Nazarenes in the News: 19 January, 2018

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

Breakfast Club encourages, supports Indiana athletes

Valparaiso, Indiana photo

(ValpoLife, 12 January) Two years ago when Shawn Evans, a pastor at Valpo Nazarene Church, began a breakfast tradition with his son and some of his friends, he never thought it would grow to be a safe haven for 30 to 40 other student athletes.

It all started with Valparaiso High School’s late-start Wednesdays, giving Evans and the group of young men some morning meet-up time at Schoops.

“They would talk about their day, or their week and just what was on their minds,” Evans said. “I’d end the last ten minutes with some Biblical truth, to help them know they’re not alone, and give some encouragement. It started out with eight, and then a lot of athletes started showing up.”

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NNU unveils new mascot

Nampa, Idaho

(NNU News, 12 January) NNU students were welcomed back to campus after semester break with the unveiling of the new Nighthawks mascot.

At the fall 2017 meeting of the Board of Trustees, there was a unanimous vote to change the university's nickname and mascot to "Nighthawks." NNU alumnus, art professor, and designer Mike Bartlett was commissioned to create the new imagery after the announcement last October. Today, we are excited to introduce our new mascot!

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West Virginia church trains kids in archery while having fellowship

Mannington, West Virginia

WBOY photo

(WBOY, 19 January) A Mannington church is reaching out to kids in the community through sports with a non-denominational, faith-based archery program. 

Kids at the Mannington Church of the Nazarene have a unique way to have fellowship on Thursday nights. 

"Center Shot" is a program for kids from 4th to 12th grade that was brought to the Mannington Church of the Nazarene three years ago. 

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Additional news items:

MVNU hosts 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast

MNU celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.


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