The Alabaster Offering is given twice a year, February and September.

What is Alabaster?

The Alabaster Offering provides funds for property and buildings around the world. While we understand the church consists of the people of God and not a building, buildings erected for the purpose of ministry help provide a sense of permanence, functionally enhance ministry efforts, and convey an attitude that the Church of the Nazarene intends to "put down roots." Alabaster funds help provide land for many Work & Witness projects, and the entire Alabaster Offering goes toward the purchase of land and construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers.

How can I give to Alabaster?

It has become a tradition that we as a church collect our spare change or any amount we want to give in each of our own Alabaster boxes. When it comes time to give our offering, we place our boxes inside of the "mini church" collection boxes. You can pick up your own, free box at the Welcome Center today.


You can still give to Alabaster. See below...


1. Turn in an Alabaster box. Place your donation in the "mini church" collection box. Donation does not need to be in an Alabaster box.


2. Offering Plate. Look for the Offering plate during Sunday services. Be sure to write "Alabaster" in your memo.


3. Online. Click here to donate online to the Alabaster Fund...

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



{Sunday, March 22nd @ 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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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 Missions International

Nazarene Missions

Featured Projects: 

2019 NMI


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! 



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.

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.

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

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


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 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


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 year's editions and CDs are still available in the library adjoining to Fellowship Hall. Books are available 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 books in any format. We would like to acknowledge our readers each year with our annual NMI Readers Celebration Party! 

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

NMI Mission Books 2019 - 2020 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 (be sure to select Missions or type your memo in the comment area)...

2. Offering Plate: Place your gift in the 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



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!


Next! Mission of the

Month Emphases for 2020:


Missions Education



WEF Easter Offering

(World Evangelism Fund)



Memorial Roll Awards and

Distinguished Service Awards

honors Missionary Health Care 

Upcoming Local Events:

Faith Promise 

Location: RCNAZ

Feb. 28th - March 1st

See Schedule of Events...

LA District Missions Events:

Mission 2020

Location: Newhall Nazarene Church

(More details to come)

LA District NMI Convention

Location: PazNaz (Pasadena, CA)

June 17th - 18th

Mission Trip to Peru

March 2nd - 14th

Mission Trip to Mozambique

June 27th - July 3rd

World Mission Broadcast

571 N. Norma Street

Ridgecrest, CA 93555


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