Everyone is welcome to our congregational activities.
During this time of COVID-19, we are worshiping together via Zoom at our regular time of 9:30 am Sunday. If you would like to join the service and do not have a link, contact the pastors. A link will be sent every Friday with the announcements. The church building is not open at this time.
Here are further ways we can stay connected during this time:
- PRAY: for each other, for health-care workers, for those in positions of decision-making, and for those who are especially vulnerable because of age, health, or not having adequate housing or health care. Send the pastors any prayer requesets to be included in our weekly announcement sheet.
- CHECK IN by phone or other electronic means: communicate with friends and those who usually sit next to you in the pew, or to let someone know what you need.
Feel free to contact Doug or Brenda with concerns, questions, or more ideas for staying connected.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
During this time of no gatherings, we encourage people to send offerings to the church, or donate online using the PayPal button below. You can also start regular withdrawals from your bank account by completing this ACH Authorization Form, which includes directions for where to send it.
Below you will find weekly, monthly, and quarterly updates on congregational events, including the most recent bulletins, monthly calendars, and worship schedule. Our weekly announcements and leadership meeting minutes are available on request. You will need Adobe Reader to read these documents.
We have suspended the church calendar at this time, given scheduling uncertainties.
Worship Planning Schedule
A number of Mennonite agencies and people have created resources for responding to COVID-19. Here we offer some highlights.
Want to know more about how Mennonite Church USA and its agencies are responding to COVID-19? A complete list of responses is available at http://mennoniteusa.org/news/mennonite-church-usa-and-its-agencies-respond-to-covid-19-pandemic/
Messages from Mennonite Central Committee:
In a time of uncertainty and social distancing, we want to offer you a selection of resources that MCC has created over the years for congregations, families and individuals. Discover a variety of prayers, recipes, cooking videos and coloring pages that may encourage or nourish you in an extraordinary time.
To help protect our supporters from COVID-19, many events have been canceled or postponed and all MCC Thrift shops and Material Resources Centers are closed. Look for updates on MCC’s website.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary has worship and pastoral care resources related to COVID-19 https://www.ambs.edu/publishing/hope-and-resilience
Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference, of which Benton is a member, also has a COVID-19 resource page: https://im.mennonite.net/responding-to-covid-19/
The Mennonite Church USA’s resource website for responding to COVID-19 has the theme: “Staying healthy and hopeful.” The continually updated site includes COVID-19 prevention tips and information and resources for at-home worship.
Mennonite Mission Network, in response to the COVID19 crisis, has started a hope series. More information at https://www.mennonitemission.net/news/Mission-Network-creates-series-to-infuse-hope-during-harrowing-times
Sunday Service time: 9:30 am via Zoom