Mary Esther UMC
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A Message from Dr. Parkes about pausing in-person worship
Sunday Worship Canceled on March 15 & 22
We have received guidelines from the CDC for faith-based organizations in the state of Florida requesting that we cancel gatherings with under 250 persons in attendance. Also, they request that organizations that serve high-risk populations, consider canceling gatherings of more than 10 people.
Considering that there are many high-risk persons in our fellowship and given that the Spring Break season is here which could possibly bring persons from other areas into contact with us, the leadership of MEUMC has decided to cancel all services on our campus on Sunday, March 15 and 22. Decisions about subsequent Sundays will be made later. We would rather err on the side of caution for our most vulnerable friends.
This will mean that the luncheon on Sunday, youth group meetings, Wednesday Night Dive Deep with ME, Spanish worship, and Celebrate Recovery will also be canceled. Okaloosa Schools are closed through 3/30 and the preschool will post any information that is pertinent to their work.
We will, however, host worship services on Facebook Live which you can access through our Facebook page which you can find here. Simply locate those events and click through to the live stream.
These will happen at 10:30 a.m. on the 15th and 22nd.
I hope you will see us there!
Please share this news broadly with those who do not use computers or social media!
Between You & ME Podcast
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There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
But the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.
When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and elders, to whom they reported everything God had done through them.