Nazarene News

Welcome our new District Director for Nazarene Disaster Response 

 

On December 5th, 2015 the District Advisory Board voted to name Rev. Errol Vieira as District Director for Nazarene Disaster Response (NDR). Please keep Rev. Errol in your prayers as he fulfills this important assignment.

"My name is Errol Vieira and I was born in British Guyana. Cheryl is my beautiful wife for the past 25 year and we have two blessed kids, Lauren and Steffan. I am the pastor of the Queens Ozone Park Church of the Nazarene and I have a master's degree in Christian counseling.  I accepted the position as NDR Director because I want to be use  by God to help others when it matters the most."

- Rev. Errol Vieira


 

 Pastoral Transition at Manhattan Lamb's Church

   

From left to right: Gabriel Salguero, Reynaldo Bazan, Art Alexander, Marilin Maldonado-Bazan, Jeanette Salguero   

From left to right: Gabriel Salguero, Reynaldo Bazan, Art Alexander, Marilin Maldonado-Bazan, Jeanette Salguero

Dear Metro NY Nazarenes,

After much prayer Pastors Gabriel & Jeanette Salguero have decided the time has come for their family to transition to another ministerial location. After 10 wonderful years of serving as pastors at The Lamb's Church in New York City they will be officially transitioning to Florida in December. They have decided to accept a call to serve at  El Calvario in Orlando, Florida. May God lead and guide them into a bright future.

God in His time has provided Pastors Reynaldo and Marilin Bazan to fill the vacancy of Pastors Gabriel  and Jeanette Salguero. Reynaldo Bazan has been an associate pastor at the Lamb's church for three years. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary in 2011 with a Masters in Divinity. Pastor Reynaldo and his wife, Marilin Maldonado-Bazan, have two children: Matias Grayson Salvador Bazan & Jadelyn Carrion. We welcome Pastor Reynaldo and his family to our Metro New York District pastoral staff.

You can e-mail Pastor Reynaldo at reynaldobazan@gmail.com


 

 

Dear Family,

Last Saturday we had the NYI Youth Fest to conclude this year and prepare for the next.

What encouragement and blessing it was for our young people. The Lord was glorified by the worship and fellowship of approximately 200 youth and young adults, representing churches from all three states. It was a multicultural celebration and time of renewal. Many prayers were answer, lives were changed, leaders motivated, and our youth were encouraged to BE, GO, and DO within their sphere of influence, for and as the kingdom.

For more information to upcoming initiatives regarding the NYI/JNI, please email us at nyi@mnynaz.com. Log on and like our facebook.com/nyimny to view updated videos and pictures of what's happening around our area on a local and district level. You can also visit our website at mnynaz.com/nyi

Here are a few pictures...

 

  

 

 

 


 

Looking to God in Troubled Times

      

In light of all that is going on in our world let us lift up our hearts. Thought this might help.

"We praise You, O God.
Even in the midst of this world's wickedness
we celebrate Your majesty and power.
For You are here, O God.
You are here to save;
You are here also to judge.
Even while the godless trumpet their rebellion,
You hold the world in the palm of Your hand.
Should You close Your hand in anger, O God,
their doom is sealed,
their boasts ended forever.
Your fainthearted servants
need not be dismayed, O God.
Even the rebelliousness of Your obstinate creatures
can serve to further Your purposes.
We need not fear the distortions
of those who defy and oppose You.
We need only renew our relationship to You,
rededicate our lives to Your objectives,
and continue to celebrate Your presence
and Your power in our world."
- Leslie F. Brandt



In Christ,
Art Alexander

 



 


 
SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS: THE CHURCH IS RESPONDING
A Message from Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

We have all been shocked by the image of a 3-year-old Syrian boy who washed up on a beach in Turkey. His family was desperately trying to escape the fear of death. The war in Syria is in its 5th year and is only growing worse. This summer, we have watched as hundreds of thousands of people have tried to escape the violence by fleeing to Europe. The crisis in Syria has displaced more than 12 million people. Half of them are children.

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PASTOR APPRECIATION SUNDAY

October 11, 2015

Sunday, October 11th is Pastor Appreciation Sunday. It's not too early to plan a special time of appreciation for your pastor or pastors. If you need ideas, we've attached a link that will give you many good ways to say to your leader (s);  "we love and appreciate you."

So talk it up among each other. Please don't assume someone else will think to do something. Talk to your board members and come up with something special.  

"Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord's work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance." 1 Thess. 5:12  

Be a blessing and be blessed !                                                    

 CLICK HERE FOR IDEAS ON HOW TO CELEBRATE YOUR PASTOR

 


 

  

40 Hour Basic Immigration Law Training and IT'S FREE

World Relief is pleased to offer an intensive, 40 hour immigration law training in conjunction with Christ Fellowship of Elizabeth. World Relief is a Christian based organization who's mission is to empower the local Church to serve the most vulnerable.   

This course is for anyone interested in serving immigrant communities by offering authorized legal services. The course is a comprehensive Study of U.S. Immigration Law and covers areas such as the authorized practice of law, Family Visa Petitions, Asylum and Refugee status, and special visa petitions such as H1/B, U, T, VAWA, and other visa classifications. The course will also cover the BIA application process for Non-Profit organization recognition and BIA accreditation.   

If you are interested in attending this course please click on the link below:

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


Welcome Pastor Ydalia Comas de Ortega

 New Pastor of Bronx Betel Church of the Nazarene

 

Here she is in her own words:

"I accepted Christ as my personal Savior at the age of 15, in the Church of the Nazarene. I felt a deep call to serve God in the ministry of preaching and teaching. Since this time I have been committed to the Lord and the Church of the Nazarene. Together with my husband we have served God in different ministries (Seminary teachers, pastors, district superintendents  in Dominican Republic, coordinators of compassionate ministries, etc.) and we are prepared to minister with greater wisdom, as we move forward. For 32 years we have formed a team that answers God's call, to honor Him, serve with passion, compassion, and without condition, as it says in Matthew 9:36: "On seeing the crowds he had compassion on them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." We assume the challenge of the Church of the Nazarene to Make Christ like disciples in the nations..."

You can e-mail Pastor Ydalia at ycomasortega@gmail.com