Notes From the Pastor

From Pig Slop to Big Party

Pig slop. He lived in it. He ate it. His options were limited and it was his own dang fault. He knew it. His father knew it. His family knew it. His brother definitely knew it. And yet, when he gave up his selfish ways, humbled himself, and turned back to home, his father welcomed […]

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Crisis Care Kits Meet Needs

This past weekend we packed over 375 Crisis Care Kits for disaster relief around the world. These kits go towards helping those who are in need after incidents like hurricane Ida.  It made landfall in the United States Sunday afternoon (8/31) as a Category 4 storm. As of 2 September, roughly one million people in Louisiana and Mississippi are […]

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Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

Often times we make loving our neighbor a hard road or a tough path. We make it more like a rocky mountain climb than a simple walk across the street. Here is the truth, it is as easy as taking the 1st step. You can do it. I believe in you. Here at TCNaz, we value […]

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Let Us Pray

God of all mercy and peace, we pray today for those living in Afghanistan who are experiencing hate, death, and violence. May they sense your nearness today. Protect them and guard them in Christ Jesus. We also lift up those in Haiti who have lost family, friends, or home. May you be merciful to them […]

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Shechem Children’s Home

This last week we have over 60 kids at VBS each night. Pastor Karen and her team felt a strong pull to raise funds for the Shechem Children’s Home in the Philippines. There children find hope in the midst of trauma inflicted through sexual exploitation. This home offers a place for 12 children at a time to […]

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VBS is Coming!

I have a picture of Ryan on my dresser. He was 4 years old at a VBS. A dear friend took the picture right as he raised his hand saying that he wanted to accept Jesus as his savior. I wept happy tears and praised God for his newfound, little man, big-sized, faith and I […]

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The Mission and Party at the Park

Loving God. Serving Others. Growing Together. That is the mission of TCNaz and resonates with what we understand to be the very heart of God. We love God by spending time with Him, giving of our first and best, communicating with Him, and worshiping Him alongside our community of faith. We Serve Others by thinking of ourselves […]

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Celebrating Baptism

Ceremonies have the wonderful potential of reminding us of our past and pressing us towards the future. We celebrate better, we connect more holistically, because we have been there, done that, and got the T-shirt. This Sunday we celebrated the beauty of Addie’s baptism. As she popped up out of the water she whispered, “this […]

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The Beauty of Discipline

I sat in my bedroom fuming with frustration. My little 5-year-old heart was angry and hurting. My father had decided to journey out and even though I desperately wanted to go, he had told me no. From the large picture window in my room, I could see straight out into the front yard where my […]

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