Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene
Relationship Rules: The Art of Caring
Jesus continually poured out a spirit of empathy to those he encountered. And likewise, we are encouraged to practice this characteristic in our own personal relationships. Otherwise, there is no real relationship! Thanks so much for joining us this morning as we continue on in our "Relationship Rules" series!
Locations & Times
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  • Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg
    1871 Boyers Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM
  • https://www.facebook.com/cotn.hope
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
This week at HFCN
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As we continue to have both an indoor (9am) and outdoor (10:30am) service, we will be streaming on Facebook and Online Church at 9:00am only.

1. 30 Days of Prayer and Fasting- Our church is currently engaging in a month of prayer and fasting. To find out more information about how you can take part in this awesome opportunity, check out abeaconofhope.org/septemberprayer

2. Block Party- Students, you are invited to join us at the annual Block Party, tonight from 6-8pm in the parking lot!

3. East Rock- There are multiple East Rock Campus events coming up! Click here to check out what's happening with our new campus: https://www.abeaconofhope.org/eastrock/

4. Baptism- If you have made a decision for Christ and have never
been baptized, we would love to help you take that next step!
Text nextstepsnaz to 94000 and we'll be in touch!


Check out our Church Center app to register for Events, stay connected to your Life Group, and manage your Giving. You can also use the app to check-in on Sunday mornings:
https://abeaconofhope.churchcenter.com/home

540.434.1092
info@abeaconofhope.org
Rule #2:
A relationship can be no better than the empathy that two people share.
Part 2 of this series is all about empathy
-We are talking about ALL relationships
-Sympathy is feeling at someone while empathy is feeling with someone

Three truths for today
1. Empathy is not reserved for the circumstances that we agree with.
2. We don’t empathize to change people.

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” - Henri Nouwen, Out of Solitude
3. Empathy without compassion is meaningless.

Giving at HFCN

If you have ever have questions or need help with online giving, please let us know. finance@abeaconofhope.org Thank you for your partnership in the Kingdom of Christ!

https://abeaconofhope.churchcenter.com/giving