Nfl district news jan feb 2011

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Volume 37 Number 1
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  • 1. NorthFloridaUpdateNorth Florida District LEESBURG: Pastor Larry E. Brincefield, afterChurch of the Nazarene over 5 good yrs. here, and a strong pastoral6817 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 1301 ministry at Hernando prior, has resignedJacksonville, FL 32216 effective Feb. 10 to enter a new phase of life forPhone 904-281-8148 him and Ruth, that of retirement.FAX 904-281-8149E-mail: officenfd@bellsouth.net MADISON BARBARA MEMORIAL: ThisWeb: www.nflnaz.com small country church, with its aging membershipOrville Jenkins, Jr., District Superintendent comprised primarily of the Agner family andVolume 37 Number 1 pastored faithfully by Robert Agner for 22 yrs., has voted to cease its existence dating back toJanuary 2011 1947, effective at the end of our church year. MARIANNA: Rev. Don Henderson is servingFROM THE DISTRICT SUPT. as the interim pastor.Random Thoughts for a OCALA FIRST: Associate Pastor Jerry GilmoreNew Year has resigned to accept the pastorate of the Wesleyan Church in Lancaster, PA, and beganNever for a minute did God think we would be there Jan. 2.as perfect as He is, but He knew how much Heloves us and wants to help us grow in His PANAMA CITY FIRST: After the longestwisdom, maturity, and understanding. What is pastoral tenure in the life of the church, 13 yrs.,known as the abundant life in Him is not the Pastors Joe and Kim Purl have accepted the callabsence of adversity, but rather, growth in the to pastor our church in Wright City, MO, andmidst of it. And though adversity in some form began their new ministry Jan. 2.will be inevitable in this new year, trusting theLord and keeping a positive spirit is our choice. ST. JOHNS FAITH COMMUNITY: PastorsFor the joy of the Lord is not reserved for the Wayne and Virginia Bauer report 25 baptisms inmountaintop; it’s found in knowing, trusting, and 2010 and a spontaneous time of New Yearresting in Jesus Christ every step of the way. testimonies on Sun. evening, Jan. 2, duringChoose to trust Him devotedly this year at the which people expressed their gratitude to Godpeak, as well as in the valley. (Proverbs 1:1-2) for bringing them to the church!Snippets of News from STARKE: Rev. Tom Maitland is the new pastor,Across the replacing the retiring Fred Clem who gave able leadership to this new church plant.District:BLOUNTSTOWN: Dr. Ernie Gray has resigned Seminary Offeringto serve as a hospice chaplain in the area. January 30th, 2011, is the Sunday designated for every church to participate in the annual offeringCRESTVIEW: Pastor Gerald Oetken’s interim for Nazarene Theological Seminary. Our goal isrole is coming to an end so he and Sandra can for every church to participate, no matter thereturn to retirement, and the church will soon be amount. If every church gave just $5, it wouldinterviewing a candidate. amount to $250 from No. Fla.HIGH SPRINGS GRACE: Rev. Preston Poncehas accepted a one-year appointment as pastor, Budget Paymentswith the church praying it will be extended. I cannot overstate the importance of churches making their budget payments weekly, based onJAX LIGHTHOUSE: When the former Beaches the new system and based on your church’sChurch began their relocation seven years ago it weekly income…not a prescribed or assignedwas estimated to cost them $1 million. Instead, amount as in the past. District operations haveit cost nearly $1.5 million, plus an additional had to be greatly curtailed due to a lack of$225,000 to refurbish an old bldg. already on the budget funds coming in. Still don’t understandproperty. But the church paid off Regions Bank the new system or have questions? Call Dist.in Dec. and is now debt free! Treas. Mark Patrick at 904-396-5400.JAX NEW DIMENSIONS: Pastor Jesse Mills is Personal Notestepping down after 10 yrs. due to health Nancy and I extend our thanks to the districtreasons, and the church has interviewed a new family for the cards, notes, and expressionspastoral candidate. of kindness during the Christmas Season. We
