Getting a college degree is an achievement for anyone --- but for an 89-year-old retired Nazarene evangelist, Clell Elliott, it's a lifelong dream come true.
"This is wonderful to dress up in this cap and gown and march across the stage and receive a diploma," Elliott said. "I really don't know, as I said, if I have a vocabulary efficient to express how I feel and my emotions, but I know one thing, it's great."
Elliott enrolled at the University of Rio Grande in 1958, and completed three years. But he was forced to drop out when he lost his job and got a new job out of town. Elliott attended other schools throughout his life, but never received a degree, until becoming part of the Class of 2012. "It's just great to get an education, to get a diploma," Elliott said.
This is clearly a dream come true, even if it was a half a century in the making. The entire district family sends congratulations to Rev. Elliott for this significant achievement. What an inspirational story!
DISTRICT ASSEMBLY ACTION
Following a 99% approval of the voting delegates, a motion was carried that resulted in a NAME CHANGE for our district. To better align ourselves with the unique geographical distinctions and boundaries of our district churches as well as to reflect the terminology of the other four districts in the state of Ohio, we are now officially the SOUTH CENTRAL OHIO DISTRICT CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE. Please be reminded that this action took effect immediately following the adjournment of our District Assembly.
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Westerville Church extends this invitation to let our district family know about a significant family-centered event that is being held at their church facility. Please follow this link to discover more details: Westerville News
A NOTE FROM YOUR DISTRICT TREASURER
Dear Church Treasurer
Attached you will find a Church Treasurer Month End Checklist for the month of March.
If you need assistance from me for the Funding the Mission web site, the district online payment option or for other questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 740-927-1188.
Here is the link for this document: Church Treasurer Checklist
"DIVERSITY MATTERS": a celebration of multicultural awareness
Dr. Tom Nees was used by God in a powerful way to "EQUIP" the South Central Ohio District for making a significant multicultural impact through the ministry efforts of the local church. This "free" event was sponsored by COMO (Central Ohio Multicultural Outreach) and was held at Northwest Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, May 5. On Sunday afternoon, May 6, there was a significant celebration worship event also at Northwest Church with Dr. Tom Nees preaching and featuring the music of the Columbus Korean Soh Mang choir.
This magnificent resource event will form the foundation for developing an intentional and effective strategy that will require a collaborative effort on the part of our Columbus metro area churches in order to redemptively reach our increasingly racialized culture.
CHILLICOTHE WESTSIDE SPONSORS KIDS CRUSADE
Pastor Jerry Carpenter welcomes your prayer support for a significant outreach event that is planned in cooperation with several community sponsors. This event has proven to be a significant tool for impacting community youth with the gospel.
Follow this link for details: Crusade Flyer
Follow this link for packing list: Crusade Packing List
Follow this link for Crusade Timeline: Events Schedule
Follow this link for Crusade Registration Form: Registration Kids Crusade
Follow this link for Crusade Medical Release Form: Registration Medical Release
Follow this link for Crusade Volunteer Application: Registration Volunteer App
Follow this link for a Crusade Welcome Letter: Welcome Letter
WOMEN'S MULTICULTURAL RETREAT
Pastor Vera Davis is organizing an exciting diversity event. Take a look at the details on the poster below and make your plans now to attend. The guest list of speakers and presenters is of "General Assembly" caliber so you won't want to miss out on this FIRST EVER multicultural event exclusively for women hosted here on our district, presented by COMO, Central Ohio Multicultural Outreach. Come and be equipped to revolutionize your local church as you seek to make Christ known to your community.
Here is a link to the full-size poster and details: Retreat flyer
Here is a link to on-line registration: The Multicultural Ministries Retreat