As you may know, Oklahoma has begun their reopening various businesses and locations all of which are accompanied with guidelines that must be followed. Churches are on the list of locations that are allowed to open, but they are not without their own stringent guidelines. As a result, the ministry team here has decided to continue our current course of action this next Sunday (May 10th).
This means that we will NOT be opening but will instead be continuing to upload a Bible class at 9:30 AM and go LIVE with worship at 10:30 AM on Facebook (the recording will be available by 2 PM Sunday on MannfordChurchOfChrist.com). We understand that there will be varying opinions regarding reopening and encourage you to continue to pray for us as we work to make the best decision.
We would also like to update you on what we will be doing with any events throughout May and June. Any events, like Salt and Light and Vacation Bible School (more on this in a moment) have been CANCELLED. Though churches may reopen they aren’t to jump back into life as normal. Social distancing rules are still in effect and we believe that cancelling events is the wiser thing to do.
We will still be having a Vacation Bible School (VBS) of sorts this June. With the success of our KIDS VIDS we have decided to film a series of videos to allow a “virtual” VBS to be conducted. We are planning on having three ~30-minute videos that will take the children through biblical topics with skits, stories, songs, and even crafts. More information on this will be available in the coming weeks. To facilitate the planning for our virtual VBS we will be cutting the KIDS VIDS down to two videos a week (Sunday and Wednesday). This will allow for the filming of our virtual VBS content. Below is a simplified schedule of what to expect the week of May 10-16:
Sunday, May 10th – NEW Kids Vids at 8 AM NEW Adult Bible Class (prerecorded) at 9:30 AM LIVE Worship at 10:30 AM
Monday, May 11th – Kids Vids (rerun) at 8 AM
Tuesday, May 12th – Kids Vids (rerun) at 8 AM
Wednesday, May 13th – NEW Kids Vids at 8 AM LIVE Prayer Service at 7 PM
If you desire to give, you may continue to do so by mailing your offering to PO Box 9 Mannford, OK 74044 or by dropping it off at the office Monday-Thursday from 9 AM-3PM. Communion packets are available during the same time.
We will continue to keep you updated week by week through phone and messaging. Please continue to pray for us as we discuss and make our decisions. Please continue to contact your fellow brothers and sisters. “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). As always, we are available at the numbers below if you have any questions or want to talk.
Bill Zuker Kevin Nelson Leon Couch
918-527-8336 918-606-4907 918-855-0410
Tony Keesee Jack Dodgen