Announcements

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER!


 

Date:  July 3, 2022

Please welcome our Special Guest Speaker, Reverend Bill Cox, as he brings us the Word of God this Sunday Morning,

Pray for our speaker, that he will speak the truth in love to us and pray for us as a church that the Lord Jesus Christ will open our minds and our hearts to receive His word on Sunday Morning and that we will not only be hearers of the Word, but doers of the Word.

To learn more about our special speaker today, follow this LINK.




PRAY FOR UKRAINE!


 

*We Unite in Prayer*

Father of all mercies and God of all comfort,

look with love on all who are suffering during this time of strife and warfare. Protect the defenseless, comfort the children, heal the wounded, and sustain the refugee and hungry. Turn hearts to lay down weapons. Open to all a way of reconciliation and lead us to be peacemakers in our own spheres, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, the Prince of Peace.

Amen.

Select this LINK to learn more about the European Nazarenes are responding to the crisis in Ukraine and how you can help!

Nazarene churches in Ukraine are responding to those impacted by conflict and displacement.  To support, GIVE NOW or give through your local church.  Please include this memo on your check or online giving app to your local church:  NCM Eurasia North Field Crisis Fund - 137043.

Thank you for giving to the Lord!




HAITI EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE


 

Recovery from this earthquake will take years.
Your support will make a difference.

Click HERE to learn more about Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to the earthquake in Haiti.




A GUIDE TO PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN


 

Our hearts ache for those in Afghanistan—those who are in danger, those who are afraid, and those who are hurting. In times of grieving, the Psalms offer lament to cry out to God in prayer.

Click HERE to learn more about Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to Afghanistan.




HURRICANE IDA Emergency Relief: 2021 Storm Response!


 

As the recovery from Hurricane Ida continues, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) is committed to acting in compassion, including the long-term needs that go beyond immediate risks and dangers. Click HERE to learn more about Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to Hurricane Ida.




NCM Emergency Relief: 2021 Storm Response


 

Support disaster relief in Tennesse, Kentucky and in surrounding states impacted by recent tornadoes.

Click HERE to learn more about Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to the tornadoes in Tennessee, Kentucky and the surrounding states.




Volunteers Needed to Work at Camp Bond This Summer


 

Volunteer workers are needed at Camp Bond this year for the summer camps.  If you would like to do some volunteer work at Camp Bond, such as working in the kitchen or housekeeping or maintenance and grounds or being a lifeguard etc., some time this summer, please select this LINK and complete the questionnaire and the camp officials will be in contact you.  Please be aware that you will also need to complete a background check if you are scheduled to work and did not have to do one last year.

Thank you so much for giving to the Lord!




JUNE EMPHASIS: World Mission Broadcast


 




MONTHLY MINISTRY


 

DAILY DEVOTIONAL


Join us in our church devotional this year.  We will be following Bible scripture and comments from "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers by selecting https://utmost.org/ or follow this LINK to see the devotional on our church devotional website page.


READING THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:  Read the whole Bible in one year with the "Chronological" reading plan from the Blue Letter Bible WEBSITE.




2022 CHALLENGE(S)


 

“I am going to do something new…” 2022

Isa. 43:18-21

  • PRAY: EFFORT TO PURPOSEFUL, PRAISE FILLED PRAYER BY _________________.
  • READ: EFFORT TO READING/STUDYING THE WORD BY _______________________.

  • SERVE: TO FAITHFUL SERVING IN THE NAME OF JESUS BY ____________________.

  • GIVE: COMMITTING TO MY CHURCH

    •     FINANCIALLY (Tithes and offerings), FAITHFUL ATTENDANCE, FRUITFUL DISCIPLESHIP (BY) ______________.

  • HELP: TO HELPING SOMEONE IN NEED BY __________________________________.

  • LOVE: TIME TO MY FAMILY BY _____________________________________________.

  • SHARE: TO SEE ONE PERSON COME TO KNOW JESUS THROUGH MY PURPOSEFUL PRAYER AND APPROACH TO SHARING MY FAITH (WHO?)  ______________________________________________.

Select this LINK to go to the Google Challenge(s) page.

Suggested options for Bible reading, devotional, and study:

My Utmost For His Highest (O. Chambers)   https://utmost.org/
Year Chronological Bible Reading Plan  https://www.blueletterbible.org/assets/pdf/dbrp/1Yr_ChronologicalPlan.pdf

Also, by using the Bible App by YouVersion.com.  YouVersion has many devotional and Bible study options to choose from.  Download YouVersion for your mobile device at iTUNES or by selecting this LINK.




