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Montrose Church Coronavirus Update

January 05, 2021 Dave Roberts Emergency

Updated as of 1/5/2021

At this time, our general schedule for COVID-19 is as follows. See our Gatherings calendar and online bulletin, "Right Now @ Montrose", for details.

 

When Where
SUNDAY
At this time, our service schedule for Church Outside services vary weekly. Please visit our Gatherings Calendar for detailed schedules.
10:00 a.m.   Church Online (on hold for January) Facebook Live

.../church-online for replay (posted midweek)
10:00 a.m.   Jr High "Stuck in the Middle" Instagram Live
11:30 a.m.    Church Outside (selected Sundays only, preregistration required and posted midweek, see Gatherings calendar for next service)

Montrose Campus Backlot 

11:30 a.m.    Kids After Church Bible Lesson

Facebook Live

WEDNESDAY
7:00 p.m.   Fireside Chat (resumes 1/13/21)

Facebook Live

7:00 p.m.   Jr High Youth Group  (resumes 1/13/21)

Instagram Live

7:00 p.m.   High School Youth Group  (resumes 1/13/21)

Contact

ONLINE GROUPS

 

- Men's Bible Study (Tuesday group resumes 1/5, Wednesday group resumes 1/6)

 Contact

- Montrose Connect Zoom Group (resumes 1/11/2021)

Register online

- Financial Peace University Online (starts 1/12/2021)

Register online

- Parent Support Group (through 12/17/2020)

Register online

Women’s Bible Study (currently on break; 2021 schedule to be announced... coming soon!)

 Join Facebook Group or contact Leah Beth

Update, 1/5/2021
Due to the coronavirus surge in our area, Church Outside services are on hold for the month of January. Continue to monitor the Gatherings calendar for future updates and stay safe and healthy!

Update, 12/31/2020
Updated dates when activities and groups resume following Christmas break.

Update, 11/23/2020
Added link to Christmas schedule. Note that the Christmas schedule varies from our regular schedule for 12/13 (Kids Musical), 12/24 (Christmas Eve), and 12/27 (Prayer & Communion).

Update, 11/1/2020
As COVID restrictions have eased, we are adding an outdoor service on selected Sundays, aka "Church Outside". The service will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the Montrose Campus backlot following Church Online. We will require pre-registration and will reevaluate weekly through the coming weeks. Schedule will be posted on the Gatherings calendar.

Update, 8/28/2020
As we continue to experience COVID risks in the Los Angeles area, we are following the guidance of our local government to continue virtual ministry and church online. In the event of drive through and/or smaller group gatherings, we will respect all social distancing and mask requirements as put forth by the CDC.

Update, 3/19/2020
We're Here for You!: If you need help or would like to offer help, please contact  or call 818.249.8309.

Original Message, 3/13/2020
Dear Montrose Church Family,

As you know, we are facing a challenging time in the world and our state officials are now limiting public gatherings throughout March, including churches.

At Montrose Church, we respect this decision and we are moving our weekend services to be online. Effective immediately, all gatherings are canceled or postponed through the end of March. We will continue to evaluate matters as more information is known and notify you as the situation changes.

Our church has never been about a building… we view this as another opportunity to join together as a virtual community, a true church home, in this time of uncertainty. Over these next weeks, let’s come together with our greatest participation, ministry, and financial giving. This is a time to be an example of His presence in our community.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Watch online: Gather your family and friends to worship together at home! Our services will be streamed live on Facebook on Sundays at 10 a.m. (no account required). In addition, you can also view a replay of the full service at montrosechurch.org/watch approximately 30 minutes after the service ends. Our Student Ministries will also offer special online material.

  • "Love God. Love Others.": Now is the time to model our calling more than ever and go the extra mile. We want to be ready to serve those who are in need. The church office is standing by to help anyone with urgent needs during this emergency. In the meantime, help the elderly and most vulnerable. Reflect His love with your presence on social media. Send an encouraging note or make a phone call to a friend in self-quarantine. Listen for the needs of others, and ask God to show you how you can help.

  • Follow us on social media and the web: Follow us on montrosechurch.org, as well as Facebook and Instagram (@montrosechurch, @mc_pasadena, @montrosechurchkids, @montrosechurchjrhigh, @montrosechurchhighschool, @montrosechurchyoungadults). Our daily Lent practices are posted on our blog, as well as other inspirational and informative posts.

  • Give online: We appreciate your regular giving, and especially need your faithfulness during this time. As many in our church are financially impacted by this virus, we thank those of you who are able to cover those who are lacking. Our resources, our staff, and their compensation will be stretched as they respond to the many needs arising. Now is a great time to create your online giving account through our secure giving platform, inFellowship, or text the amount you wish to give to 818-330-1180. To learn more, go to montrosechurch.org/give.

Times like this allow us to be a true church family, in spirit and in action. Let’s rise to the challenge.

Prayerfully,

- Pastor Dave

Tags: emergency, coronavirus, covid-19

2 Comments

nancy erickson on March 12, 2020 5:32pm

I believe this is a wise move.thank you for your ministry and leadership. We will be praying for all affected by this virus. We look forward to being together when the crises is over. God bless us all.

Sylvia Williams on March 12, 2020 6:49pm

Thank you Pastor Dave! I will keep all of Montrose Church in my prayers. God bless!

C.O.V.I.D-19 = Christ Over Viruses And Infectious Diseases - Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

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