“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which I have been called heavenward.” – Philippians 3:14
JOIN US IN WORSHIP THIS WEEK!
Sunday Bible Classes for All Ages – 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship/Children’s Church – 10:50 a.m.
Evening Event (most Sunday evenings) – 6:00 p.m.
To get directions to Southwest, choose “About Us” tab, then “Map and Directions.”
PRAYER changes things. Who are you praying for? If you have a prayer need, please complete a prayer card and drop it off in our white “Prayer Requests” box in the sanctuary. We pray for these requests daily.
Prayer Gathering – most Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Food Pantry: Our food pantry exists because of the example of Jesus. It is stocked with food to feed the hungry. Our primary mission is to the “household of faith”, and open to any who asks.
“You do not have, because you do not ask . . . ” – James 4:2 Ask and it shall be given. The food pantry is open by appointment for emergency needs.
The need to keep our pantry stocked has never been greater due to the recent drastic decrease in monthly benefits that food-stamps-eligible families receive. Our biggest needs at this time are anything breakfast-related: juice, cereal, pancake mix and syrup, but any and all donations are appreciated. Items that cannot be purchased with food stamps, such as toiletries, personal care items, paper supplies and any non-food items, are also accepted and appreciated. Place your donations on the specially marked cart in the foyer.
Thank you for continuing to support this ongoing ministry. “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for Me.” – Matthew 25:40
Copies of our local church directories are available. They are updated twice a year, in April and October. To save on paper and ink costs, copies will be printed only upon request. See the church sound engineer. (Latest edition was updated October 21st, 2016.)
Nazarene Missions International (NMI): Our bulletin board in the foyer has tons of information about what’s going on in the mission field. We have a Mission bookshelf in the back of our sanctuary featuring hardcopy and audio CD format missionary reading books. Sign-up to read a book, or listen to a CD and find out what God is doing through His missionaries helping to “Make Christlike Disciples in the Nations”. – Please return books and CD’s as soon as possible (don’t keep more than two weeks) so that they will be available to others in our congregation. We have a link on the right-hand side of this page for the official NMI website.
World Mission Broadcast – “Beyond Borders and Barriers”: Those old-time radio receivers had a lot of circuitry, tubes, knobs, dials and controls. So then, it takes many parts to broadcast a message. — Today it costs an average of $4.00 to broadcast one minute of the Gospel somewhere in the world. How many minutes will you support? Click the World Mission Broadcast link on the right to make an on-line donation.
Alabaster Offering – Sunday February 26th. This is the offering we collect twice a year (last Sunday of Feb. and Sept.) that goes to the mission field to construct buildings such as schools, churches, and hospitals. Be the missing piece of the puzzle and help to “Make Christlike Disciples in the Nations.”
Annual Members Meeting to take place on a Sunday sometime in March. Date TBD. We will elect a new church board and delegates to attend the District Assemblies in June.
Holy Week – April 9th through 16th. Passover Dinner, Community Egg Hunt, Resurrection Celebration and more.
Rummage Sale Saturday, May 6th and another Saturday TBD. Proceeds from the sale helps send kids to this year’s summer camps at Pinecrest Campground.
V17 conference and training Saturday, May 20th. Location and details TBA. Check the www.monaz.org website for info on this event.
Dates of summer camps at Pinecrest Campground: Teen Camp – June 12th through 16th. Family Camp – July 3rd through 9th. Boys and Girls Camps (boys and girls who complete grade 6 and under) – July 17th through 21st. Again, check the www.monaz.org website for info.
More specific details regarding the EVENTS above may be made as their dates approach. Events, dates and times are not always “set in stone,” so check back for any updates. If you are a regular attender of SW COTN you can also check the weekly worship folder for announcements, or call or e-mail.