COVID-19

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A message from Pastor Sam & Exec Pastor John Wills

Updated July 24, 2020

Dear Church

I read a quote this week that said, “without God’s Word, we are only guided by our fears and desires.”  These days have been difficult, but God has been, like always, so faithful.  His Word has spoken peace and joy. Bobby Waite defines joy as the calm assurance that God wins!  Nehemiah 8:10b, “Do not be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.“

Church, thank you that you have prayed, served, loved, and given during this season. Thank you for your generosity. Although COVID has presented many challenges, at the end of June, we are only $59,890 behind budget. Your giving makes ministry possible as we love our neighbors during this unique time.
You also have given almost $93,000 to the COVID Relief Fund.  Through your time and resources, over 60,000 meals have been given locally to families and first responders in our community. With One-Heart McKinney, we have partnered with our city to meet needs. We have stepped up our church partnerships in Denver, Boston, London, Sierra Leone, India, and Nicaragua. We have also been able to start a ministry for many who have lost jobs during this challenging season.
 
We know gathering in person is a gift. As has been the case during this season, we will constantly be monitoring/evaluating details with medical professionals, our staff, and our Executive Committee and modify plans as needed. We are excited to share our plans with you.
 


Regathering Schedule
 
June 26 - Aug. 9   Continue online services

Aug. 16 - Sept. 6   Regather for Worship with more details to come

  • Limited Sunday childcare for Birth – K with reservations
  • Life Groups continue meeting on and off-campus                       

Sept. 13 - LAUNCH SUNDAY 
On-campus Sunday Worship, Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry, and Life Groups
 

We understand that some of you will not be ready to return to campus. You are loved, missed, and not forgotten. We are upgrading our online experience by using a new live stream site. The new website (https://firstmckinney.online.churchis LIVE starting this Sunday. The upgrade allows new ways of interaction, connection, and a higher quality feed. We will still be streaming to Facebook and Youtube.  
 
Thank you for your patience with us as leaders as we continue to listen to God, seek wisdom from medical professionals, and our Executive Committee.  We have a King, and He holds us. Keep praying for God to give us wisdom and discernment. Continue to extend grace. Pursue connection; life is better with company. Stay in the Word; it lays us open to listen and obey. 
 

God does win!
 
          
Sam Holm         John Wills                   
Lead Pastor       Executive Pastor        

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GUEST SERVICES needs volunteers as we
  prepare to regather. Click HERE to volunteer
more information.
 
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One Heart McKinney

          Click HERE to access the myriad of services
          available to our community including access
          to healthcare, food, housing, school and jobs.
          Find up-to-date information from the
          organizations working to help our community
          through this crisis, or to make a donation.