11-16-14 Bulletin - Decatur First Church of the Nazarene

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10:00 a.m. - SUNDAY SCHOOL (for All Ages):
November 16, 2014
Adults - See options below
Teens (6th–12th Grade) - Meet in the Zero Gravity Building (exit at the Café doors)
Children (K—5th Grade): KIDZVILE Family Worship Service meets in the Fireside
Room (at the back of the church left of the Café)
Children 0-5 - Meet in age-level classes in the Children’s Wing (behind sanctuary)
Agape Class
Room 124
Led by Barb Barringer, this class has met for over
50 years and describes themselves as being “just
like a family”. Join them as they study the Nazarene Quarterly Sunday School Lesson.
Ladies Only
Room 122
Led by Phyllis German, this study covers various
topics relating to women. This is a time to share,
encourage, and seek God’s direction for our lives.
Bible Study for Everyday Use
Room 117
Led by Dale Griggs, this class looks at different
books of the Bible and how God’s message is relevant to our lives today. Everyone is welcome.
Men’s Discussion Group
Room 116
Led by Jim German, this is a place where you can
connect and discuss issues that men face. The
class is designed to help build up strong Christian
men. The class is studying the DVD version of
“Discovering God’s Will” by Andy Stanley.
Coffee Shop Theology
Room 121
Led by Marc Abla, this class covers a variety of
topics such as God, humanity & Scripture.
Coupled with Love
Room 115
Join Erech & Susan Pierson in their current study
of the book “Boundaries with Teens: When to Say
Yes and How to Say No” designed to help you
survive the teenage years with your sanity more
in tact.
Bible 101
Room 120
Led by Jeff Park, this class is for new believers who are
just learning what it means to be a Christian. Bring your
Harmony Class
Room 113
Co-Led by Gene & Nancy Ray and Billy & Barb
Price, this large class meets at round tables and
enjoys a relaxed atmosphere with coffee and
doughnuts. They study a variety of life issues and
True U (for High School Juniors & Seniors
and College students)
Room 119
Join Bret Mason as he leads our older teens and
college students as they study the current issues
young adults face and seek out real answers.
Prayer Time 8:00-9:00am, Prayer Chapel (119)
For more information on a class, contact
Pastor Wade Stine at 521-1463 or
[email protected]
Sunday School 10 a.m.
for Adults & Teens
Kidzville Sun. School 10 a.m.
for Parents & Kids K-5th
Come Share the Vision...
Sunday Mornings at 9 & 11 a.m.
Lead Pastor, Dr. Brian Powell
1177 W. Hickory Point Rd.
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 875-0616
Heartfelt Thanks….
Important Today:
The Treasured Adoptions folks would like to thank everyone for once again supporting their
ministry! Our luncheon and dessert auction was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who brought
desserts, bought desserts, and helped us celebrate a wonderful year of adoptions and orphan care!
From Dale and Ann McKinney: “A huge and grateful thank you to all of those who helped take
care of the McKinney kids while we were in China. So many of you brought over meals, helped babysit,
and offered your help in so many other ways. Once again, our D1Naz family has blessed us, and made a
challenging time so much easier! Much love!”
Next Week:
No Wednesday Night Activities the week of Thanksgiving.
Future Events & Other Tidbits:
Baton for Missions (for Girls 3 yrs-5th Grade, $10) – Saturday, Dec. 6, 9:30-11:30am
(Great Room, Batons provided.) – Would your daughter or granddaughter like to learn to twirl a ba-
ton? Dorie & Breena Bulthuis would love to teach them in this clever fundraiser to help them go to Nicaragua next summer! Parents will be treated to a 5-minute performance at pick-up. Registration forms
available at the Information Desk; payments can be turned in at the Book Store. Register by Sunday,
Nov. 23.
Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser - Saturday, Dec. 13, 8am-10am (Forsyth, $5/Ticket) -
Help us pack Applebee’s to send our mission team to Nicaragua while enjoying a enjoy a plate of yummy
pancakes! Ticket price ($5) includes a plate of 3 large pancakes, bacon, and a drink. (Note: to
receive a 2nd plate of pancakes, you’ll need a 2nd ticket.) No Tickets Can Be Sold at Applebee’s so
please see Deb Hancock today or ask one of the mission team members to sell you one!
Poinsettias Now on Sale ($20) – Those gorgeous poinsettias from last year are back and will be
available after Friday, Dec. 5th. There are 3 blooming plants in each 8” pot and color choices include:
red, pink, white, all 3 colors, or 3 marbled plants. Flowers will be delivered to your home. Orders
can be placed with any of the 30 folks going to Nicaragua or by contacting Deb Hancock at 454-6844
(call/text) or [email protected] Last day to order is Sunday, Nov. 30.
