MISSION OF THE MONTH:
Mission of the Month:
Distinguished Service Awards
& Memorial Roll
This month we will honor specially selected individuals who have served faithfully the Lord. We will also give commemorate those in the past year who have gone to our Heavenly Father before us. The cost of each award goes to directly helping with Missionary Health Care and is provided by Nazarene Missions International.
Why the Missionary Health Care?
Missionaries often live in areas where health risks are higher than their homeland. Getting adequate health care in a global setting can also be a challenge. Even when proper care is available, the cost may be exorbitant. In some world areas, missionaries incur high travel costs in getting to where they receive needed medical attention.
The Missionary Medical Plan helps to provide for active and retired Nazarene missionaries and their families when medical needs and emergencies arise.
The Medical Plan Fund pays for things like:
Diagnosis of physical conditions and diseases
Dental, optical and auditory health care
Evacuation by air and ground ambulance when needed
Treatment of childhood diseases and injuries for missionary children
Health Insurance for missionaries and their children
The Distinguished Service Awards will be given
on Sunday, May 22nd @ 10:30am
RCNAZ MISSION PROJECTS:
Every year, Nazarene Missions International (NMI) hosts an annual Faith Promise conference to share our yearly mission and goals with the church. Through Faith Promise, as your local NMI, 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 such as providing for missionaries and their families, encouraging outreach, helping others in times of crisis, etc. (See more Missions Projects below) Locally, NMI functions to help the Body of Christ focus directly on sharing the love of Jesus as we live as the hands and feet of Jesus.
Together, as RCNAZ church, we play a huge part in sharing the Gospel by serving, giving and praying for our missionaries. Please pray and consider making a pledge to NMI this 2022 year and help us to change the world through God's love. Thank you for your support and continued prayers.
Donations toward NMI Faith Promise may be given throughout the year. In fact, many givers make a monthly offering to Faith Promise at their own pace.
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!
Missions of the Month Coming Up Next:
Missionary Health Care
Distinguished Service Awards and Memorial Roll
World Mission Broadcast
Upcoming Local Events:
Please look for our Missions Moment during morning Worship @ 10:30am every last Sunday of the month. We will highlight our Mission of the Month and provide more information.
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 in at 9:00am
500 W. Atkins Ave (on the corner of Norma Street)
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
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! We need approximately $200 each month to maintain this important outreach. 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
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"
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
Jerry Martin Fleming
Memorial Roll Dedications:
Thank you for your life of faith
and service in Jesus Christ.
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.
Please 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
Crisis Care Kits (CCK) provide much needed relief and hope to people who have experienced a disaster or crisis. The Church of the Nazarene distributes CCK's worldwide as they are needed. Please click the link above for items needed to make a kit. After you have all items on the list, pack them in a 2-2.5 gallon ziplock bag (We may have 2 gallon zip-lock bags on hand. Just ask!). Turn in your Crisis Care Kit to the church office.
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 at our annual NMI Mission Book Readers Celebration Party!
Click here for NMI reading books and download options...
Pregnancy Care Center: RCNAZ NMI 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 both born and unborn babies.
Laundry Love: For the month of January, we helped wash 122 loads of laundry for eight families.
World Mission Broadcast: $422.25 was donated in 2021 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 Easter Offering 2021, $220 was given to WEF to help the Church of the Nazarene share and support the mission and message of Christ around the world.
NMI Mission Books 2021 Reading List
EuNC On Mission
by Klaus Arnold
Gospel Over the Andes
by Roger Winans
Edited by R. Alfred Swain
by R. Franklin Cook
and Steve Weber
Ways to give to RCNAZ Missions projects:
1 Pray for NMI Missions:
We can not accomplish God's missions without His help. Please pray for our local and global missions, our missionaries and those who may receive the blessings our Lord provides through His mission's work
3 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, gifts and prayers. We appreciate your support and generous hearts!
Learn more about NMI Nazarene Missions International at www.nazarene.org/nmi
Get involved with Missions!
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
Praying for God's purpose and people
Contact RCNAZ NMI:
Want to get involved? Questions or comments? Please contact us or call the church office at (760) 375-4433