Week of January 17, 2021


In the News This Week:


·       District Superintendent Process Update

·       Weekly Prayer for District Superintendent Search

·       Celebrate Recovery On-Line Training

·       Bangor Church hosting C.S. Lewis Movie (new)

·       Nazarene Theological Seminary Sunday

·       Classes Being Taught on the District

·       StrengthFinders Advocate 101 Training (attached)



District Superintendent Search Process Update 1/4/2021

Concerning the DS Search Process, the names of the individuals that have been nominated for the District Superintendent position here in Maine have been received by headquarters and biographical information is being gathered on each one. That information will be sent to the District Advisory Council around 1/18/2022. The DAC will then meet on 2/8/2022 to reduce the list of nominations to 10 or 12. That list will then be sent to the Board of General Superintendents to review and approve. The approved list will then be sent back to the DAC around 2/21/2022 in preparation for the DAC to reduce the list to approximately 2-3 candidates to have conversations with. Please note that the DAC and headquarters are working together to follow these dates as closely as possible. Another update on the process will be sent out around February 3rd.

Weekly Prayer for District Superintendent Search

Monday evenings at 8:30 p.m. The meeting is via Zoom and the links are below. Please join in prayer for this important part of the process of selecting a new district superintendent. We want God’s will for the person He wants to lead the Maine District.

Christian Rogers is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


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Rev. Chris Rogers, Chairman for Special Prayer for the District Superintendent Search

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Email: Carogers1972@gmail.com


Celebrate Recovery On-Line Training

January 22nd. This is an all-day training session. Go to the Celebrate Recovery website and register for this training. The cost is $77. Contact Mrs. Cindy Quinlan at 207-632-8387 or cindyquinlan1954@gmail.com for more information.

The Most Reluctant Convert The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis

The Bangor Church of the Nazarene will be hosting The Most Reluctant Convert The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis - on Saturday January 29th at 4:30pm. The address is 1465 Union Street Bangor. This event is open to the public so bring all your friends and come see C.S. Lewis share about his profound journey from vigorous debunker of Christianity to become, as he said, “the most reluctant convert in all England.” Tickets should be purchased online and can be purchased up until the day of the movie. We will be available to help you buy tickets at the door but prefer if you buy them in advance. Masks will be required. For more information, contact Kayla Adams at: ltg3.ned1314@gmail.com

The tickets can be purchased from the following link:


The trailer can be viewed at:



Nazarene Theological Seminary Sunday 

January 30th, 2022, is designated “Seminary Sunday” across the Church of the Nazarene Denomination. Please pray for the work of the seminary, the students, faculty, and staff. Please give an offering gift as the Lord directs you. This offering is vital for the seminary to continue ministering to men and women called into ministry and their preparations through study.


Classes Being Taught on the District for the Spring. 

Interpreting Scripture

Instructor: Rev. Tim George

Dates: Tuesday 2/1/22 - Tuesday 3/22/21 

Time: Tuesdays 6:00- 8:30 pm

Location: South Portland Church of the Nazarene (525 Highland Avenue, South Portland, ME 04106)

Zoom Available.


To sign up please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/xcwjvHB1eVbV67Dd8


Systematic Theology 1

Instructor: Rev. Christina Couch

Dates: Tuesday 3/29/22 - Tuesday 6/7/2 (With breaks during District Assembly and Easter)

Time: Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 PM

Required Texts:

Dunning, H. Ray. Grace, Faith, and Holiness: A Wesleyan Systematic Theology. Beacon Hill Press, 1988.

ISBN: 9780834112193

Thorsen, Don. An Exploration of Christian Theology. 2008, Baker, 2015.

ISBN: 9780801030901

Location: TBD

Zoom Available


To sign up please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/RmjuQEjEYkUTiJbv7


StrengthFinders Seminar

Save the Date! Do you wish you understood the people in your life better or create a better functioning team dynamic during group projects?  Or even to understand yourself better? If so, StrengthFinders training is for you. StrengthFinders training will help you discover your strengths and how those strengths interact in the world around you. It has been used to help with personal growth, marriage enrichment, corporate team dynamics, church leadership growth, and many other ways.

Maine District Board of Ministry is offering Strength Advocate 101 on February 12th at Gardiner Church of the Nazarene with guest speaker Ken Balch. The cost is $40 for early registration and $45 for late. Early registration must be received by February 1st and late registration must be received by February 7th. Strengths Advocate 101 is a one-day workshop where you will learn more about your own top strengths. You will also receive the tools an advocate needs to help others appreciate and apply their strengths. All are welcome to attend For more information, please contact Rev. David Suitter at Davidsuitter@gmail.com or (207)-462-8994. Register at https://ilovemychurchmaine.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1121767

See the attached registration form.

Contact Information: 

The District Center Address is: 296 Route 202, Greene, ME 04236. This is also the home address for Steve and Glenda Dillman. District Superintendent (Steve Dillman) Info: Cell Phone: 717-421-5147; E-Mail Address: mainenazds@gmail.com; District Office (Glenda) 207-946-6210 or cell 724-355-9183, E-Mail Address: mainenazoffice@gmail.com; District Website: www.mainenazarene.org; Calendar Information to Kim Martin at Augusta First Church, E-Mail Address: mainenazarene@gmail.com.  Prayer Requests to Kathy Joyce at E-Mail Address: Kathy_joyce@yahoo.com.

District News and Prayer Requests

If you know of someone that would like to be included in the district news, please send their name, church name and e-mail address to the district office. We will gladly add them to the list. Also, please update the office if your E-Mail Address changes. (mainenazoffice@gmail.com)

Church Sponsored Events

Please send information for any special events that your church is sponsoring at least 3-4 weeks prior to the start date of the event if possible. We would love to put your events on the Weekly District News. Please make your announcement as brief as possible, and with the details that are needed including contact person and contact information.