June 7, 2024

This past Wednesday night, the church kitchen overflowed with laughter and conversation as 30 youth students worked together to make a simple meal. Students sat side-by-side around tables, sharing in this meal they had prepared. Then, with full stomachs, we gathered in a circle for precious moments to read Scripture, share, and pray–a new thing in youth that we call 'Table Talk in the Kitchen with Jazmyn'. I mean, who isn’t happy when they have a plate of tacos with chips and queso in front of them? 


During the creative chaos of that night, I couldn’t help but take a step back and remember the words from a stranger who sat next to me on a plane just a week before. “What if the church was a place that young people knew they belonged, not a place they couldn’t wait to leave,” she said. Her vision resonates a lot with me, so I bubble with joy in moments like those in the kitchen where I get a front-row seat to the church living out her call to be a family where people know they belong. Can I just say that I am so excited by the things that God is stirring in our young people?!


This week, we will continue our series through the book of James, taking a deeper dive into James 1:19-27. Through the wisdom and reminders of James in this passage, we can take a step back and ask ourselves a similar question as the woman on the plane—what does it actually look like for us to live as God’s people in a hurting world? Quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to become angry? Doers of the Word? Caring for orphans and widows in their distress? These aren’t just behavior modifications that James gives but are the result of allowing God to transform every part of us from the inside out. 


I hope you’ll join us this Sunday at 9:00AM for a special time of worship as we talk about Faith Beneath the Surface followed by a special opportunity for prayer!


Come, open to the good work that God wants to do in you – in us!!

You are so loved!


Jazmyn Collins


Ruby Facio | June 13 | 11:00AM graveside service at Hillcrest with a reception at Port Naz

Rev. John Denney | June 15 | 10:00AM at Port Naz with a reception to follow

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

If you plan to attend the reception, RSVP > church office, 784.3305


Breeze Login | Breeze Online Giving | Christian Academy | Connection Card | Pastor Mark's eNews | Port Naz Calendar | Port Naz Ministries | Small Groups | Visit our website

Sunday Worship Services | 9:00AM

Discipleship Ministries | 10:15AM | Classes for all ages

Live Stream | 9:00AM | Facebook | YouTube

Children's Church | 9:00AM

Sunday School | 10:15AM

Nursery & Childcare | 9:00 & 10:15AM

Youth Group, 10:15AM


Bible Studies & Electives | Adults, Youth & Kids

Connect with us online at portnaz.org

Service & Event Updates | Text @pnupdates to 81010

Children's Updates | Text @pnkids to 81010

Youth Updates | Text @portnazyo to 81010

Facebook  Instagram  Youtube  

You have received this email because you expressed interest in the Porterville Church of the Nazarene.