It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month since our last in-person church service. We continue to look for ways to keep in touch with our members in this new environment, and want to encourage all of our members to stay engaged with the church throughout this pandemic. We utilize many tools to send out messages and wanted to remind everyone of the multiple ways you can stay in touch with the latest information concerning activities at Morningside.
2) Morningside Web Page – Our web page has links to all of our social media sites, as well as training information, news, and ways to give your tithes. It’s available for members and non-members and is updated as we get information that needs to be posted to the public. The giving tab provides instructions on the multiple ways you can continue to tithe without attending a physical service.
3) Facebook – Our Facebook page is open to everyone, and we update it with event information as well as information about our Live streams and messages. It is not used for internal communications since it is a public resource. To keep in touch via Facebook, please visit our page below and ‘Like’ our page.
4) Twitter – Our Twitter page is new, and we are using it to announce when we are Live streaming our services, as well as short devotional messages from Marty. We have only just started using this service, so we do not have a lot of followers yet. We’d like to encourage everyone to find us on Twitter and ‘Follow’ us so that you are updated each time we send out a ‘Tweet’. You can search for ‘MBCHuntsville’ or go the link below to find us on Twitter.
5) YouTube – Our YouTube page is also new, and we are using it for the sole purpose of streaming our Live Services. We would like to encourage all of our members to help us grow our YouTube channel by visiting the link below and clicking on ‘Subscribe’ to join our channel and be alerted each time we post a new video. We intend to continue our streaming after the pandemic is over and we resume ‘normal’ services again. All of our videos will be archived on this channel for future viewing. This is quickly growing into a huge resource for reaching people we would otherwise not reach. Please help us by subscribing and encouraging others to visit our channel to view our service online. The more subscribers we have, the more our videos show up when people search for content on YouTube. We do not make any money off of our videos. It’s strictly an outreach resource.
In view of the lifting of the lock down by the governor, we will start back with worship services in the sanctuary on Sunday, May 31, at 10:30 am with these precautions in place:
We encourage anyone who is sick or is having any type of cold or flu like symptoms, such as fever, chills, coughing or sneezing, not to come.
If you don’t yet feel safe in coming, please don’t come. We assure you there will be no judgment or criticism from us. Just watch at home until you’re ready.
We will continue to live stream the service for all who can’t or choose not to come. Go to YouTube and search for mbchuntsville to watch. We will continue to do the Tuesday night K group and some Sunday School classes on Zoom for a couple more weeks.
Life is full of risk and we will do everything reasonable to minimize the risk of COVID-19 and other illnesses, but we can’t promise a perfectly sterile environment. It’s up to each individual to decide for themselves what amount of risk they are willing to accept.
What will Morningside look like in a post coronavirus world? I believe we will continue to take reasonable precautions for some time, gradually getting back to a more normal routine. I believe we will bounce back fairly quickly and regain our momentum as a church. Live streaming has been a great addition to our ministry, but it’s no substitute for our assembling together.
We just may need to make a few adjustments for the time being so please be patient. There will never be a world without risk from something, so we will take appropriate precautions and press on.
Fear not, be wise and trust God.
Realm is here! Information on how to use Realm can be found by clicking the 'Realm Information' link at the bottom of each web page on our site.
Join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on our YouTube channel to take part in our first-ever online streaming event. We will be conducting all of our services virtually during the COVID-19 emergency, and will continue to stream our services online even after we are able to worship together again. Click here to visit our YouTube Channel and be sure to subscribe and click the bell so that you're alerted when we post new content.
This week, we made the decision to forego in-person activities at the church due to the spread of COVID-19. In an effort to keep our church family informed of events, and to continue to deliver God’s word, we are embarking on a new journey. We are planning to utilize social media and online streaming technologies to deliver the message so that our flock can continue to be fed the Word of God while practicing ‘Social Distancing.’ We realize that not all of our members will be able to utilize these tools, and we are making efforts to ensure we can deliver the messages to those who are unable to receive them using these new methods.
In our toolbelt, we have options for using social media via Facebook and Twitter, video streaming via Facebook Live and YouTube, our new Realm app, mail/email, and of course recorded CDs or DVDs. Our web page is the central information source to get to any/all of these methods. You can click on the social media icons above the main picture, or you can click on the ‘About Us’ menu to see links to each of the resources. Please bear with us as we start using these new methods. Content will probably start out slowly, but will gradually build as we learn how to use the tools we have at hand.
Below are instructions on how to get to each of the resources:
You can go to your Twitter app on your phone or tablet, or go to https://www.twitter.com and login. Search for @MBCHuntsville and click ‘Follow’ so that you can see when we post new information. You can also go directly to our Twitter page by clicking on the Twitter social media icon from our web page, or from the About Us menu, click on ‘MBC on Twitter.’
Twitter will be used for sending quick updates, as well as some additional thoughts from Marty
Facebook: mbchsv or https://facebook.com/mbchsv
You can go to your Facebook app on your phone or tablet, or go to https://www.facebook.com and login. Search for mbchsv and click on the result for Morningside Baptist Church (it has a picture of our church). Click on ‘Like’ and now you’ll see posts from the church. You can also go directly to our Facebook page by clicking on the Facebook social media icon from our web page, or from the About Us menu, click on ‘MBC on Facebook.’
Facebook will be used for posting updates, posting information from Marty, and Live streaming of our services (as applicable).
You can go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO671vmgTsSGtLlccjrnpNg/ in your web browser. Click on ‘Subscribe’ and now you’ll see new videos from the church. You can also go directly to our YouTube page by clicking on the YouTube social media icon from our web page, or from the About Us menu, click on ‘MBC on YouTube.’
YouTube will be used for streaming our services and as a library of all of our videos that can be accessed after the service/message has been produced and posted.
Realm Connect: MBCHuntsville
More information on how to use Realm Connect can be found here: http://www.mbchuntsville.org/index.php/realm-information
Realm will be used for general communications of events, status updates, as well as thoughts from Marty.
CD/DVD: Manual request
*Note: DVDs will only be used to provide a copy of the video message (as applicable). CDs will only include the audio of the message. Please be sure to request the correct type of media for the player you have.
As always, if you have any needs during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Deacon for assistance.
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