  • 2. are blessed to serve you!Rev. Tim Hildreth, President1590 N. Jefferson St., Monticello, FL 32344monticellonaz@gmail.com850.997.3906New Year’s Eve Bash a Great you have some teens that would like to goSuccess! as spectators to the event, prepare now!A special ‘Thanks’ to Pastor Darren Boyd Registration forms will be out within two(Oak Hill Naz), Brian and Jessica Mercer weeks. Completed registrations with(Oak Hill Naz. NYI leaders), Teresa, payment (online) need to be postmarkedJennifer M! and others for hosting our by March 1st. A late fee of $50 for allNFL Dist NYI New Year’s Eve Bash! It payments made from March 2nd throughwas great! Let me put it in simple terms . . the 15th. Absolutely no. registrations/payments will be acceptedEggs and feet; silly screaming Smurfs; the after March 15th.Great Egg Drop; Pizza; Basketball;Football; Volleyball; Colossian 3.17;Times Square at midnight; “GiftedHands”; light’s out at 3am; light’s on at Upcoming District NYI Dates:7am; Dunkin Donuts; and tons of face January 8 District NYI Quiztime with friends (old and new). February 4-5 District NYI/SDMI Conventions 12 District NYI QuizUpcoming . . . 21-23 District Leadership / M11 Conference’s in Louisville, KY 28-Mar 6 Nazarene World Week of PrayerNFL District NYI Convention March 1 TNT Registration DeadlineFebruary 4th-5th, 2010 2 TNT $50 late fee goes into effectTallahassee First Church todayWe need every youth group across our 5 District NYI Quizdistrict represented. We’ll start Friday 15 TNT – last day to acceptevening at 7pm and join our SDMI registrationsMinistries Team in a time of fellowship April 7-10 TNT @ TNUand Worship. Saturday morning (time to 17 Palm Sundaybe finalized) we’ll gather for our annual 22 NFL District Day of Prayeraccountability, balloting, and information 24 Eastersharing for all that’s yet to come! May 19-21 NFL District NMI Convention/District AssemblyTNT @TNU June 24-27 Sr. High Camp @ Laguna Beach July 3-10 NYC @ Louisville, KYApril 7-10 (Thurs – Sun), 2011We’ve grown our participation for thisevent to the largest we have seen inseveral years! If you or your teens havequalified for any of the events at TNT or if
  • 3. percent goes to multicultural congregations in the United States and Canada. Alabaster funds help provide land for most Work & Witness projects. The entire offering goes toward theSusan Day, President7039 Oakwood Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32211sday18@bellsouth.net904.724.2520January Emphasis - Volunteer Ministries / construction of churches, schools, medicalWork & Witness / N.A.I.L.S Club facilities, and homes for missionaries and The emphasis for this month is on national workers. Volunteer Ministries. Many of your can attest to the fact that once you have gone on Project Summary: a W & W trip, you are forever changed! As 1949-2009 2009 Summary part of this emphasis, I would encourage Churches & Chapels 3,850 128 each of you to relate your experiences this BiblesSchools & School Buildings 396 10 month to others of your congregation. We Mission & District Centers 510 41 need your help to encourage participation Hospitals & Clinics 37 1 Missionary Homes 395 22 by promoting the N.A.I.L.S Club. Pastors, National Workers Homes 1,056 14 why not do a sermon series on missions? Land 1,487 42 You could relate your own experiences if Miscellaneous 627 you have been on a W & W trip! Total 8358 Total 258I needed to give you an update about DISTRICT CALENDARour District W & W trip to Haiti. January 27 District NMI council Meeting, District OfficeUnfortunately, we have been unable Februaryto schedule a trip for this 2010-2011 4-5 District SDMI and