Week of March 23, 2020

In the News This Week:


  • I Peter 5:7 (new)

  • Website Information – (new)

  • Drive-in Church at the Wiscasset Church

  • Blood Drive at the Windham Church (new)

  • Church Essentials Training (Canceled/Postponed)

  • Children’s Jamboree – Cancelled

  • NYI Updates (new)

  • Good Friday Service – Canceled (new)

  • District Assembly - Canceled and update (new)

  • Deputation Services for David and Naomi Phillips

  • Teen Camp

  • Children’s Camp

  • NYI Dates for Calendar

  • Men’s Prayer Summit

I Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you!


Check out the district website at www.mainenazarene.org for updates related to the current health crisis.

Drive-in Church at the Wiscasset Church

The Wiscasset Church has just installed a new system that will allow you to hear the sermon of Rev. Wally Staples from your car in the church parking lot. Turn your car radio to station 1610AM on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. The church will be having drive-in church every Sunday until our government leaders encourage churches to start worship in their buildings again. The address of the church is: 255 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset. If you know anyone in this area that would like to participate in the drive-in church, please invite them to worship with the Wiscasset Church. The drive-thru food pantry will follow the service.


Blood Drive

The Windham Church and Coffee Talk have teamed up to fill a critical need in the Blood supply in hosting a Blood drive from 10 am-3 pm at the Windham Church of the Nazarene at 823 Gray Road. We will be sponsoring a drive every Wednesday in April to continue to take a stand against all that is going on.


The Windham Church is extending an invitation for any of our churches and its people to stand with us by donating blood. We know all we will touch will see, feel, hear, and taste the love peace, joy, and goodness of God. The Angel said Fear Not. For more information, contact Jim Tabone at jimtabone76@gmail.com

Church Essentials Training in Bangor for April 3rd & 4th has been CANCELED due to the health crisis.

The Church Essentials Training will be rescheduled as soon as we are cleared to meet together again.


NMI Children’s Jamboree has been CANCELLED due to the coronavirus


Good Friday Service at the Auburn Church, Friday, April 10th has been canceled.

NYI Updates:

The following events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Festival of Life, NYI Convention, & Quest.

The current council will remain in place for at least the next four weeks, (our next meeting.) 


We remain hopeful that the Summer Young Adult Retreat as well as Teen Camp will be able to take place. We are talking with Camp Berea about postponing payments so that families do not have to commit financially at this very uncertain time. All checks received will be held until at least April 25th. Please DO continue to send in forms.


If you have any questions, you can contact the council at maine.nyi.youth@gmail.com.

District Assembly has been canceled for this year.

The District Advisory Council has voted, in accordance with the manual, to handle all business of the assembly. The District Advisory Council is asking all local churches to elect or appoint delegates. The District Advisory Council is exploring ways to give delegates access to their meeting. More information will be shared as we work out the details.


Deputation for Rev. David and Naomi Phillips 

June 17-24th. David and Naomi Phillips are from the South East Asia Field. They were in Maine several years ago and

this is their final year of deputation. If you would like to schedule David and Naomi for a deputation service for your church, please contact Kathy Mason at: cnkmason@megalink.net

Wednesday, June 17th – Norway Church – 6:00 p.m. Service

Thursday, June 18th – Lisbon Falls Church – 6:00 p.m. Service – Ice Cream Social to follow service

Friday, June 19th – Ellsworth Church – 6:00 p.m. Service

Saturday, June 20th – Bowdoinham Church – 6:00 p.m. Service

Sunday, a.m. June 21st – Augusta Church – 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Sunday, p. m, June 21st – Millinocket Church – 5:00 p.m. Potluck Dinner and 6:00 p.m. Service

Monday, June 22nd – Belfast Church – 6:00 p.m. Service

Tuesday, June 23rd – Dover-Foxcroft Church – details to follow

Wednesday, June 24th – Windham Church – 6:00 p.m. service with refreshments to follow

Teen Camp 2020 is Coming – Monday, July 20th at 3:00 p.m. – Friday, July 24th at 1:00 p.m. We are returning to beautiful Bunganot Pond this summer! Camp Berea in Lyman ME https://berea.org/facilities-me/. Our camp speaker this summer is Stephanie Lobdell, Campus Pastor at Mount Vernon Nazarene University! https://www.mvnu.edu/employees/slobdell  Get a Cool prize if registered by April 17th! Pre-registration if postmarked by April 17 is $199. Last call registration is by June 1 is $230. Please find attached a copy of the Student Camp Application and the Camp Counselor Application. If you or someone you know wants to apply to be a counselor, please have them return their application to Kelly Miner or myself ASAP.

Children’s Camp – August 3rd – 8th for all kids age 7-11. Children’s camp will be at China Lake. The children’s evangelist is Rev. Beth Bidle-Rush. Beth has 25 years of experience ministering to children. Rev. Vanessa Betancourt and Rev. Kimberly Merrill will be the camp co-directors. More information will be coming soon but for now, save the dates and start saving money and planning to send your children to camp.  (See the attached flyer).


Mark Your Calendars with these dates from the NYI!

July 18-20 - Young Adult Retreat – Camp Berea

July 20-24 – Teen Camp – Camp Berea



Men’s Prayer Summit

January 7-9, 2021. The prayer summit will be held at the Brookwoods Conference Center. The cost will be $134 per person. Please put this on your calendar and start saving your money to attend. More details will follow as they are available. Contact Jim Tabone at jimtabone76@gaiil.com if you have more questions.



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)

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, but, with the details that are needed.