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    Your Heart Is Where Your Time and Money Are

    June 15, 2021
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    From the Pastor
    “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

    The Bible says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21 NIV).

    So where is your heart today?

    It’s simple, really. Your heart is wherever you put your money and time. For some of you, your heart is in your home—because that’s where you put your money. Maybe your heart is in your boat. Or your cabin. Or the sport you spend your time and money on.

    Wherever you put your money is where your heart is going to go. Do you want to get interested in a particular company? Buy some stock. From the moment you buy it, you’ll be very interested in that company. But when your money—your treasure—isn’t there, you will likely never think about the company.

    Where you spend your time also reveals your priorities. You say you love your kids, but do you spend time with your kids? No? Then you don’t really love them the way you think you do. You can say you love to be in shape, but do you exercise? No? Then you don’t really love being in shape.

    You can say you love Jesus, but if you don’t spend any time with him, then you don’t love him as much as you think you do.

    Here’s how you know what’s really important to someone: Look at their calendar, and look at their bank statement. The way you spend your time and money shows what’s really important to you.

    You can say, “This is really important to me.” But what you say in this case doesn’t really matter. If you don’t spend time on it and you don’t spend money on it, then your heart isn’t really there.

    When you give to God, guess where your heart goes? It turns toward him and the things he loves. When you spend time with God, you become closer to him as you know him more. Giving God your time and money is an act of worship—it’s a way you align your heart with his.

    Where is your heart today? Where do you want it to be? Decide where you want your heart to be and start investing your time and money there. Soon you’ll find your heart.

    Talk It Over
    • If someone looked at your bank statement, what would they say your priorities are?
    • Where is your heart today? Where do you want it to be? What’s one adjustment you can make to your time and one adjustment you can make to your money to start getting your heart where you want it to be?
    • How is giving your time and money to God an act of worship?


    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! Vacation Bible School will be June 27 through June 30 (6:30-8:00pm) for preschool-5th grade. Our friends from Penny Road Church of the Nazarene in North Carolina will be here to help us with VBS and several service projects around the building. Registration is now open here.

    LIFE LINE SCREENING, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings, will offer affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Old Hickory Church of the Nazarene on Monday, June 21, 2021. You must pre-register. More details including how to register is here.

    BACK TO SCHOOL BASH! Save the date for July 31 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM for our Back to School Bash featuring vendors, bake sale, live music, silent auction, free food, and kids activities. Click this link and share with your friends and neighbors.

    Please let us know if you can help in the following areas...

    • the Children's Department.
    • to serve as ushers and greeters.

    CHURCH CENTER: You are invited to join us on the Church Center app! Church Center is a place to connect with small groups and church events, send messages to your group, update your profile, and more! Download from the App Store and connect today. If you have trouble with setting up or updating your profile to keep your contact information up to date, see Jenn Houchin or Terri Ray.

    FOOD PANTRY: The pantry is open on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00pm and Thursday from 10:00am-12:00pm and volunteers and donations are needed.

    COFFEE SHOP: Uncommon Grounds is open every Monday-Saturday from 7:00am-2:00pm. Invite a friend and use this great outreach to introduce the church to your friends.

    CHAIR YOGA: Exercise classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30-9:30am in the gym. If you are interested in starting an exercise regime, please join us. We follow the silver sneakers protocol using a chair, including yoga, strength & balance, and we even do some "dancing to the oldies." Come join us... it's free & open to anyone.

    TAEKWONDO: If you are interested in free Taekwondo classes please email for more information.


    Debbie Woodard leads the Young Adult class in person and via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join. They meet Sunday mornings at 9am in the classroom beside the new office. This week Debbie will be leading via Zoom. If anyone joins from the church building, they can use their phone or tablet to join in the same way.
    Meeting ID: 868 1977 8952
    Password: Bible101

    Kenneth Ray & Gracie Smith lead the Friendship Class in person and via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join. They meet Sunday mornings at 9am in the classroom down the hall and to the right of the office.
    Meeting ID: 846 6822 8046
    Password: Bible101

    Brice Rupert leads the teens class (6-12), Kelsey Quillen leads the kids class (k-5), both in person at 9:00am. We have kids classes for all ages.

    SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP begins at 10:00am in the sanctuary. The services will continue to be live streamed on Facebook and our website home page for those unable to be with us in the church building.

    OH|KIDS CHURCH for K-5th grade meets in the kids room downstairs during the worship hour at 10:00am.

    Coffee & Community Bible Study every other Tuesday at 9:30am in the Coffee Shop. Next meeting is on June 22.

    Wednesday Night Bible Study with Debbie Woodard is on Facebook Live (from Debbie's page) at 6:30pm.

    The Thursday study is on break during June. If you have prayer requests, you can email them to the church office.

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