Weekly Newsletter
February 7, 2018
February 
 
7
Bible Max for Kids, 6:30 pm
Student Ministry, 6:30 pm
Choir & Orchestra Rehearsal, 6:30 pm

8
Ladies Bible Study in Room 309, 7:00 pm

10
Senior Adult Valentine Dinner, 12:00 noon

11
Traditional Worship, Discipleship Classes, Sunday School, 9:15 am
Church Vote - Loan Approval, 10:20 am
Contemporary Worship, Discipleship Classes/Sunday School, Kids Church, 10:45 am
Church Vote - Loan Approval, 12:00 noon
Kids Baptism Class, 12:00 noon
Kids Bible Quiz Practice, 3:30 pm
Teen Bible Quiz Practice, 5:30 pm
One Accord, 6:00 pm

12 PrimeTimers Breakfast Fellowship at Downtown Sampler, 8:00 am

13
Ladies Bible Study, 9:30 am
Ladies Bible Study at Janet Singleton's home, 1:30 pm
Ladies Bible Study at HFN, 7:00 pm
Please Pray For: 
   
   those affected by the Mayon Volcano that erupted in the Philippines on January 22nd. 

  Gabriel and Mary Benjiman, serving in the Africa Region.

   Douglas and Margaret Eaton, serving in Swaziland.

   Rolf & Debbie Kleinfeld, serving in Cambodia.

   Scott and Jenni Rainey, serving in Ukraine.

  Lynn and Sherry  Shmidt, serving in Philippines.

   Click here for weekly list of Prayer Mobilization Line.

  "God's Book is packed full of overwhelming riches; they are unsearchable - the more we have the more there is to have ." 
Oswald Chambers  
(1874-1917)

star  This Coming Sunday, February 11th
Pastor Kent Pedersen will continue the Follower Sermon series this coming Sunday as we look at the keys to being a good follower.
star  9:15 am - Traditional Worship Service, Discipleship Classes, Sunday School/Kids Church
star 10:45 am Contemporary Worship Service, Discipleship Classes, Sunday School/Kids Church

star   Ash Wednesday Service 
Next Wednesday, February 14th
7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of self-examination, sometimes including fasting or repentance. O ur hope is that this meaningful service will be a special time that helps us prepare together for the celebration of Easter! Children's ministry will be provided through the regular  Wednesday  night activities beginning at  6:30 pm.
star Golgatha Experience
Friday, March 2nd
7:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Childcare will be provided for birth - 5th grade
Created in 2014, Jesse and Leah Roberts were inspired to write 'Golgotha' to help the body of Christ better understand the truth and importance of Jesus' crucifixion. Complementing the beautiful visual history that surrounds the 'Stations of the Cross' tradition, they composed fourteen, scripture-based original songs that invite the mind and heart to experience the Savior's suffering in new ways. With the original music at its core, 'Golgotha' uses powerful visuals, God's Word, and guided prayer to draw people nearer to Jesus.

star   Kids Baptism Class    BaptismClass
This Coming Sunday, February 11th
12:00 pm in the Theatre
Kids, 5 - 12 years of age, who are interested in being baptized - along with their parents - are to meet in the Theatre immediately following services this coming Sunday. The next Baptism Service is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th. For more information please contact Kristi Brinar.
star   2nd Annual Kamp Kanakuk
Monday - Friday, 
July 30 - August 3rd
Registration Now Open
Kids had a great time at Kanakuk last year! This year we are looking forward to even more kids learning about Jesus at this week long, high energy day kamp.
Click here and click on the red "Enroll" button to register your kids now. The next 50 kids to register will receive a $75 discount when you enter the code hutch75.

