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Florida pastor uses app to disciple congregation

Ashok Dhanarajan, pastor of Lake City Church of the Nazarene in Florida, has been able to enhance his church’s discipleship efforts during the pandemic through the Nazarene Connect app.
12 Feb 2021
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Compassion Bus

Florida church turns bus into mobile ministry center

Bradenton First Church of the Nazarene has retrofitted a bus into a mobile ministry center with free clothes and hygiene supplies as well as laundry services.
04 Sep 2020
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Florida church continues to reach marginalized during COVID-19 pandemic

His Mission, a ministry to homeless and low-income families in Winter Haven, Florida, stepped up its services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including offering shower and laundry services.
22 May 2020
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Highland Park Nazarene Food Giveaway

Florida church gives away thousands of pounds of donated food to community

Highland Park Church of the Nazarene distributed 30,000 pounds of fresh produce to its community on Good Friday thanks to donations from several farmers in the Lakeland, Florida, area. The farmers typically send their produce to restaurants and local businesses, many of which are experiencing lower
17 Apr 2020
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Florida church taking food donations for children amid coronavirus school closures

For many low-income families, school breakfasts and lunches are often the only meals these children receive. Less than a dozen people dropped off a lot of food at Lake Gibson Church of the Nazarene Saturday morning. Kenny Hunt was one of them. “There’s a lot of hardship families out there ... And
26 Mar 2020
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Nuevo Comienzo

Florida ministry center impacting hundreds thanks to new vans

Lakeland, Florida - When Francisco Ayala packed up his van to help the nearby community of Mulberry, Florida, after Hurricane Irma, he was unknowingly sowing seeds for a compassionate ministry that is now impacting hundreds in the Lakeland area. Ayala is the pastor of Nuevo Comienzo Church of the
05 Mar 2020
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Dale Schaeffer elected new Florida district superintendent

The Florida District elected Dale Schaeffer 3 May as its next superintendent. Schaeffer currently serves as the lead pastor at Medford First Church of the Nazarene in Oregon, a position he has held since 2013. Schaeffer’s new assignment will be effective 3 June. He replaces Larry Dennis, who is
08 May 2019
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Florida senior apartment complex celebrates 50 years

The Nazarene sponsored senior living complex, Lake Worth Towers, celebrated its 50th anniversary last week with church and government officials in Lake Worth, Florida. Lake Worth Towers is an eleven-story complex of 195 apartments, providing affordable housing for over 200 moderate-income seniors 62
02 Nov 2018
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Hurricane Michael devastates Florida

Reuters photo Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle Wednesday, 10 October, making landfall as the first Category 4 storm in the area in recorded history. With winds of up to 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour), the hurricane was the third most powerful hurricane to ever strike the U.S
12 Oct 2018
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Eurasia Nazarenes bring regional perspective to Global Theology Conference

Twenty-five Eurasia Region representatives joined a total of 300 Nazarenes from around the world in Leesburg, Florida, USA, to look deeper into the denomination's theology of Christ at the fourth Global Theology Conference from 18 to 21 March. “At times, the focus of the church can be on the church:
24 May 2018
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