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JUNE 21, 2015

Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene celebrates Father's Day with a pancake breakfast!



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JUNE 14, 2015

Celebrating First Communion on Compassion Sunday


It was a big day at Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene. It was:

Compassion Sunday where we learned about two more children we could sponsor through Nazarene Compassionate Missions. We already sponsor 14, at least one for over 10 years.

First Communion for Valeria Esquivel and Logan Karon, both successful 9-year old (well, Valeria is nearly 10) participants in the recent Communion study in Sunday Children’s Church.

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Why is this such a big deal? For one thing, we were reminded that Jesus wants us to come to him as children, willing to listen and learn. For another, the kids were the focus of the entire service, which made it lots of fun. And finally, we learned a little Spanish since Valeria’s family and friends are native speakers.

It wasn’t just Pastor Christi who spoke Spanish. Linda Krupp did the scripture readings in Spanish, and the congregation sang the chorus to Jesus Love Me in Spanish just before the Communion service. With Valeria and Logan flanking the altar, the rest of the worshippers gathered around at the front of the sanctuary, around God’s virtual dinner table, for Holy Communion.
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After the service, Alejandra and Alfaro Esquivel invited the congregation downstairs for a lovely luncheon.

En Espanol:
Celebración dela Primera Comunión durante el Domingo de Compasion

Domingo 14 de junio 2015, fue un grandía en la Iglesia del Nazareno Warwick Valley porque:

Fue Domingo de Compasión donde aprendimos sobre los ninos que podemos patrocinar a través de las Misiones de Compasion Nazarena. Ya patrocinamos 14 ninos, al menos 1 por más de 10 años.

Celebramos la Primera Comunión de Valeria Esquivel y Logan Karon, los dos tienen 9 años (Valeria casi 10) los participantes estudiaron con exito lo que significa la Comunión o en otras palabras la Santa Cena, en la iglesia de niños.

¿Por qué es tan importante? Porque recordamos que Jesús quiere que nos acerquemos a El comoninos, dispuestos a escuchar y aprender.

Por otra parte, los niñosfueron el foco de todo el servicio, y fue bello. Y, por último, aprendimos un poco de español, ya que lafamilia y los amigos de Valeria hablan espanol.

Pastor Christi hablo un poco en español y Linda Krupp hizo las lecturas Bíblicas enese lenguage y la congregación cantó el coro: "Jesus Loves Me = Jesús MeAma" en español un poco antes del servicio de la Santa Cena.
Valeria y Logan en el altar, el resto de los fieles estuvieron reunidosen torno al santuario, alrededor de la mesa de la cena de Dios, para la Santa Cena.

Después del servicio, Alfaro y Alejandra Esquivel invitaron a la congregación al baseman para un delicioso almuerzo.




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APRIL 5, 2015 

Easter Sunday: We Celebrate the Christ’s Resurrection with Food, Family, and Dirt?


The tarp on the floor was the first indication this was not your typical Easter Sunday breakfast. Sure, the church hall was full of food and families sharing strata, casseroles, coffee cake, monkey bread, juice, and coffee, but it was in the toddler’s classroom where the action really started.

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Turns out the tarp was a good call. On the table were buckets of potting soil, gravel, and smooth river stones. Arrayed along the length of the table were shiny glass stones, flower pots, round trays, moss, sticks, and clothespins. None of this belonged indoors unless the goal was for the church families to create Resurrection Gardens. Pastor Christi showed us a sample and we were off. Everyone worked and played well together. Families critiqued and cajoled. The room rang with laughter and love. Nick Karon became the resident expert, helping and suggesting improvements. Soon each garden became a personal commemoration of the resurrection of Christ. What better way to celebrate  Easter Sunday services.
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MARCH 14, 2015

Bible Quizzing is Serious Business

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Bible QuizzingOn Saturday, March 14, the weather was miserable. The only good thing was that it was not snowing. There was rain, cold, and fog. It was still winter, and the potholes were multiplying, making driving the local roads treacherous. All this did not stop the four Metro New York district quizzing teams from making the trip to Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarene for the final district competition round of the 2014/2015 Bible Quizzing season.

Four teams of five kids, ages 12 to 15, friends, their coaches and pastors all gathered downstairs in the church hall for prayers, breakfast, and study. After breakfast the groups split into two competition groups.


The competition is serious business. This is not a game, but it is fun. Bible Quizzing requires commitment, time, and study of the scriptures. These kids can quote, interpret, and cite facts on demand. Each round of competition consisted of 20 questions. Teams competed against each other and against themselves for top honors and a chance to move onto the Regional quiz meet.

When the competition was over, everyone gathered downstairs for lunch and fellowship before heading back to their home churches. Both Judy (second place) and Anna Bennett (fifth place), along with eight others did well enough to move on to Regionals in May.

 

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