COVID-19

Updates regarding COVID-19

On Campus

We are back on campus at 9:30 am and 11:00 am and online at 11:00 am. Due to social distancing, we will have limited seating on campus. Of course, those vulnerable individuals who are sick or whose health is at-risk are encouraged to stay home and join us online.

Our NextGen Ministries are back on campus at 11:00 am. You can view our procedures below!

NextGen Re-Launch

Beginning September 6 our NextGen Ministries (Nursery through High School) will be re-entering our building. They have done a great job of ministering to our students online and will continue to do that moving forward. But on September 6, we will have Nursery through High School ministry back on campus during our 11:00am worship service. We will continue to update information on our website and our Children’s Ministry Facebook page. A re-entry video will be posted in the coming weeks so you can see what it will look like for our students.

Stay Connected!

We will be using our social media platforms and our website to organize our community to be the church during this time of disruption to the normal course of life. Make sure to stay plugged in on ways you can help serve if you are healthy and symptom-free.

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Resources

We have a variety of resources available to help you keep taking next steps in your faith each day. Make sure to take advantage of any of these that might help you stay close to Jesus in this time.

Right Now Media

We’re excited to give you free access to RightNow Media, a wonderful library of video resources for all ages from churches and pastors all across the country, to help you develop and grow as a disciple of Jesus. Streaming directly to your computer, tablet, or mobile device, you’ll find the online Bible Study Library includes relevant content for every age group or spiritual season.

Click here to set up your account.

The Bible App

Each week we put our message notes in the events section of the Bible App. In addition to that the Bible App can help make God’s word a part of everyday.

Click here to get the App

 

The Dwell App

Not a fan of reading. We get it, the dwell app is a resource for people who would rather listen to scripture. If you sign up now you get 60 days free to help scripture be a part of your life during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Click here to get Dwell.

Daily Devotionals

Check out our devotions to keep our focus on the right things each day.

Watch here.

Unleavened Commmunion Bread Recipe
  • 4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 ¼ cups Unbleached Flour
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 2 ½ tsp Baking Power
  • 5 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 cups Water (approx)
  • ½ cup Honey

Sift dry ingredients three times.

Cut in the oil.

Stir the honey into the water, then add to the flour mixture; dough should be a little sticky, soft, and flexible. (Over-mixing will cause it to be hard.) A handful of cracked wheat grain may be added, if desired, for texture.

Roll out an 8 ½” (22cm) circle, ¼” (¾ cm) thick (or several smaller loaves), adding in a few drops of oil and sprinkling lightly with flour as you do. Inscribe a small “+” with a sharp knife at the center. Place on a greased baking sheet. (If you made one loaf, the remaining dough can be shaped as desired, at the same thickness, and baked for use on your table.)

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F for 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and lightly paint the surface with oil. Return to the preheated 400 F oven for 10-15 minutes longer.

May be frozen in a sealed plastic bag (remove air before sealing); defrost 12 hours before use and allow to thaw at room temperature while remaining in a plastic bag to prevent loss of moisture.

FAQ's

How many services will there be?

We will have 2 on-campus services at 9:30am and 11:00am as well as continuing our Online service at 11:00am. These services will last between 45-50min which will allow ample time to clean between services, help facilitate the entering and exiting of the lobby, and being mindful of families with children in the service.

We will ask that you pre-register on our website, all in your household that will be attending. There will be a maximum capacity based on social distancing guidelines and this will be a great way for you to let us know who’s coming. You can register through this link: https://miamisburg.churchcenter.com/registrations each week, one week in advance.

How will the building be cleaned for on-campus worship?

Our Facility Manager and his Facility Care Team will be working to clean and 

sanitize our building and equipment. We will be cleaning high touch surfaces 

throughout the morning and between services. Here’s a link to a special Product 

that Kelly is beginning to treat surfaces with BioShield 75

 

We will obviously need help to make the plan happen. Volunteer opportunities 

are available here. Click here to see our cleaning checklist

How will we practice social distancing at Morning Worship?

There will be a lot of changes as we come back to our campus:

 

  • We will not be shaking hands or hugging (you might be OK with that contact, but your friends may not be).
  • We will not be serving coffee for the time being. There would be too much congestion and the cleaning between touches makes it impractical.
  • Seating in the Worship Center will be staggered to allow for 6’ of social distancing. Please follow the directions of our Server Team as they ensure a safe environment for everyone.
  • We will likely have to dismiss each service in sections to avoid congestion around doors.

