UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) REV.04/03
With a desire to love our neighbors as ourselves and out of deep concern for the health and safety of the members of our church and community, we will be meeting online again this coming Sunday. Be assured, our leadership team is continuing to monitor this situation. As information evolves, our website is the primary, most up-to-date place for you to receive answers to commonly asked questions.
WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR THIS UPCOMING SUNDAY?
We want to encourage you to join us for our online service this Sunday at 11AM. We will be live on MCC’s Facebook page and on our YouTube channel. Help us get the word out by sharing the live video link on your social media platforms. We will do our best to provide a good online experience for you and your family so you can continue to experience God’s presence and live out his purpose. Please continue to faithfully give financial offerings online (see below) or by mail so that the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days.
HOW ARE WE EXPERIENCING GOD AND LIVING OUT HIS PURPOSE THROUGH GROUPS, MINISTRY TO FAMILIES AND CHILDREN, AND OTHER MINISTRIES DURING THIS TIME?
We are encouraging groups across our church to consider alternate means for staying as biblically and closely connected to one another as possible during this time.
GROUP RESOURCES: Click here for more detailed recommendations and resources for groups.
FAMILY RESOURCES: In addition to including a lesson for kids at the end of our service, we are also providing biblical resources for families to use with their children each week. Click here for this Sunday’s Pre-School through High School resources.
PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER
As a church family, it is our joy and privilege to pray for one another. We invite you to submit your requests.
HOW SHOULD I RESPOND SPIRITUALLY TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The greatest news in all the world is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now anyone anywhere who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all their sin and restored to relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.
If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus. And if you do know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to share your faith in Jesus with others. Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s spread the greatest news that death has been defeated and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus.
In addition to trusting in Jesus and sharing about Jesus with others, here are some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):
- Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.
- Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
- Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.
- Continue to faithfully give financial offerings online HERE or by mail so that the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days.
Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.
ARE MCC FACILITIES OPEN ON WEEKDAYS?
At this time, our office and facilities are closed and all events and on-site gatherings are canceled until further notice. For more information on individual ministries, please contact your ministry leader.