WE ARE INSPIRED BY LOVE
MISSIONS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Please continue to pray for our missionaries: Steven and Rachael Beiler, Kevin and Joan Brunk, Ralph and Debbie Kleinfeld, Jeff and Susan Myers, and David and Naomi Philllips, as well as for the ministry of Co.Mission Toledo. Also, we ask for prayers for the health of retired missionaries Ted and Joan Esselstyn.
WILDFIRES IN WESTERN STATES
Almost 100 wildfires are burning in the coastal U.S. states of California, Oregon, and Washington. So far, 16 people have been killed, whole towns have burned, and hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated. In Oregon alone, some half a million people have been evacuated. In Oregon, the Church of the Nazarene is responding on a local and district level. At least three Nazarene churches have opened space to shelter evacuees and are working with their cities to organize people. As the evacuations happen hour by hour, outdoor space will be available for those who need somewhere to go.
What can you do?
Please pray for those facing the devastation left in the wake of the many fires and for those who have are grieving their homes and loved ones. Pray for those who are experiencing the fear and uncertainty of mandatory evacuations. Pray for the recovery of the places that have been hit hard, the swift delivery of the supplies and care they need, and for those who are fighting the fires. Pray for those who are most vulnerable, especially senior adults, individuals with disabilities, and people living in poverty. Pray for church leaders and churches responding to the needs around them.
Churches and individuals can provide support for Nazarene disaster response through the Emergency Relief Fund. Donations will be used for immediate needs, such as water and food, as well as long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts for emergencies around the world, including this one and the hurricanes that are hitting our southern states. Our Nazarene Emergency Relief Fund is rated with 4 stars out of 4 for recommended charities. They are rated for Financial, Accountability and Transparency factors. You can use the link above or mail directly.
To send donations by mail:
Make checks payable to "General Treasurer" and send them to:
Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116
Be sure to put 106117 in the Memo area.
On the first Sunday of each month, TCN presents a “Mission Moment,” a time to consider the various opportunities within Nazarene missions and areas of Nazarene compassion. Carolyn Weis is director of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries at TCN.
September: During worship services in September, an Alabaster Offering is received, which is used for Nazarene missions projects around the globe
October: Freedom Sunday, Oct. 4th
November: Giving Thanks Offering
CRISIS CARE KITS
We collect a care kit item each month. Watch the weekly e-newsletter for updates!
October: 3 toothbrushes (must be in original package)
November: 2 hand towels
December: 4 packages pocket-size facial tissue
Contact Anita Clutter at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding Crisis Care Kits.