Worship Services:

9:00 am - Traditional Service - Sanctuary  

10:30 am - Contemporary Service - Family Life Center

 

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Updated Covid Guidelines (4/23/2021)

We are so blessed to continue to use technology for great online worship AND to see so many of our friends coming back in-person! Thank you Lord for both!

As vaccines become widely available and risks are reduced, the Leadership Team and Church Staff are monitoring the Ohio Department of Health and CDC recommendations regularly to continue to provide a safe and healthy opportunity for all to worship together. As promised, as the recommendations change, our protocols are also changing. Here are the current changes and guidelines, and thank you for helping us to care for one another!

CHANGES:

  • Temperature checks for worship are discontinued.
  • Seating in worship will now include both regular and socially distanced options. The center pews in the sanctuary will be ‘un-roped’ and people may sit in the configurations they choose, while the balcony and overflow seating will be completely socially distanced. In the Family Life Center, the center rows will be returned closer to normal configurations, while the side rows will be completely socially distanced.

CONTINUED:

  • Mask wearing and Social Distancing is still expected indoors, with some exceptions (based on the Ohio Health Director’s and CDC’s directions) such as leaders of worship, active participants in a physical activity, groups that meet the CDC’s guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, people who are of the same household, etc. Outdoors, if these exceptions do not apply and social distancing is difficult, then mask wearing is expected.
  • Hand washing is still expected, washing frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol)
  • Self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 is still expected, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms, please stay home and worship online, attend a meeting via Zoom, etc.

For further explanation or help with these guidelines, contact the Church office to speak to Business Administrator Lisa Nichols or Senior Pastor Nathan Custer, 937-642-4712.


Additional Guidelines to be given to Staff and Ministry / Event Leaders:

Van Usage: When people who are not of the same household are sitting beside one another in the same row, the center seat(s) should be left empty. Thus, in our 15 passenger vans, the total capacity for a group that includes entirely separate households would be 10 (driver, front passenger, then two per row).

Singers: No more than two unmasked singers grouped together at any one time (so for instance, two married couples must be significantly socially distanced if singing unmasked simultaneously, not gathered together as a quartet), distanced approximately 18 feet or more from the congregation.

Overnight sleeping in the building: Prohibited for now unless given permission by the leadership team.

Food: Only food that is prepared in individual, non-shared ways following the basic food preparation guidelines from the State Health Director for these COVID times shall be provided (for instance: boxed lunches; canned beverages; individually packaged pizza slices, etc.)

Paper & things given out: Distribution shall be limited and provided in ways as safely as possible (such as placing cards on seats rather than handing them out, placing devotionals out such that only one is touched if one is taken, etc.)

Youth Group Activities: The indoor mask policy listed above shall be followed, and for the various outdoor activities Pastor Mark may use his discretion to determine whether masks need to be worn or not. To the extent he can do so (and recognizing that sometimes last-minute changes have to be made), Pastor Mark will notify the youth and their families of such mask expectations ahead of time.

Updated on 4/23/2021

UPDATED_COVID-19_POLICIES_4_23_2021.PDF


Our Vision:

To LoVE GOD AND ALL PEOPLE FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD.

Our vision incorporates both the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.   

   

GREAT COMMANDMENT: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”   Matthew 22:37-39


GREAT COMMISSION: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:18-20


If we are intentional about loving God and loving people, we will make disciples and it will lead to the transformation of Marysville and the world.  Our hope is that everything we do as a congregation can be traced back to this simple Vision.  Love is the catalyst and platform for being disciples and making disciples.  We pray that you might catch the vision with us that love can be a powerful, attractive and transforming force. After all, “God is love” (1 John 4:16). 


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Core Values

The root of these values lies in the question - What does God value? There are many examples in the Scripture to support each of these values that are important to God, and therefore to us.  These are just some representative Scripture samples:

  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)
  • “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:31)
  • “Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2)
  • “And let us consider how to spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24)

Our Strategies

  • We don't wait for people to come to us.  We actively engage with our neighbors, coworkers, friends, family, and strangers to let them know they are loved, valued, and worth our time.

  • We don't walk alone as we experience Jesus.  We connect people to help them grow, do life, and do ministry together.  When someone sets foot in our church they will be warmly welcomed and received.  The church is a place for friendship and belonging, not judgment.  It is a place where people encounter our Savior and Lord exactly where they are.  

  • GROW WITH US!

    We want all people to expand their knowledge of who God is and how He wants to use them in everyday life. Through Bible study, training, mentoring, classes, and experiences we will prepare people to be joyful lifelong disciples that reproduce other disciples. We also value growing together in community and encourage small group, life group and share group practices. Christian life is better when do it together!  

  • The world needs to hear the good news of Jesus and he has given us the joy and responsibility to go and make disciples.  We are sent out to our own spheres of influence: homes, schools, offices, neighborhoods, and to the ends of the earth.

Our Services Are

Come as you are!

At Marysville First UMC, we are a community who is in process. Our lives are not perfect, but we are actively pursing a transformation relationship with Jesus that will in turn push us towards fulfilling our vision to "Love God and all people for the transformation of the world." 


All are welcome here. We welcome your questions, doubts, and even struggles. We strive to be in community together by worshipping Jesus and seeking to grow as followers of Jesus who serve our community and world. 


You are invited to come to one of our Sunday services with to experience our community as we authentically engaging our lives with God. 



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