Children's Ministry

Back 2 School Bash - September 11

Kick off the school year with the best back to school party around, The Back to School Bash at The Naz! All kids K-4 grade are invited for a fun celebration including bounce houses, food, free giveaways and a special art performance by Dave O' Connell!! Join us for this awesome FREE event on Wednesday, September 11 from 5:30-8pm. Friends are welcome!

Drop and Recharge (Birth - Pre-K): Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Your littles will have a great time exploring our great big God on Wednesday nights while you recharge in the way you need to. It could be fellowship with other believers at our adult programming, a date night, grocery shopping, or sitting down with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Your little one will have fun exploring that God made them, God loves them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever! Any questions, please contact Dawn Kennedy: dawn@thenaz.org

Six & Switch (1st - 4th Grade): Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

All K-4th graders are welcome to our Wednesday night Six and Switch Recharge. For six weeks straight we do fun interactive classes that start off with a Christ centered life lesson. A sample of the classes might be cooking, building, acting, crafting, sports, board games, gardening...then after the six weeks they switch to a whole different set of classes. It’s a wonderful time for the kids to hang out with old and new friends and recharge their faith. Come join us in the gym at 6:00 for free time, then at 6:30 our Six and Switch classes start until 8:00 pm. We are so looking forward to seeing each of you here at the Naz on Wednesday nights.

Children's Bible Quizzing

It’s that time of the year again! Children’s Bible Quizzing for kids in 1st-6th grade is starting Wednesday, September 18th. This year the kids will be testing their knowledge on the book of Genesis. This is a great opportunity for kids to spend time digging into God’s Word, memorizing it and applying it to their lives. They will compete at 4-5 quiz meets throughout the season. Practices will be every Wednesday from 5:15-6:15pm through the end of the season (March). If your child wants to participate or you have any questions, please contact Melissa Bowman at melissajbowman@sbcglobal.net.

EMD Kids Got Talent - September 14

EMD Kids Got Talent is a district wide talent competition for kids in Kindergarten - 6th grade. Kids may compete in a variety of competitions including group talents, performing talents, dramatic talents, arts and creative talents, and finally, athletics! Cost is $10 per child and registration ends August 30th. For all the details and to register go to www.emdnaz.org.

Middle School Ministry

RIOT (5th - 8th Grade): Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Come join us Wednesday night for our RIOT Middle School program! Our program will go from 6 pm to 8 pm. The skatepark and youth center will be open before from 5-6 and after from 8-9 to hang out. RIOT stands for Revival In Our Time and that is what we want to start. We want to see revival that starts now! We will have weekly teaching, worship, games and small group. We hope to see your student at our program and cannot wait to walk alongside them as they take their next steps with God.

High School Ministry

Youth Group (9th - 12th Grade): Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Senior High Youth Group at The Naz is back on and we’re excited to spend time with you guys on Wednesday Nights from 6pm to 8pm! Our desire is that you will feel mobilized in your faith no matter where you are at in your journey. We’re going to have a time for fun and challenging messages and small groups as well as some crazy game & activities! We hope you consider joining us this fall for youth group located back in The Naz Youth Center!

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All Church

Recharge Class - Fantastic Four

In-depth study of four biblical heroes starting September 11 at 6:30pm One thing that will always be true is the idea that history repeats itself. We will go back in time to explore the lives of the devoted “greats” of the past. We will gain key insights and lifelong lessons that will both challenge and comfort us all. As we look at the lives and experiences of these heroes of the past, we will ultimately find greater meaning in our lives today. These are the “Heroes” we will be studying:  

1. Daniel (09/11) 2. Elijah (09/18) 3. Rahab (09/25) 4. David (10/2) 

Get Recharged on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Chapel, starting Sept 11th- Oct 2nd. Come early and enjoy some snacks and drinks at 6pm.

