Nazarenes in the News

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members. 

Ohio church supports teen in production of biblical movie

Uhrichsville, Ohio

(NCN News submissions) It’s not every day the dreams of a few church youth group members turn into a feature film, but 18-year-old Richie Johns has accomplished just that with the support of Rush Community Church of the Nazarene. RUTH: A FAITHFUL JOURNEY releases on DVD and web streaming 18 August.

The 92-minute drama is a modern day retelling of the Book of Ruth. It is the first film produced by the church and written and directed by Johns. 

Ruth premiered in April with 12 showings at New Philadelphia, Ohio’s Quaker Cinema.

Shot in rural Ohio, the idea for the project came during a church trip when the group decided it would be fun to make a modernized Christian movie. Johns and his eventual associate producers, Samuel and Gabriel Brewer, thought of potential Bible stories that could be made into a modern adaptation.

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Texas church prepares for 75th anniversary celebration

Arlington, Texas

(NCN News submissions) First Church of the Nazarene will celebrated its 75th anniversary November 4 and 5 in Arlington, Texas. Plans include a golf tournament, open houses at current and former locations, a banquet, and a special Sunday morning worship service with choir. 

All former or current members and attendees are encouraged to participate in this special weekend celebration. Click here for full weekend schedule. Please register no later than October 20. 

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--Compiled by NCN News

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