Preschool Closing

The Mittineague Methodist Community Preschool will temporarily close beginning on Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27, 2020. This decision has been made after obtaining information from the Department of Early Education and Care, the Center for Disease Control, and the local Boards of Health. This is a voluntary closing in order to support “social distancing” which professionals have stated will help control the spread of COVID-19. Our first priority continues to be the safety of the children, families and our staff members. At this time please be aware there have been no illnesses reported to MMPS and this is a strictly preventative decision.
On Friday, March 27, we will reevaluate the situation and a decision will be made as to when we will resume our normal schedule. We continue to monitor the situation and will make an informed decision in the best interest of our community. Please feel free to reach out to the director with questions and concerns via e-mail at Director@mmpskids.com. Please continue to access MMPS’s Facebook page and website at mmpskids.com for further information.

Open or Closed?

Open or closed we still worship. Tomorrow we will be open for worship but I encourage you if you feel you need to stay home, please do so. Spend time in prayer (we certainly have enough to pray about!), read the scripture (Luke 5:4-11) and think about how serving Christ has been and could be in your life. We will try to video the service and post it.

A scripture for today.. One Body

“You can easily enough see how this kind of thing works by looking no further than your own body. Your body has many parts—limbs, organs, cells—but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body. It’s exactly the same with Christ. The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance. You are Christ’s body—that’s who you are! You must never forget this.” 1 Corinthians 12:12, 26-27 from “The Message”

I read this passage today right after reading about the continued spread of COVID-19 and it made me think about us, the human race. Disease is and always has been a great equalizer. It cares nothing about social status, money, race, religion, ethnicity. It ignores walls and barriers. It goes wherever it wants regardless of our own posturing and puffery.

This passage from 1 Corinthians is a reminder that we are all part of one body, Christ’s body, His church. If we turn our backs to one part, a hand or a foot that is injured, the whole body is at risk. Such it is today with this dangerous disease.

When I was in Liberia fighting the Ebola epidemic, we could never ignore a case, not a single case because if we did, then we knew the disease would spread. We could never turn our backs to anyone in need. It was hard work, dangerous work but in the end, we defeated the enemy not through anger, but through love and sacrifice. If your neighbor is sick, find a way to bring them sustanance be it food, a phone call of encouragement, or dropping off a book for them to read. Yes, stay safe and pray but also love.

#RedLetterChallenge – Week 1, BEING

Our Red Letter Challenge for Lent starts with the Week of Being: So many times Jesus talks about the importance of spending time and just being with him. Before he invites us to do things for Him, through Him, in this name, he invites us into a relationship. Our relationship with him will determine how effective we are at actually doing the things he asks.

Spend some time this week practicing your faith.  Do you pray, worship, study?  You know, faith is not confined to Sunday morning.

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