MISSIONS OF THE MONTH:
Operation Christmas Child
Please turn in your shoe box by November 7th
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations. Children all over the world in area's of Samaritan's Purse ministries will receive these special boxes packed right here locally and globally.
Going on through December
If you would like to help a local family or individual in need, please consider donating a turkey, a ham or by giving a cash donation. RCNAZ partners with Salvation Army and the local community to complete this mission. To receive a basket, please apply at Salvation Army. RCNAZ, along with other local organizations, will help to fill the baskets for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's easy to donate! We will do the shopping, filling and distribution! If you would like to donate a ham or a turkey, please bring it to RCNAZ church so it may be added to a basket. Please look for more information in the Foyer at church.
Please turn in donations by November 14th or December 12th, prior to the holidays in time for those baskets to be filled. Thanks so much!
"Be sure to select other mark "Holiday Baskets" in the memo. Thanks so much for your generosity!
Missions of the Month Coming Up Next:
Thank Offering for WEF:
Given November 21st
Holiday Baskets (All donations in by Dec. 19th)
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.
RCNAZ MISSION PROJECTS:
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 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! 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
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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.
Sunday, November 21st
In the Old Testament, people gave a thank offering as a way of saying "thank you" to God. Today, we give because we are thankful for what the Lord is doing in the lives of people around the globe. Twice every year, the Church of the Nazarene gives to the World Evangelism Fund (WEF) to help share the message of the gospel through our worldwide ministries.
Please be sure to mark "Other" under Fund
and type "Thank Offering" in the memo.
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!
Click here for NMI reading books and download options...
VBS Mission - the WASH Project: Our VBS kids were able to raise $671.93 for the WASH Project, a global mission of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. The WASH Project brings clean water to people in need worldwide by providing wells and sanitation resources for community access.
Way to go!
For more information on this mission, please visit:
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 both born and unborn babies.
Laundry Love: For the month of April 2021, we helped wash 55 loads of laundry for five families. For July, Laundry Love helped to wash 138 loads!
World Mission Broadcast: $422.25 was donated in 2020 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, $220 was given to WEF to help the Church of the Nazarene share and support the mission and message of Christ around the world.
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
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!