Keeping Community during COVID-19
At Maple Grove, we are taking every measure to comply with state guidelines and help stop the spread of the coronavirus. That means we are doing old things and new things and we remain here for you.
Though we are able to gather in person, our congregation remains connected. We are available to you by phone, email, online worship and as needed, we want to help you get your groceries, medicines, or other necessities.
“God is with you – wherever you may go and no matter what life brings.” Joshua 1:9
The Church Building
For now, and until our state officials say otherwise, our church building will remain closed for all meetings. Staff is working remotely whenever possible and they are still available for you.
We are worshiping together online each Sunday morning at 10 AM. You can view the live-streaming service by following the link on our homepage, through our Facebook page and by going to our YouTube channel.
Connecting with Staff
You can reach the Maple Grove by email or calling the church office at 614-262-1163. If the phone is not answered, please leave a message. If needed, please use the “Urgent Message” option, to get us an immediate cell phone and email alert. We want to know how you are, what you need and if you have an idea for ministry and community in a new way!
Please call or text the office phone at 614-262-1163 to let of know if you, your loved ones, or others from our church family are in the hospital. Hospital visits are restricted right now however we want to continue to care for you and support you through any health concern.
We are still here to pray for you and/or with you during this time of COVID-19. Your pastoral staff can be reached for prayer by calling the church office at 614-262-1163 or completing the prayer request form, or by emailing Pastor Patty or Cathy Davis. At your request, we will share your prayer concern with our prayer team.
Our Stephen Ministers will continue to provide one-to-one lay Christian caregiving through a confidential, compassionate, supportive relationship via phone or online meetings. If you would like to learn more about connecting with a Stephen Minister, please contact Cathy Davis.
We are sending email through Constant Contact, posting information to REALM and Facebook as well as on our website. If you have subscribed to our newsletter and not received email updates, please check your “Junk” folder. If you don’t find it there, let us know.
We are providing weekly sack lunches to the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center to meet growing food insecurity in our community. We also continue to serve with the NNEMAP food pantry.
Our Blessing Box, located near our Aldrich Rd. entrance, is a place to donate non-perishable, secure packaged, single servings of food so that those in need can obtain food anytime day or night.
We understand that in this time of uncertainty you may feel concerned about your giving. Of course, all our giving is what allows us to serve our church and the greater community which need us more than ever. We trust that each one of us is being guided by God’s wise spirit and that, together, we will come through this stronger and more connected.
Ways to Give:
- Through our secure online donation here.
- Mail a check to _____________
- Text a dollar amount to 833.308.0080.
- Download the “GIVEPLUS+ App on your mobile phone, search for “Maple Grove” and select, “Give Now.”
- Automatic withdrawals arranged with our Finance Secretary.
We greatly appreciate your support.
NOTE: Scammers are taking advantage of this time. Remember, we will never ask you for monetary gift cards! If you are in doubt about a communication, call or email us.
Above all, let us remember that we are not forsaken or abandoned. I am your God and I will go with you wherever you go, we are reminded (Joshua 1:9)
The spirit that has brought humankind through every imaginable wilderness is with us now, urging us toward calm and order, offering us good doctors, nurses, medical researchers and public officials who are doing all they can for us. Let us listen to them and support the measure
they put in place, however difficult, with grace and courage.