MISSION OF THE MONTH: 

World Evangelism Fund

This Thanksgiving we would like to show our gratefulness for our missionaries who are working all over the world to share the Good News of Jesus Christ by giving our "Thank Offering" to the World Evangelism Fund. The World Evangelism Fund (WEF) fuels the Church of the Nazarene’s mission by combining each person’s and church’s gift together to fund ministries everywhere. Every church is asked to give a portion of their yearly funds for the purpose of making Christlike disciples in the nations.

 

Offering will be received on Sunday, November 24th @ 10:30am

Why does the World Evangelism Fund exist?

In 1923, the Church of the Nazarene moved to a centralized funding system called the General Budget. In 1997, the name was changed to World Evangelism Fund, but the purpose remained the same: to sustain valuable ministries through consistent mission funding. The World Evangelism Fund provides the undesignated money and mission network that all Nazarene ministries need. Your gifts create and sustain ministries, and allow ministry personnel to spread the gospel.

 

How does the World Evangelism Fund work?

When you give, the money comes to the General Treasurer’s Office where the funds are distributed to various regions, missionaries, and ministries around the globe. The World Evangelism Fund not only provides ministries on the ground with the monies they need, but the money is used to ensure that legal, federal, and support needs are met so that ministries are as safe as possible and can be sustained for years to come.

Here are a few examples of ministries that the World Evangelism Fund makes possible through direct funding or the ministry network:

WAYS YOU CAN GIVE TOWARD WEF:

 

1. OFFERING PLATE

Feel free to use the envelopes found behind the church pews. Please write "WEF"" in the memo or mark it on the envelope, and place your gift in the Offering plate during Sunday services.

2. ONLINE

CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW...

Be sure to select "Other" under MY DONATION and type "WEF" in the comment box.

 

Thank you for your support as we work to share the Good News of Jesus Christ all over the world!

MORE RCNAZ MISSION PROJECTS:

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER

{Sunday, November 24th @ 7:30am - 9:00am}

In the Fellowship Hall

 

Bring the family! Join us every 4th Sunday morning for pancakes and breakfast! Let us do all the cooking! Donations will go towards our Missions and Children's Ministries. Suggested donation: $5 per person / $20 per family of 5 or more.

LAUNDRY LOVE

Every last Monday of the month, RCNAZ Missions is helping those in  need to get their laundry cleaned at the local laundromat. Every human being deserves clean clothes and that shows each person has tremendous worth.

 

With this project, we are stepping out in faith locally to share the love of Christ by helping our neighbors. Also through this, we have found a wonderful opportunity to build meaningful relationships in our community.

 

We invite our church members and citizens of Ridgecrest to share in this wonderful giving. We are in need of volunteers, donations for washing, soap and dryer sheets. Let get this ministry going! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Church Office: 760 - 375 - 4433.

If you know someone or are in need of help getting laundry washed, please see us every last Monday of the month @ 7:00am - 10:00am (last load at 9:00am) at the I Wash laundry on Norma St. in Ridgecrest.

You can help us buy washes and soap! Please look for the Laundry Love donation jar at the Welcome Center or donate online below.

Click here to donate online to RCNAZ Laundry Love...

Be sure to select "Other" under MY DONATION and type "Laundry Love" in the comment area.

CALIFORNIA FIRE RELIEF

RCNAZ Missions is working to assist the relief effort for victims of the recent fires in California. We are saddened by these loss to our neighbors and fellow churches, and we pray for those affected. W also know God's grace is bigger. Nazarenes from all over are moving into action as the hands and feet of Jesus, ministering to the needs of the victims and providing evacuation centers. If you would like to make a donation toward the relief effort, please look for the fire relief donation box in the Foyer. 

2 WAYS YOU CAN GIVE TOWARD FIRE RELIEF:

1. Online: Click here to donate now toward Fire Relief ...

Be sure to select "Other" under MY DONATION and type "Fire Relief" in the comment area.

