Jun3ThuJune 3, 2021
There will be a Zone Mission Rally at Old Hickory Church of the Nazarene on Sunday, June 13 at 6:00pm. Rob and Cindy North, Directors of University Advancement at Africa Nazarene University, will be our special speakers.
Rob and Cindy serve at Africa Nazarene University (ANU) in Nairobi, Kenya—Cindy as Director of Spiritual Development and Rob as Director of University Advancement where he has the privilege to work with volunteers, Work and Witness teams, visiting professors, and professionals coming to lend a hand at ANU. Since October of 2014 they have served as International Staff for ANU and have transitioned back to missionary service through the Church of the Nazarene on March 1, 2021.
The North’s love serving on university and Bible college campuses. Over 2/3rds of their ministry experience has been spent investing in the next generation of Christ followers on campuses in Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Africa, Kansas, and Kenya. Rob shares, “It is powerful to watch students making life changing decisions to follow Christ in their formative years and to see them go on to become the next Provost of a University, District Superintendent, Missionary, Bible App creator, educator, pastor, business leader, and faithful lay person in their church.” Rob has also served for over eight years as Senior Administrator for Nazarene Missions International (NMI) in Kansas.
Cindy, an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene (1998) with experience in youth ministry, children’s ministry, adult discipleship ministries, university education, compassionate ministry, and urban ministry, completed her Doctor of Ministries (D.Min.) with an emphasis in Spiritual Formation at Asbury Theological Seminary in May of 2010. Cindy’s calling includes a focus on spiritual renewal for the body of Christ through her writing, preaching, and facilitating/leading prayer retreats.
Prior to serving at ANU, the North’s served for six years as missionaries in Johannesburg, South Africa—Cindy as Professor/Lecturer/Chaplain at Nazarene Theological College and Rob as administrator at the Regional office for Africa in the departments of Communications, Aviation, Partnership Development, and as Facilities manager. These roles contributed to the development of leaders for the Church of the Nazarene in Africa.
Rob and Cindy have two grown sons, Quinn and Jordan. Quinn is a Mid-America Nazarene University Graduate, and works and studies as a M.Div student at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. He is married to Amanda (Gauer) North who works for Nazarene Global Missions in the Missionary Care department. Jordan works in the US and enjoys time with friends and riding his long board everywhere. He is also a gifted artist with strengths in drawing.
Rob and Cindy are passionate in their love for Jesus and the call to make disciples. They are excited to share the story of God’s kingdom work around the globe.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL! Vacation Bible School will be June 27 through June 30 (6:30-8:00pm) for grades K-5. 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. VBS registration information is coming soon.
WORKERS ARE NEEDED. Please let us know if you can help in the following areas...
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.
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.
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. More details including how to register is here.
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. Masks will be required & we will continue to social distance & sanitize our chairs. If you are interested in starting an exercise regime this year, 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.
CLASSES & STUDIES
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.
Meeting ID: 868 1977 8952
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
Brice Rupert leads the teens class (6-12), Maddie Malone 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 during the worship hour at 10:00am with Pastor Maddie! They have moved to a new classroom, so Pastor Maddie will be waiting in the main lobby before service to take kids downstairs.
Coffee & Community Bible Study every other Tuesday at 9:30am in the Coffee Shop. Next meeting is on June 8.
Wednesday Night Bible Study with Debbie Woodard is on Facebook Live (from Debbie's page) at 6:30pm.
Richard's Thursday prayer and devotions group will take a break during June.