New Church Building Fundraiser


 

Hand Crafted Items from the wood of the old First Church of the Nazarene building in Durant, Oklahoma.  Click LINK for pictures and detailed information for ordering.

These hand-crafted items are made out of wood from various selections of the old Church, now "The Monterey."

Donated proceeds will go towards our new church building project.

Please email Carol Smith at this LINK to get information about each item or call or text her at (580) 916-5778.

ONLINE DONATION METHODS: Can be processed here  using a Personal Computer or here  using a tablet or mobile device.  Please specify your order in the "other" tab.




LIFE GROUPS


 

JOIN A LIFE GROUP AND GROW

Who holds you accountable spiritually?  Who lifts you up?

Who do you help hold accountable spiritually?  Who do you lift up?

To find out more information about our LIFE groups follow this LINK.

To find the places and times of your Life Group, please refer to the Regular Schedule on the home page of this website or the Calendar page on this website.




Man Up Life Group. New Church Property in Durant or virtual on Zoom..


 

Date:  June 28, 2022
Time: 5:30pm-6:50pm
Place:  New Church Property, 4001 N Washington Avenue, Durant, Oklahoma
Lead:  Pastor Brent Smith

The Man-Up Life Group will discuss chapter 6 in our new study called "THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF HIGHLY ACCOUNTABLE MEN" by Mark R. Laaser.

Select this LINK to get more information about how to obtain the book.

If you are interested in joining us for this study into God's Word, please contact us at (903) 924-0800 or contact us through our contact information on this website's home page.




OKLAHOMA PRIMARY ELECTION DAY!


 

Date: June 28, 2022
Time: 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Early Voting Dates:  June 23-24, 2022
Early Voting Days:  Thursday and Friday
Early Voting Day Times:  8:00 AM-6:00PM

Early Voting Date:  June 25, 2022
Early Voting Day:  Saturday
Early Voting Day Time:  8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Select this LINK for more information.

Select this LINK for information about by Christians should be involved in voting.




Pastor and Michelle Wedding Anniversary


 

Date:  June 30, 2022




Women's Ministries Life Group


 

Date:  July 2, 2022
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Place:  3533 Heritage Drive, Durant, Oklahoma  74701
Lead:  Doctor Jeanette Kinion M.D.

The Women's Life Group will continue in our current study of James and 1 & 2 Peter.

Select this LINK to get more information about how to obtain the book.

If you are interested in joining us for this study into God's Word, please contact us at (903) 924-0800 or contact us through our contact information on this website's home page.

On Saturday, July 9, 2022, we will be a new Bible Study in the book of Romans using the book entitled "Romans:  Encountering The Gospel's Power" by John Stott.

Select this LINK to get more information about how to obtain the book.




SPECIAL SPEAKERS: Rev. Dave and Helen Ann Bucher


 

Date:  July 10, 2022

Please welcome our Special Speakers, Rev. Dave and Helen Ann Bucher, as they bring us the Word of God and give us a report about what the Church of the Nazarene is doing in Saipan,

Pray for our speakers, that they will speak the truth in love to us and pray for us as a church that the Lord Jesus Christ will open our minds and our hearts to receive His word on Sunday Morning and that we will not only be hearers of the Word, but doers of the Word.

To learn more about our special speakers, follow this LINK.




Primary Camp at Camp Bond


 

Date: July 15-18, 2022

THE GREAT AMERICAN CAMPOUT For more information, email Pastor Dorothy Whipp by selecting this LINK.

(For students that have completed grades 1-3)




Junior Camp at Camp Bond


 

Date: July 19-23, 2022

THE GREAT AMERICAN CAMPOUT

For more information, email Pastor Dorothy Whipp by selecting this LINK.

(For students who have completed grades 4-6)




BACK PACK & SCHOOL SUPPLIES!


 

Day:  Saturday
Date:  July 23, 2022
Time:  10:00am-1:00 or until we run out!
Place:  Church House, 4001 North Washington Avenue, Durant, Oklahoma

It's that time of year again.  We are going to bless the less fortunate kids this year.

We would like to give out 100 backpacks and an assortment of school supplies to families in Durant that need help to supply their students who are going back to school this August.  We need donations of backpacks and school supplies and/or money to meet our goal. We will not do "school or grade specific" supplies but will get those which are most common for schools and grades. The individuals will be responsible to fill their own children's specific school lists.

