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Eikon

California church plant helping transform Oakland into Christlikeness

For the first time in decades, downtown Oakland, California, has an English-language Church of the Nazarene. Eikon Church of the Nazarene began in 2020 and has radically impacted the East Bay region of northern California.
21 Jul 2023
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Primera Iglesia del Nazareno

Primera Iglesia Mexicana del Nazareno becomes historical landmark

On 15 June 2023, Primera Iglesia Mexicana Del Nazareno, the first Hispanic Church of the Nazarene in the United States, was designated as a historical landmark of the Church of the Nazarene after the adoption of Special Resolution 753 at the 30th General Assembly.
23 Jun 2023
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Watsonville

California church aids nearby community amid devastating floods

On 11 March 2023, the Pajaro, California, community was completely evacuated due to a levee breach on the Pajaro River. Watsonville Church of the Nazarene has been working nonstop since to help victims of the devastating flood.
31 Mar 2023
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Wil Spaite

Celebrating the life, ministry of Wil Spaite

Wilbur "Wil" Spaite, 91, of Chandler, Arizona, passed away 23 August 2022. He was a retired district superintendent who led the Central California District for 20 years from 1979 to 1999.
22 Sep 2022
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A man holding a bowl of borscht served to Ukrainian refugees at Spring Valley Community Church of the Nazarene.

Ukrainian refugees find respite at California church

Spring Valley Community Church has set up a Ukrainian refugee hub that provides a place to stay for a few hours or even a few nights before the refugees move on to their final resettlement location in the United States.
14 Apr 2022
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Two men smile in front of a pickup truck.
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Nick Gebhart (left) and Derek Chase (right) are two of the leaders of Peanut's Closet, a ministry that provides beds, clothing for children of all ages, diapers, formula, and more at no cost to foster parents and families who are reunifying with their children. 

California church resources foster parents, reunified families through closet ministry

Peanut’s Closet, a ministry of The Church at Riverstone in Madera, California, resources foster parents and biological families as they reunify by providing beds, clothes for children of all ages, diapers, formula, and more at no cost.
16 Mar 2022
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Hernan Baptism
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Hernan Camarena (center) being baptized by pastors Onan (right) and Loyda (left) Ruiz.

California church sees spiritual renewal through new members baptism

The Holtville, California, Church of the Nazarene had been experiencing declining attendance at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The salvation and baptism of a new member drastically changed the outlook of the church, helping to bring new life.
28 Jan 2022
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Vai

California pastor rescues cars, souls through 'ministry on wheels'

A Nazarene pastor in Los Angeles, California, who also works as a tow truck driver has been sharing the love of Jesus Christ during his service calls since 2014. Through his “ministry on wheels,” he has led over 20 people to the Lord.
17 Sep 2021
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Metzler's

Nazarenes in the News: July 2021

In this month's edition of Nazarenes in the News, read about breakthroughs in Malawi, a centennial celebration, a community center in Indiana, chaplains who are new, and chaplains who have been through it all.
30 Jul 2021
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Christ Community Church of the Nazarene
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Photo courtsey of Contra Costa County Fire Protection Department

California church experiences two fires in four days

Christ Community Church of the Nazarene in Concord, California, caught fire twice in a four-day span. The second fire was ruled as arson by investigators.
20 May 2021
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