Every year in October we have our fall festival. Last year we had somewhere around 300-400 people who came through our church, ate chili, enjoyed a hayride and received candy. Due to Covid-19, this year may look a little different. This year, on October 31st from 6-8pm, the plan is to only have the trunk or treat portion outside in our front parking lot. We will release the health guidelines for this event in the next week or so, but for now, I want to encourage you to sign up to help. We need people who are willing to hand out candy from the back of their cars, others who can help with set up and/or break down, and some who can simply be present to help with anything else that might be needed for the night. I know that with the circumstances the way that they are that there many be some of you hesitant to jump into this opportunity. That is why we will take every measure possible to ensure that this is as safe as we can possibly make it. Even so, I want to encourage those of you who are comfortable to join with us in a few weeks as we seek to connect with our community through this event. There will be a sign up sheet in the hall.
As always, here are the links to our livestream, weekly prayer guide and online giving:
First – Livestream:
Continue to join us at 10:30am on Sunday mornings.
Facebook live: HERE.
Guide for Worship can be found HERE.
Join us and invite a friend or family member to watch with you.
Second – Prayer:
An updated Prayer Guide can be accessed HERE.
Third – Giving:
To Give Online, Go HERE.
You can also mail your offering to 1416 Main Street, Grandview, MO. 64030.
Health Guidelines: With no changes from the Health Department, we will continue in Phase 2.5 here in Jackson County. That means masks are still required. You can find the official guideline on mask wearing from the health department HERE. You can also find a video that outlines what Phase 2.5 looks like for our church HERE.
Nursery: Our nursery is now open! We have two rooms that will hold children ages 0-3. We plan to fully comply with all regulations from the CDC and Jackson County as we seek to safely and wisely care for our children. To start, the nursery will only be for our worship service. You can find the health guidelines for the nursery HERE.
Grade School Sunday School: In addition to our nursery opening back up, our 1st – 5th grade Sunday School class will be available during our Sunday School hour. This is the only children’s Sunday School class offered at this time. They will meet in the usual location, upstairs in U-5. You can find the health guidelines for this class HERE.
Sunday School: This week we will begin a new Bible Study through the book of James. We will continue to meet in the Fellowship Hall this week and in the weeks to come in order to spread out and remain socially distanced. We will begin at 9:15am. You can find a video explaining what to expect in Sunday School HERE.
Awana: Last week, Awana kicked off for the year. Every Sunday night from 5:45 – 7:30pm, children ages 3 to 6th grade are welcome to come and hear the truth about Jesus, memorize Scripture, and play games every Sunday evening. You can view our health guidelines for this ministry HERE. There will be no Bible Study and no nursery during this time.
Missouri Missions Offering: Every year, along with nearly 1,800 other churches, our church partners to pray and give concerning the Lord’s work in our state. The statewide goal is $725,000 this year. Our church goal is $3,500. I hope that you will consider praying and giving to this effort throughout this month. As with your normal offering, you can give in person, by mail or online. Just mark MMO when you do give. Check out more information about this effort HERE.
This week we will be back in our series on the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5-7. On Sunday we will take a look at “The Attitude Behind the Act” from Matthew 5:21-30. I hope that you will join us in person or by livestream.
Serving Him with You,
Pastor Michael Nelson