 

2. Offering Plate: place cash or check donation in Offering Plate on Sunday or place in the grey "Fire Relief" donation box in the Foyer. Be sure to make checks out to "Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene" and mark "Fire Relief" in the memo. 

CRISIS CARE KITS

1. Create a Crisis Care Kit: donate a kit you can make (it's easy!)

 

Click here for an item list and instructions...

 

Feel free to donate a whole kit or just items from the list you wish to give. See Welcome Center to pick up a (2 gallon) Ziplock bag. Return items to collection area at Welcome Center. Kits help people worldwide in times of disaster and crisis.

1. Offering Plate: place a cash or check donation in Offering Plate on Sunday. Be sure to make checks out to Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene and mark "Crisis Care Kits" in the memo.

2. Online: Click here to donate now toward Crisis Care Kits ...

Be sure to select "Other" under MY DONATION and type "Crisis Care Kit" in the comment area.

Cash or check donations will also help with the shipping out of kits.

NAZARENE COMPASSIONATE MINISTRIES

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) walks alongside local churches in their efforts to meet the needs of children, families, and communities around the world.

 

Through your partnership, local congregations are changing the world. NCM is part of our global effort to meet the needs of those less fortunate and/or are in crisis situations.

See more Nazarene Projects at www.ncm.org...

Click here to donate online to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries...

Please select "Nazarene Compassionate Ministries" under MY DONATION

to give a general donation to NCM.

HELPING HANDS MINISTRIES

Helping Hands Ministries reaches out to local families and individuals who are our own neighbors, friends, and church members who need support and prayers. We want to lift them up! HHM provides for emergency funds and needs, meals, groceries, helps with utility bills, and provides prescriptions to those in need in our own town. Please call the church office or speak  for more information.

Click here to donate online to Helping Hands...

Please select "Helping Hands" under MY DONATION

Nazarene Missions International

Nazarene Missions

Featured Projects: 

How to Receive a Basket:

If you are in need of a Christmas basket and live in the Indian Wells Valley, please apply at the Salvation Army located at 151 North Downs Street in Ridgecrest, December 2nd through Dec. 12th from 9:00-11:30am Monday through Thursday. A picture ID and proof of income is required to register. If you wish, please request Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene to fill your basket. 

How to Help fill a Basket:

 

You may donate below or call the church office to be placed in contact with our Mission's president, Beth McCain, and see how you can help volunteer with us on this mission.

WAYS YOU CAN GIVE TOWARD HOLIDAY BASKETS:

 

1. OFFERING PLATE

Feel free to use the envelopes found behind the church pews. Please write "Holiday Basket"" in the memo or mark it on the envelope, and place your gift in the Offering plate during Sunday services.

2. ONLINE

CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW...

Be sure to select "Other" under MY DONATION and type "Holiday Basket" in the comment box.

 

Thank you for your support as we help to feed those in need during the holidays through the love of Jesus Christ.

Send a box full of goodies and share the joy and love of Jesus with children all over the world! To pick up a box to fill, please see the display in the Foyer. If you would like to help send a box, click the link below...

CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW...

Be sure to select "Other" under MY DONATION and type "Operation Christmas Child" in the

comment box.

2019 NMI

Honorees

Distinguished Service

Award Presentations:

Chad Honeywell

Beth Walsten

Pat & Stephanie Rogers

Andy & Amanda Peters

Memorial Roll Dedications:

Russell Bushnell

Douglas Ernest

John Schorr

Jacqueline "Jackie" Wren

Thank you for your life of faith

and service in His name! 

World Mission Broadcast

LINKS

Missionaries

LINKS stands for "Loving, Interested, Nazarene, Knowing & Sharing. Every two or three years we adopt a new Nazarene missionary as part of our church family. We send birthday and holiday cards and gifts to let them know we are praying for them and thinking about them all year.

Our LINKS Missionary, Charles Gates, has gone to be with our Father recently. Please pray for his family. Also, please pray for who we will receive next as our LINKS missionary.

