a message from your cell phone to 40650 that says "Join MCON" (without quotation marks). Also be sure that no automatic signature is included in the message. You will receive a text message back asking you to replay "yes" to confirm.

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

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