HOUSE CHURCH 2020
April 7, 2020
Greetings in the name of the Lord!
It’s Easter! We are continuing to develop our HOME CHURCH 2020 resources to best meet the needs of our church family. This Easter we have a specific plan that we want you to follow to continue to focus on Christ as you worship in your homes.
Make plans to “attend” the easter services this week. All of these services will be at NCOC Online located at https://nashvillecofc.online.church! Remember CHURCH is not bound by the limitations of man but released through the Power of God Word.
4/10 7pm Good Friday Service
4/12 7am Sunrise Service
4/12 10:30am Easter Celebration Service
Make sure to take advantage of the other resources we have to offer through our Online Community. If you have not done so sign up for RIGHT-NOW MEDIA for FREE at the church website. You will get 1000’s of bible studies, shows, and more to help you grow spiritually.
ADULTS : Continue studying through the Easter Experience to get a different view of the characters and circumstances around the Passion Story. Also keep up with the First Peter study as we will come back to it this week.
KIDS: RightNow Media has been a huge help in keeping our kids engaged and growing in their spiritual walks. We have enjoyed the adventure of Ryan Defrates and 1 Peter. This week check out the “Easter Week“ 5-minute Family Devotions our channel.
GIVING….THANK YOU! We want to say thank you for continuing to support he church financially through online giving, drop offs, and mail. You are blessing the finance ministry and helping them trust in God’s direction at this time to meet the church’s needs.
Other than that everything will continue with the new normal. We look forward to introducing a new focus once we get through the 1 Peter Series plan.
HOUSE CHURCH 2020
March 31, 2020
We are continuing to do our part in “leveling out the curve” here at Nashville Church of Christ. We will continue to have any ON-SIGHT/IN-PERSON activities or programs at this time. We will continue developing our online ministries and HOME CHURCH 2020 resources.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room….WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO FOR EASTER?
EASTER SERVICES: We will have two DRIVE-IN services at the church 9:00am and 10:30am. The service will last between 30 minutes in length and individuals MUST STAY IN THEIR VEHICLES. The building and bathrooms will not be available for use. We have confirmed that this is within state guideline from Holmes County Health Department. We will have a max of 60 cars at each service. Sign up on Facebook by telling us you are going to one of the two separate events. You may also call in to confirm what time you are planning on coming.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: Nashville Church of Christ, Ripley Church of Christ, and Millersburg Christian Church will be broadcasting a Good Friday Service, at 7 pm on Friday April 10th. Go to our Mobile Church, nashvillecofc.org , facebook, or Youtube channel at 7pm to watch it with our entire community.
FACEBOOK LIVE: Each day Josh or I will lead a devotion on Facebook live at 10am to get our day and week focused on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Interact with the video and share it with others as a way of encouragement.
YOUVERSION BIBLE READING PLAN: Start this Sunday the 5th to join us in reading/commenting through the Easter Experience Bible plan. Follow the link to join the group https://bible.com/p/24899711/65f65e277a13ceaa3814f17923cf3da4
EASTER STUDY: During the week of Easter we want to challenge you to be part of the Nashville Church of Christ EASTER EXPERIENCE a 30 minute per day (I know that sounds like a lot) where you will study personally or with others to prepare your hearts for easter. Either face-to-face or in our homes we will remember why Jesus came, died, and rose again.
Easter Experience Study schedule (RightNow Media)
Sunday My Life Has A Purpose
Monday My Life Can Change
Tuesday My Pain Is Understood
Wednesday My Life Has A Plan
Thursday I Have the Promise of Eternal
Friday Online Community Good Friday Service, 7pm
Saturday I Have a Hope that Never Dies
KIDZ TREK! 5-Minute Family Devotional: Go to your right Now Media library ( https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Library ) and participate in these devotions with your entire family.
HOUSE CHURCH 2020
March 24, 2020
To those chosen, living as exiles dispersed abroad… (1 Peter 1:1a)
It is amazing that the first communication we made about our plan was less than two weeks ago. I think it would be an understatement to say that our faith family is amazing.
The sun is out and I have enjoyed watching family after family walk from town to walk our trail. In the last three hours I have witnessed atleast five different families walking the trail. Who knew that a piece of our property could be such a great tools for families and singles.
We wanted to update you of the plan here at Nashville Church of Christ. Since we are in a “Stay at Home” state order there is no church “Organized” programming going on at this time. We will update you if any of that changes.
Once again one thing that we have been stressing is that Church is not this building but you! Hopefully you received your HOME CHURCH FAMILY NEWS in the mail describing our plan for Church for the next few weeks as we prepare for Easter.
First know that if we can meet we will but once again we will plan for what is the new normal. Easter week we have put together a plan in which we will enter into an EASTER EXPERIENCE. Each day you will watch a video on Right Now Media located in the Nashville Church of Christ Website and participate in the questions given. If you want to do this as a private study or an online group discussion it should be awesome. Each morning at 9am there will be a Facebook Live devotion. This all starts April 5th.
WHAT ABOUT EASTER? Our plan right now is to have a DRIVE-UP WORSHIP SERVICE. We will have about a 35-40 minute service at 10:30am in which you will drive up in your car, roll your windows down (or tune in on your radio) and enjoy a great worship service. This will be an abbreviated service because we will NOT have the building or bathrooms open. Once again this is our plan…we will see if it will be possible.
May grace and peace be multiplied to you. (1 Peter 1:2b)
March 17, 2020
LETTER FROM THE ELDERS: Click here (LETTER FROM THE ELDERS) to read a letter from the elders as we move forward.
COMMUNICATION: We will try to send out an email and post the weekly plan on our website the plan for the upcoming week by Tuesday evening 5pm. (yes we are little late tonight) Our primary ways of communication will the our website, emails, facebook, Text, and phone messages. Long story short if you don’t now what is going on or need something…call.
WORSHIP SERVICE? : We will be meeting in HOUSE CHURCH this Sunday, March 22nd. In other words the service will be in your living rooms. Since we are allowed to meet in groups of ten, who in your normal circle (People you see and inteact with the most) could you get together with to watch the HOUSE CHURCH EXPERIENCE? In other words invite your parents or sister and brother in-law over for breakfast and to do church together. Invite your neighbor or church people that you love to come over for dinner and watch church together. Think of a Senior Citizen who would love to hang out and take a phone to them to watch the service. This is an opportunity for you to invite people who normally wouldn’t hear a message to do so. Remember you carry Hope
We will be bringing DVD’s of the service to all that may not have internet service or able to use the tech.
MIDWEEK MEET & GREET: Every week we will post a link for you to join in an online group in which we discuss different subjects. This Wednesday, March 18 we will join at 7pm in a google hangout through the following links. Anyone is invited to join us either through your computer or call in.
Link for Video: https://meet.google.com/xmz-otws-vov?hs=122
Calling to join: +1 470-809-6078. PIN: 148 536 353 #
NEWLETTER: You should receive a newsletter through email and in print describing our plan so that you can experience HOUSE CHURCH 2020. It will lay out how you can personally be involved with the church and reach our community.
ROKU STICKS: If you want a Roku stick we have some that you can have. If yuo have an extra one laying around bring it in and we will get them to people who need them. We will also come and help you set it up. You need internet for them to work. Call Josh and he will hook you up. 330 323-9258
COMMUNION: We will have a table in front of the church with communion available for the next couple of weeks. If you want communion delivered to you let us know.
RIGHT NOW MEDIA: You will be getting an email tomorrow of what RightNow Media is and how we will use it to build community and grow God’s Church during this time.
If you have any question do not hesitate to call: 330 621 4463