Christmas Parade - This Saturday, Nov. 22, 5:30pm (meet downtown at 5pm) – Bring your
family, dress warm, and help us share D1Naz’s mission to Grow.Love.Serve with Decatur as we walk in
the lighted Christmas Parade! We will meet south of the Court House on North Water Street. Step-off is
at 5:30pm. Questions? Text/call Pastor Jeremiah at (704) 936-6908 or email him at [email protected]
Leftover Halloween Candy Welcome - We can use it for the Christmas Parade! Just bring candy
to the Welcome Desk or the church office by this Wednesday.
Missions Offering Taken Next Sunday - Each Thanksgiving, Nazarene churches take an offering
to support mission work being done around the globe. Please be in prayer for how God might be leading
you to support our missionaries that are on the front lines bringing light to a dark world.
All-Church Decorating Night & Potluck - Next Sunday, Nov. 23, 5:00-7:00pm (Great Room
& Lobby) - Join the pastors and staff for this annual tradition of decorating the Sanctuary and Lobby with
Christmas trees and greenery and share in a super smorgasbord of food! (Teens will be decorating Zero Gravity, Children 4 & up will go to the Fireside for a Christmas party, and nursery will be available for those 3 &
under.) Please bring a snack or two to share. Questions? Call the church office at 875-0616.
Kids’ Christmas Party - Next Sunday, Nov. 23, 5:00-7:00pm (Fireside Room) - Kids, join
Pastor Justin & Marina to decorate a Christmas tree, do Christmas crafts, and watch The Polar Express.
No Small Groups Next Sunday due to all the decorating going on!
This Week:
Order Scrips Cards by Sunday, Dec. 7 for Christmas - Help our Teens & Children while help-
ing yourselves when you buy a gift card to a national retailer here at church! All you do is pay the face
value of the gift card and the company donates a percent to our church. It’s that easy. Cards are sold
in pre-set dollar amounts (usually $25, $50, and $100), and there are hundreds of retailers to choose
from including: American Eagle, Amazon.com, American Girl, Babies R Us, Bass Pro Shops,
Starbucks, and of course all the major retailers around Decatur! Simply place your order with
Sandra Abla in the Bookstore between 9:30am - 11:00am any Sunday morning and pick them up the
following Sunday. Questions? Contact Sandra Abla at 412-9526 or [email protected]
John & Shelly LaFollette Have Moved to Washington, IL - Drop them a card at their new address:
1906 English Oak, Washington, IL 61571.
Last Small Group for 2014 - Sunday, Dec. 7 (Groups will start again, Sunday, Jan. 11.)
Christmas Eve Service - Thursday, Dec. 24, 6:30pm (Great Room)
Bridal Shower for Casey Cearlock & Chad Wanless – This Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:30pm
(Café) – Help Marilyn Cearlock shower her daughter Casey as she prepares to marry her fiancé (over the
Christmas holiday when he comes home for a short military leave.) The couple is registered at
Bergner’s & Kohl’s.
Finance Committee Meeting - This Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7:30pm-9:00pm (Room 115) - If you
have any questions or comments for the finance committee, please email Matt Bohlmann at
[email protected]
Treasured Adoptions Support Group - This Thursday, Nov. 20, 5:30-7:00pm (Café) - Treasured Adoptions is a monthly support group that welcomes anyone who has adopted/provided foster care
or is interested in doing so. The group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information,
contact Ann McKinney at 963-2312 or [email protected]
We’re so glad you’re here today and hope your
time with us will be a memorable one.
Our Welcome Booth is located just outside
the sanctuary on the left as you exit. All visitors
are encouraged to stop by and get to know us!
Our Information Desk is located across the
way from the Welcome Booth. There you will find
information on our many ministries as well as
sign-up sheets, registration forms, and more!
Sunday School Classes (10:00am) Please
see the back of the bulletin for a full list of Adult
Sunday School options and directions for where
Children and Teens meet for Sunday School.
