Welcome

Welcome to the Reed City Church of the Nazarene.  We are glad you have chosen to worship with us. This morning Pastor Chris DeMerell will be sharing with us from Acts 19:11-16.

We would like to know you were here today - please connect with us:


PRAYER

Join us as we pray for the following...

Special focus: Our family & friends who need salvation.
Health Issues: Vernice Berton, Evelyn Ruppert, Ez Sims, Nick Scholten, and Doris Bittner.
This week’s * families/individuals: Dean & Amy McGuire, Ed & Marlene Skodak, Dan & Kay Noren, and Tammy Dyer.
* Our church family is very important to us and so we choose to remember a few families/individuals each week in prayer.

Please share with us God’s activity in your life and how our Pastoral staff can pray for you. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer Sunday School Schedule

Our new summer Sunday School schedule will begin on Sunday, June 3 with a Family Breakfast (please RSVP) at 9:15am in our Family Room.  On Sunday, June 10 all of our adults and Velocity Students will meet in our Family Room to begin a three-week DVD series by Andy Stanley entitled - “He’s Still Got the Whole World in His Hands.”

Grad Day

RCCN will be honoring our high school and college graduates during the morning worship service on Sunday, June 3. Please notify the church office TODAY if you or a family member are graduating, and complete the Graduate Information Form. If you have a Graduation Announcement and/or an Open House invitation you would like us to display on our bulletin board, we will be glad to do so.  If you need any more information please contact the church office.

 

 

Scholarships

Summer time = summer camps for our children and teenagers.  This summer our Solid Rock and Velocity ministry students will be involved in three special camps - Middle & High School at Indian Lake Nazarene Campground, Children at Manton Christian Camp - as well as a Velocity service opportunity: Mission Michigan.  RCCN has a tradition of granting scholarships to students & families in financial need. Please prayerfully consider donating to our scholarship fund. For more information, please contact Pastor Austin.

Male Mentor Needed

Eagle Village is seeking a mentor for a 17 year old male in Osceola County.  If you would like more information on how you can make an eternal difference in this young man please contact the church office for more information.

Coed Softball Opportunity

A new opportunity for RCCN to play in a coed recreational church league in Evart on Friday nights in June & July has come available.  Please mark your connect card if you are interested in leading or playing on this team.


TODAY’S ACTIVITIES

9:15AM

  • Solid Rock Small Groups (pre-6th grade) (Children’s Wing)
  • A Charitable Discourse, Peter Strom (Fam Rm A)
  • Women in the Bible, Clois Bowman (Fam Rm B)
  • Sticky Faith, Patty Fasbender (7th-12th grade) (Youth Room North)

10:25AM

  • Men’s Prayer Huddle with Pastor Chris

10:30AM

  • Worship
  • Nursery (Infants-2 yr)
  • Solid Rock (pre-6th grade)

5:30PM

  • Wesley Cell (Family Room)
  • Velocity (7-12th Grade) (Youth Room South)

    MINISTRIES

    garden

    Following are some ways you can prayerfully consider being involved with the RCCN Garden Ministry this season:

    Stewardship boxes

    These are 4X8 raised beds that will be "stewarded" by various individuals, families, and/ or groups. These beds will consist of one crop at a time. For example, say three rows of bush beans, or 6 rows of carrots, or two rows of peas. This approach will hopefully bolster success and confidence in caring for one crop at a time, while keeping things simple. There are Irrigation lines on a timer to help water. Stewardship responsibilities are planting, weeding, observation, and harvesting.

    Chicken Stewardship

    It is our hope to have laying hens within the garden fence this year. They will be housed in a “chicken tractor coop.” Our goal is to have the hens boost our soil, help control pests, and produce tasty eggs.  Stewardship responsibilities include scheduled weekly visits to the hens, feeding, watering, and observation. We need people interested and available to help to make this new adventure happen!  

    Beautification and Fellowship Stewardship

    It is our goal this year to "beautify" the garden space with flowers, picnic areas etc. While also hosting church potlucks, bonfires, and outdoor activities. It is our hope that we can create a space where family and friends can gather for some quality time outdoors—creating a community atmosphere. Stewardship responsibilities include being creative, helping plant flowers, decorating, inviting, and hosting.

    Personal Grow Boxes

    These are 4X8' raised beds available for families or individuals to grow food for themselves. They are available on a first-come first-served basis.

