A Message to Our Members and Friends:
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new era in how we safely communicate and interact socially, and has impacted all aspects of our lives together.
As we plan for our eventual return to worship in our building, it is clear that we will need to continue to provide a virtual worship service for our members and friends, as well as for outreach to the wider community. We are not alone in coming to this realization. Most churches know that it is important to continue to have an internet presence, because some members will not be able to return to in person worship for the foreseeable future.
To provide the best possible virtual worship experience, the church must provide better equipment for capturing the service. To that end, we need to purchase a video camcorder, tripod, and lights. These, along with protective and sanitation supplies, are items that were not planned in our 2020 budget.
We are asking members and friends to make donations to make these purchases possible, and to keep Morgan Park UMC a thriving community of faith. Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated. www.
May God richly bless you, and our church.
Pastor Dennis Langdon
Shirley Butler, Nurture Chair/Health Team Coordinator
Hello MPUMC family! As you all know Easter is coming up and of course it is extremely important to All of us! You all Know we have been having the Church services Via Youtube for the past few weeks. With Easter being right around the corner, I wanted to give the congregation a chance to get involved and participate in service RIGHT FROM HOME! I would love to get a lot or all of your beautiful faces onto our Easter Video! All you would have to do to get involved is send me some videos or photos of you around the house! you can leave a quick 5-10 second message or even just wave into the camera! If you all could have Videos and photos sent to me By Thursday at 3 P.M. it would be great!
Please send videos to Rashewaters@icloud.com and if you have an IPHONE you can do this right from your text message app! Please make videos no longer than 12 seconds! thank you all so much!
Gods peace to all,
As you all know, COVID-19 has altered our every day activities and closed many establishments. With this being said, Morgan Park United Methodist Church has decided to bring the worship to the comfort of your own home. I’ve created Morgan Park UMC it’s very own YouTube page! You can click the link to subscribe to our channel right here!
You can expect Each Sundays worship to be posted there promptly at our normal worship time 11 a.m. Sunday morning!
Joys and Concerns are still a very important part of our worship here at Morgan Park, and we plan to continue to give the congregation the opportunity to share them. Please email All joys and concerns to email@example.com or call me, Rashe Waters, at the church 773-238-2600. All joys and concerns should be submitted by each Wednesday or they may not be lifted until the next following Sunday! You are also more than welcome to leave the joys/concerns as a voicemail!
Gods peace to all,
There’s an old hymn, that says, “In times like these, you need a Savior, In times like these, you need an anchor…In times like these, you need the Bible.” These lyrics can help guide us through a challenging and potentially dangerous season.
Jesus offers the repeated admonition, “DO NOT FEAR” and “DO NOT BE AFRAID.” As a matter of fact, these are two of the most often repeated phrases in all of scripture. One of those verses, from Psalm 46 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. Therefore we will not fear.” These verses do not minimize the presence of danger, or trouble. Instead, they suggest that because there is help in the time of trouble, we need not be afraid. We are called as people of faith to place our trust in God, recognizing that God sometimes uses men and women, even unexpected men and women, as agents to deliver that ever-present help. The apostle, Paul writes to the Christians of Rome, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities…For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad.
On Sunday, based on the information we had at that time, the congregation agreed to meet for in-person worship, while honoring and respecting individual choice not to meet. Current federal guidelines, however, discourage gatherings of more than 10 persons. In addition, Bishop Sally Dyck has issued guidance to churches to comply with federal, state and local authorities by suspending in-person worship. You can view her remarks by clicking, https://vimeo.com/398066667. Please note, she has not suspended worship, only in-person worship. In keeping with the guidance of federal, state, local and denominational authorities, we will not meet for in-person worship until we receive updated guidance.
With this being said, Morgan Park United Methodist Church has decided to bring worship to the comfort of your own home. Morgan Park UMC has its own YouTube page! Please click the link below and click the red subscribe button on the YouTube page.
This Sunday’s worship service will be posted there promptly at our normal worship time 11 a.m. Sunday morning! You may also access worship by going to morganparkumc.org and clicking the worship link. If you have difficulty accessing the worship service on Sunday, please call (773) 238-2600 for technical support.
Prayer and Joys/Concerns are a very important part of our worship here at Morgan Park. The congregation will continue to have the opportunity to share them, and to lift them in prayer to God. Please email ALL joys and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rashe Waters at 773-238-2600 by each Friday, at 5:30 p.m. You may also leave joys/concerns on voicemail before Friday at 3:00.
Finally, we are going to try to continue to do as many of the things that churches normally do. Specifically, I’m thinking about bible study, Sunday School, prayer group and giving. Methods to participate in all of these vital functions of the church will begin to be available in the next few days. Please continue to check your e-mail for updates, and if there are persons that you know are not receiving this information, please contact the church office with their contact information. Also, please feel free to invite others who may need spiritual care to access any of our resources.
The Peace of Christ Be With You,