Please take a moment to sign the Black
Books when they are passed, and share any
Ravina Park Rd., Decatur, until 11:30am)
6:30pm Casey Cearlock’s Bridal Shower (Café, until 8p)
7:00pm Men’s Open-Gym Basketball (Great Rm, until 9pm)
7:30pm Finance Committee Meeting (Room 115)
Wednesday, Nov. 19
DINNER: Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Corn & Roll
Adults $5, Kids $4 (ages 4-12), or
$15 Max/Family
Zero Gravity open for Teens
Nursery/Childcare for Infant-5th Grade (Rms 105
& 110, until 8pm)
Teen’s Worship Service (Zero Gravity Building, 8p)
Prayer Encounter (Fireside Room, until 7pm)
Adult Bible Study (Fireside Room, until 7:45pm)
Wee Worship (Newborn - Kindergarten) is
Children’s Worship (1st - 5th Grade) is
Teens (6th –12th Grade) Our Teens worship
with the adults during the 9 & 11am service and
go to the Zero Gravity Building (out back) for
Sunday School. See Pastor Jeremiah McClure with
Tuesday, Nov. 18
10:00am Ladies’ Bible Study (Nancy Aldrich’s, 1885 W.
Thursday, Nov. 20
available during our 9 & 11am services in the
Fireside Room (the large room located at the back
of the building past the café). A parent or other
adult must sign their child in using the check-in
computers in the hallway.
(New items for the week are in Green.)
prayer requests at the bottom of the page.
available from9am-12pm in our day care wing.
Your little ones will learn about Jesus in a worship
time designed especially for them. Please sign
your child in using the check-in computers in the
50+ Food & Fun Day (Zero Gravity, until 11:30a)
Celebrate Recovery (Zero Gravity, until 8:00pm)
Treasured Adoptions Group (Cafe, until 7pm)
Praise Team Practice (Great Room, until 8:30p)
Saturday, Nov. 22
Christmas Parade (Downtown Decatur by the
courthouse, step-off at 5:30pm)
Sunday, Nov. 23
9:00am Worship Service (Great Room)
10:00am KIDZVILLE (Fireside Room, until 11am, K-5th)
10:00am Sunday School for All Ages (nursery available)
11:00am Worship Service (Great Room)
No Small Groups
5:00pm All-Church Decorating Night/Potluck (‘til 7pm)
5:00pm Teen’s Decorating Night (Zero Gravity, ‘til 7pm)
5:00pm Kids’ Christmas Party (Fireside, until 7pm)
5:00pm Financial Peace University (Room 117, until 7pm)
Need A Ride to Church on Sunday
Morning? Please make a note of this in the
Prayer Requests Please note any prayer
requests in the Black Books as they are passed or
contact Jeanne Brandyberry at 412-3306 or
[email protected] Paper copies of our
prayer requests can be found at the Info Desk.
There are babies born in the
Managua Children’s Hospital
every day to mothers that
depend on their local Nazarene Church for spiritual
support and love...so we’re having an on-going
“baby shower” for these moms and asking for
onesies (new or “like new”) and receiving
blankets. The local District Superintendent will
distribute these and baby bath items, a small stuffed
toy, and a Bible when she visits each new mother.
Pastor On-Call TODAY:
Pastor Tim: (708) 289-4291
On-Call This Week:
Pastor Jeremiah: (704) 936-6908
Giving Last
Giving for
Budget for
Nov. (5 wks)
Building Fund
Faith Promise
Sunday School
We welcome these items at any time. Please bring them
to the Welcome Desk in a bag marked “Nicaragua”.
Do We Have Your
Current Address,
Cell Phone, Etc.?
We do our best in the church
office to keep up with everyone’s
contact information, but we know we still miss
some of you! If you’ve moved or changed your cell
phone in the last year, would you make a note in
the Black Books so we can update our database?
Upcoming Surgery or Procedure?
Please make a note of it in the Blue Book so a Pastor
can come pray for you at the hospital or
doctor’s appointment.
Thanks to Rudy & Cheryl Hubner, Dave
Brandyberry & Troy Smith who faithfully
& passionately lead Celebrate Recovery
each Thursday night.
Here is the weekly & monthly needs of
our Helping Hands Pantry which is
open the 2nd & 4th Saturday 10am-2pm
and provides FREE food & clothes.
Black Books when they are passed or ask a
“Baby Shower” for
Nicaraguan Moms
Item of the Week (for 11/17): Cereal
Necessity of the Month (Nov): Deodorant
(Items can be placed in the trunk outside Room 111.)
November’s Average Attendance:
Our Pastoral & Office Team
Lead Pastor
Pastor of
Christian Ed.
Worship Arts
[email protected]
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[email protected]
[email protected]
Finance Manager
[email protected]
Pastor of
[email protected] Day Care
Family Ministries Pastor of
Elementary Ed.
[email protected] & Recreation
Discipleship &
Outreach Pastor
[email protected]
[email protected]
Early Education
[email protected]
Office Manager
[email protected]

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