Friendly Word Newsletter Sun 5 April 2020

Dear Church Family,

It is so nice to write to you today and say HELLO :)

What a busy week its been! Doing things differently. Connecting with people in different ways. Finding new ways to do things. Learning something new.

We'd like to let you know that the team at Marion Church of Christ have been active and busy but in different ways.

Please know that although the Church Office is not open during this period, we are still working from home and the office is attended at various times to collect information etc. We are monitoring our phones, so please do not hesitate to ring and leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are also receiving regular post and emails, thank you for staying in touch.

The Friendly Word is still being put together faithfully and we would encourage you to read it and keep informed.

Have you phoned someone today to say hello, sent an email or a text or even Skyped, Zoomed, or Facetimed? Even though we can’t gather together, we can still connect with one another in different ways.

We really wish to encourage us all to keep in contact with each other. It has never been so important how we each consider how we might connect with our church, not the building but the people, other believers. We need to check in on each other, send a text, make a phone call, send a meaningful email, share a Bible Text, ask them how you can pray for them, encourage them. We also each need to make a conscious effort not to yield to temptation, but be proactive and fill our hearts and minds with Gods Word in whatever avenue we can, with whoever and however we can. If you require contact information or if your own info has changed, please leave a message at the office and we will arrange, with individuals permission, or update as neeeded.

Offerings.

A lot of us are giving online and so that can continue as usual, however there are those that are regular cash givers. We will be endeavoring to provide a temporary locked box that can be 'posted' to via the letter box slot at the front of our church building. If you have the means to give electronically we would encourage you to avail of this option, if you would like help to have that set up, please let the Church Office know and we can help you with that. Alternatively you may wish to use a cheque, which can also be posted or delivered as you wish.

If you are not able to utilise these options, then we would encourage you to contact your pastoral carer who may be able to call past and collect it for you, or if unsure, please do ring the Church Office.

God Bless You

The Church Office

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