star Valentine Celebration Dinner    
This Saturday, February 10th
12:00 noon in the Fireside Room
It's not too late to rsvp for the Senior Adult Valentine Dinner this Saturday. All senior adults are invited to join us beginning at 12:00 noon in the Fireside Room. Special Guests will be southern gospel music quartet "Forgiven". Everyone is encouraged to bring signed valentines cards for those attending. Cost for the meal is $5, which includes hamsteak dinner with potatoes, vegetable, salad and dessert. Sign up at the Main Foyer Welcome Center or contact Glenda Kilpatrick at 620.802.8255.
star Breakfast Fellowship
Monday, February 12th
8:00 am at Downtown Sampler Restaurant
All Senior Adults are welcome to join us as we meet at Downtown Sampler for a delicious breakfast and warm, friendly fellowship! It's a great time together and a fun start to the day. For more information contact Pastor Bones Nay at 620.708.1642.

star Dillon's Card Fundraiser
If you're not already earning money through the Dillon's Community Rewards Program for your student's account, you should be!!! It's a simple 2-step process. Step 1 is for you to login to your Dillon's Shoppers Card Account online and designate HFN as the beneficiary of your Community Rewards. To do this, go to www.dillons.com, login with your username and password, click the "community" tab near the top, and select "Community Rewards". On the page that comes up, either use our "Organization Code" which is 10140, or simply type in "First Church of the Nazarene". A list of organizations should appear. Choose the one with the address of "4290 N. Monroe". After you've done this, all you have to do is visit this page at the end of each quarter and send Pastor Mark a copy/pic of how much you've earned. Earning money to help your student participate in Student Ministry events is that easy!

star Wednesday Evening Schedule
6:30-7:00 pm - Dinner ($2) - Gym
7:00-7:15 pm - Game Time - Gym 
7:15-7:45 pm - Message - MS Area
7:45-8:15 pm - D Groups - MS Area
star Sunday Morning Small Groups meet in the Middle School Area from 9:15-10:30 each Sunday morning. 
  Group Leaders:   Pastor Mark Hall Middle School Boys
Amy Hall and Kristi Adams Middle School Girls.

star   This Week's Schedule
6:30-7:10 pm - Dinner/Games ($2) - Gym
7:15-7:50 pm - Worship/Teaching Time - HS Chapel
7:50-8:20 pm - D-Groups - HS Area
8:30 pm - Dismiss
star Ash Wednesday
February 14th
Join us next Wednesday night for an all church Ash Wednesday Service beginning at 7:00 pm in the Main Sanctuary.
star Baptism
We will be having a baptism on Sunday morning, February 18th.  Any senior high/college student interested in being baptized, please contact Pastor Josh for details. 
star New T-Shirts
New t-shirts are here for our spring events. The HFN Students Logo is on the front, and the colors are coral, turquoise, slate grey, and purple. Cost will be $10 each. Sizes are limited! Contact Pastor Josh by email or text to reserve one.
star 2018 Student Ministry Auction Fundraiser
... Student Ministry Auction Fundraiser - Sunday, February 25th
... ALL items must be turned in by this Sunday, February 11th
... Silent Auction will begin Sunday, February 18th in the Fireside Room
... Students desiring to earn all 4 shares need to be present for Live Auction Set-up on Sat., February 24th as well as the Auction on February 25th, and will have need to assist with some kind of pre-work.
star Winter Jam 2018
Friday, March 9th
A limited number of seats are available and students interested in going must sign up at the East Foyer. The cost per person will be $35. Students will need to be at the church by 3 pm to leave and everyone will need money for dinner at the concert. We'll return to HFN about midnight.
star Kansas Xtreme
Friday & Saturday, March 23-24
Kansas Xtreme is a sports and talent competition where students from all over the Kansas District gather to compete in order to qualify to move on to MAX @ MNU, April 19-21. There is a wide variety of categories and events to compete in.
Locations: HFN
Dates: Friday/Saturday, March 23-24
Cost: $30 per person
Registration forms are due: TBA
Students interested in team sports or group activities need to sign up on the posted sign up sheet in the East Foyer
Each participant has to meet the attendance rule. (attend 7 of the 8 Mid-Week Gatherings from Jan. 31st thru March 21st ... some exceptions apply with permission)
The different competitive categories are: Bible Quizzing, painting, drawing, photography, creative art, drama, human video, dance, worship band, singer/songwriter, math test, preaching, persuasive speech, vocal solo and ensemble, instrumental solo and ensemble, table tennis, bowling, 3-point shoot out, 5K run, tennis, co-ed dodgeball, 7 on 7 football, guys/girls middle/high school basketball, ladies volleyball, and 4 on 4 beach volleyball.
star   Future Events  
... Auction Fundraiser ... February 25
... Winter Jam ... March 9
... Jr./Sr./College Spring Break Mission Trip ... March 16-20
... KNYI Xtreme ... March 23-24
... MAX @ MNU ... April 19-21
... HS Camp ... June 1-4
... HS Summer Mission Trip ... July 8-14
... NYC2019 ... Phoenix, AZ ... July 10-14
Baptism Sunday
February 18th
The next Baptism Service is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th. If you are interested in being baptized please indicate such on the Connection Card in the worship folder or the pew rack and drop the card in the offering plate, or contact the church office.

