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Nazarenes respond after Hurricane Juan hits Canadian Maritimes
Nova Scotia’s Dartmouth First Church of the Nazarene was the first to spring into action the next day with a relief center for the many residents of local apartments who were evacuated from their buildings, as well as for others in the city still without electricity. Though the Halifax-area church suffered nearly $5,000 in damages, that didn’t stop members from providing coffee and hamburgers to locals in need. A generator was obtained and provided the needed electricity to run lights and appliances. The church also contacted the Emergency Measures Organization letting them know the church was ready to provide help.
According to Dartmouth pastor Ralph Yarn, the relatively small church was able to feed 200 residents of Dartmouth after the storm. Many came from the city of Halifax once local radio stations announced the news of the service being provided. On Tuesday, more than 300 additional residents passed through the church doors for a warm meal. The local Chaters Market and Windsor Church of the Nazarene aided the Dartmouth church by helping to provide the necessary food.
The damage to the Dartmouth church included a destroyed chimney and damaged siding. Also, a tree fell on the church van.
are grateful to the Lord that we came out of this so very well,” said
Pastor Yarn. “We are praying that through this
storm many will come to our wonderful Lord and know that this church
is an ever-present help to its neighbors.”
For more information on the Africa Region, please visit www.africanazarene.org.
Asia-Pacific NYI Coordinator appointed
Director Brent Cobb says that, “Paul Coy has a great heart of
God and a great heart for the youth of Asia and of the Pacific that
will make him a catalyst for outstanding ministry to and by the youth
of the Asia-Pacific Region. God will use Paul, along with Regional
NYI President David Harris and the regional NYI leadership team, to
give increased impetus to the Asia-Pacific Nazarene Youth International.”
For more information on the Asia-Pacific Region, please visit www.nazareneworldmission.org.
of Service invades St. Vincent
Along the way, something special happened. A spirit of service infected the local congregation. Pastor Ramey and the Point Fortin Nazarene Church, emboldened by the example of in-coming teams, decided it was not enough to remain worshipping in their beautiful building. They needed to continue their worship through tangible service to others in need.
prayerful consideration and much planning, 14 members from Point Fortin
headed to the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. They were accompanied
by 12 people from two other Nazarene churches in Trinidad. In St. Vincent,
this group worked to construct much-needed bathrooms at Rillan Hill
Church of the Nazarene. During their seven-day trip this group completed
the bathrooms, providing even vinyl flooring, rugs, paper holders,
and a mirror. The women of the team held a successful VBS with 100-130
children daily in attendance. The team participated in a Zone Rally
and a youth celebration with several accepting a call to ministry.
For more information on the Eurasia Region, please visit www.nazareneworldmission.org.
women’s retreat held in Costa Rica Central
month, more people are hearing about Jesus Christ through the power
of radio. Hearts are changing, lives are touched and the love of God
is proven over and over again as listeners tune in.
Alaska DS appointed
and his wife, Linda, currently reside in Seattle, Washington.
For more information on the USA/Canada Region, please visit www.usamission.org.
Course of Study Advisory Committee meets
of the Nazarene Ministry Links
Currently on the www.ncnnews.org web site, you’ll find the following video features for viewing:
Highlights Video—A multi-part series featuring the highlights
of NYC 2003 held this past summer in Houston, Texas.
A video archive section, including the popular features “The Kitchen of the Nazarene” and “The Hialeah Story” is now available at www.ncnnews.org . To inquire about copies of any video feature for use in services, assemblies, classes, gatherings, or simply for personal use, please contact the NCN News office at email@example.com.
An NYC 2003 News Summary link is now provided on the NCN News main page, as well as a “Breaking News/Top Stories” option. Breaking news and updates will be added to this section as they occur.
to host annual Work & Witness Conference
The conference is sponsored by the Regional Work & Witness Retreat Committee in conjunction with the General Headquarters Work & Witness Office. While most of the participants will be members of the Church of the Nazarene, the conference is open to anyone interested in short-term mission trips.
“God calls us to do more than give money; He calls us to give ourselves," said Howard Culbertson, SNU professor of Missions. “Work & Witness is one way of getting directly involved in world evangelism.”
This year’s featured speaker is Ken Carney, veteran missionary to the Caribbean. Workshop presenters will include David Cooper, Volunteerism Coordinator; Ron and Laura Sylvester, Work & Witness coordinators in Mexico; and missionary Mary Johnson. A JESUS film partnership representative and Work & Witness Coordinator Marty Hoskins will be present during the Friday night/Saturday morning meeting to recruit participants for evangelism teams. Displays from regional offices and mission fields around the world will be set up in the Webster Commons October 10-11 for viewing.
The conference begins with a 6 p.m. Friday evening dinner at which Carney will speak, concluding Saturday after a noon luncheon.
Registration is now open for the conference. Cost per participant is $40, which includes registration fees, two meals and coffee breaks. Participants are responsible for arranging their own housing.
conference details, including online registration forms, log on to
www.snu.edu/wrkwtnss. For further information, contact Dr. Howard Culbertson
music professor to be featured on PBS
Sponsored by the Chicago Sunday Evening Club, the weekly “30 Good Minutes” show features speakers from a variety of religious denominations. Now in its 96th season, it began in 1908 with a weekly service in Orchestra Hall in Chicago, debuted on the radio in 1922 and appeared on TV in 1956. Throughout its history, the show’s speakers have included Jane Addams, William Jennings Bryant, Rabbi Stephen Wise, Booker T. Washington, Reinhold Niebuhr, W.E.B. DuBois and Martin Luther King Jr.
Renowned musician Ken Medema is a frequent guest on the show.
Anderson’s Classic Hymns, produced by ONU Presents, is available for purchase through Olivet by calling 1-800-648-1463.
full-time member of Olivet’s music faculty since 1978, Anderson
teaches private and class piano, as well as courses in music theory,
music literature and music history. In 1989, he was named Olivet’s
Faculty Member of the Year.
Eugene Lowry to speak at NTS for Spiritual Dedication Week
Lowry has served as professor of preaching for over 30 years at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri and currently travels as preacher, teacher, and pianist. Ordained a United Methodist minister, Lowry's academic preparation includes four degrees, culminating with a doctorate in the philosophy of education from the University of Kansas.
Honored as guest professor at Princeton Theological Seminary in the spring of 1999, Lowry has been featured in the Great Preachers series on the Odyssey Television Channel. Through the years he has preached in hundreds of churches, conferences, and regional events in over 20 denominations as well as lecturing at over 40 graduate theological seminaries across North America.
His writings include six books on narrative preaching and over twenty journal articles and book chapters on preaching, worship, Biblical study, educational philosophy and creativity. His keyboard work has resulted in four recordings in the blues/jazz mode. During Spiritual Dedication week, Lowry will not only preach daily, but also will perform an instrumental jazz piece.
publications are widely used in preaching classes at the Seminary.
David Busic, adjunct professor in Christian Preaching and co-editor
of the Preacher's Magazine, commented that, "Dr. Lowry's homiletic
has profoundly shaped the horizons of contemporary narrative preaching.
The Homiletical Plot is a must read for any serious student of preaching."
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