At Nazareth, we recognize the wealth of experience and wisdom possessed by our senior adult members. That’s why we offer opportunities for senior adults to use their skills, insights, and talents in service to others. Through these activities and many more, mature adults at Nazareth live out their desire to serve Christ by serving others.
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Our Nazareth members 55+ can be found
- Leading Bible studies
- Serving on Church Council and leadership teams
- Visiting homebound members
- Landscaping church grounds
- Serving funeral luncheons and Lenten soup suppers
- Knitting prayer shawls
- Staffing the Nazareth library
- Building Habitat for Humanity houses
Bible Studies for Adults 55+
- MidKids - Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in Room 156
- Prime Time - Sundays at 9:50 a.m. in Room 151
- SEARCH - Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in Room 160
- Senior Adult Women’s Bible Study
- 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month; 9:00 a.m. in Room 158
- Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study - Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m.
- College Square Hy-Vee
Shepherd’s Staff - This visitation ministry calls on homebound members and those who have suffered an illness or bereavement.
Home Communion - This visitation ministry provides Communion for homebound members.
Thursday Fellowship is a luncheon served every Thursday at 12:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. All members and their friends who are 55+ years are invited to attend. For the low cost of $5, you will enjoy a delicious meal in the company of friends. Please call the church office at 319-266-7589 for this week's menu and to RSVP.
Nazareth offers opportunities for women to gain a deeper understanding of who Christ is, what He has done for us, and how He can inspire us to serve others, support each other, and share Christ with everyone. Click HERE for the current Women’s Ministry brochure. For further information about the history of Nazareth’s Women of the ELCA, click HERE.
- GATHER BIBLE STUDIES
Times and Locations:Wednesdays - January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8
· 9:15 a.m. (Room 156)Thursdays - January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9
· 7:00 a.m. (Room 156)
· 9:15 a.m. (Room 156)
· 1:00 p.m. (Room 158)
· 7:00 p.m. (Glen Meadows, New Aldaya)
Description: This 4 month Bible study will explore stories from both the Old and New Testament. As we reflect on how our biblical forebears heard and responded to God’s call, we will gain insight into how God is calling us – and how God may be calling others through us. Anyone is welcome to join a Gather Bible study group for one or more sessions.
JANUARY – “Hearing God’s Call” – A study of men and women in the Old Testament, some of whom heard and recognized God’s call clearly; others who struggled to realize it was God who was calling them or exactly what God was calling them to do.
FEBRUARY – “The Call of Jesus” – This session focuses on how Jesus’ calling of the disciples, on Jesus’ call to Saul (Paul) on the road to Damascus, and on Jesus’ call to all Christians to take up the cross and follow.
MARCH – “Called to Serve” – Jesus is clear that one of the central ways we respond to God’s call is by serving others. When we serve others, we are recognizing Christ present in their need. When we serve others, they see Christ visible in our loving service.APRIL – “Calling Networks” – Calling is not something private or individualistic. Our callings are always interwoven with our relationships and our communities. This session focuses on how we support others in hearing and responding to God’s call.The Gather magazine is used for the study. Extra copies are available during the study. If you wish to have your own copy, you may subscribe for $19.95/year.For questions or further information, please contact Donna Kirschenmann at email@example.com.
Join with men of Nazareth as they grow together in God’s amazing love and grace. We offer several ways to get involved with other guys and provide a chance to have fellowship with fellow men of God.
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Every Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. in Cedar Falls Hy-Vee upstairs meeting room. Enjoy coffee and a roll, and don't forget to bring your Bible. Our Bible study is informal, and your insights and questions are welcomed.
Pastor Brian leads a Promise Keepers Bible study from 12:00 -1:00 on Wednesdays in Room 160 at Nazareth. Bring your Bible and your lunch.
Every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. in Room 158.
Every Saturday morning at 7:45 a.m. in Room 156.
The Willing Workers team serves by assisting with repair, maintenance and building tasks around church and beyond. Contact Pastor Denny Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.