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Nazarene Missions International (NMI)

 
President:  Levi Manselle
 
 
Oregon City Church of the Nazarene 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).
 
What is NMI?
       From the NMI Handbook & Constitution:
       “NMI is the organizational representative 
of missions for the Church of the Nazarene on the regional, district and local levels”.
       “NMI is the promotional, educational, program, and fund-raising arm of missions”.
       “NMI is the organization that provides the structure and spiritual dynamic for mobilizing the church in missions”.
 
NMI Objectives:
      To encourage people to pray for all efforts of world evangelization.
      To inform people of the world’s needs and what the church is doing to meet those needs.
      To challenge children and youth to learn about and participate in the mission of the church.
      To raise funds for mission outreach.
 
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 helps 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.
 
 
 
SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION!   
 
      “Every Clip Counts!”  With over 120 participating products, saving those Box Tops will be a breeze!  The Box Tops will help purchase school supplies and keep the vans running at the Native American Christian Academy, Nazarene School in Sun Valley, Arizona.  Save the Box Tops and deposit them in the box in the back of the sanctuary.
 
 
 
 

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Compassionate Ministries – Clothesline

 
 
Team Leader:  Annette Perigo
 
 
 
 
     
 
        
   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.
 
   Hurricane Dorian Response: There are 5 Nazarene churches on Grand Bahama Island, at least four of which have water damage along with most of the homes in the communities.  The full status of both the churches and the surrounding community is still unknown.  We are anticipating the need for aid, including funds, skilled workers, food, water, care packs, clothing and medication.
         How to Help:  
         PRAY:  Pray for those who have lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods.  Pray for the swift delivery of the supplies and care they need, and pray for the months of recovery ahead.  To send a prayer or note of encouragement, go to ncm.org/pray.
         GIVE:  Donations will be used for immediate needs, such as water and food, as well as long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.  Please make your check payable to Oregon City Church of the Nazarene, in the memo line write 2019 Storm Response and place in the offering plate.
 
 
 

   Celebrate Recovery

             Every Tuesday in the Gym       6:00 pm – meet & greet         
                                                               6:30 pm – meetings
                                                               7:30 pm – open share
 
     We connect with people to help them through challenging situations. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to help broken people become whole. 
 
                                        
                                        Team Leader:  Cathy Price
      
 
      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. .