Weekly Newsletter
December 6, 2017
December 
 
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Bible Max for Kids, 6:30 pm
HFN Student Ministry, 6:30 pm
HFN Choir & Orchestra Rehearsal, 6:30 pm

7
Ladies Bible Study, 7:00 pm

9
Hutch Naz Sports 

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Traditional Worship Service, Discipleship Classes, Kids Church/Sunday School,  9:15 am
Contemporary Worship Service, Discipleship Classes, Kids Church/Sunday School/Kids Club, 10:45 am
Celebration Dinner, 6:00 pm
Kid's Party, 5:3 0 pm

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PrimeTimers Breakfast Fellowship at Downtown Sampler, 8:00 am

12
Ladies Bible Study at Janet Singleton's, 1:30 pm
Hutch Naz Sports & Cheer Practice, 5:00 pm
Please Pray For: 
   
  Milly and Agnes Ibanda, as they serve as missionaries in Madagascar. 

  those affected by the five month armed conflict that recently ended in Marawi City, Philippines and all those engaged in responding to the many needs arising from these recent months of turmoil. 

   Click here for weekly list of Prayer Mobilization Line.

   "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. " -  Francis of Assisi , (1181-1226)

star This Sunday - December 10th
Pastor Kent will continue the Discovery Series with Part 4, entitled Joy taken from 2 Corinthians 9:6-11. We look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday! 
star 9:15 am - Traditional Service, Discipleship Classes, Sunday School/Kids Church
star 10:45 am - Contemporary Service, Discipleship Classes, Sunday School/ Kids Church

star   Celebration Dinner and Children's Party
Sunday, December 10th
Celebration Dinner: Reservations have come to a close and we are looking forward to a great evening celebrating the past, present and future life of our church! During the evening we will be celebrating our church and her impact on our lives and the Hutchinson community. Dress is casual and relaxed, as many of our Celebration Event Team will be in construction hard hats and jeans (or khakis). Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm in the Domestic Arts Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds.
The Children's Party: For those who have made reservations, the Children's Party will begin at 5:30 pm, Sunday, December 10th, in the Theatre and Lewis Family Life Center. The party will include a meal, inflatables, and lots of fun.
star Firstfruits Offering Received 
Sunday, December 24th
One Combined Service at 10:00 am
At 10:00 am on Christmas Eve we will gather together in one combined celebration service. The total pledged amount for the Beyond Campaign will be announced during this service as well as receiving a firstfruits offering toward the campaign.

star McCandless School
Your contributions of peanut butter for the McCandless Elementary School food boxes may be left in the South Foyer. Thank you so much for sharing! 
star Bible Max Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 20th
6:30 - 7:45 pm
Kids, join us for a fun Christmas Party Scavenger Hunt and snacks! This is a great time to invite a friend to attend church with you!
star   Kids Sing in Morning Worship
Sunday, December 17th
Parents, please note that all preschool and elementary children are invited to sing in both morning worship services on Sunday, December 17th. Practices take place during regular times on Sunday and Wednesday. 
Children are asked to be here by 9:00 am for the first service and 10:30 am for the second service that Sunday. Dress in something red or green if possible.

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 HSM events is that easy!

star This Wednesday Night 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  Middle School Sunday Morning Small Groups
Sunday Morning Small Groups meet in the Middle School Area from 9:15-10:30 each Sunday morning. 
  Group Leaders:   Eli Truan and Pastor Mark Hall Middle School Boys
Amy Hall and Kristi Adams Middle School Girls.

star Feeding McCandless Project
We have this Wednesday and next Wednesday to collect 257 more boxes of oatmeal to reach our goal of 320 boxes and help feed McCandless Elementary families during the 14 day Christmas Break. A ll contributions must be brought by next Wednesday, December 13th. Drop off in the High School Chapel.
star This Week's Wednesday Night Schedule 
6:30-7:10 pm - Dinner/Games ($2) - Gym
7:10-7:50 pm - Part 2 of 3 of "The Nativity Story" - HS Chapel
7:50-8:20 pm - D-Groups - HS Area
8:30 pm - Dismiss
star Goody Filled Ornaments
This will be our last week to raise money to help provide food for needy folks within the HFN body. Tonight we'll be selling goody filled Christmas ornaments for $1. Most ornaments will be filled with candy, but one lucky person will find $5 in their ornament. Don't miss the chance to get  involved with sharing a blessing with someone in need!
star Christmas Party Progressive Dinner
Wednesday, December 20th
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
High School students will leave from the church at 6:30 pm for the Christmas Party Progressive Dinner. We are in need of several appetizers, sides and desserts. If you can send one with your student, please let Pastor Josh know. Students are also asked to bring a $10 gender inclusive gift that night for a gift exchange. We will return back to the church by 9:00 pm.  
star 2018 Student Ministry Auction Fundraiser
Auction Packets are NOW available for our Auction Fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, February 25th. (Packets can also be emailed on request)... Bonuses (up to $100) will be given to the first fifteen students who turn in their items early and/or turn in high value items and meet the remaining qualifying criteria. Students who earned all 4 shares in last years auction earned close to $500 each. 
star  Future Events 
... HS Christmas Party ... December 20
... 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
star BreakfastSrAdultsWebSm Senior Adult Breakfast Fellowship
Next Monday, December 11th
8:00 am at Downtown Sampler Restaurant
All senior adults are invited to meet each second Monday for breakfast at the Downtown Sampler Restaurant. Join us at 8:00 am for a great time of fellowship and delicious meal. If you have never been, won't you consider joining us? We welcome all! For more information please contact Pastor Bones Nay at 620.708.1642.
Mats for the Homeless Ministry
Tomorrow, December 7th
Fireside Room, 9:30 - 11:30 am
We will be meeting in the Fireside Room TOMORROW, December 7th, from 9:30 - 11:30 am to prepare the bags to be crocheted. Anyone willing to help is welcome and encouraged to join us. For more information contact Rosalie Smith at 620.200.6945.
Due to the large volume of bags we have accumulated to date, we are not needing any more at the current time. Be watching after the first of the year for an announcement requesting more plastic bags. 

