Nazarenes in the News

Bayshore Education Center Executive Director Matt Paul, right, and his father, Pastor Gene R. Paul, shop for rice at Costco in Naples on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Timeless Worth Coaching and Consulting LLC and Bayshore Education Center are teaming up to send food and supplies to Haiti through Naples New Haitian Church of The Nazarene. (Naples Daily News photo)

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

Florida pastor leads effort to send food, water to Haitians in need

Naples, Florida

(Naples Daily News, November 15) More than a month has passed since Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti as the Category 4 storm barreled through the Caribbean, killing hundreds of people and rendering many more homeless.

Since then attention in the United States has shifted toward the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, the country electing a new president and other domestic issues.

But Matt Paul, executive director of the Naples-based nonprofit Bayshore Education Center, his dad, Pastor Jean R. Paul, of the Naples New Haitian Church of The Nazarene, and Esther Lully, a local consultant who partnered with the duo, haven’t forgotten about the ravaged Caribbean country.

“It almost seems as though it was just a hot topic for the week or so,” said Lully, 31. “But there’s people that (are) still being affected by this. So the cause has to continue.”

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Maryland churches to hold joint Thanksgiving service

Hollywood, Maryland

(The Enterprise, November 16) 

... Last year, on Nov. 22, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, it was announced that the Rev. Verne Haskell, who had pastored there since 2006, would be retiring during the summer of 2016. His last Sunday was June 26. He and his wife, Judy, have also retired to North Carolina. This year, on Nov. 20, the church will welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Eric Folk, and his family.

Folk is currently serving as pastor of the Martinsburg (West Virginia) Church of the Nazarene. The Hollywood and Martinsburg churches are part of the Mid-Atlantic District of the Church of the Nazarene. The Folks’ last Sunday in West Virginia was Nov. 13. The family then moved into the parsonage at the Nazarene church, which the people of Hollywood Nazarene have been diligently working to remodel.

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