Week of September 21, 2020

In the News This Week:



  •  NPH Curriculum Needed 

  • Revival Services at Norway (updated)

  • Prayer March led by Franklin Graham

  • Blood Drive at the Fairfield Church

  • 10th Anniversary – Zech Trek

  • World Wide Day of Pray

  • Bangor Church Yard Sale (new)

  • Teen Bible Quizzing Schedule

  • NYI – Mountain Climb

  • SDMI Convention (Postponed)

  • Ministers and Mates Retreat

  • Men’s Prayer Summit (see attachment)


Nazarene Publishing House (NPH) Curriculum needed

The Millinocket Church is looking for some old NPH curriculum. They are trying to locate the DVD.  It's called Wired (ISBN: 978-0-8341-2451-6). I have attached a picture of it.  If anyone has a copy of the DVD they can borrow, please contact Daniele Hamlin at lostsheepfound.dh@gmail.com or 207-723-4533.


Revival Services at the Norway Church

The Norway Church of the Nazarene (10 Grove Street, Norway, ME) will be in revival services on September 24th-27th at 6:30 p.m. each evening (Thursday - Sunday). Rev. Sam LaCombe (Pastor at the Windham Church will be the special speaker).



Prayer March

Saturday, September 26th from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. led by Franklin Graham. The prayer march will start at the Lincoln Memorial and go to our Nation’s Capital in Washington D.C. Our country needs hope. If you believe that hope is found in God, please join with others at our Nation’s Capital, or from your home or anywhere you wish to pray. Make a difference for our country through prayer. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you in prayer.


Blood Drive at the Fairfield Church

Saturday, September 26th. You can sign up on line at the Red Cross Website. The time of blood drive is 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Church address is: 81 Main Street, Fairfield). Contact Sue Gray at susiekt1123@yahoo.com  for more information.



Zech Trek  (family style) 

This year Zech Trek is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Thursday, October 1st through Saturday, October 3rd in Strong, Maine and in the Western Mountain Wilderness. Join us for this great Maine District off-roading event! The Trek begins Thursday at 8:30 a.m. (feel free to come Wednesday afternoon or evening to set up camp). Bring daily refreshments, snacks and potluck food for breakfast, lunch and dinners. Lunch will be “on the road.” There will be nightly BBQs for dinner and bonfires for enjoyment. Bring bikes for the kids to ride, wheelers, implements for hunting, and games. Communion will be served one evening with hand-turned communion cups, made by our district superintendent, Steve Dillman. Electric and water are available for campers. Indoor facilities and sleeping are available. Bring your camper, tent, a sleeping bag – whatever you need to sleep. Base Camp is the Strong Church of the Nazarene (78 N. Main Street, Strong, ME). Plan to come and bring some friends and family with you for lots of fun and fellowship. See the attached flyer. For more information, contact: Jim Duvall at 207-732-0121 or jamesduvall57@gmail.com or Rev. Dave Smith at 207-668-5981 or zechtreking@yahoo.com


Worldwide Prayer Meeting Live from Plymouth

October 6th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The prayer meeting will be live streamed from Plymouth, MA. “We are going to pray from Lot #1 America, in Plymouth, MA, the site of the first house in America, where the 51 Pilgrims who survived the first winter, prayed. We’re going to pray and we’re going to believe that God is going to resurrect this nation again. This prayer meeting is not our idea, this is a God-initiated moment in the history of this nation. The very future of America now depends on our prayers.” Pastor Carter Conlon, Times Square Church, NYC. Please join those gathered in Plymouth, MA in praying for our country and for the salvation of our friends and loved ones. Please spend the time in prayer,  wherever it works for you.


Yard Sale – Bangor Church

The Bangor Church of the Nazarene is conducting a Huge Yard Sale on the front lawn of the church at 1465 Union Street, Bangor, on October 9th and 10th (Friday and Saturday) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days. This sale will benefit Local and Global Missions. Call or text Pastor Mark Stanford at 207-522-2500 with any questions.


Teen Bible Quizzing Schedule

For more information contact Rev. Christina Couch at followingtheson@hotmail.com or 207-351-0289.

October 2-3
November 6-7
December 11-12
January (2021) 1-2
February (2021) 5-6
District Quiz Finals (2021) March 5-6



NYI Mountain Climb

October 17th at Douglas Mountain  (more details to follow)

SDMI Convention

A note from Rev. Vanessa Betancourt, SDMI President: “The SDMI Council has made the decision to POSTPONE the SDMI Convention that was scheduled for October 24th. Our task is to equip and engage leaders in our district and with a limit of 50 to attend due to Covid, we do not feel we can adequately provide the resources to those who would be attending. We are opting not to Zoom the convention because to be quite honest, it’s not engaging, It’s a means to an end when you have to have a meeting and cannot, but it’s definitely not engaging.” The SDMI council will be meeting on Oct. 5th to discuss their plan for the future.



Ministers and Mates (M&M) Retreat

November 1-3 at the Red Jacket Mountainview Resort in North Conway, NH. Registrations due by October 14th. Dr. Carla Sunberg (General Superintendent – special speaker).

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.