With the growing social acceptance and influence of alternative sexual identities and lifestyle, the church cannot afford to ignore this cultural conversation. What does the Bible say to us about our sexual identity? In this four week class taught by Pastor Kevin we will explore a truly Christlike response. This class begins next Sunday, Oct. 5th at 9:30a and will meet in the fellowship hall each Sunday through October 26th.
On Sunday October 5th, we will be receiving our annual "Alabaster Offering" in order to provide funding for global compassionate ministries. The Church of the Nazarene's Alabaster funds are specifically designated to assist missional ministries in various places throughout the world with the needed funds to build churches, schools, daycare facilities, medical facilities, and ministry training centers. Take home an Alabaster Box (located on the Welcome Table in the entry foyer) and fill it with your loose change. Bring it back October 5th and plan to join Christ in the global construction project of rebuilding lives.
The Illinois District children's ministries is sponsoring this fun day especially geared for kids (K-6th grade). Games and inflatables, face painting, crafts, snow cones and cotton candy, and a kid-focused interactive worship service are all included. Cost is around $10. The event is on October 11. The event is being held in Salem, IL. at the Salem Grace Church.
Immediately following the Sunday, November 2nd church service we will enjoy a delicious meal in the fellowship hall (Sara Dowdy-Feig's famous chicken and dumplings), and then head outside for some Sunday afternoon family fun playing flag football. All ages are invited to play, or cheer on the teams from the sidelines.