Update: September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day! Happy Monday! Wishing each of you a wonderful week ahead!

I am forwarding each of you information provided from headquarters re ALABASTER.  Whether your church passes the plate, has a special emphasis on ALABASTER, or showcases a neat display in the foyer -I would love to know all about it!  Please forward me your pictures, ideas, and “write-ups”.  I want to hear (and see) from you. 


  1. New Alabaster Resources. New Alabaster promotional materials are available here. Each of the nine full-color graphics features items designed for PowerPoint and other media software, flyers in both letter and A4 sizes and in JPEG and PDF, and PDF worship folder inserts in both paper sizes. While the photos repeat, the text changes, allowing for weekly promotions with a branded look. Each graphic is also available in a partial black and white design with a color photo.
  2. Did You Know? Nazarenes gave US $2,548,661 for Alabaster to fund construction projects in 2015. Alabaster gifts are used in all six global regions of the Church of the Nazarene. No Alabaster funds are used for administrative costs.
  3. Thank Offering. The Thank Offering materials are now available at www.nazarene.org/generosity in English, French, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. The resources are also available in editable and blank formats for additional translation purposes. To make the files editable, they were converted into Word documents using universal fonts, rather than those used in materials with words. While the style will not match, they should prove useful for constituents who need to translate them.

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Again, have a great week! Go and change the world! THRIVE in all you do!
We are WVN and we are mission strong!