It seems like the information concerning COVID-19 and our government, businesses, and schools change minute by minute. We want you to stay up-to-date on everything related to the Church at Martinsburg and here is how you can stay in The Loop!
Posted Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, the Church at Martinsburg has made the decision to cancel all events outside of our normal Sunday morning worship services through the middle of May. We will still hold our Sunday Morning Worship Gatherings online until we are able to meet again in person.
We will resume in-person meetings as soon as the experts agree it is safe to meet again. Stay tuned here for future updates as how and when these events will be rescheduled.
These events include:
- Titus Initiative Training Workshops (3/28, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, and 5/9)
- Welcome Team Training Meeting (3/29)
- Prayer Group (3/31 and 4/28)
- Good Friday Service (4/10)
- Baptisms (4/12)
- Secret Church (4/24) – event won’t be held in-person but will be broadcast into homes for those that register. See secretchurch.martinsburgchurch.orgfor information.
- Prayer Team Info Meeting (4/26)
- Members' Meeting (5/3)
- Backyard Movie Night (5/8)
- Parent Commissioning (5/10)
- Evangelism Workshop (5/17)
Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:45 AM
In accordance with our Governor's Stay at Home Order, the offices at 50 Monroe Street are closed effective today until further notice. We are still working our normal hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm) but are doing so remotely. Calls to the office are still being handled accordingly so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if there is a need.
Many of you have dropped your offerings at the church office but given these new developments, please mail them (50 Monroe Street, Martinsburg WV 25404) or give online.
Also, Governor Jim Justice has called on all West Virginians to recognize today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 as a statewide “Day of Prayer” to seek God regarding this ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We do encourage you to participate and take time to pray for our state, our communities, as well as our friends, families, neighbors and churches.
May God use this time in our history for His glory and the Gospel.
Posted Friday, March, 20, 2020 at 2:15 PM
The app will have tiles at the top of the home screen. One for an "Online Worship Service" and one for "COVID-19 Updates".
Under "Online Worship Service" you will be able to do everything you would normally do on a Sunday morning - watch the sermon, give your tithes and offerings, fill out a Connect Card, or submit Prayer Requests. It is all gathered together in one little square on the app for you.
The "COVID-19 Update" tile links to this page where you will get all the most recent information related to cancelations or updates from your pastors as well as Community Group resources, Family Worship ideas, and links to Community Health updates and information.
This will be a way for you to stay fully engaged right from the palm of your hand while you are sitting on the couch or laying in your bed.
If you prefer a larger screen or just like using your computer instead of your mobile device, we are now using 2 main websites to keep you updated:
sermons.martinsburgchurch.org will be the place to get all sermon related information and to watch or listen to our weekly worship services. Just visit the main page and then click on the sermon title to get all the information you will want related to that week's message.
update.martinsburgchurch.org is what you are reading now and as you can see has all the same information I described from the app but just on a little larger screen. If there is news to be known from the church leadership, this page will have it. We are putting our video updates, like the one above, right on the page so you can read the information we have to share and look at our smiling faces or hear our voices.
We will still send texts, emails, and social media updates to continue communicating with you but now all updates and sermon links will be hosted on these two sites.
Posted Monday, March, 16, 2020 at 5:00PM
Due to the growing concern for the spread of COVID-19 and under recommendation from our government, local health professionals, and our in-house COVID-19 Response Team, we are suspending all in-person events related to the Church at Martinsburg until further notice.
This includes our Sunday Morning Worship Services, Community or Discipleship Group meetings, Ministry Team meetings, or outside events hosted at 50 Monroe.
We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution and care for our at-risk congregants, neighbors, and friends. The Bible calls us to love one another (and all our neighbors) as ourselves, we believe the best way we can do that in light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is by not gathering in person.
We will continue gathering, worshiping, and serving together however we won’t do those things in person. We will continue hosting our weekly Worship Services online as we did Sunday and are working on creative alternatives to share with our Community Groups, Discipleship Groups, and Ministry Teams. Watch this site for more information.