Support Ministries

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Nazarene Missions International (NMI)

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President:  Pam Weber
 
OC Naz is committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus at home and around the world. The Good News is shared not only through words, but through giving and compassion. Activities include: Participating in Work & Witness trips; praying for missionary work around the world; becoming educated to needs around the world; giving generously to missionary efforts; giving food, clothing and other assistance to those in need; and sharing the Good News of salvation with everyone. We incorporate missions into our Children’s programs. Check out missionary books in our church library. Faith Promise offerings are done once a year to support our missionaries. We also support our International Missions by providing funds to Alabaster Offering, World Evangelism Fund, and our career missionaries (Links).
 
International Missions:
   Alabaster Offering – Provides funds for property and buildings around the world.  The entire Alabaster offering goes toward the purchase of land and the construction of churches, schools, medical facilities and homes for missionaries and national workers.
   World Evangelism Fund:  OC Naz yearly takes Easter and Thanksgiving Offerings for Church of the Nazarene World Evangelism Fund.  This fund supports both active and retired Nazarene Missioners, Bible Schools, clinics, hospitals and the administration of various Nazarene mission efforts worldwide.
   Loving Interested Nazarenes Knowing Sharing (LINKS) – The Church of the Nazarene has a “budget” system which supports its career missionaries.  LINKS is a way to “adopt” a Nazarene missionary. 
   Crisis Care Kits (CCKs) – Crisis Care Kits are a cooperative effort between Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Incorporated (NCMI) and Nazarene Missions International (NMI).  Crisis Care Kits continue to meet the needs when disasters occur around the world.  Each kit contains various toiletries that help displaced families with daily life after a disaster. 
 
Local Missions:
     OC Naz is committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus at home and around the world.  The Good News is shared not only through words, but through giving and compassion.  We support over 742 missionaries in over 159 world areas.  We contribute to the building of churches, homes, orphanages, clinics, hospitals and schools in many countries of the world.  Throughout the year, we have missionary speakers who are with us how God is using them to spread the gospel.
 
Work & Witness Trips:  Work & Witness describes the volunteer efforts of local church members volunteering to help churches and mission work around the world.  Through the denomination, Work & Witness teams go to very region of the world and partner with local churches in construction projects, technical needs, evangelism and compassionate ministries.  Teams stay for an average of 2 weeks on each project.  Each participant pays for his own transportation, field expenses (food, transportation and housing), and contributes toward the purchase of materials needed for the project.  Many opportunities are available to share your personal testimony with the local people as you work among them.  A “You-nique” Experience
We are looking for YOU if you are looking for the experience of a lifetime!  For more information on how you can be a part of a Work & Witness team, please contact our Missionary Council.
 
 
 

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Compassionate Ministries – H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) and Clothesline

 
 
On Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. we have two ministries that put God’s words into action by feeding the hungry and clothing the naked.
 
 
 
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H.O.P.E. distributes boxes of food to our neighborhood friends.  H.O.P.E. ministry is an outreach program of a group of 5 Oregon City Churches. Part of the food we give out is made available by the government. Because of this, there are certain rules which we must abide by.
 
Team Leader:  Nancy Spicer
caroleking    Team Leader:  Carole King
 
Clothing Ministry (Clothesline) is totally an OC Naz ministry and we set our own procedures. Each month our Clothing Ministry, the Clothesline, provides clean and good quality clothing for approximately 800 people FREE OF CHARGE.  You could help out this community wide ministry by donating the clothes left over from your garage sales.  Simply bring the clothes to the church Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Clothesline is open from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday.  We will provide a receipt for tax purposes if you ask.
 

0new-beginnings  New Beginnings – Ministry for All Women

 
                                                Director:  Sandra McKinney
 
All women meet together on a regular basis for fellowship and encouragement. Several activities are scheduled throughout the year including field trips and outreach projects.
 
 

fellowship1     Fellowship Ministry Team

 
                     Team Leader: Elena LaCicero
 
The Fellowship Team provides meals for various Sunday afternoon events, Caravan Awards Ceremonies, weddings and funerals.

 greetersushers     Hospitality Ministry

 
                    Team Leader: Scot Spalding (Ushers)
                Team Leader:  Harriet Perigo (Greeters)
 
When entering the church, you will find friendly ushers and greeters to help you get acquainted with the church’s layout. You will find that people who attend OC Naz are very friendly and welcoming.

 

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Facilities Ministry

            
         Team Leader: Arnold Wagner
 
The Facilities Committee schedules Work Days quarterly to maintain the appearance of the church and landscaping.

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Finance Committee

 
The Finance Committee provides the congregational membership with appropriate information regarding the financial health of the church.
The Finance Committee shall assist the Church Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to: reviewing and monitoring spending policy for the Church consistent with the Church’s long-term goals; reviewing and monitoring the Church’s budget, including program and management appropriations and capital spending; and such other matters as the Church Board may from time-to-time determine. The Finance Committee shall meet monthly, a few days before the scheduled Church Board meeting.

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Administration Committee

Team Leader:  Loryn Moore
 
The Administration Committee assists the Church Board in writing church policies and regulations. They meet monthly when an assignment is given to them from the Church Board and their policy language is given to the Church Board for approval. Policy Manuals are available at all Church Board meetings.

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Celebrate Recovery

 
We connect with people to help them through challenging situations. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to help broken people become whole. 
                              
                                             Directors: Dan & Melinda Bangle
 
Class Times: Tuesday nights, 5:45 p.m. – dinner
                                                6:30 p.m. – worship & teaching
                                                7:30 p.m. – small groups
                                                8:30 p.m. – cafĂ© connection 
 
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-based approach to recovery. It was founded in 1990 by Pastors John Baker and Rick Warren of the Saddleback Church and is aimed at all “hurts, habits & hang ups”, including but not limited to drug and alcohol addictions, sex addiction, eating disorders, and people who have been sexually abused. At Celebrate Recovery in Oregon City, we fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through working the 12 steps and their Biblical comparisons, and applying the 8 principles of recovery from the teachings of Christ. This proven recovery system combines the dynamics of large group meetings with worship, testimonies, and a teaching; followed by open share small groups, which are divided by gender and issues. We become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, a renewed purpose, and a stronger personal relationship with God and others. Welcome to an Amazing Spiritual Adventure! For more information about Celebrate Recovery, visit: www.celebraterecovery.com. .
 

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Military

 
Military Support: Cheryl Larson
 
We as a Church family would like to thank all those who are serving and those who have served so bravely. We pray for those in training that God will give them clear minds to take in all that is being given them. We pray for those in the middle of conflict that God will provide protection and give them recall of all past training. We thank God for those Veterans who made it home and are among us, alive and well. We thank the families of those who gave the ultimate price for our freedoms that we enjoy daily. Praise the Lord for our military men and women. Our church has many veterans including the Pastor. If you are military and are looking for a church to worship and serve the Lord, we welcome you to join us. THANK YOU!
      Also, our annual Veteran’s Day celebration and potluck is a great event that you won’t want to miss.
  

information-center     Information Centers

 
Whether its questions regarding our church doctrine and beliefs, requesting information about the latest church events or sign-ups for an activity or class, the Information Centers are the place people come to for answers.  Grab a Sunday School pamphlet so you will be in the know about class topics and locations.  Also available is a church handbook which will be helpful in learning about our ministries, beliefs and activities.