11-9-14 Bulletin - Decatur First Church of the Nazarene

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10:00 a.m. - SUNDAY SCHOOL (for All Ages):
November 9, 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.
Livin’ Out the Truth
Room 123
Join John LaFollette as he teaches what holiness
means to you as a Christian. This class is for anyone wanting to deepen their faith and learn more
of what God commands of His followers.
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
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.
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.
Sunday School 10 a.m.
for Adults & Teens
Led by Jeff Park, this class is for new believers who are
just learning what it means to be a Christian. Bring your
Prayer Time 8:00-9:00am, Prayer Chapel (119)
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
For more information on a class, contact
Pastor Wade Stine at 521-1463 or
[email protected]
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
This Week (Cont’d):
Important Today:
Church Board Meeting - This Monday, Nov. 10, 6:30pm (Room 115)
Leftover Halloween Candy Welcome - Need to get rid of all those temptations at home? Bring
us your leftover Halloween candy and we’ll use it for the Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 22nd!
Next Week:
Bridal Shower for Casey Cearlock & Chad Wanless – 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 &
Blood Drive Today - 9:00a-1:00pm (Lobby)
John & Shelly LaFollette Moving to Washington, IL, This Week - Give John & Shelly a big hug
today before they move up near Peoria this week for a new job John has taken. Their new address is:
1906 English Oak, Washington, IL 61571.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all the vendors & shoppers involved in the Holiday Bazaar yesterday!
Deadline Today for Upwards Registration - Brochures available at the Welcome Desk &
Information Desk. Cost is $70. Questions? Call/text Pastor Justin at 853-1555 or email [email protected]
Last Call for Advent Devotional Writers - We just new a few more! Writing is easier than you
Treasured Adoptions Support Group - 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]
Christmas Parade - Saturday, Nov. 23, 5:30pm
Future Events & Other Tidbits:
From the Family of George Williams - “A big THANK YOU to Pastor Brian and the church for the
flowers, cards, prayers and dinner provided during our recent loss.”
Missions Offering Taken on Sunday, Nov. 23 - Each Thanksgiving, Nazarene churches take an
offering to support the mission work being done around the globe. Please be in prayer for how God
might be leading you to support our missionaries bringing light to a dark world.
Baton for Missions (for Girls 3yrs-5th Grade, $10) – Saturday, Dec. 6, 9:30-11:30am
(Great Room) – Would your daughter or granddaughter like to learn to twirl a baton? 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 cab be turned in at the Book Store. Register by Sunday, Nov. 23.
think. All you need to provide is couple of paragraphs in response to a scripture passage we send. We
can even email you a sample devotion from prior years. Just stop by the Information Desk today
to sign up. Devotions due this Friday, Nov. 14.
Nicaragua Mission Meeting - Today, 12:15pm-1pm (Fireside Room) - The 31 people going to
Nicaragua next July, please attend this meeting with Bill & Deb!
It’s A Boy! - Congratulations go out to Colton & Katie Moore on the birth of their son, Benaiah
Robert Moore, born this past Thursday. Benaiah weighed 8 lbs. 11oz and was 19-3/4” inches long.
(Colton is the son of Bob & Amy Moore.) To send a card: 1714 N. Foster Ave., Decatur, IL 62526.
Just Engaged! Congratulations to Brittany Brackett and Chris Faith who were recently
engaged. They will be married on New Year’s Day, 2015!
Our Heartfelt Condolences to Donna Keathley and her extended family on the passing
of her husband, Larry Keathley, last Sunday. Letters of condolences can be sent to:
Donna Keathley: 607 E. View, Oreana, IL 625554
Aaron & Joslyn Keathley: PO Box 192, Oreana, IL 625554
Melissa & Nick Briggs: 509 W. Edwards, Apt #1, Vandalia, IL 62471
Lee Ann & Charley Campbell: PO Box 74, Oreana, IL 62554
Shawn & Lindsey Keathley: 612 Cherry St., Pana, IL 62557
This Week:
Basket Helpers Needed for Helping Hands - This Saturday, Nov. 15th, 10am-2pm
Dorothy Born and crew could use many extra hands this Saturday to carry Thanksgiving baskets to
clients’ cars. They will hand out over 200 baskets! If you can help, contact Dorothy Born at 428-8870,
email her at [email protected], or just show up!
Helping Hands Dates Different for November - Saturday, Nov. 15 & 29, 10am-2pm
(Rooms 111-115) – Due to the Holiday Bazaar the 2nd Saturday in November, the Helping Hands pantry
will be held Nov. 15 & 29. Thanksgiving baskets given out Nov. 15th. (No sign-up necessary.)
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!
Please take a moment to sign the Black
Books when they are passed, and share any
Wee Worship (Newborn - Kindergarten) is
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
Children’s Worship (1st - 5th Grade) is
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.
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
Monday, Nov. 10
Church Board Meeting (Room 115)
Tuesday, Nov. 11
10:00am Ladies’ Bible Study (Nancy Aldrich’s, 1885 W.
Ravina Park Rd., Decatur, until 11:30am)
Men’s Open-Gym Basketball (Great Rm, until 9pm)
Wednesday, Nov. 12
DINNER: Chicken Alfredo, Broccoli, Salad &
Garlic Bread- Adults $5, Kids $4 (4-12),
Sunday School Classes (10:00am) Please
Or $15 Max Per Family
see the back of the bulletin for a full list of Adult
(Room 113, until 6:30pm)
Sunday School options and directions for where
6:00pm Zero Gravity open for Teens
Children and Teens meet for Sunday School.
6:15pm Nursery/Childcare for Infant-5th Grade (Rms 105
prayer requests at the bottom of the page.
(New items for the week are in Green.)
& 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)
Thursday, Nov. 13
Celebrate Recovery (Zero Gravity, until 8:00pm)
Praise Team Practice (Great Room, until 8:30p)
Saturday, Nov. 15
Helping Hands; Giving out Thanksgiving
Baskets (Rooms 111-115, until 2pm)
Sunday, Nov. 16
Worship Service (Great Room)
KIDZVILLE (Fireside Room, until 11am, K-5th)
Sunday School for All Ages (nursery available)
Baptisms/Worship Service (Great Room)
Small Groups (various places, until 7pm)
Financial Peace University (Room 117, until 7pm)
Teen’s Sunday Nights (Zero Gravity, 7p)
Kids’ Sunday Nights (Fireside Rm, 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.
“Baby Shower” for
Nicaraguan Moms
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 Wade: 521-1463
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 Dee Brackett, Linda Wilson,
Judy Ward, Delrene Berg &
Jeannie Nihiser for preparing wonderful
funeral meals for grieving families.
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
Item of the Week (for 11/10): Hamburger Helper
Necessity of the Month (Nov): Deodorant
(Items can be placed in the trunk outside Room 111.)
October’s Average Attendance:
Our Pastoral & Office Team
Lead Pastor
Pastor of
Christian Ed.
Worship Arts
[email protected]
[email protected]
[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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