ZCCN. Does it mean anything to you? Do you know what it means?? NO? Well...
Zion Community Church of the Nazarene.
Used to be my life. For real.
I spent almost every waking moment in this church. I loved the people, my co-workers (well...), my Bible Study group, & my Pastor.
The point here is that I kinda miss it. I do. We were always laughing, joking, and having a great time --- but it was all in good fun. I could be myself around them always. My personality was bubbly almost. I loved Jesus with all of my heart and I loved to praise him. Loved it!
I've had people try to tell me that because it is considered a "trinity," then that means that we believe in 3 Gods. Nope. That isn't true. I was raised that there was ONE God!! ONE!! That he has the roles of the father, son, & the holy spirt, but he is a single deity!!!
I learned some essentials from that church:
1) Norma's class. Yeah, we had homework. Yeah, it was Sunday School. Yeah, it was due each week. Yeah, I had to wear a name tag, because she wouldn't stop calling me Amy. Yeah, I remember her class so well.
*The Lord himself goes before you. He will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. - Deut. 31:8
*I cast all of my cares upon you... I lay all of my burdens down at your feet... and anytime that I don't know... what to do... I will cast all of my cares upon you.- song we had to sing weekly
2)It's okay to argue on a soapbox. Not everyone is going to agree with you all the time. It's okay, though.
3)If an old person has their eyes closed in Church- they are NOT asleep. They are just resting their eyes.
4)Junior High boys will wear make-up to cover up zits.
5)Pastor's kids, no matter the age, will still try to grow pot.
6)Humor can cure almost any situation.
5)It's okay to play basketball in the sanctuary.
6)Do not shake up pop cans and throw them out the windows at semis speeding down the interstate (unless the phone number isn't on the side of the van).
7)It isn't nice to make fun of girls whose moms make them wear big hair bows, but it is really fun!!
8)Playing the trumpet during offering can be forced on you by a mean mother. Thanks.
9)Ryan Payton doesn't like jelly donuts.
10)Amy isn't an actress.
11)Church boys aren't always "nice" boys. Okay, they rarely are.
12)If you try to stay awake for 48 hours, then you will begin to hallucinate.
13)Really short ladies are good at gardening.
14)High School boys think they're a lot smarter than their Sunday School teachers.
15)Old men can play basketball.
16)There are actually Kentucky Basketball fans out there.
17)You really can fit a ton of people in a little concession stand booth without killing anyone yelling "hotdog" in your ear.
18)Pastor Keith Ross is a crazy Chicago driver.
19)Pastor Andy Hughes is just crazy.
20)You really can love people that aren't related to you as much as the ones who are!
Well... that all being said. I miss ZCCN. I can't go back there now, because my life won't allow it at this time. I do love them sooooo much, though!!