Coronavirus Response

Indoors In The Chapel & Live Online at 8:45 AM And Outdoor Service At 10:45 AM [Behind Building]

Join us LIVE at 8:45 AM on our YouTube channel or watch any time after that. See below for more info.

Last Updated: December 9th, 2020.

TOGETHER AGAIN!

Now Meeting In The Chapel at 8:45 AM & Outdoors at 10:45 AM.
Kids Ministry Only Available 1st Service

 
We are committed to serving the whole church through this challenging season. 
 
There is no “one size fits all” way to gather right now. But we are committed to do what we can to reduce the risks people take to gather as a church family, while honoring their ability to make choices for their own families.
 
In order to reduce the possibility of spreading COVID during this season when our hospitals are overburdened, we are moving our 10:45 AM service outdoors and encouraging as many people as are able to worship with us there starting this Sunday, Dec. 13th. 
 
We will have chairs set up appropriately spaced for an open air service with live worship and teaching. Limited tailgating spots will be available as well. Because of the location in the back of the parking area, we will not be able to livestream from there. We will continue to stream our service live at 8:45 AM from the chapel.
 
Beyond just the next few weeks as we weather the COVID surge, this service will be a bridge back to community for many people as we move into a new year of regathering and reaching out. We realize that the patio seating we have been offering and will continue to offer at 8:45 AM is not the same as an outdoor service. Now we will truly be able to offer indoor, outdoor and online options for every comfort level.
 
For those who choose to continue meeting in the chapel, you are welcome to join us at 8:45 AM as we broadcast our service live for those joining us at home. Limited seating will be available on a first come basis. We ask that you continue to observe physical distancing and wear a mask.
 
If you are ill, at high risk or otherwise feel compelled to stay home for now, please join us on YouTube. We are working hard to continually improve the quality of our broadcasts and find ways to help you stay connected. You matter to our church family too. When you are ready for a next step, we will now have the outdoor option you can try.
 
For now, we will continue to offer childcare and kids classes in the 8:45 AM service only. Patio seating will continue to be offered for those who choose it or as overflow seating once that service is at capacity. We hope to add kids ministry in the later service as more volunteers come forward. If you would like to help contact kim@mvc.life.
 
We will need help setting up and cleaning up the new outdoor service, so if you would like to help with that you can contact pam@mvc.life
 
Whatever service you choose, please know that we love you and value you as a part of our church family. If there is anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to contact me at todd@mvc.life.
 
Sincerely,
Todd Rodarmel
 
 
[Though many will not be ready or able to return at this time, we will continue to offer online services on YouTube and online groups through Zoom.]

Here's What You Can Expect On Sundays

We want to do whatever it takes in this season to share the gospel and be the church! We’ll now be gathering indoors in the Chapel on Sundays at 8:45 & Outdoors behind the building at 10:45 AM. Kids ministry and outdoor patio seating will only be available at the first service.

 

 

We will do our best to respect the needs of each person, whether you will join us online or in person,  we’re committed to providing quality ways for people to receive biblical teaching, worship, participate in groups, and receive pastoral prayer and care.

 

We will be doing our part to keep everyone healthy and safe. Here’s what you can expect:

 

 

  • We will be ensuring a clean, safe, and sanitized facility.
  • We will be encouraging families to stay together and social distance from others, keeping 6 feet of distance. 
  • Kids ministry available ages 2-5th grade at the 8:45 AM Service.
  • We will have outdoor patio seating available at the 8:45 AM service for those that wish to remain outdoors. 
  • We are encouraging people to wear a face covering if unable to ensure a safe distance.
  • We ask that those are feel sick, have symptoms, or a known exposure stay home and suspend any in-person gatherings or events.
  • Services will be shorter in length and family-friendly.
  • We recommend those that are high risk or vulnerable to join us online, in their cars, or outdoors on our patio.
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Our team has been working hard behind-the-scenes praying, researching, and considering all data provided to protect our community and keep everyone safe. 

 

 

We will do whatever is takes to move forward together in our mission to worship together and bring the hope of Jesus to the world. 

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at care@mvc.life and someone will reach out to you! 

MVC Care Team

Email the care team if you need help or want to join us in helping others!

HELPFUL RESOURCES

The Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona is hosting spiritual practices via zoom at 9am each day M-F for the weeks to come. Lectio Divina, Contemplative Prayer, etc. join by clicking this link on weekdays at 9am.

 

Guide to help church members pray through the Lord’s Prayer. Redemption Tempe is asking their church to use this to pray together at the same time each day and made one without their logo in case it’s helpful to other churches.

 

Mindful Mondays – Help, hope, and practical guidance from mental health professionals, spiritual directors, health professionals, and Christian coaches. Starting April 13th on Mountain View Church’s  YouTube Channel.

 

Combatting depression: Workbook full of practical interventions based on neuroscience

 

Breaking the negative news cycle

 

National Association of Mental Illness

 

Beyond Disaster – American Bible Society has developed this trauma informed free resource as spiritual first aid for those who have survived natural or human caused disasters.

 

Podcast with Disaster Psychologist Jamie Aten

 

YKI Coaching – Christian Coaching

 

March 26/27 sponsored by HDI (Humanitarian Disaster Institute and NAE)

MVC KIDS – Weekly videos, activities, and resources for families and kids.

7-day Jesus-centered Family Devotions

 

3 weeks of free charter school-approved curriculum

 

Tiny Theologians – They have incredible discipleship cards for kids that are 30% off right now!

 

Kids Read Truth – They have preteen Bible studies, art journals, and fun books!

 

Parent Cue App – Parent Cue helps connect you with practical things to read, do or say to help you engage with the heart of your child each week.

 

The Bible App for Kids (1st grade & under) – Best Kids App! Download for free! | Animated storybook app for smartphones and tablets | Android, iPhone, iPad, Android tablets

 

Scripture Coloring Pages 

 

Talking with Your Kids about Spiritual Warfare

 

Educationally Focused Kids at Home Toolkit

MVC Weekly Services and Small Groups for Teens.

Contact Matt@mvc.life for High School and Hannah@mvc.life for Middle School

MVC HIGHLANDS Weekly Services and Groups for Young Adults.

Contact Talee@mvc.life

FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THESE WEBSITES

https://www.cdph.ca.gov

https://www.cdc.gov