"If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God." Dwight L. Moody
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School is back in session...

The 2017-18 school year is in session at both campuses. Primary students opened the first day of school with prayer, fanfare and a celebration of new beginnings, including a refreshed campus. Thanks to a team of artists, painters and cleaners from AL, TN, VA, FL, GA, TX and Nazareth, the courtyard has new murals and the classrooms are painted and cleaned. Thanks, Roger Mardis, for coordinating the efforts of this team.

Friends, your financial, missional and prayer support is making a difference in the spiritual temperament in Nazareth. Thank you for being faithful to pray, give and go! You are truly helping enrich and enlarge NBS' capacity for ministry while Building the Rising Generations - Glorifying Jesus Christ through Distinctive Education .

Primary students start school in a freshly painted classroom with updated bulletin boards. 

Manal Haddad leads students in an expository study of 1 Corinthians 13 at the opening Chapel service.

Incoming seniors gather to celebrate the opening of their last year of high school. This will be the 64th graduating class for NBS.

Michael P. Avramovich. A beloved Friend of Nazareth (Baptist School)
Potter's Wheel Youth Center (PWYC)
in Memory of Michael P. Avramovich

We are pleased to announce that the PWYC will open at the end of September. This center is the result of a generous donation from Susan Avramovich, wife of the late Michael P. Avramovich. 

Michael loved children and helping children. His legacy lives on as youth from Nazareth and the surrounding areas are able to engage in after school and weekend sports, music, art, and discipleship programs. Zaher Haddad is serving as the Director for the PWYC. Zaher is a husband, father and youth leader. He is committed to excellence and building the PWYC to its capacity.

One of the programs will be biking. A program at the PWYC will be biking. This will include preparing to take part in the Jordan Valley Cycle event that will be held in March. This event is hosted by ServeNazareth, a FON partner. Students will be able to participate in one of the five day events.

Update on Land and Relocation

Discussions between Nazareth Baptist School and the Municipality continue to show progress. Hallelujah!

Friends of Nazareth and Nazareth Baptist School await the decision of the Allocation Committee. This Committee is responsible for allocating the amount and location of property suitable for relocating NBS.

FON has established a reserve account and sets aside specified donations to this account. Donations may be made at http://www.friendsofnazareth.org/donate.html by mail to FON, 3482 Keith Bridge Road, #215, Cumming, GA 30041; or, to our Investment representative at Wells Fargo. 

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. 

2018 Mission and Study Tours
Open to Friends of Friends of Nazareth

Friends of Nazareth invites you to join one of its Mission and Study Tours to the Holy Land. All of the tours will engage travelers in ministry at Nazareth Baptist School and will introduce them to the beloved land of our Lord.

The groups listed below have openings. The price may vary if you are not originating in the city of departure. Applications are available at www.friendsofnazareth.org.

January 30-February 9 . Travel with parents, teachers and students at Concord Christian School, Knoxville, TN. Group leaves from Atlanta. The open rate which includes hotel lodging is: $3175.00, double accommodations. The student rate is: $2775 for students who will lodge in homes while in Nazareth.

March 9-17. Group of parents, teachers and students from Community Christian School, Port Charlotte, FL will leave from Ft. Myers, FL. An optional side trip ($150, plus transportation fee) will be to walk the Jesus Trail. Student rate is $2850. Non-student rate is: $3150.

April 3-14.  Celebrate Orthodox Easter with Believers at the Local Baptist Church in the hometown of Jesus! Team members will do general and mural painting in the open air spaces at the Primary School as well as engage in Bible enrichment studies throughout the Holy Land, including a visit to Masada. Group leaves from Nashville, TN. Cost is $1675, plus airfare. Contact rmardis@scottsboro.org for additional information.

October 2018. A Pastor's Study Group is being organized. Chris Underwood and Roger Mardis will lead this group. Details coming soon.

Email info@friendsofnazareth.org
About Friends of Nazareth - 
A NEMA Corporation

Friends of Nazareth (NEMA-FON) is a faith-based ministry. We operate with a 100% volunteer staff. Therefore, more than 95% of your gifts go directly for ministry with the Nazareth Baptist School.

NEMA-FON is an IRS approved 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. Allowable gifts are tax deductible to US donors. No goods or services are provided in exchange for the gifts other than the joy of giving to a faith-based organization that supports Christian education in the Holy Land. 

Note: FON may use up to 5% of donations for administrative purposes.

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Friends of Nazareth
3482 Keith Bridge Road
Cumming, GA 30041

Stock Donations

Donating appreciated stock may be a double benefit to the donor. Please contact our NEMA-FON broker for assistance:

John Dupuis
Wells Fargo
201 N. Court Street
Florence, AL 35630
(256) 764.1000

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