FROM THE MODERATOR'S DESK...
We greet you in the wonderful name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.” —Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 KJV
I believe, as did Solomon, that “...two are better than one… “I believe his reasoning to be sound, “...For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow…” And I believe that we, as a district of churches should be of a like mind and attitude. That no church, no pastor, no auxiliary, no member, should ever feel as though he or she is without fellowship as long as any other among us is able.
I further agree with Solomon, as described in verse 11, “Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?”, that each of us—each church, each pastor, each of us—should complement one another, that where one is weak another might be strong and when we lend our strengths to each other, we are all made strong.
It is my prayer that over these next three years, that I can work with you and you with me, to accomplish the single goal of uplifting the Kingdom of Jesus, the Christ.
Rev. Gregory P. Nichols
covid-19 messagE updated, july 2021
We greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and we pray all is well with you and your family.
As we begin returning to our houses of worship, we want to be sure we continue doing our part to help limit the possible spread of the virus. Continue with diligence to practice the protocols that have been established and proven effective in protecting ourselves and loved ones against the illness.
As a District Association, we will continue to host all District meetings via video and telephone conference options.
We urge you to continue in your support of your local church and the various auxiliaries with which you have an affiliation, as the ministries of these entities continue.
Praying for God's continued blessing on you all, as you continue to stand strong in the faith, and be safe.
Moderator Gregory P. Nichols
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest" (Matthew 9:36-38).
Many people today are hurting in one way or another--unemployment in America is north of forty million, homelessness is at near epic numbers, the modern family is struggling to hold itself together.
I believe that as a community of churches, New Era, we should follow the example of Jesus and have "compassion" for the people. So it is then that "we" begin "PROJECT OUTREACH".
Using the gifts, skills and resources of our combined ministries we want to impact the communities around our churches and therefore around Kansas City as a whole.
I have recently asked Pastor Alfred White of Mt. Sinai MBC (one of two new member churches recently joined with our District), to work with our other Pastors and our Auxiliary leadership in doing what we can to be of service to the community at large.
Pastor White recently secured more than two hundred boxes of grocery goods that we were able to distribute to those in need. In the future, we hope to work with our District Laymen in reaching out to assist our Seniors in various ways.
Jesus asked the people to pray that God sends laborers into the fields. New Era, let us be a part of the answer to Jesus' prayer. Where you can, help; when you can, don't hesitate.
The harvest, still today, is truly great. To offer your help, contact Pastor Alfred White or any of our Auxiliary leadership: Laymen, WMU, Ushers, Ministers Wives, Ministers Conference, Choir and Congress of Christian Education.
After all, we are all in this together.
UPDATE JULY 2021
The "Feed The Hungry" initiative continues with Pastor Alfred White and the Mt. Sinai MBC. We service almost four-hundred families every other week. Special thanks to Laymen President Glenn Moore, former president Marvin Sinville and Deacon Linzey for their continued support, one or all of them are there every week.
We are partnering with the Camp Director to present what we are calling a "Gospel Jamboree". All proceeds will be split between these two ministries. Target date is September 10th and 11th. The night of the 10th we hope to have "Christian Wrestling" and on the 11th we hope to offer three genre's of gospel.