Our Response to COVID-19


UPDATE for Reopening: Wednesday, June 10

When life is difficult and changes are happening all around us, as they have been in recent months, it’s natural to feel unsettled and to want answers and information – that’s just human nature. Just like our community and nation, our church family is starting the process of getting back to some of our normal activities within the new framework required by Covid-19. 

Please watch the video below as Pastor Wendi gives us an overview of the FIVE PHASES of reopening McFarlin’s various ministry programs and activities. The comprehensive plan is also available via PDF below the video. 

Read the Comprehensive Reopening Plan 
Submit your McFarlin Questionnaire Answers

(scroll to the bottom for a list of past update)


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • The Food Pantry will remain open during normal hours with a team of no more than 5 volunteers at a time. (Tuesdays/Thursdays 9AM-Noon and 1-4PM).
  • Thursday Utilities Assistance: Our volunteers will work remotely to continue Utilities Assistance Ministry on Thursdays. 
SUNDAY MORNINGS
  • ​Sunday Morning Worship will occur on Facebook at 9AM for Modern service and 11AM for Sanctuary service. We are pre-recording both services for the next few weeks and will “Premiere” them on Facebook at the times mentioned, which will allow us to watch the service together as if it were live. Staff will be available to chat and pray with you.
    • *NOTE: We will also have a recording of these services available to watch on our vimeo page if you do not have Facebook. 
  • The order of worship can be found HERE (May 31 Order of Worship) each week. You can also use the ONLINE HYMNBOOK.
  • Student Ministries will gather at 10AM ON ZOOM for Awakening Sunday school.
    • Middle School:  Text Austin for Access Code (405-815-7887)
    • High School:  Text Scott for Access Code (405-819-4363)
  • Children & Family Ministries will release a Sunday school video lesson every Sunday at 10AM on their Facebook group.  
WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONNECTION

We are continuing to work on a weekly schedule of opportunities across all ministries in order to stay connected as a faith family. 

  • Weekly Prayer: We’ll continue to send out a new prayer each week on the McFarlin App that we we pray together every day.
  • McFarlin Video Devotions: Monday, Wednesday and Friday we’ll share a video devotion on social media and Vimeo that will include a reflection by one of our pastors and a word of prayer. You can also watch from our webpage HERE.
  • Hymn Blog: Twice a week our Music Ministries staff will enlighten and entertain with a look at one hymn we’ll sing the following Sunday and another just for fun. Find the blog HERE
  • Midweek Reflection: We’ll continue sending out a midweek reflection at 8PM on the McFarlin App as part of our Year of Discipleship Focus. 
  • Friday Email: Every Friday we’ll send an email to recap any important information from the week as well as details about Sunday worship and Sunday school.
  • Food Pantry: We will continue to open our Food Pantry to those in need and the longer this pandemic continues, the more the need will grow. Currently, the hours remain the same (Tuesdays/Thursdays 9AM-Noon and 1-4PM).
  • Thursday Utilities Assistance: Our volunteers will work remotely to continue Utilities Assistance Ministry on Thursdays. 
  • Ministry Opportunities: Our ministries are working on a weekly schedule of digital opportunities so please keep an eye out next week when we release a full schedule. 
Past Updates:

May 26 Video Update

May 4 Written Update

Apr. 13 Written Update

March 25 Video Update: First Shelter in Place Announcement

March 18 Video Update

March 13 at 6PM Written Announcement     

Mar. 13 at 6PM Video Message from Pastor Linda

Mar. 13: 11AM Written Response