MISSIONS OF THE MONTH:
World Evangelism Fund
What is the World Evangelism Fund?
World Evangelism giving fuels the Church of the Nazarene’s mission by combining each person’s and church’s gifts to fund ministries everywhere. Every church is asked to share a portion of its total income for the purpose of making Christlike disciples in the nations.
Here are a few examples of ministries that your World Evangelism giving makes possible through direct funding of ministry network support:
New churches and ministry outposts
Christian literature and resources
About Faith Promise at RCNAZ:
Each Easter, RCNAZ gives an offering to the World Evangelism Fund (WEF) Though WEF, we take part in the global mission to share the message of Christ.
Offering will be given on Easter Sunday, April 4th during 10:30am Worship
Be sure to select "Other" under FUND and type "WEF" in the note section.
ALL RCNAZ MISSION PROJECTS:
SUNDAY, MARCH 14th @ 10:30am
Every year, Nazarene Missions International (NMI) hosts an annual Faith Promise conference to share our mission and goals with the church. Through Faith Promise, we achieve our missional goals, both locally and worldwide. NMI helps to support sharing the message of Christ throughout the world in a variety of ways. Together, as RCNAZ church, we play a huge part in sharing His message by serving, sharing, giving and praying for our missionaries. Please pray and consider making a pledge to NMI this 2021 year and help us to change the world through God's love and salvation found in Jesus Christ. Your pledge may be given at any time during the year. Thank you for your support and continued prayers.
WAYS TO GIVE TO FAITH PROMISE
Be sure to select "Missions: Faith Promise" under FUND
2. OFFERING BOX: Please place cash or check donation in Offering Box in the foyer on Sunday. Be sure to make checks out to "Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene" and mark "Faith Promise" in the memo. Please place Pledge cards in the Offering box as well. Thank you for your generous hearts!
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.
Need help getting your laundry washed? Come to Laundry Love:
Every last Monday of the month
@ 7:00am - 10:00am (last load at 9:00am)
At I-Wash Laundry on Norma Street in Ridgecrest
We invite our church to help share in this wonderful mission. We are in need of volunteers, donations for washing, soap and dryer sheets. Let help keep this ministry going! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Church Office: 760 - 375 - 4433.
You can help us buy washes and soap! Please look for the Laundry Love donation jar at the Welcome Center or donate online:
Be sure to select "Other" under FUND and type "Laundry Love" in the note section.
NAZARENE COMPASSIONATE MINISTRIES
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) walks alongside local and global Nazarene churches in their efforts to meet the needs of children, families, and communities around the world.
Through your partnership, our 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 "Missions: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries" under FUND
RCNAZ directly supports Child Sponsorship, a mission of the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. Together, we are currently helping to care for the specific needs of children at the Native American Christian Academy. Your donations to NCM Child Sponsorship helps to provide children in need with school lunches, supplies, health care, clothing, gifts on their birthdays and more. Please pray for this mission. Consider making a one time gift or a monthly donation to help make a difference for our sponsor children at the Native American Christian Academy.
NCM believes in the Holistic Child Development model approach which cares for the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and relational needs of each child to help them grow into the person God intended them to be, as well as in empowering their families and their communities. To find out more about NCM Child Sponsorship, follow this link... https://cs.ncm.org/
Be sure to select "Other" under FUND and type "Child Sponsorship" in the
Upcoming in Nazarene Missions:
Coming Up Next:
Easter Offering for WEF
Distinguished Service Awards & Memorial Roll
Upcoming Local Events:
Please look for our Missions Moment during morning Worship @ 9:00am 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.
Brian Robert Jensen
Robert Eugene Bloudek
John Robert Dollman
Helen Ruby Hareland
Erika S. Ruth
Memorial Roll Dedications:
Thank you for your life of faith
and service in His name!
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.
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 "Missions: Helping Hands" under FUND
CRISIS CARE KITS
Feel free to donate a whole kit or just items from the list you wish to give. See Welcome Center or Janice in the office to pick up a (2 gallon) Ziplock bag if you need one. Return items to collection area at Welcome Center or the office. The kit(s) you give go directly to help people worldwide in times of disaster and crisis. Thank you for caring!
Cash or check donations will also help with the much needed shipping costs of Crisis Care Kits.
2. 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 FUND and type "Crisis Care Kits" in the
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!
NMI Mission Books 2020-21 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 email@example.com.
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
Pregnancy Care Center: RCNAZ Missions gave a donation of $400.00 to help mothers in waiting with care received at Pregnancy Care Center. Pregnancy Care Center provides medical care and maternal support for expecting mothers, as well as discussing options which honor the life of babies.
Laundry Love: For the month of January, we helped wash 67 loads of laundry for six families.
World Mission Broadcast: $422.25 was donated toward World Mission Broadcast (WMB). World Mission Broadcast helps the message of Christ to be shared around the world and in rural areas, spoken in local languages through a variety of multi-media formats from television to radio and now apps.
World Evangelism Fund: Through the annual Thank Offering, $775 was given to WEF to help the Church of the Nazarene share and support the mission and message of Christ globally.
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 note area.
Thanks so much for supporting 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, donations and prayers. We appreciate your support and generous hearts!