Grief Recovery Session: 
Surviving The Holidays
RESCHEDULED To This Coming Sunday,
December 3rd
10:45 am in Room 102
This coming Sunday, December 3rd, Dr. Mark Glover will present a 1 hour session on handling grief and loss at 10:45 am in Room 102. No reservation is necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend.
This session will cover such topic as: normal feelings and reactions to loss, normal phases and timetables of grief and loss, how to gain practical tips on the grief management process, when to seek outside professional help and how to deal with holidays and anniversaries.

Stan Kenton Christmas Carols will play at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1602 N Main Street, this coming Sunday, December 10th, at 3:00 pm in their Sanctuary. This concert is open to the public. A freewill offering will be received.

Feeding McCandless
Our time is coming to a close to gather food items to feed McCandless Elementary families during the 14 day Christmas break. Click here to see how much and what items are still needed. All contributions must be brought by Sunday, December 17th.
* Many items are still needed. Click here  to see how much and what items are still needed. The following items for the food boxes have been fulfilled: Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Ramen Noodles, Summer Sausage, Cereal, Tortillas, Canned Chicken, Cookies and Salsa.
* Items may be left in either the South or Main Foyer areas. Look for the posted signs where you may leave your donations.
* Deadline to bring all donations is Sunday, December 17th.
* 20 volunteers are needed for Monday and Tuesday, December 18th & 19th to help McCandless teachers deliver food boxes to families. Meet at 3:15 pm in the Gym at McCandless School. Contact Debbie Issinghoff at 620.960.3280 if you are interested in helping.
* Packing Food Boxes: IMMEDIATELY following the morning services on Sunday, December 17th, we will be packing the food boxes in the Lewis Family Life Center. Everyone is invited to help as we prepare our love gift for McCandless families.

You are invited to the 50th Anniversary Reception for Bob & Brenda Gilbert on Saturday, December 23rd from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Fireside Room. If you are unable to attend you may send a card of congratulations to them at 1700 W 82nd Ave, Hutchinson, KS  67502.

Christmas Memorial Poinsettias: There is still time to order a Memorial Poinsettia.  If you would like to purchase a Christmas Poinsettia to be used to decorate our church this Christmas season, please fill out the  designated form  and return to the church office. Cost is $10 per plant (please indicate "Poinsettia" on your check or giving envelope)

Christmas Eve Schedule 
Sunday, December 24th 
star 10:00 am  One Combined Service
Beyond Campaign  Firstfruits Offering
At 10:00 am on Christmas Eve we will gather together in one combined celebration service. The total pledged amount for the Beyond Campaign will be announced during this service as well as receiving a firstfruits offering toward the campaign.
star 6:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas Eve in Hutchinson with a memorable celebration service for the whole family, complete with Christmas carols, a special message, candle lighting, and fun! Arrive early for cocoa and cookies as well as a photo booth. A  Nursery will be available for children birth - age 4.

Membership Class
January 7th
4:00 - 6:30 pm in the Theatre
Membership is an important step in the life of any follower of Christ. Membership is when you decide not to just "join" a church but to "partner" with them in what they are doing in the world. Membership allows us to have a say in the direction of the church by allowing you to vote during general elections and upcoming decisions that require a vote to be conducted. Membership also says you voluntarily hold yourself to a greater level of commitment in a local body of believers.
Sunday, January 7th from 4:00 - 6:30 pm in the Theatre. We will cover what a church is, what the Nazarene Church stands for, what Hutchinson Nazarene stands for, and what we expect of our members.
Email the Church Office here if you are interested in attending.
Coming to the Membership Class does not mean you are required to join the church, it is open for anyone who is curious about what it means to be a member of our church.

Weekly Giving Envelopes: Weekly contribution envelopes are personalized with a number distinctive to your family for quick and accurate recording of your tax deductible tithes and offerings. If you would like to receive a box of numbered weekly giving envelopes for 2018, please write "Giving Envelopes" on the back of a Connection Card and drop it in the offering. Be sure to include your name and address on the front of the Connection Card as well, to ensure accurate record keeping.

Live Streaming:  There's nothing like gathering together for worship! But we know that life happens - illness, work takes you out of town, vacations, etc. You don't have to miss out on Sunday mornings just because you cannot be physically present! Hutch First Naz is excited to offer a live web stream of 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! You can find the watch live link on our website or visit  hutchfirstnaz.org/live  on Sunday mornings. This is also a great way for you to share your church with a friend who might not yet be comfortable attending in person.

Amazon Smile: Did you know that your holiday shopping purchases can help financially support First Church of the Nazarene? Click here and Amazon donates to First Church of the Nazarene of Hutchinson. 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.