Welcome

We sing about it and we claim it, but do we really understand what Grace is and how it works?  Today Pastor Chris DeMott begins a three-week series on Grace.  We look forward to seeing you each week as we investigate the wonderful Grace of Jesus.

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


PRAYER

Join us as we pray for the following...

Special focus: The poor and hungry in our community.
Health Issues: Vernice Berton, Evelyn Ruppert, Ez Sims, Nick Scholten, and Doris Bittner.
This week’s * families/individuals: Patrick & Sarah Aron, Keith & Marilyn Boelk, Louise Devendorf, and Christina Laidler. 
* 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

World Vision 6K

Each year RCCN participates in the World Vision 6K.  Doing so makes a life-changing difference by providing clean water for life for a young child.  Please set aside your Saturday, May 5 and plan to walk or run in the Global 6K. Shelley Hill will be sharing more details and the vision behind this project this morning.  You can contact her personally or stop by the information table in the Foyer or express your interest here or on a Connect Card.

Northern Michigan District Assembly

Our pastors and other elected leaders from RCCN gather annually to discuss the vision and mission of the Church of the Nazarene here in Northern Michigan.  We ask that you pray for our leaders as they make decisions that will shape the future of our denomination during their meetings on Friday, April 20 - Saturday, April 21 in Cadillac.  

Are you connected to RCCN?

Spring is a time for new growth.  Why not make it a time for spiritual growth too!  We encourage you to take the “next step” here at RCCN by joining one of our Connect Groups (listed below).  If you would like more information please contact the church office.

  • Connect - Ladies  (twice monthly)
  • Connect - Wednesday (weekly)
  • Connect - Parents (weekly)
  • Connect - Young Adult (weekly)

Spring Cleaning Day

Everyone is invited to help us clean up our church grounds on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00am - 12:00 noon or prior if the work is accomplished.  Coffee and donuts will be provided! Please express your interest here or on a Connect Card.

All for Others Update

Thanks to your wonderful generosity on Easter Sunday our church will soon be investing nearly $4,750 into the lives of families, ministries and other churches.  It is a privilege to be able to share with others and we thank you again for your generosity.

 


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 (Youth Room North)

10:25AM

  • Men’s Prayer Huddle with Pastor Chris

10:30AM

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

4:00PM

  • Discerning the Voice of God DVD Study (Home of Sue Houpt)

5:30PM

  • Wesley Cell (Family Room)
  • Velocity (7-12th Grade) (Youth Room South)
  • Foundations Bible Study (3-6th Grade) (K-2 Blue Room)
  • Connect Parents (Youth Room North)

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

All 5th & 6th graders are invited to Club 56 Sundae Fundae next Sunday, April 15th, here at RCCN following the morning worship service.

Plan ahead for the final Club 56 event -- a fun trip to Craig's Cruisers on May 20!!

VELOCITY

The next Velocity: On the Road event is Sunday, April 29th. Come to the RCCN back lawn at 5pm for ultimate frisbee, bonfire, s’mores and snacks! There is no cost and the fun will conclude at 8pm.

All 7th - 12th grade students are invited to join the weekly Velocity gathering for worship, games, food and Bible study on Sundays at 5:30pm in the Youth Room.

For more information, please contact Pastor Austin personally.

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

WEDNESDAY, april 11

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

THURSDAY, april 12

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



Apr. 15 – Club 56 Sundae Fundae
Apr. 29 – Velocity On the Road, Back Lawn
May 5 – World Vision 6K, Reed City Depot
May 20 – Club 56 to Craig's Cruisers

 


weekly updates FOR april 1, 2018

ATTENDANCE

Morning Worship:      365

FINANCIAL REPORT:

GIVING:

Tithes/Offerings:     $6,349
Debt Reduction:     $60

Income:  

Year-to-Date Received:  $37,287
Year-to-Date Budget:     $33,039

Expenses:

Year-to-Date Expended: $21,397
Year-to-Date Budget:      $33,387


special events in the community

WORLD VISION 6K

You can help make a life-changing difference on Saturday, May 5. Walk or run in the Global 6K for Water and provide clean water for life!  Join the Northern Michigan Runs Strong team at teamworldvision.org to sign up or see Shelley Hill for more information.

Life Screening Event

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Reed City Church Of The Nazarene on 5/7/2018.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979

 


NEXT SUNDAY

APRIL 15, 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)
  • Solid Rock (pre-6th grade)

11:30AM

  • Club 56 Sundae Fundae (Family Room)

5:30PM

  • Wesley Cell (Family Room)
  • Velocity (7-12th Grade) (Youth Room South)
  • Foundations Bible Study (3-6th Grade) (K-2 Blue Room)
  • Connect Parents (Youth Room North)