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7/05/2020 Newsletter


Pray For One Another

To request prayer, email or call/text (520) 709-0815

Our pastors and their families

The world as we all continue to navigate this Covid-19 pandemic.

Karen Springer

Phillis Bacon

Susie Kimbal

Judy McGinnis

Phillis Bacon

Barb Keeler's sister Frankie

Judy Baker

Brenda and Karen's brother, Wes

Alice MacKenzie

Judy's Baker's great grandson

Merritt's sister-in-law, Cheri

Pastor Rod Marion's son Shaun

Sandy and Cork Winebrenner

The many unspoken requests

Praise Report

Frank and Dawn Sundstrum


Nazarene News

Ohio church continues legacy through building donation

by Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News| 02 Jul 2020

Pictured left to right, Jerry Bailie, Calvin McCloyd, David Lutz.

After serving “The Hill” community for 90 years, the congregation at Steubenville First Church of the Nazarene realized their time as a church was over. As they searched for someone to buy the church building, they connected with a congregation who had a passion for the community.

In the months and years prior to connecting, both churches had been struggling. Founded in 1929, Steubenville First had 90 years of history in the same building and same community. As the neighborhood’s demographics shifted, the church updated its ministry targets to try to reach the new makeup of the community around them. But after their most recent pastor, Don Lawson, retired, the church found itself at a crossroads. 

Across town, Pastor Calvin McCloyd and the Calvary Missionary Baptist congregation were struggling in their current building. The high rent, coupled with constant maintenance and a lack of space to put down roots in the surrounding community, was weighing down Calvary Missionary Baptist’s ability to grow. McCloyd hadn’t taken a salary in over six months in order to meet the church’s other financial obligations. 

“I had several conversations with Pastor McCloyd over the next few weeks,” said Dave Lutz, East Ohio district superintendent. “The leading of the Holy Spirit had kept him from retiring, and he was working hard to start a new church that would reach the neighborhoods where our church building was. He was the kind of pastor and that congregation was the type of church that could work and make a difference that we had been praying about.”

McCloyd had offered a tithe to the Church of the Nazarene for the building, but the proposition didn’t sit well with Lutz. Although he felt prompted by God to just give the building to McCloyd and his church, he was hesitant to approach the District Advisory Board about the gift. 

“While this was supposed to be the year of courage, I was struggling to have the courage to bring this up to the Advisory Board,” Lutz said. “We need money to plant churches, and how is that supposed to happen by giving buildings away?”

At the next District Advisory Board meeting, Lutz told the story of Steubenville First and Pastor McCloyd and his congregation. As Lutz finished speaking, there was a moment of silence. Then one of the board members spoke up.

“Why don’t we just give them our building?” he said. “Let’s give it to them and bless them.”

The board voted unanimously that night to bless the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church by giving them the church building.

“The blessing of this gift let us know this was a movement of God, where we were able to come into this blessing,” McCloyd said. “When Pastor Dave met with us and said this was going to be a donation from us, there was one thing he asked us to do; he asked us to win this community. We want this church to be a blessing to this community.”

Calvary Missionary Baptist Church moved into its new building in November. While the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the church’s attempts to reach the neighborhood, the congregation has still added four new families from the surrounding community.


Bible Reading Plan:

Week 28

Can you believe that we are over halfway through our Bible reading plan? If you've been keeping up with this schedule, WAY TO GO! I pray that God is blessing you.

If you haven't kept up or haven't even started, it's not too late!!

Pick up bookmark ONE in the church lobby and join at your own pace.

This year, we are reading through the Bible chronologically using The Bible Recap Plan in YouVersion.

Take a bookmark from the front lobby if you'd like to keep track that way and go through at your own pace. Bookmark SEVEN is available now!

Use OR the YouVersion app

Day 190: Isaiah 1-4

Day 191: Isaiah 5-8

Day 192: Amos 1-5

Day 193: Amos 6-9

Day 195: Micah 1-7

Before you read God’s Word today, seek His help with these 5 prayers:

1. God, give me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. 2. God, let any knowledge I gain serve to help me love You and others more, and not puff me up. 3. God, help me see something new about You I've never seen before. 4. God, correct any lies I believe about You or anything I misunderstand. 5. God, direct my steps according to Your Word.


Mission Minute

Let There Be Peace On Earth

Songwriters: Jill Jackson / Sy Miller (1955)

Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me

Let There Be Peace on Earth

The peace that was meant to be

With God as our Father

Brothers all are we

Let me walk with my brother

In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me

Let this be the moment now.

With ev'ry step I take

Let this be my solemn vow

To take each moment and live

Each moment in peace eternally

Let there be peace on earth

And let it begin with me

Source: LyricFind

Sy Miller and Jill Jackson were a husband and wife songwriting team. In 1955 they wrote a song about their dream of peace for the world and how they believed each one of us could help create it.


Opportunities to Give and Serve

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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!



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