NYI Conventions, Tallahasseechurch year. Part of the reason for this 12 Teen Quiz, John Chapters 1-18decision comes from trouble getting 17 District Board of Ministry, District Officeinformation about a project, part 20-27 District NMI Deputation Tour with Daniel and Michele Lepley, Dominican Republicbecause we could not work out a date, 21-23 M11 Conference, Louisville, Kentuckyand part of it comes from economic 25-26 District Women’s Retreat, Vickie Boone Watson, Marriott Hotel, Jacksonvillereasons and we feel that at this time 27 Alabaster Offering Marchthe district cannot afford the materials 5 Teen Quiz Finals, John Chapters 1-21fee. As your District NMI council, we 17-19 TNU Board of Trustees Spring Meeting, Nashville 19 NMI Kidz Jamboree with the Lepleyswill be evaluating this situation at our 26 District NMI Executive Committee and Councilnext 2 council meetings. We are Meeting, District Officecommitted to continue the North 31 End of Our Church Year AprilFlorida tradition of participating in W 7-9 TNT @ TNU& W. This may be in the traditional 29 District Advisory Board, District Officeconstruction style of trip, a Jesus film 30 Pre-Assembly Meetings, District Office Mayexperience, or some new 19-21 District NMI Convention and Assembly, Jacksonville Univ. Blvd.configuration. Please feel free to (Thursday evening---Saturday noon) Dr. Jesse Middendorf, presiding general superintendentcontact me or any council membersand give us your ideas - we wouldvalue your input!February Emphasis - AlabasterThe Alabaster Offering provides fundsfor property and buildings around theworld. It gives a sense of permanence,the attitude that the Church of theNazarene intends to "put down roots."Eighty percent of the money is used inworld mission areas, and twenty
  • 4. Offerings Suimmary It doesn’t matter, they’re just1949-2009 US $92,135,5882009 Offering Us $2,840,908 numbers! Numbers DO matter. They matter to God. They must matter to us for more than dollars, degrees, MPH or inches. They help us measure how well we areDonna Nichols, President3822 Leane Dr.Tallahassee, FL 32309850-877-2650tfnc@comcast.netSDMI CONVENTIONFebruary 4-5Tallahassee First Church reaching the lost for whom Christ died. We must be diligent in recording andGuest Speaker: Dr. Stan TolerWorkshop Speakers: Pastor Dave Vaughn & REPORTING those numbers, for theyPastor Ben Kesselring are PEOPLE and THEY MATTER!FRIDAY – 7 pm…..SDMI & NYI will begin (Taken from NF Update 9/98)with a joint LUAU Dress comfortable & fun!!! All reports must be in by NOON on the last MONDAY of each month and mustSATURDAY – 8:30 am….Business & include SS, AM Worship ANDWorkshops Responsibility List.(Check Web Site for more Convention Details)‘JUST A NOTE ABOUT NUMBERS’Pastor, did you say your salary was$150 or $650? It doesn’t matter, they’re just numbers! Nurse, was his temperature 99 or 109 degrees? It doesn’t matter, they’re just numbers! Did the driver say he was going 35 or 75 MPH? It doesn’t matter, they’re just numbers!Coach, did you say the new center was 5’7” or 7’5”It doesn’t matter, they’re justnumbers! SS Supt., did you say your average was39 or 93?
  • 5. North Florida Women’s Retreat February 25-26, 2011 Marriott Jacksonville 4670 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, FL Speaker: Vickie Boone WatsonPLEASE REGISTER ONLINE at nflnaz.com, click on Ministries, then Women’s Retreat. You will needto pay with a debit or credit card for your registration. Hotel reservations need to be made directlythrough the hotel. There is a link at this website. Questions can be directed to Martha Stephens, marthastep@gmail.com Please make your hotel reservations by phone 800-962-9786 or 904-296-2222 Or from the link at the nflnaz.com website. One person from the room should make the reservation.IMPORTANT! TO AVOID SALES TAX - PAY WITH A CHURCH CHECK OR CREDIT CARD AND HAVE TAX EXEMPT CERTIFICATE AVAILABLE