Nazarenes in the News: September 9, 2016

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

A man drove his car through the New Hope Ministries Church of the Nazarene sanctuary on Sunday morning (church Facebook photo).

Washington man smashes car through church

Bellevue, Washington

(KIRO7, September 4) A man crashed his car through the front of a Bellevue church Sunday morning, splintering wood and shattering glass.

New Hope Ministries is located in the 15700 block of northeast 4th Street. No one inside the church was hurt, Bellevue police said.

The car was removed from the church by 11 a.m. The crash occurred just after 7 a.m.

The driver, a 32-year-old Renton man, was arrested under suspicion of drunk driving and hit-and-run.

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Northwest Nazarene University music professor Walden Hughes teaches in the same room on the Nampa campus where he was born. (KBOI photo)

NNU professor teaches in same room where he was born

Nampa, Idaho

(KBOI2, September 6) It's more than coincidence Northwest Nazarene University music professor Walden Hughes is playing a baby grand piano in his office this day.

It's destiny – because Hughes started life as a baby in this very room in 1955.


Hughes was born the room when it was part of the maternity ward at Samaritan Hospital in Nampa.

It's a fact he abruptly discovered 10 years ago when two former Samaritan Hospital nurses just happened to drop by to visit the old hospital which is now the fine arts building.

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A free food pantry sits outside the Shepherdsville Church of the Nazarene (Wave 3 News photo)

Kentucky church creates 'open pantry'

Shepherdsville, Kentucky

(Wave 3 News, September 4) Standard pantry items, like dried cranberries, oats and cornbread mixes, sit inside a little red and yellow box outside of the Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene.

“Some people put some really nice stuff in here, it’s quality food,” Pastor Rob Beckett said.

The pantry is little. It has a roof and stands on one wooden post. It also has a latch, but not a lock. What’s special about this pantry is that it’s open to anyone.

“It’s been already almost a week and a half, it was almost emptied out, then I came back the next morning and looked and it has already been filled back up!” Beckett said.

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