Dear Church family,
This shelter in place is clearly going to affect us longer than we all anticipated. Our new normal may need some adjustments so we can still connect with others while growing our faith.
THE NEWEST ADDITIONS AND CHANGES
I HAVE A NEED: Many in our church and community are likely beginning to need help due to job loss from the Covid-19. We have established a special Coastside COVID-19 Relief Fund where 100% of donations will be used to bring assistance to local people. If you are one who has a need, PLEASE let us know. We don’t want people to struggle where we can help. You can donate OR request help at MarinersCC.org/give.
EVENT UPDATES: In addition to other announced activities being cancelled or postponed, the following events are now being included: GriefShare Care Groups, Global 6k and Mexico trip are all cancelled. GriefShare will be announced to begin as soon as we can gather. The Global 6K is sponsored by WorldVision and is generally a fundraiser for clean water projects. You are certainly welcome to find ways to support them.
YOUTH UPDATES: If you are a parent of Middle and High School youth, join the “MCC|Youth” Facebook group and Instagram @mccyouth_hmb for latest news and content Curt is creating for your family. The High School group is now meeting on ZOOM on Wednesdays, 7:30 at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87254023822
OUR NEW NORMAL SHOULD INCLUDE LIFEGROUPS!:
OPEN CONNECT GROUPS. If you aren’t in a LifeGroup, you still need to connect with others. Len is hosting a ZOOM group on Tuesday nights at 7p and Kendall Flint is hosting on Friday afternoon at 2p. OPEN CONNECT GROUP-Tuesdays. Time: 7:00 PM. Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/620439162 OPEN CONNECT GROUP-Fridays. Time: 2:00 PM. Join Zoom Meeting at https://us04web.zoom.us/j/538165563
LIFEGROUPS. We are thrilled to announce two new groups starting THIS WEEK! One for Spanish Speakers and one for Young Men 18+. Check out these and all our groups at MarinersCC.org/LifeGroups. LifeGroups are more important than ever to maintain a sense of encouraging community.
CH URCH ONLINE: The interactive platform we are using is wonderful and we want to make the ‘lobby’ (chat stream) a very social place. We have two service times on Sundays; 9:15 or 10:45 for an online interactive worship service at https://marinershmb.online.church! And of course you can watch any time at our YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/MarinersHMB We have added the tagline, Community Without Walls, to our online service promotions reminding us all that the lack of building will not stop why we exist.
CHILDREN. If you are a parent of Nursery-Grade 5 children, join the “MCC|Kids-Surf’s Up” Facebook group and Instagram @mcc_surfsup for latest news and Special video content Kaitlin is creating for your family. Here are a few things to put on your calendar:
- Kids’ Church Interactive Online Service (every Sunday at 9:15am) on Facebook
- Join us for an interactive ONLINE service full of fun, games, and a lesson worth remembering!!
- Kids’ Clubs (every Wednesday at 3:30pm) on Facebook. Not registered for Clubs? No worries! We are adding a few new video lessons to include everyone in our clubs!
- Bible Trivia Tuesday (every Tuesday about 12pm) on Facebook and Instagram
- Weekend Activity Announced (every Thursday at 12pm) on Facebook and Instagram
Download the Mariners Church App! Text “MARINERSCC APP” (without quotation marks) to 77977 and follow the instructions. It’s quick and simple for all iOS and Android phones. This will include links to see the sermon notes and videos, provide a communication card for prayer requests, help you to continue your giving, get all the Mariners Corona Virus response info, and offer many more resources and announcements. We can’t stress enough how useful this is at all times, let alone now.
USEFUL WEBSITE QUICK LINKS:
• Prayer Requests: https://marinerscc.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/6/responses/new
• Giving: https://marinerscc.org/give/
• I Need Help: https://marinerscc.org/give/
• Corona Virus Response Updates: https://marinerscc.org/coronavirus-updates/