Saints.

Good afternoon. In our last congregational letter, the elders of MCC announced to you that we would close the church for two weeks in response to the coronavirus. After much consideration and prayer, the elders of MCC have decided to continue to close church operations for another six weeks. This means all in-person church functions that we had planned are cancelled (worship service, bible studies, potluck, etc.). This is in compliance with the law, as our state and local governments have followed the recommendations of the CDC and banned gatherings greater than 50 people. As of right now, we do not expect to be back in church until May 10th. Should medical experts give us the all-clear to meet earlier, we will inform the congregation.

We understand that this is disappointing news. There is nothing we love more than gathering as a community to worship the Lord. However, given the threat this virus poses, it seems that continuing to meet in person right now only puts those we love at risk. Jesus says the second greatest of the commands is to love your neighbor as yourself (Mk 12:30-31). Ensuring that our community stays healthy is the best way we can think to love you all. We are eager to get back to normal, we are eager to see your faces, and we ask continued prayer from our congregation that God would show mercy and help bring an end to this pandemic as quickly and safely as possible.

Here is how MCC will continue our ministry during this hiatus.

  • Weekly sermons will continue to be preached by Pastor Dave and posted on the website on Sunday. Please check mulvanechristian.org/messages.
  • Prayer conference calls will be held twice a week (Sunday 10am/Wednesday 6pm).
  • Elders will call our congregation to check in on them and pray with them.
  • Hospital visitation is available for the sick.
  • Spiritual counseling is available for those in distress or who need guidance.
  • The prayer chain is active to address community prayer requests and needs.
  • Materials for spiritual development will be made available through our social media.

Please look for church updates in one of 3 places: the prayer chain (prayer@mulvanechristian.org), our Facebook page, and our website (mulvanechristian.org). Please check these regularly for updates.

A quick word on giving. At MCC we are usually very hands off when it comes to encouraging people to give. We feel giving should come as an act of worship to God from a cheerful heart (2 Cor 9:7). At the same time, it goes without saying that our continued health and sustainability as a church is supported by your regular offerings. Since we are not meeting in person, continued giving will require us all to be more intentional. We understand that many people might be going through a difficult financial season, so we only ask everyone to give as your means allow and as the Holy Spirit leads. To make things easier, we are currently working on establishing ways that you can easily give to the church online. We will announce that when they are available. If you prefer to give in the form of a check, please consider mailing an offering to:

Mulvane Christian Church

502 Highland Park Dr

Mulvane, KS 67110

In closing, while we are not gathering as a church, we still can behave as the church. The church is not a place, it’s a people. Remember to bear one another’s burdens, rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep, and encourage one another towards faithfulness and good works. Let’s remember to pick up our phones and call/text each other to show that we are people guided by love. Let’s be intentional in our worship, passionate in our prayer, and faithful in our giving. Let’s show the world what kind of fearlessness they can have when they place their hope in Jesus Christ and become a member of his body.

Blessings,

The Elders of Mulvane Christian Church

David Carson, Greg Alexander, Fred Cook, David Vaughn

OUR MISSION

To provide the Mulvane area with a loving, life-giving fellowship of believers who, as spiritual champions, are nurtured to Christ-like maturity and empowered for meaningful ministry, both within the Church and in our mission to the world in which we live, so that in the end, God is exalted and known by all.

UPCOMING EVENTS




Next Event: Apr 08, 2020

Saints,

The Lord loves the prayers of his people. Our prayers go up before him like the pleasing aroma of incense (Ps 141:2). Even though we may not be meeting in person right now, there is no reason why as a church community we cannot seek to faithfully pray with each other, especially since we have access to technology to help us do so! To that end I am setting up a bi-weekly prayer meeting for anyone who would like to attend. This prayer meeting will be hosted on a conference call that anyone can dial into. These meetings will be planned to last about 30-45 minutes, but people can drop in and drop out as they need to. In these meetings we will have prepared topics of prayer, but we will open up the call to take new prayer requests as well. The MCC weekly prayer meetings will be held at the following times:

  • Sunday mornings at 10am.
  • Wednesday evenings at 6pm.

We will start our first call this Sunday morning, 3/22 at 10am sharp. Here are the two simple steps to get into the MCC prayer conference call:

  1. Dial 1-913-225-9005 on your phone.
  2. When prompted, enter the conference code. The code is 998011.

That’s it! Once you are admitted into the call your line will be muted, but you will be able to hear the host (me). If during the call you have something to say, or you would like to suggest a prayer topic or would like to lead us in prayer yourself, press the number 5 and then * and the system will let me know that you have raised your hand. I can then unmute your call and you will be able to be heard.

I think this is a great opportunity to keep us connected, concerned for each other’s needs, and praying for God’s mercy during this time. Please consider joining us!

Blessings,
David Carson

Next Event: Apr 12, 2020

Saints,

The Lord loves the prayers of his people. Our prayers go up before him like the pleasing aroma of incense (Ps 141:2). Even though we may not be meeting in person right now, there is no reason why as a church community we cannot seek to faithfully pray with each other, especially since we have access to technology to help us do so! To that end I am setting up a bi-weekly prayer meeting for anyone who would like to attend. This prayer meeting will be hosted on a conference call that anyone can dial into. These meetings will be planned to last about 30-45 minutes, but people can drop in and drop out as they need to. In these meetings we will have prepared topics of prayer, but we will open up the call to take new prayer requests as well. The MCC weekly prayer meetings will be held at the following times:

  • Sunday mornings at 10am.
  • Wednesday evenings at 6pm.

We will start our first call this Sunday morning, 3/22 at 10am sharp. Here are the two simple steps to get into the MCC prayer conference call:

  1. Dial 1-913-225-9005 on your phone.
  2. When prompted, enter the conference code. The code is 998011.

That’s it! Once you are admitted into the call your line will be muted, but you will be able to hear the host (me). If during the call you have something to say, or you would like to suggest a prayer topic or would like to lead us in prayer yourself, press the number 5 and then * and the system will let me know that you have raised your hand. I can then unmute your call and you will be able to be heard.

I think this is a great opportunity to keep us connected, concerned for each other’s needs, and praying for God’s mercy during this time. Please consider joining us!

Blessings,
David Carson

Next Event: Apr 28, 2020

A monthly fellowship of our senior saints who gather for a meal, conversation, prayer, and entertainment. Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month.

Sr. Saints is cancelled for March 24, 2020

Fifth Sunday Potluck

Sunday, May 31, 2020 after Worship

Bring your favorite dishes and fellowship with us!

 

Bring quilting supplies, snacks, etc.