What is Alabaster?

The Alabaster Offering provides funds for property and buildings around the world. While we understand the church consists of the people of God and not a building, buildings erected for the purpose of ministry help provide a sense of permanence, functionally enhance ministry efforts, and convey an attitude that the Church of the Nazarene intends to "put down roots." Alabaster funds help provide land for many Work & Witness projects, and the entire Alabaster Offering goes toward the purchase of land and construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers.

September is Alabaster month for us here at PNC. People are encouraged to collect their spare change throughout the month of September. We will collect this the boxes during the morning Worship Service on September 22nd. You can pick up an Alabaster box in the lobby!

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MISSIONARY BOOK AUDIO LINK

Shiro Kano: Faithfulness at Any Price by Alice Spangenberg, Edited by Merritt Nielson

Originally told in 1948 by Alice Spangenberg, the story of Shiro Kano is a compelling call to faithfulness at any price. It is a timely reminder that in every generation, God needs men and women who will follow His call and who will faithfully render their service for the sake of the many who do not yet know Christ. 

Not all stories turn out as we would expect or hope. But God is the Author and Finisher of faith, and the end of this story is not yet fully known. This book should draw a simple prayer: “Lord, give me such a faith in and for my generation.”

What Begins Here Transforms the World by Debbie Salter Goodwin

Africa Nazarene University is a story of transformation led by an innovative group of pioneers. Debbie Salter Goodwin immerses you in their spirit and their faith. Whether administrator, faculty, or student, all share the same passion: God wants to transform lives and can use them to do it.

The ANU community believes that the title of this book is more prayer than claim. As you read their story, make it your prayer as well. Join this transformational mission, believing that what God begins in your life will transform your world, too.

Tracy Sahib, Servant of Christ in India by Olive G. Tracy, Edited by R. Franklin Cook

The story of Leighton Tracy, pioneer missionary to India, was originally told by his daughter Olive Tracy. Tracy Sahib, Servant of Christ in India is a testimony to God’s faithfulness to those called to go to the ends of the earth. Franklin Cook grew up in India and shares keen insights into the sub-Continent, its cultures, and people.

Catch a glimpse into the challenging context into which Tracy stepped and discover what has been accomplished there since this book was first released in 1954