Nazarenes in the News

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members. 

Florida church members help neighbors install storm shutters

Rockledge, Florida

(News6, 21 September) Pastor Brad Fink, of the Cross Bridge Church in Rockledge, is this week's Getting Results Award winner.

As Hurricane Irma churned in the Atlantic, most of Florida was preparing for what could have been one of the strongest storms on record.

Jennifer Quimby, of Rockledge, thought she was ready, too. She had a contractor scheduled to install her hurricane shutters days before the projected landfall. But when he got stuck out of state and couldn't honor his appointment, she began to panic.

"At the last minute I was frantic trying to find someone to put up the shutters," she says, reflecting on the days leading up to the storm. "I called around and everyone was fully booked."

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Michigan church helps grow produce for mobile farm stand

Midland, Michigan

(WJRT, 20 September) For some people, fresh produce is a luxury not an every day menu item.

Others struggle just to put any food on their table.

The group Midland County Hunger Connections, made up of more than 30 entities, was created to help combat the problem.

"One in three families in Midland County are struggling to put food on their table," said Aaron Cianek, director of communications with the United Way of Midland County.

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Indiana church plans centennial celebration

Auburn, Indiana

(KPC News, 14 September) An Auburn church will celebrate its 100th anniversary this weekend.

Church member Kathy Mettert was in the midst of preparations Thursday at the Auburn Church of the Nazarene on Main Street. Janna Long and Karen Mortz joined her in the kitchen and helped with food preparation and cupcake baking.

At its start in 1917, the church was a small congregation with only 13 members in Sunday School. It grew in 1923 when a basement was dug and the sanctuary was enlarged.

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Tennessee church reflects on 75-year history

Nashville, Tennessee

(NCN News submissions) Trevecca Community Church celebrated its 75th anniversary September 9 and10 with an evening gala banquet and Sunday morning anniversary celebration service. The event marked over seven decades of ministry to Nashville, Tennessee, the Trevecca Nazarene University campus, and the Church of the Nazarene. 

“It is good to remember who we are and how our journey as a people has formed us," said Dwight M. Gunter II, senior pastor. "And out of that remembrance, we recommit ourselves to living faithfully as the people of God in both the present and the future.”

More than 290 church members helped put together the weekend events, led by 75th Anniversary Chairman Steven Hoskins, one of the theologians in residence at the church. During the Sunday morning service, a resolution recognizing the congregation’s achievements from the Tennessee State Senate was read and greetings were extended from the Governor’s Office, the MidSouth District Church of the Nazarene, Trevecca Nazarene University, and the Board of General Superintendents.

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Texas church to celebrate 100th anniversary

Belton, Texas

(The Belton Journal, 10 September) On October 1, Belton Nazarene Church will be celebrating their centennial. For a century, the church has been a part of east Bell County and calls Belton home now.

“To have a 100-year birthday is a milestone,” said church member Carol Peters. “I went to this church since I was a baby and until I was married. I had my first blind date at the church. My grandparents were two of the charter members from when the church was out by Salado.”

The church began in rural Bell County as Sulphur Springs Nazarene Church after a revival was held in 1917. The first services of the church were conducted in the Armstrong School. In 1920, the Sulphur Springs School was consolidated with the Amity School, so the church bought the Sulphur Springs School building and held services there until 1940. 

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