COVID-19 Update: January 7th, 2021
In response to the pandemic, the leadership of MPC has established a COVID-19 Response Team to discern how our community will move forward in regard to issues of regathering. The members of the team are: Roy Magnusson (Elder), Davina Soumokil (Elder), Dennis Zerba (Elder), Ray McKean (Music Director), Barb Jones (Dove Preschool), and Rev. Danny Peters (Pastor).
At the last meeting of our Session, elders unanimously voted to continue to worship exclusively online through March 2021. Unless otherwise stated, our services will continue to take place over Zoom, and also be available through the MPC Youtube Channel. Our COVID-19 Response Team will continue to meet on a monthly basis to assess MPC’s response to the pandemic, and make adjustments as needed.
While we believe our church family will be able to gather again this year, we also realize that the process of potentially regathering will be a complicated one. In the near future, some members of our church may be vaccinated, while others are not. Some members might be comfortable returning to in-person worship, while others would prefer to continue worshiping in an online context. In order to faithfully care for our church family, our leadership is committed to the following:
We are committed to maintaining the worship life of MPC and ensuring the good news of Jesus is lovingly and faithfully proclaimed.
We are committed to investing in new technology for our sanctuary that will enable us to livestream worship in the future when in-person gatherings resume.
We are committed to seeking creative, innovative, and safe ways to gather our church family in person, such as outdoor gatherings and drive-in experiences.
This will be a year filled with challenge and opportunity, but we remain hopeful and grateful to serve a God who refuses to let us walk this journey alone. As always, if you have questions or concerns relative to our pandemic response, please contact Pastor Danny or any of our elders.
May God Bless You and Keep You,
-Pastor Danny and the MPC Session