Welcome to the Reed City Church of the Nazarene.  Thanks for choosing to worship with us today.  May God fill you with His presence as you seek Him this morning.

Today, we begin a new series with Pastor Chris DeMott entitled - “Were. Are. Will Be.”  It’s our hope that your faith will deepen as we investigate the transformative power of God.

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


Join us as we pray for the following...

Special focus: The men and women serving in our Armed Forces.
Health Issues: Vernice Berton, Ruth Ford, Evelyn Ruppert, Ez Sims, Nick Scholten, and Doris Bittner.
This week’s * families/individuals: Pastor Chris DeMerell Family, Matt & Lynn Bowen, and Bill & Marcy Westveer.

* 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. 


“Back to Church”

Today marks the end of the summer season but September is just getting started and it’s going to be a great month here at RCCN! Sunday School classes for all ages began today at 9:15 - if you didn’t participate in one this morning, please consider joining a class next week. Today also marks the return of Solid Rock Children’s Worship activities during the service and our Sunday evening activities for age groups from 3rd grade all the way up to adults. Men’s, Ladies, and Young Professional Connect Groups also return this week. See the online bulletin or contact the church office at 832-5871 for more information.

A Sabbatical for PC DeMott

In case you missed it...Last week our Church Board announced its decision to grant Pastor Chris DeMott a sabbatical during the months of October & November 2018.  This time away is intentionally designed to foster spiritual, emotional and professional growth in our Pastor. Please pray for him and our church board as they continue to make preparations.  Please Note - ALL of RCCN’s regular ministries and activities will carry on during PC’s time away. For questions or clarification please contact the church office.

NEW Event at RCCN! - Monthly Prayer Meeting

Pastor Chris is excited to introduce you to our newest opportunity to gather together as a church family - a monthly prayer meeting.  Please plan to join us on the last Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00pm. Each month will focus upon a specific theme, include special worship and creatively involve our church family in purposeful & powerful prayer.  P.C. is looking to build a leadership team for this event (Please indicate your interest by following the link below or marking your Connect Card) or contact him personally.

Wednesday Connect - Ladies Bible Study

As of this point, the Wednesday night Ladies Bible Study led by Marilyn Boelk has been indefinitely “paused”.  Please make a note of this change and be encouraged to join another one of our Connect Groups.

Annual Golf Outing

Attention men and women of all ages and golfers of all levels - you are cordially invited to join us for our annual golf scramble on Saturday, September 22 at 8:30 am.  The cost of $20 includes 18 holes with cart and lunch will be available for $5. For more information please contact the Church Office or Alice Selfridge.

Are you interested in Baptism?

A baptism service is being scheduled for Sunday, September 23. If you have ever considered being baptized or would like to know more, please click below, mark your Connect Card or talk to Pastor Chris.

Ladies Retreat

All ladies are invited to the annual Northern Michigan District Ladies Retreat on October 12-13 at the Lakeside Resort in Houghton Lake. Our own Melissa Maynard will be leading worship - you don't want to miss out! Registration forms and information are in the back of the Worship Center or you may contact Becky in the church office.




  • A Charitable Discourse, Peter Strom (Family Room A)
  • God Calls a People, Bob Jacobs (Family Room B)
  • Solid Rock Small Groups (Preschool-6th Grade) (Children's Wing)
  • Feed the Dog Teen Study (7-12th Grades), Pastor Chris DeMott (Youth Room North)


  • Men’s Prayer Huddle 


  • Worship
  • Solid Rock Nursery, Preschool & Large Groups (K-6th Grade)


  • Foundations Bible Study (3rd-6th Grades) (Children’s Blue Room)
  • Velocity (7-12th Grades) (Youth Room South)
  • Wesley Cell (Family Room)
  • Connect-Parents (Youth Room North)



RCCN is inviting any gardeners/farmers in the congregation to share their bounty on Sunday mornings. If you have an abundance of fresh produce/eggs etc. that you would like to share you can drop them off anytime to the garden refrigerator on the shaded west side of the shed. Extras will be distributed on Sundays to bless others. Contact the church office or Mallory DeMerell if you have any questions.


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  
All ladies are invited to a Bible Study on Ephesians beginning September 12 with meetings twice monthly at 6:30pm (2nd & 4th Wednesdays) at the home of Sharon Moritz. Contact Sharon or the church office for more information.

Connect - Wednesday
"Paused" Indefinitely -  Ladies Bible Study led by Marilyn Boelk  
Weekly at 7pm  -  Men's Bible Study led by Jerry McInnis

Connect - Parents
Beginning September 9th, weekly meetings Sundays at 5:30pm in the Youth Room North.

Connect - Young Professionals
Meetings weekly beginning September 13 at 6:30pm in the Youth Room South. A babysitter will be available each week. Some Sunday events will also be scheduled. Be sure to get added to the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/Rccnconnect/) if interested or contact Mallory DeMerell for more information.  

solid rock

Foundations Bible Study for 3rd-6th Graders begins Sunday September 9th and meets weekly from 5:30-7:00pm.


All 7-12th Graders are invited to come for Velocity youth group on Sundays at 5:30pm on the following dates:

  • September 9 & 23


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.


CROP hunger walk

Help end hunger one step at a time by participating in the annual Reed City Ministerial Association Crop Hunger Walk. Join walkers on Sunday, September 30 at 1:00pm at the Reed City Middle School. See Bernice Graham or Ted Lehnen to sign up or for more information.


Protect Young Eyes wants to give busy parents the information and tools they need to use technology awesomely. The Protect Young Eyes team, led by Founder Chris McKenna, presents around the country, and is featured regularly on local news, podcasts, and radio stations for their in-depth research. Designed for all parents of children using digital devices, training will be held at Eagle Village’s Lighthouse Chapel (4507 170th Ave., Hersey) on September 17.  RSVP by September 12, 2018 at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-digital-culture-of-kids-post-adoption-resource-center-tickets-48474435341

weekly updates


Morning Worship:         190


Tithes/Offerings:     $7,490
Debt Reduction:      $250

Year-to-Date Received:     $182,685
Year-to-Date Budget:        $171,804

Year-to-Date Expended:   $165,054
Year-to-Date Budget:        $180,289

upcoming events

wednesday, september 12

6:30pm – Connect Ladies Bible Study, Home of Sharon Moritz
7:00pm – Connect Wednesday - Men's Bible Study (Family Room)

THURSDAY, september 13

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

September 22 – Annual Golf Scramble
September 23 – Baptismal Service
September 23 – Club 56 Sundae Fundae
September 27 – Prayer Meeting


september 16, 2018


  • A Charitable Discourse, Peter Strom (Family Room A)
  • God Calls a People, Bob Jacobs (Family Room B)
  • Solid Rock Small Groups (Preschool-6th Grade)
  • Feed the Dog Teen Study (7-12th Grades), Pastor Chris DeMott (Youth Room North)


  • Men’s Prayer Huddle 


  • Worship
  • Solid Rock Nursery, Preschool & Large Groups (K-6th Grade)


  • Foundations Bible Study (3rd-6th Grades) (Children’s Blue Room)
  • Wesley Cell (Family Room)
  • Connect-Parents (Youth Room North)