    If you have already expressed your interest, you will be contacted soon! If you would like to be involved and have not yet expressed your interest please email (rccngarden@gmail.com) or call Mallory DeMerell (989) 560-8065.

    CONNECT GROUPS

    Get further connected with God and His family here at RCCN through one of our Connect Groups.  Contact the Church Office at 832-5871 or click below to request more information.

    Connect - Ladies  
    6:30pm 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at the home of Sharon Moritz

    Connect - Wednesday
    7pm weekly, Ladies Bible Study led by Marilyn Boelk, RCCN Youth Room South
    7pm weekly, Men's Bible Study led by Jerry McInnis, RCCN Family Room

    Connect - Parents
    5:30pm weekly on Sundays led by Pastor Chris DeMott, RCCN Youth Room North

    Connect - Young Adult
    6:30pm weekly on Thursdays led by Mallory DeMerell, RCCN Youth Room North

    SOLID ROCK

    The Sunday evening Foundations Bible Study is taking the month of May off. Plan to resume meetings on Sunday, June 3rd from 5:30-7:00pm. They are studying the book of Matthew - you don’t want to miss out!

    VELOCITY

    Mission Michigan

    Registration is open for Velocity students to participate in an incredible opportunity to serve multiple individuals and organizations in the name of Christ on Mission Michigan! From Monday through Friday, July 17-21, students will take part in day-long service projects all over Western Michigan - answering the call to be Christ’s hands & feet. On Saturday, July 22, we will celebrate the week’s efforts with a trip to Michigan’s Adventure.

    Summer Camp

    Summer Camps are coming soon! Sign up today for an amazing time at our local Nazarene Camp. Located in Kalamazoo, Indian Lake Nazarene Campground offers students a chance to leave their ‘safety net’ of familiarity and grow deeper in their faith. And, Pastor Austin is co-directing the camps this summer! Contact Pastor Austin if you have any questions or go to nazcamp.org to register.

    SHEPHERD'S TABLE

    Join our Shepherd’s Table ministry team as we serve 75-100 individuals each week at our Thursday evening meal.  To volunteer or to get more details, click below.


    upcoming events

    monday, may 21

    6:00pm – Men's Softball Game (Hemlock Park, Big Rapids)
    7:00pm – Men's Softball Game (Hemlock Park, Big Rapids)

    WEDNESDAY, may 23

    6:30pm – Connect Ladies (Home of Sharon Moritz)
    7:00pm – Connect Wednesday - Men (Family Room)
    7:00pm – Connect Wednesday - Ladies (Youth Room South)

    THURSDAY, may 24

    5:30pm – Shepherd’s Table (Family Room)
    6:30pm – Connect Young Adult (Youth Room South)


    June 3 – Family Breakfast
    June 3 – VBS Informational Meeting
    June 3 – Graduation Sunday
    June 12 – Velocity Taco Tuesday
    June 15 – Solid Rock Water Wars


    weekly updates FOR may 13, 2018

    ATTENDANCE

    Morning Worship:      257
    Sunday School:          59

    FINANCIAL REPORT:

    GIVING:

    Tithes/Offerings:     $7,543
    Debt Reduction:     $40

    Income:  

    Year-to-Date Received:  $75,632
    Year-to-Date Budget:     $66,078

    Expenses:

    Year-to-Date Expended: $68,361
    Year-to-Date Budget:      $73,451


    special events in the community

    LOVE IN THE NAME OF CHRIST GOLF OUTING:  You are invited to participate in the 9th Annual Love INC Golf Outing on Saturday, June 9 at the beautiful Emerald Vale in Manton.  $75 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf, a delicious lunch and a good time. Space is available for golfers and also for sponsorship.   If you’re interested in having fun on the course and helping Love INC reach those of our community who are in need, please call the Love INC office at 231-779-1888 for more information.


    NEXT SUNDAY

    may 27, 2018

    9:15AM

    • Solid Rock Small Groups (pre-6th grade) (Children’s Wing)
    • A Charitable Discourse, Peter Strom (Fam Rm A)
    • Women in the Bible, Clois Bowman (Fam Rm B)
    • Sticky Faith, Patty Fasbender (Youth Room North)

    10:25AM

    • Men’s Prayer Huddle with Pastor Chris

    10:30AM*

    • Worship
    • Nursery (Infants-2 yr)

    * Family Worship - Solid Rock students will join their families in the Worship service.

    There will be no evening activities - please enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.