Puyallup Church of the Nazarene, normally known as PNC (Puyallup Nazarene Church), is a faith community of about 900 in weekly attendance. Having been in Puyallup for 76 years, there have been many in the region who have benefited by the presence of this middle to lower middle class congregation. Theologically and historically, we are influenced by a strong understanding of the relationship between the two great commandments emphasized by Jesus—to love the Lord our God will all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves. The love of God is a holy love and the holiness of God necessarily calls us into social holiness and justice. God is a God of reconciliation.
PNC is structured around worship, service and community. Our mission is to find and restore people to God and to each other, reaching into the lives of as many people as possible to impact them with the love of God in Jesus. As a faith community we stand in a long tradition of compassionate ministry, both local and global.
Imbedded in the DNA of our faith community is care for the marginalized and needy. With our understanding that God has called us to a life of holy love we are increasing in our understanding that this is not only personal but also social. The great commandment to love God and to love our neighbor is not an ideal, but a call. The opportunity that is ours now through the Faith and Family Homelessness Project is a focused way to further this commitment. We are both surprised and grateful that we have been invited to be a part of this initiative.
October 14 Kick Off Success!