 

 

How can we take Communion safely?

Meeting to celebrate the Lord’s Supper is one of the most important elements of our worship. Communion will be prepackaged for the foreseeable future. Servers, wearing masks and gloves will set communion out at stations by the doors and in the back of the worship Center so that you can get it before service and have it ready when we take communion. No passing the trays for the time being. If you need help opening the communion cup, ask a server that has gloves and a mask.

Why must we arrive only 15 minutes prior to service?

In order to properly clean and sanitize our facility, we ask everyone to arrive 15 minutes prior to service start time.

When will Children’s On-Campus Programming resume?

All Children’s Programming will resume in the fall with the start of the school calendar year.

What safety precautions are in place to protect my child?

Leaders and volunteers will adhere to safety protocols for overall health, washing hands, and social distancing practices. Children in attendance will be temperature checked, hand sanitized upon arrival and dismissal, and social distanced using carpet spots during worship and Large Group service.

How will you best social distance my school-age child?

Elementary children will resume Sunday KidZone services this fall in the Sanctuary to allow spacing for social distancing for all grade levels to actively participate in kids’ service. Children will enjoy worshipping and participating in KidZone Service with their grade level peers on individual carpet spots socially distanced 6ft apart. Elementary classrooms will be closed initially until social distancing guidelines are reduced and spacing restrictions are lifted.

Will my child be required to wear a mask?

Children are welcomed, but not required to wear masks during Children’s Programming. If you desire your child to wear a mask, please place the child’s name on the inside of the mask, so that it may be returned if lost or misplaced.

How will I check in my child(ren) for Children’s Programming this fall?

To speed up check-ins and registrations, new families visiting MCC for the first time can pre-register their child through our website. Current MCC families can register their kids for Children’s Programming using the Church Center App.

Where will my child(ren) go on Sunday mornings this summer when Children’s Programming is unavailable?

Families are invited to sit together with their children in the Worship Center. Bible story take home bags will be available for children during the service.

Will the Nursery be open for my infant/toddler?

In accordance with our safety protocols for our Nursery volunteers and infants, the Nursery will not be open until the fall. Infant changing stations are available in the restrooms and a Mother/Baby room is available for your convenience. 

When the Nursery opens, how will you handle social distancing guidelines and safety changes with babies and toddlers?

One thing that we have always been proud of at MCC is the safety and sanitization of our Nursery and the way our volunteers run it. We will continue what we are already doing well in regards to cleaning and sanitization and improve where we can. We have researched and communicated with daycare providers that were open during the stay at home order with special licenses, as well as those that have reopened after the order was lifted, and CDC childcare guidelines. We have chosen the most thorough and conservative of measures and adjusted them to fit our nursery. There are many new procedures and these are just some of them. For a more thorough answer you can email Meghan, our Nursery and Preschool Director. You can expect to be pre-registering your babies and toddlers weekly for service so we can keep our ratios low (they were already below CDC recommendations). In Nursery A (1 and under), the volunteers will wear masks as they have close contact with your baby. Those volunteers will be spread out socially distanced. In Nursery B (1 and walking), volunteers will try to keep them spread out while sitting at the high chair table by rotating kids in the table so that there is always a space between them. Toys will be rotated and cleaned between services and after. Volunteers will do their best to not hold more than one child at a time and will sanitize before and after holding a child every time. In Nursery C (2 to 3 and not potty trained), we will encourage side by side play as much as possible instead of play together at stations. Toys and games that encourage this and less touching will be very common in this class. We will again rotate the kids at a table if necessary so that there is always at least one seat between them. Something important that we learned from the people who have been running the child care centers that have remained open is that socially distancing children is an insurmountable task and that there is a balance between it all. We ask for your patience as our team learns how to love little ones in a way we are not traditionally used to. We are excited to have our Nursery up and running again and are hoping and praying for a fall start date.

When the Preschool class opens back up, what will look different?

The Preschool class will take a similar approach to the Nursery but use the small classrooms attached to the Preschool class and break up into smaller groups so that we can limit the touchable spaces. Each small class will have their own supplies and they will take turns watching their Bible Story and doing worship so we can limit the amount of kids in the larger room. Crafts will be adjusted to consider sanitization and safety.