A Message from Pastor Nathan

Please watch this video update from Pastor Nathan below! 

3/17/2020

CHURCH BUILDING CLOSURE:

 

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday March 18, the church building will be entirely closed to all worship services, ministries, groups, activities, etc.—until further notice.  We will still receive mail and respond to emails and calls, and will creatively minister to and with you in a variety of ways! Pastor Nathan has created this video in response to the crisis:  https://youtu.be/wQrhEqy97zA

 

Giving to sustain the church can be done through the church app (search “MFUMC” in your app store), our website https://marysvillefumc.org/giving, and by mailing checks to 207 S Court St. Marysville, OH 43040. Obviously your faithful giving in these times will be an extraordinary blessing!

 

Thank you, and we LOVE you!

 

--MFUMC staff and Leadership Team

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Worship Services

As of Wednesday March 18, the church building will be entirely closed to all worship services, ministries, groups, activities, etc.—until further notice.  We will still receive mail and respond to emails and calls, and will creatively minister to and with you in a variety of ways! We are offering a digital worship service and sermon as a way to continue to meet together and be transformed by God's Word to love God and our world. 


Digital Worship Services are going live at 9:00 am on each of these Sundays. You are able to watch the service any time after 9:00 am on the YouTube Channel. Click here for MFUMC's YouTube Channel. 


Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel to stay up-to-date with all of our services. 


Quake Youth Ministry for 7th to 12th graders and Outbreak Youth Ministry for 5th and 6th graders are moving to an all digital youth group at 6:00pm on Sunday for Quake & 6:30pm on Wednesdays for Outbreak. Encourage your students of that age-level to participate in this digital form of youth ministry. Go here for more information and the links: www.quakeyouth.org/live!

CoronaVirus Update

[as of 3/13/2020 at 3:15PM]

IMMEDIATE NOTICE from our Leadership Team and Senior Pastor:

1)     Sunday Worship Services and all Sunday activities are cancelled for this Sunday March 15, and next Sunday March 22. Future services TBD.

 

2)     Preschool is cancelled, probably until the Marysville Exempted School District resumes.

 

3)     The Bluegrass Concert is postponed until a later date to be determined. Save your ticket(s). 

 

4)     Between Sundays, the church will technically be open to regularly scheduled activities of less than 100 people but:

 

          a.      They are at the discretion of the leader, and please contact leader for

                   questions of cancellation, time/place, childcare available or not, etc.

          b.      As needs arise for us to serve our community in response to this crisis, 

                   such needs will be prioritized above our regularly scheduled events.

 

5)     We strongly support all of the recommendations found at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/

 

6)     Future cancellations / changes of schedule will be determined in the days to come and notifications will be sent out by all possible means.

 

LETTER FROM PASTOR NATHAN BELOW:

 

Hi Church Family,


I love you and so appreciate your input and concerns and efforts in this time!

I’m going to end on an upbeat note in just a minute, but for now I just want to admit what we all feel. This is stinks. Worldwide there are areas of tragedy, in our own backyard reactions range from fear to frustration, my own family is affected as my son’s senior year activities are ruined and my wife’s job is suspended, and now we have to cancel church for a while. This is terrible.


BUT God is still good, our Savior Jesus still loves us, and we can show people the love and peace that passes all understanding as we are empowered by the Holy Spirit. Now is our time to show our neighbors that we love them!

Obviously state-wide we’re all working together to slow the spread of the virus. For the sake of the vulnerable people in our community, we’re participating in this effort. Some will say we’re overreacting, and others will say we’re not acting fast enough. We’re doing the best we can, just like Christians across town and across the state.

Let’s suspend judgment on each other and support each other, as we all do just the best we can.


As you interact with believers and non-believers alike, maybe you can remind them about the apostle Paul’s ministry. God healed people through him once in a while (just as God does heal people today!), but when Paul wrote to Timothy regarding Timothy’s stomach troubles in 1 Timothy 5:23 he doesn’t tell Timothy to pray and worship harder – he basically tells him to go take some medicine. Sometimes through prayer God heals us, and many other times God expects us to take our medicine, wash our hands, and stay home if we’re sick. Both are biblical concepts, and I urge you to do both: pray for healing, and wash your hands, stay away from big gatherings for a while, and care for each other.


GOING FORWARD:

1)     We’ll keep connected and notify of online worship opportunities through email, calls, and:

Website:  https://marysvillefumc.org/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWB_rJWlKGSPAh647MNvvZw?view_as=subscriber,

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marysvillefumc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marysvillefumc

and our app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.pushpay.marysvillefumc

                       (for Apple, search “Marysville First United Methodist Church”)

 

2)     Pastors Mark and Peggy are working on creative ways to help engage with us in worship and discipleship in this time and to help us all engage our community. We’ve already taken first steps to be ready to host an emergency Blood Drive at the request of the Red Cross, we are participating in initial discussions on how to help feed students who depend on school breakfast/lunch, and we are preparing to make our facilities available to the healthcare system or other community organizations.

 

I am so proud of you! Thanks for your love and prayers and faithfulness in this time!

--Pastor Nathan

 

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). 


WHAT WE BELIEVE  >

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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