Nazarenes in the News

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

Strangers raise more than $60,000 for terminally ill Maryland church member's flight home

Severn, Maryland

Nancy and Paul Greathouse talk about their situation at St. Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. (Alaska Dispatch News photo)

(NBC4, 26 July) A terminally ill Maryland woman has arrived in Maryland after hundreds of strangers donated more than $60,000 for her air ambulance from an Alaska hospital.

Nancy Greathouse, 71, and her husband, Paul, went to Alaska on a two-week cruise in April. On April 28, she suffered a respiratory crisis and was taken via medevac from the cruise ship to a hospital in Juneau. 

She spent the next two months at an Anchorage hospital. 

For the rest of the story about the Grace Pointe Community Church of the Nazarene member, click here.


Mississippi churches break down racial barriers through merger

Jackson, Mississippi

New Vision Church of the Nazarene will celebrate the anniversary of its merger of two congregations, one predominately white and the other predominately black, this weekend a few months late. (The Clarion-Ledger photo)

(The Clarion-Ledger, 28 July) New Vision Church of the Nazarene is knocking down walls — walls between cultures, races and churches.

Two discrete Nazarene churches merged last year, one predominately African-American and the other predominately white, under an African-American pastor, for the first time in Mississippi history, according to Pastor Robert Lanier.

New Vision was the product of this unification in April 2016. This weekend, the church celebrates its one-year anniversary a few months late.

"We see it as a move of God in our midst," Lanier said of the merger.

For the rest of the story, click here.


Washington church helps people recover from almost anything

Snohomish, Washington

Celebrate Recovery participants hold hands during a meeting at Snohomish Church of the Nazarene in Snohomish on June 18. (The Everett Herald photo)

(The Everett Herald, 1 July) A church in Snohomish, Washington, is helping people combat all kinds of hurts.

Snohomish Church of the Nazarene launched its Celebrate Recovery program earlier this month. It was designed to support people dealing with anything from drug addiction to workaholism.

“We have people with chemical dependency issues,” said Joni Kirk, one of the program leaders. “We also have people who are suffering from eating disorders, anger, depression, co-dependency.”

For the rest of the story, click here.


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