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Hey Church Family,

I am sorry that I am sending my weekly update to you so late but it has been one of those weeks.  I am mindful of you as I sit here and pray and I am thanking God that He is faithful to lead us into the unknown of these uncertain times.  I am encouraged by all of your emails and text messages and I want to thank you for your thoughtfulness, love and prayers.  We all need encouragement, prayer and kindness during this time.  Have you noticed how important something as simple as encouragement has become when we are removed from one another?  I sure have.  I personally think that the majority of us lack encouragement and we often realize it when we have more time to ponder and think about our lives.  Let's continue to REACH OUT toward one another and encourage each other whenever possible because we need it now more than ever.

As you know, we are focusing on what is historically called PASSION WEEK from this last Sunday (Palm Sunday) until this coming Sunday (Resurrection Sunday).  This season is profound as we look back at what God has done in and through Jesus Christ and what that means for those who believe.  Jesus is our passover lamb who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29).  We have a page on our website dedicated to the PASSION WEEK study in case you are interested - if so please CLICK HERE!  You will notice on that page that we have invite cards that you can send to people and invite them to view our services online for this coming weekend.  If you are on Facebook, you can go to our Northwest Church page and invite people to the Easter event as well.  Consider inviting someone to view our weekend services where they can worship and receive from the Word of God - maybe even give their lives to Jesus Christ!  Eventhough we are   bound to our homes in this season, the Word of God is not bound - let's REACH OUT to others in every way that we possibly can. 

I wanted to let you know that I started a daily study from 8-9am as I go through my book called PROPHESY.  I planned to do this during our IGNITE gatherings but I felt impressed of the Lord to teach on prayer which is what I have been doing.  However, I wanted a forum to discuss my book and answer questions about prophets, prophetic gifts, and everything connected to it.  I am using FACEBOOK LIVE from my author page which you can view HERE if you are interested.  Join me every morning at 8am (except for Sunday morning of course) and bring your questions which I will answer during the latter half of our time together.  

Finally, I realized that it was important to continue our membership classes even though we can't do them in person.  So, I would like to host these classes online in case you would like to keep moving down the road of membership at Northwest Church.  We basically have two classes that we ask everyone to take.  If you are already a member then these are not necessary for you of course.  However, if you have not become a member then we are asking that you attend our "Introduction to Northwest Church" class.  During this time I will go over our history, our mission, our doctrine and our future.  This class gives you the information you need to consider if Northwest Church is the family you want to serve God with.  Our next class is April 19th at 2:30pm and we are using zoom.  We only have 25 more spots available so if you would like to sign up just click HERE!  Also, if you have already taken the Intro class and you have decided to move forward with membership than you can sign up for our Membership class which will be May 3rd at 2:30pm (this is an online live zoom class as well).  If you would like to sign up for this class please click HERE!  We will be sending you some paperwork ahead of time so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.  I am leading both of these classes live and you will be able to ask questions as well as hear more about where we are going in the future.  I look forward to this time together.

As always, we have posted lots of information below regarding services, giving, podcasts, youth and children's ministry as well as how you can get connected in this season.  Feel free to email or call me anytime!  

Much love and God bless you!
 
Pastor Ben Dixon 
ben.dixon@nwcfoursquare.org 
nwcfoursquare.org   
 
STAYING CONNECTED AS A CHURCH FAMILY 
 
Even though we are not meeting on-site at this time, we are still coming together as a church family to worship, hear the word, and encourage each other! There are a few ways you can tune in. If you’ve never joined us live, here are some helpful instructions:

Livestream
1. Use this link to watch on Livestream
2. The current live streaming video will be the first listed
You may also access Livestream through our website home page or mobile app

Facebook Live
1. Use this link to find our Facebook page >> Northwest Church 
2. Click on Live Videos in the left-hand side menu
3. The current live streaming video will be the first listed

IGNITE GATHERING - LIVESTREAM
Wednesdays | 7 pm
In this season of only gathering virtually, Pastor Ben will host our Ignite services through Livestream weekly on Wednesday evenings. We are passionate about pursuing a life of Holy Spirit-filled love and power to give away to those around us. Now is the time to press in, pray, and continue to get equipped for the ministry of the Kingdom of our mighty God.


COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATES
As we respond to the COVID-19 situation here in our community, we want to make sure you know the ways you can stay in the communication loop! Since our regular schedule of events and activities is now subject to change at any time, please take a moment to find the best way for you to stay informed.

Mobile App & Website
You can access a lot of resources right from your phone or computer through our app or website. Watch Livestream, read the bulletin, fill out a connect card, post on the prayer wall, and much more! Search “Northwest Foursquare Church” in any of the app stores to download.

Social Media
Follow NWC on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & Twitter. We post schedule changes, live videos, the bulletin, encouragement, and resources daily. By sharing content from NWC’s social media pages, you can help spread encouragement and the hope of the Gospel!

If you have any questions or need help getting connected, contact Rachel at rachel.nagy@nwcfoursquare.org. 

CHILDRENS
Our Children’s Department is putting together lesson plans and fun object lesson videos for our kids! Lesson plans for church at home with your children ages 6 weeks - 6th grade can be found at nwcfoursquare.org/ministries-online/children.
If you have any questions or need help, contact Ashley at ashley.rosato@nwcfoursquare.org.

YOUTH - 6:09 ONLINE
JHigh and NWHighschool’s Wednesday night service is online at 6:09 pm every Wednesday! Watch live on our website nwcfoursquare.org/ministries-online/nwyouth or on Instagram.
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