Click here to donate to our LINKS Missionary now...

Be sure to select "Other" under MY DONATION and type "LINKS Missionary" in the comment area

NMI BOOK READERS

Please check out our NMI Books at RCNAZ! It's FREE!

Missionary books are a wonderful collection of true stories written and recorded by actual Nazarene missionaries. You can read them  at your own pace. New editions come out every year! 

Where to get books: New Missions books are available in the NMI book rack in Fellowship Hall (see current list at right). Last years editions and CDs, are still available in the library adjoining to Fellowship Hall on the bookshelf. Books are available in paper back or downloadable audio. You may also order individual and digital books from iTunes, Barnes & Noble or Amazon.  

Click here for 2019-2020 book list and download options...

Please make sure to write your name in the NMI Book Readers log (check in & out book in Fellowship Hall) as you read or listen to any NMI books in any format. We would like to acknowledge our readers each year with our annual NMI Readers Celebration Party! 

NMI Mission Books 2018 - 2019 List

Shiro Kano:

Faithfulness at Any Price

byAlice Spangenberg

Edited by Merritt Nielson

What Begins Here Transforms the World

by Debbie Salter Goodwin

Tracy Sahib, Servant of Christ

in India

by Olive G. Tracy

Edited by R. Franklin Cook

Get involved with Missions! Here's how:  

Want to be involved in our Missions projects or our community outreach? You are invited to attend any of our events or meetings!

 

Attend a Missions Council Meeting - Join us every 2nd Saturday of the Month @ 9:00am in the library at RCNAZ. Hear what we are doing, volunteer, or share your project or ideas (dates subject to change). Please email our RCNAZ NMI President for next meeting date or for more information, Beth McCain: info@rcnazarene.org

 

Look for our "Mission of the Month" announcements during 10:30am services and in the church bulletin - Every month, we will speak and invite church attendees to share, participate, or give to our monthly activities and projects. If you are interested in being involved with Missions, be sure to inquire with one of our Missions team members or email info@rcnazarene.org

 

What do Missions volunteers do? Our Missions volunteers share their time in a variety of collective works such as: coordinating efforts within the community and church to make great changes locally and worldwide; organizing, packing, and shipping items in need to be received at specific destinations;  organizing community Missions events and fundraisers; educating the community about our projects and world needs; donating and receiving items in need; providing meals or supplies to people in need, and so much more. There really is no end to the possibilities of what we can accomplish for God's Kingdom together.  

 

We cherish working with others as a team, who have caring hearts like ours, and truly enjoy being God's hands and feet in the world.  There are no obligations: you can help with one project of your interest or share in many! If Missions sounds like something for you, be the change you want to see in the world and contact us at RCNAZ today!

Contact RCNAZ for information about our missions!

Email: info@rcnazarene.org 

Phone: 760 - 375 - 4433

 

Ways to donate to RCNAZ Missions projects:

 

1. Click the "Give" button or click here to donate online...

2. Offering Plate - available during Sunday services 

 

If you do give a cash or check donation, please make checks Payable to the "Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene."  Be sure to write MISSIONS or the specific offering name in the memo or comment area.

 

Thanks so much for taking an interest in Nazarene Missions! Missions projects are only able to make a difference in the world through Christ because of generous people like you who share their time and efforts, strength and prayers. We appreciate your support and generous heart! 

 

See more about Nazarene Missions Int'l at www.nazarene.org/nmi

Making Christlike Disciples in the Nations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MISSIONS UPDATES 

World Mission Broadcast 2019 Our missions has raised $1,156 to date toward sharing the Gospel worldwide through multi-media platforms such as television, radio, and internet. This enables the Church of the Nazarene to share the Good News to rural areas globally and in many different languages.

School Pal Paks: This last School Pal-Paks drive, 3 full boxes were sent to Kansas City for distribution along with funds to cover the shipping. Way to go!

 

Christmas Project: 

Operation

Christmas Child

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