You Are Invited to a Come & Go 80th Birthday Reception for Georgia Sayers on Saturday, February 24th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Fireside Room. If you are unable to attend you may send birthday wishes to her in care of Beverly Mendoza, 1811 N Walnut St, Hutchinson, KS  67502. 

Mats For the Homeless
Volunteers are welcome! If you have a little spare time your help would go a long way in helping provide sleeping mats for the homeless. Anyone interested in helping cut bags or knit/crochet can contact Rosalie Smith at 620.200.6945 for more information.
 
Cultivate Kansas:
Encourage - Inspire - Inform
Sunday, February 25th
6:00 pm
The first annual, mid-year gathering of Kansas Nazarene leaders working with adults, youth and children will meet Sunday, February 25th, at Hutchinson First Church. This informative and inspirational time is for all Pastors, Sunday School Teachers, Small Group Leaders, NYI/NMI Presidents and Councils, and anyone who may be interested in attending. The evening's sessions will meet from 6:00 - 8:00 pm beginning in the Theatre.
  Presenters: Brent Van Hook (Adults), Paul Meinke (Children), NYI Youth Leaders (NYI), Kelly Love (NMI)
  Click here to download February NMI News Blast including Cultivate Kansas information.

Mission Trip to Dominican Republic
May 26 - June 5, 2018
Plans have been made for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic for May 26 - June 5, 2018. A.J. and Chelsey Fry are the project coordinators for the Center for Missionary Formation in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Center for Missionary Formation will help create a new missionary training center, as well as bring the current Nazarene Seminary campus up to date. You can go here  to find out more information about the Fry's and their ministry. Click here to download an informational brochure or contact Kelly Love for more information.

Hutchinson Community College Lifelong Learning Presents
The Grand Story of the Bible: A Survey of Genesis to Revelation. Thursdays, March 1, 8, & 15 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Shears Justice Theatre on the HCC Campus. Instructor Ted Weis. Cost: $45 per person. For more information or to register contact Kristie Torgerson, Executive Director of Outreach, HCC, by email or call 620.728.8109.

Online Giving
Check it out...it's simple and quick. Just scan the code to the right and you will have immediate access to giving. This code will be available each week in the worship folder for all who would like to use it.  Click here to give online.

Live Streaming:  There's nothing like gathering together for worship, but you don't have to miss out on Sunday mornings just because you cannot be physically present! You can find the watch live link on our website or visit  hutchfirstnaz.org/live  on Sunday mornings during both our 9:15 traditional and 10:45 contemporary Sunday services. While it can't replace being present in person, hopefully it can help you stay connected!

Amazon Smile: Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the church, and AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. So whether you are shopping for holiday gift giving, home or work, always remember to start here.