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California church experiences two fires in four days
Photo courtesy of Contra Costa County Fire Protection Department
Christ Community Church of the Nazarene in Concord, California, caught fire twice in a four-day span.
Early in the early morning of Thursday 13 May, fire crews were called to the church’s campus where a large fire had broken out. The fire collapsed the roof and eventually the second story.
Investigators have not determined if this particular fire was set intentionally but did discover sleeping materials in a crawlspace under the building. No human remains were found at the scene.
Fire crews were called to Christ Community yet again on 17 May for a blaze that was set at the office building, destroying nearly everything in that wing. Investigators have ruled that fire as arson and have a suspect in custody. It is still unclear if the two fires are related.
Christ Community was in the process of finalizing the property’s sale when the fires happened.
“It’s just a different sadness to prepare for,” said Pastor Janelle Maher. “We weren’t prepared for this, and we had been planning to take a lot of items with us that are now either absolutely gone or it’s very unlikely we’ll be able to repair them. There is a baby grand piano that I know [was significant] for one of the members. Her grandmother played it in the 70s nearly every Sunday for worship, so it’s just very emotional, and it’s hard to not take it a little personally when you do hear that it was on purpose.”
The Bay Area is one of the most unchurched or de-churched American cities, and Maher noted the general disinterest in church for the region. Despite this, the community has rallied around the church.
“I’ve had so many people reach out, whether they’re Christians from other denominations,” Maher said. “Lots of community members have expressed their condolences and offered help cleaning up and things like that. The fire department, sheriff’s department, and police department have been so kind and gracious to us in this time. We’re pretty floored in general by just how far people have gone.”
by Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News 20 May 2021
Opportunities to Give and Serve
LOVEWORKS is looking for volunteers
Donations of clothes for infant to adult are currently being accepted.
Thank you so much, for your continued generosity of both time and resources.
Your gifts make a difference!
Contact Barbara Keeler: (520) 709-8925
You may always designate how you would like your offerings to be used for Mosaic Ministries besides our general fund. Here are some ministries in which you may want your offerings to go:
✎ LoveWorks ✎ Children's Ministry ✎ MOPs ✎ Prison Ministry
✎ Outreach ✎ Women's Ministry ✎ Facilities Upgrade Fund
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M O S A I C K I D S
This weeks topic is:
❓❓ Bible Trivia ❓❓
New CHALLAGE! Be the first to email me with 100% correct and get a PRIZE! mosaicnazarene.org
1. Q: What is the last book in the Bible?
2. Q: What was most likely the last Gospel written?
3. Q: What was Abram’s name changed to?
4. Q: With what did Samson kill 1,000 Philistines?
5. Q: Where did Saul turn to for advice when he couldn’t sense God’s will?
6. Q: Name the Roman Governor who sat over Jesus trial?
7. True or False: Ananias and Sapphira died after lying to the Apostles about their offering.
8. Q: Who went with Paul on his early mission trips?
9. Q: Which human author wrote Galatians?
10. Q: What does Jesus say is the first and greatest commandment?
Answers will posted on the next Newsletter.
Last weeks anwsers:
1. Q: Who came to Egypt that Joseph recognized because of the famine?
A: His brothers.
2. Q: What did Moses do after he killed an Egyptian? A: Ran away into the desert.
3. Q: Who was the judge who defeated the Midianites with only 300 men using torches and horns? A: Gideon
4. Q: Who anointed Saul king?
5. Q: What did Jonathan do to save David’s life from Saul? A: Warned him that Saul would try to kill him
6. Q: What famous queen came to visit Solomon? A: Queen of Sheba
7. Q: What were Daniel’s three friends (Babylonian names)? A: Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego
8. True or False: At first, Jesus family tried to stop his ministry and said he was crazy. A: True - see Mark 3:11
9. Q: What was Peter and Andrew doing when Jesus’ called them to follow him? A: Fishing
10. Q: What was Paul’s goal in his missionary journey? A: To take the gospel everywhere and finally to preach in the capitol Rome
Question: Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
Answer: Samson -- he brought the house down (Judges 16:30).
Question: Where is the first baseball game in the Bible?
Answer: In the big inning. Eve stole first, Adam stole second. Cain struck out Abel. The Giants and the Angels were rained out.
Question: How did Adam and Eve feel when expelled from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23-24)?
Answer: They were really put out.
Question: What is one of the first things that Adam and Eve did after they were kicked out?
Answer: They really raised Cain.
Question: What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden?
Answer: "Your mother ate us out of house and home" (Genesis 3:6).
The Prayer Request
A businessman needed a million dollars to close an important business transaction. He went to church to pray for the money.
He knelt and started praying next to a man who was praying for a hundred dollars he needed to pay an urgent debt. The businessman took out his wallet and pressed the hundred dollars into the other man's hand.
Overjoyed, the man got up and left the church.
The businessman then closed his eyes and prayed, "And now, Lord, that I have your undivided attention...."
Social Distancing Guidelines
Please keep at least 6 feet apart while sitting in the sanctuary if possible
Please practice social distancing on the church property as much as possible
Sanitizer and masks are available at the front table
If you feel sick or have a temperature, please stay home
Communion elements will be available on a table as you enter the church
Offering will be taken as you exit the church after service
Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized
Thanks for respecting the guidelines and one another!