Nazarenes in the News

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

Pastor Michael Murphy and Pastor Greg Key assess damage at Mansfield First Church of the Nazarene. (Mansfield News-Mirror photo)

Texas church burns down on Christmas Eve

Mansfield, Texas

(Mansfield News-Mirror, December 25, 2016) Members of Mansfield First Church of the Nazarene had a Christmas service on the lawn Sunday, as their burned church building smoldered nearby.

Pastor Michael Murphy offered words of comfort and strength, and wanted to make one thing clear:

“The building is not the church, the people are the church,” Murphy said he told the congregation of about 45 people, which included members of two other churches that rent space for services at alternate times. “The church is where you go out into the neighborhood and interact with people daily.”

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Missouri church helps local fire victims

Harrisonville, Missouri

(KMBC, December 23, 2016) After an apartment fire left more than two dozen families with nothing just days before Christmas, the congregation at Harrisonville, Missouri, Church of the Nazarene pulled together to provide clothing and presents.

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Texas church delivers warm meals on Christmas Day

Abilene, Texas

(KTXS12, December 26, 2016) Several church members spent their Christmas Sunday delivering hot, home-cooked meals to Abilenians in need.

This was the first year the Abilene First Church of Nazarene delivered meals on Christmas Day, but Pastor David Kessell said his congregation wants to put Christ’s message to work on the day of his birth.

“Would you be interested in a Christmas meal and dinner?” Kessell asked someone holding up a sign.

“Yes sir,” the person replied.

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