Please "let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful (or hilarious) giver."  2 Corinthians 9:7

The following links are for the different school supply list: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten-4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and Durant Middle School.

For more information, please contact Martha Wilson or email us using this LINK or send us a message using our FACEBOOK page or call the church office at (580) 924-0800.  If you would like to donate online, please use this LINK to go to our "Online Giving" page.  After you have selected the GivePlus+ button and are taken to the online giving page, please input the amount that you wish to donate in the "Other" category and then input "School Supplies" in the note/memo next to the amount and complete the rest of the required information.  Thank you so much for supplying the needs of those students whose parents' cannot provide their students' with all the required supplies for this school year.




Vacation Bible School


 

Dates: July 29-31, 2022
Times: To Be Announced
Place: Church House located at 4001 N Washington Ave, Durant, Oklahoma

Select this LINK for more information on Facebook.

Select this LINK to register.




Communion Sunday


 

Date:  July 31, 2022

Follow this LINK for information on The Lord's Supper.

2 Corinthians 13:5-6

Follow this LINK for suggested questions to examine yourself to see if you are in the faith.

Those that plan to view our live streaming service online and participate in Communion with us should obtain and prepare their Communion Elements as soon as possible.  Then on the Sunday that we serve Communion, please have your Communion Elements available at the being of the service so as not to be rushed when the Church takes Communion.




United Prayer Gathering: (All Evening Services Cancelled At Our Facilities)


 

Date:  August 21, 2022
Time:  5:00pm to 6:15pm

The churches of Bryan County will be gathering at the Victory Life Church of Durant from 5:00pm until 6:15pm on Sunday Evening to give praise and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ and for who He is and to give thanksgiving for all the blessings that He has given to us.  To ask that God's Kingdom will come to this earth, that God's perfect will, will be done here on earth, to pray that Christ will supply our needs according to His riches in Glory and to intercede and stand in the gap for those who need His saving grace, for His church, for our schools, for our city, for our county, for our state, and for our country, and to prepare us to resist temptation by helping us to put on the full armor of God to withstand the onslaughts of the Evil One.

All evening services will be cancelled so that we may all gather at the Victory Life Church and participate in the United Prayer Gathering of Bryan County.

United Prayer Gathering Facebook details LINK.

The Victory Life Church in Durant, Oklahoma is located at 3412 West University Boulevard.




Girl Friends Retreat!


 

Date: September 9-10, 2022
Place:  Embassy Suites, NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Early Registration Fee before August 15:  $50.00
Late Registration Fee after August 15:  $55.00
Final Deadline to Register:  August 25
 

I’m extremely excited to let you know that September 9 & 10, 2022, we will be going to a new hotel with lots of room to grow - Embassy Suites on NW Expressway!  Our speaker, Dr. Sandra Dalton-Smith, has become a great friend, and I know you will love her!  She’s a medical doctor, devoted Christian, wife, mom, writer and speaker.  Also, Libby Frees & Friends will be leading worship!  You do not want to miss it!!
 
My prayer is that we will have a HUGE attendance!
 
Love you! 
Sandy

Details for the Girlfriends Retreat can be found on the gray graphic page title "Registration."  That graphic can be enlarged by selecting the graphic.  It can be enlarged again by selecting the X arrows at the top right-hand corner of the graphic.  You can close the graphic by selecting the X at the bottom right-hand corner of the graphic.

Select this LINK to register for Girlfriends Retreat.




HALF-MILLION MOBILIZATION


 

THE HALF MILLION MOBILIZATION 
Colossians 4:2
"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."

We Begin...

We begin to usher in a new day in the USA/Canada Region in the Church of the Nazarene.  We do this not in our own strength, but in the strength of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Do we believe God can change the trajectory of our declining churches?
  • Do we believe God will raise up leaders to start new churches?
  • Do we believe God has a place in our current culture for the Nazarene holiness message?

Of course, the answer is yes. Perhaps there has never been a better time in the USA/Canada Region for the work of God’s church to break through.
Let us join together in a time of prayer for renewal in our ministry and our churches.
Let us pray for a resurgence in the Nazarene message of hope and holiness.

“God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.” 
- John Wesley

Please join the Church of the Nazarene USA/Canada Region family in this HALF-MILLION MOBILIZATION by selecting this LINK in order to find out more information about how to mobilize in prayer.