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11/20/2022 Newsletter

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Pray for One Another


To request prayer, email mosaicnazarene@gmail.com

or call/text (520) 709-0815


Our pastors, our board and their families


Ramona Remetch

Brenda Hathaway's brother, Wes

Leonard Keeler

Judy McGinnis' family esp. sister-in-law, Norma

Pat Lancos' Grandson, Jase

Barbara Gionfriddo's Nephew

Kathie and Gary Widger

Shirley Prather

Coni Peck

Marlene Popp


The many unspoken requests


Make sure you're a part of our Facebook group to get prayer requests as they come in: https://www.facebook.com/groups/21109057279

 

Bible Reading Plan


Week 48

Click to see the whole plan online.

Also, pick up a copy in the lobby at Mosaic!

 

Verse of the Week


Click the following to read the verse in context: Psalm 100

 

Coming Up...



If you would like to help, contact Val Jordheim.


 

Women's Group, sign up in the foyer or talk with Carolyn Kurtz.



 





 


 


 

MOPs.org

 

Weekly Schedule: (click to go to our calendar)


Note:

➣ No Family Fellowship Night in November


 

Nazarene News


‘I Have a Name’ brings dignity to homeless in Kansas City

Don Pardew (second from left), and a group of people he visits weekly.


More than four times a week, Don Pardew makes his way out into the various homeless encampments in Kansas City, Missouri. He brings food, blankets, propane heaters, coats, and more to hand out through his ministry, I Have a Name or I.H.A.N.

Pardew’s efforts began during the COVID-19 pandemic when he would see homeless on the street corners with signs asking for money. He began to ask himself, “What’s their name? What’s their story?”

“I noticed people stopped, gave a dollar, and drove on,” Pardew said. “That’s important. But what’s that guy’s name? What’s that girl’s name? What’s their story without comparing it to yours?”


While his efforts started as an individual endeavor, the support of his church, Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene in Mission, Kansas, has allowed him to grow the ministry into something more significant.

Pardew will go out on Mondays and Tuesdays into the homeless camps near downtown Kansas City, check the residents’ health and safety, take inventory of needs, and maybe even bring a few snacks.

On Wednesdays after work, Pardew stops by the church’s kitchen to pick up roughly 30-40 hot meals that have been donated and hand-prepared by multiple volunteers from the congregation. On Fridays, he takes inventory again before spending most of Saturday distributing necessities like coats, gloves, stocking caps, and hygienic items to various camps along with a group of volunteers from the church.


Pardew’s curiosity and empathy stem from his own story. He experienced homelessness at the age of 10, sleeping behind a dumpster to escape his abusive home life. As an adult, he battled drug addiction for nearly 25 years. Now that he’s past his darkest days, he’s now using that past to connect to people.


“They share their story, and I can share my story and my walk with Christ because I have been in similar situations,” Pardew said. “If I share that with them as they share their story, there’s a connection.”


Pardew believes names are powerful when creating a connection.

“When you see how important it is to them, they do a double take and look, and you can tell they’re thinking, ‘That’s my family. They recognize me. They know me,’” Pardew said.


Pardew, a mechanical contractor for P-1 Group, was nominated to represent his district for the company’s annual community service award. Pardew and I.H.A.N. won, receiving a hefty donation to the ministry and recognition for his efforts to help restore dignity and rehumanize the homeless in Kansas City.


Too often, Pardew feels that people suffering from homelessness and addiction are swept under the rug. In obedience to God’s call, Pardew tries to create more personal relationships and restore the person’s dignity before attempting to get him or her to give up destructive habits.


“You can’t force somebody to change, and most people out there, if you force them to change, they’ll dig a deeper hole,” Pardew said.

“The real solution is getting them to understand they have an identity, a purpose in our society, and that they are people who deserve good things. Once they start looking at themselves in that light, they start to change.”


Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News 10 Nov 2022

 

Opportunities to Give and Serve



We are looking for helpers in the following areas. Please text the church phone at 520-709-0815 and we will get you set up!


⎆Mosaic Cleaning Team


⎆Soundbooth OR slide operator, Please talk to Carla Foss if you're at all willing


⎆Children's Church helpers


 

We are collecting clothes for the month of September! Bring your gently used clothing to church on Sunday and they will be taken to a Phoenix ministry for distribution.


 

You can Volunteer for once a month, once a quarter, or every time MOPs meets!



 

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


 

Information...


Check our UPDATES page for new things.


For our live Google calendar go HERE


 

~ See our services on YouTube! RIGHT HERE

 

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M O S A I C K I D S

This week's lesson for family Sunday is:

LOOK John 12:21

https://www.mosaicnazarene.org/mosaic-kids


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Humor... Kind of



 

Social Distancing Guidelines



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 may be placed in the wooden box in the sanctuary by the doors.


Surfaces will be regularly cleaned and sanitized 


Thanks for respecting the guidelines and one another!