Veteran's Welcome Home - Facilitators Needed

Attention Veterans! We want to start a Welcome Home group and we need you! Celebrate Recovery is looking to start up a group for male veterans, but we need facilitators in order to kick it off. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Gary Wissmueller at 734-417-7817 or e-mail celebraterecovery@thenaz.org.

Men's Ministry

Men’s Camping/Fishing Trip – September 27 - 29

Join us for our annual fall camping and fishing trip as we head back up north for another incredible weekend at Interlochen State Park. This is a great time to relax and connect with other men of The Naz and grow closer to God while enjoying the beautiful Traverse City area. Whether you enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, biking, or simply connecting with other men, come enjoy a weekend away. Cost is $60 and includes campsite, breakfasts, and dinners Friday – Saturday. Sign up HERE to register.

Women's Ministry

MOPS - Starts September 10

Starting in the fall, MOPS is coming to The Naz! This is a group designed for moms to experience fellowship, practical teaching, and honest conversation with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood. From the time you get pregnant to when your kid is in Kindergarten, you have a place in MOPS. Meetings will take place the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10:00am until noon. Mark your calendar for September 10 so you don’t miss our first meeting! Registration is $40 for the year - which includes 16 meetings, childcare, coffee, and membership to MOPS International. And head over to thenaz.org/mops to see the full calendar, learn more about MOPS Kids and to register! Contact mops@thenaz.org with any questions.

REFRESH: Ladies Fall Retreat - SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019

Are you looking for an opportunity to take a break from your everyday life and meet with the Lord in a special way? If so, you won’t want to miss Refresh: Ladies Retreat at Lake Ann Camp! We anticipate God will do a mighty work in your heart and life! This retreat will be a blessing and encouragement to you. You will be uplifted, challenged, and encouraged as their speaker shares insights from God’s Word and her own personal life. We hope you will join us for this special ladies retreat weekend of learning, worship, and fellowship! The cost is $139 per person, which includes housing Friday and Saturday night, all meals and all activities. Any questions, please contact Kathy Madden at 810-599-3107 or kam161@msn.com. To sign up, CLICK HERE.

50 and UP Ministry

Visiting Mindo Chocolate Makers, Dexter - August 21

Join us for an enjoyable day as we visit a chocolate maker that takes the product from the bean to the candy bar. They have a second site in Mindo, Equador, where the cacao beans originate. After our chocolate experience, we will have lunch at Dexter Riverview Café, “where Dexter gathers for breakfast and lunch.” You can sign up HERE for the event. Cost is $15.00 per person for the tour, plus your lunch and a donation for gas. Final date to register and pay the $15.00 is Sunday, July 28th. The fee is non-refundable, unless the entire event is cancelled. We will be leaving The Naz parking lot at 10:00am.
 Please feel free to invite others to join us. Questions or concerns can be addressed to Carrol Gilroy at 810-360-5895 or 50andup@thenaz.org.

Toledo Zoo and Aquarium - October 1

Join the 50 and UP gang as we explore the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. It is Senior Discovery Days at the zoo, which makes this a very affordable event.
Cost: Admission FREE for Seniors (60+)
Admission for Adults thru age 59 $21.00
$11.00 for a Sack Lunch from the zoo, to be ordered in advance
Sign up HERE to attend the event. The deadline for registration and payment is Sunday, September 15. The fee is non-refundable, unless the entire event is cancelled.
 Please feel free to invite others to join us. Please direct questions and concerns to Carrol Gilroy at 810-360-5895 or at 50andup@thenaz.org.

Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk and Lunch Package - December 7

This historic manor house will be dressed for the holidays. Our lunch will be served in one of the dining rooms. Share this event with the 50 and UP group and make it one of the highlights of your holiday season. We will be leaving The Naz parking lot at 9:30 AM. Please address questions and concerns to Carrol Gilroy at 810-360-5895 or 50andup@thenaz.org. You can sign up HERE for the event. Cost is $35.00 per person (NON-REFUNDABLE). Deadline for registration and payment is Sunday, November 10th. Please feel free to invite others to join us.