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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 February 1st and goes through the month of March.
WILL YOU TAKE THE CHALLENGE?
Trade for a Day
Our church and the Muncie Southside Church of the Nazarene have agreed to "trade for a day" today, Sunday, January 25th. Pastor Andy Cole, and the Muncie Southside musicians, will trade places with Pastor Phil and our MCON musicians for the morning worship service. This is a great chance for us to not only share resources, but also to increase our awareness of our common goal of knowing God and making him known in our community and world.
Youth group news:
Wednesday night youth services will continue after Pastor Travis moves to sunny Florida. Matt Wolfe and others (including Pastor Phil) will be pinch hitting until the church hires a youth pastor. Beginning January 21st, Matt will be starting a series of lessons on the teachings of Jesus. And of course there will be dodgeball and other games!
Young at Heart Luncheon
The next Young at Heart luncheon will be held on Monday, February 2nd (weather permitting) beginning at noon. The menu will include delicious baked steak and all the "fixins." Please RSVP by signing up at the welcome centre desk. Young at Heart ministries are open for anyone age 55 and older. New attendees are always welcome!
Membership Class 101 Scheduled
Pastor Phil will be offering Membership 101 on two different dates in February. Sunday, February 1st at 1:00pm following lunch that will be provided and Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:00pm in room 120. Please contact Pastor Phil or sign up in the guest register on Sunday if you are interested.
Labor For Your Neighbor Missions Meetings
Two special missions meetings are scheduled on the following dates: Saturday 1/17, and Saturday, 2/14. Everyone interested in local missions is invited and strongly encouraged to attend these meetings led by our missionary president, Tari Worrell. The goal of these meetings is to get ideas and groups together for our upcoming Labor For Your Neighbor Project. Your participation and support are greatly appreciated!!
New Wednesday Night Class Starting Jan. 14
Agents of the Apocalypse-A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times Who will usher in earth's final days? Are we living in the end times? What if the players depicted in the book of Revelation were out in force today? And if they were, would you know how to recognize them? In Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah does what no Bible teacher has done before. He explores the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players: the exile, the martyrs, the 144,000, the two witnesses, the dragon, the beast from the earth, the beast from the sea, the Victor, the King, and the Judge. Skillfully crafted to engage both the heart and the mind, each chapter opens with an engaging, biblically based dramatization that brings prophecies to life as never before. As Dr. Jeremiah presents these agents in the context of their unique times and places in the end times, he weaves a rich tapestry of the temperaments, motives, and conspiracies that Scripture tells us will precipitate earth’s final days. Then, in each chapter, Dr. Jeremiah provides a detailed study called "The Scripture behind the Story," which explores some of Revelation's most cryptic passages, explaining how to interpret them and — most important — how they apply to the malevolent forces at play in the world today. The stage is set, and the curtain is about to rise on earth’s final act. Will you be ready?
It All Starts with an Encounter - Update
If you haven't yet participated in our Encounter God Weekend Retreat, now is the time! An Encounter God Retreat is a life changing spiritual experience. Participants learn how God's grace forgives, heals and transforms them into Spirit-filled, Christlike disciple. An Encounter involved interactive, powerful presentations of Biblical truth with sensitive and creative opportunities for personal response and obedience. While carefully guarding each person's privacy and individuality, it is experienced in a community of love and support that fosters openness to the Holy Spirit's work. The cost for this weekend is just $30 and includes 3 delicious meals, all conference materials, great worship, inspirational speakers, and a blessed time of drawing closer to God. Please note that all Encounter participants are also encouraged to attend the Pre-Encounter session. Light refreshments will be included in this session which will help you to be better prepared for all that will take place on the following weekend. Please note that our next Encounter God Retreat has been re-scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28. Mark your calendar!! This weekend spiritual retreat can be a life-changing experience for anyone desiring to draw closer to God.
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.
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" 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
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.
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