MISSION OF THE MONTH:
What is School-Paks?
School Pal-Paks helps to provide students in Nazarene primary schools around the world with the supplies they need to facilitate learning. Please consider giving one of these school supply packs or by making a donation to help NMI Missions purchase a pack or to help pay for shipping costs.
What should be in a School Pal-Pak?
Please turn in School Pal-Paks donations by Friday, August 28th.
Be sure to select "Other" under MY DONATION
and type "School Pal-Paks" in the comment area.
CITY SERVE FOOD BOXES
MORE RCNAZ MISSION PROJECTS:
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.
Be sure to select "Other" under MY DONATION and type "Laundry Love" in the comment area.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
Sunday, TBA @ 7:30am - 9:00am
In the Fellowship Hall
*Postponed* 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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
Please select "Helping Hands" under MY DONATION
NAZARENE MISSION BOOKS
Check out our NMI Mission Books
Missions 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 Missions books: New Missions books are available in the NMI book rack in Fellowship Hall (see current list at right). Last year's editions and CDs are still available in the library adjoining to Fellowship Hall. Books are available free to check out in paperback at church or in a variety of digital formats online (see link below for options). You may also order individual and digital books from iTunes, Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
Please make sure to write your name in the NMI Book Readers log found at the wall rack (check in & out book in Fellowship Hall) as you read or listen to any NMI Missions books in any format. We would like to acknowledge our readers each year with our annual NMI Mission Book Readers Celebration Party!
Laundry Love: To date, we have helped do 730 loads of laundry at i-Wash on Norma Street in 2019! That's 730 opportunities to share our church and hopefully the Good News about Jesus, all while sharing His love by helping in our community to those in need.
Lone Pine Project: Planned work was completed! W may need to go back and help put the roof on. Please see Pastor Ken for more details.
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!
Upcoming in Nazarene Missions :
Brian Robert Jensen
Robert Eugene Bloudek
John Robert Dollman
Helen Ruby Hareland
Erika S. Ruth
Thank you for your life of faith
and service in His name!
Memorial Roll Dedications:
Loving, Interested Nazarenes Knowing and Sharing
Every two to 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.
We have a new LINKS missionary family. Please welcome and pray for our missionaries, Brian and Heidi Ketchum. The Ketchums are currently serving in France.
Be sure to select "Other" under MY DONATION and type "LINKS Missionary" in the comment area.
NMI Mission Books 2020 Reading List
by Carol Anne
Edited by andre Bennett
To the Shelter
by Kay Browning
The Road Back
by David and Lisa Frisbie
Get involved with Missions! Here's how:
Want to be involved in our Nazarene Missions International (NMI) projects or our community outreach? You are invited to attend any of our events, meetings or share your support!
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:
Look for our "Mission of the Month" announcements during services and in the church bulletin - Every month, we will speak and invite church attendees to share, participate, or give toward our monthly missions and projects. If you are interested in being involved with NMI, please contact Beth McCain, one of our Missions team members or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do Missions volunteers do?
Our Missions volunteers share their time and gifts in a variety of collective works such as:
Coordinating efforts within the community and church to make great changes in the world through transformational love
Donating and receiving, organizing, packing, and shipping items in need to be received at specific destinations
Organizing NMI events, fundraisers and missions trips
Educating the local community about our projects and world needs
Providing meals or supplies to individuals and families in need
Teaching, sharing and discipling for Jesus
Being the hands and feet of Jesus for the sake of others, locally and worldwide
Contact RCNAZ NMI:
Want to get involved? Questions or comments? Please contact us or call the church office at (760) 375-4433
Ways to donate to RCNAZ Missions projects:
2. Offering Box: Place your gift in the offering box located in the RCNAZ Church foyer
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
Next! Missions of the Month
August 9th @ 9:00pm:
Blessing of the Backpacks
August 28th by 4:00pm:
Last day to turn in School Pal-Paks
August 30th @ 9:00am:
Missions Moment: School Pal-Paks:
September 27th @ 9:00am:
Missions Moment: Alabaster
Upcoming Local Events:
Please look for our Missions Moment during morning Worship Services every last Sunday of the Month. We will highlight our Mission of the Month and provide a time of Offering for those who have in their heart to give to missions.