We're pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Firecracker 5K again for 2021. This will be the 13th year for us to host the race at Morningside! Please register under our Events page and follow us on Facebook for more information. We hope to see you there!
We continue to look for ways to keep in touch with our members in this new environment, and want to encourage all of our members to stay engaged with the church throughout this pandemic. We utilize many tools to send out messages and wanted to remind everyone of the multiple ways you can stay in touch with the latest information concerning activities at Morningside.
2) Morningside Web Page – Our web page has links to all of our social media sites, as well as training information, news, and ways to give your tithes. It’s available for members and non-members and is updated as we get information that needs to be posted to the public. The giving tab provides instructions on the multiple ways you can continue to tithe without attending a physical service.
3) Facebook – Our Facebook page is open to everyone, and we update it with event information as well as information about our Live streams and messages. It is not used for internal communications since it is a public resource. To keep in touch via Facebook, please visit our page below and ‘Like’ our page.
4) Twitter – Our Twitter page is new, and we are using it to announce when we are Live streaming our services, as well as short devotional messages from Marty. We have only just started using this service, so we do not have a lot of followers yet. We’d like to encourage everyone to find us on Twitter and ‘Follow’ us so that you are updated each time we send out a ‘Tweet’. You can search for ‘MBCHuntsville’ or go the link below to find us on Twitter.
5) YouTube – Our YouTube page is also new, and we are using it for the sole purpose of streaming our Live Services. We would like to encourage all of our members to help us grow our YouTube channel by visiting the link below and clicking on ‘Subscribe’ to join our channel and be alerted each time we post a new video. We intend to continue our streaming after the pandemic is over and we resume ‘normal’ services again. All of our videos will be archived on this channel for future viewing. This is quickly growing into a huge resource for reaching people we would otherwise not reach. Please help us by subscribing and encouraging others to visit our channel to view our service online. The more subscribers we have, the more our videos show up when people search for content on YouTube. We do not make any money off of our videos. It’s strictly an outreach resource.
This week, we made the decision to resume our pre-pandemic schedule for Sunday Service. We will be returning to a single service which starts at 10:30 a.m. CST on May 16th. There are no solid plans to resume Sunday school at this time, but we expect that to resume over the summer as well. If you do not feel safe in attending a single service, we understand and will continue to utilize the tools below to keep our congregation informed while away.
We are planning to continue to utilize social media and online streaming technologies to deliver the message so that our flock can continue to be fed the Word of God while practicing ‘Social Distancing.’ We realize that not all of our members will be able to utilize these tools, and we are making efforts to ensure we can deliver the messages to those who are unable to receive them using these new methods.
In our toolbelt, we have options for using social media via Facebook and Twitter, video streaming via YouTube, our new Realm app, mail/email, and of course recorded CDs. Our web page is the central information source to get to any/all of these methods. You can click on the social media icons above the main picture, or you can click on the ‘About Us’ menu to see links to each of the resources. Please bear with us as we use these methods as technology can sometimes get the best of us. Content will probably start out slowly, but will gradually build as we learn how to use the tools we have at hand.
Below are instructions on how to get to each of the resources:
You can go to your Twitter app on your phone or tablet, or go to https://www.twitter.com and login. Search for @MBCHuntsville and click ‘Follow’ so that you can see when we post new information. You can also go directly to our Twitter page by clicking on the Twitter social media icon from our web page, or from the About Us menu, click on ‘MBC on Twitter.’
Twitter will be used for sending quick updates, as well as some additional thoughts from Marty
Facebook: mbchsv or https://facebook.com/mbchsv
You can go to your Facebook app on your phone or tablet, or go to https://www.facebook.com and login. Search for mbchsv and click on the result for Morningside Baptist Church (it has a picture of our church). Click on ‘Like’ and now you’ll see posts from the church. You can also go directly to our Facebook page by clicking on the Facebook social media icon from our web page, or from the About Us menu, click on ‘MBC on Facebook.’
Facebook will be used for posting updates, posting information from Marty, and Live streaming of our services (as applicable).
You can go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO671vmgTsSGtLlccjrnpNg/ in your web browser. Click on ‘Subscribe’ and now you’ll see new videos from the church. You can also go directly to our YouTube page by clicking on the YouTube social media icon from our web page, or from the About Us menu, click on ‘MBC on YouTube.’
YouTube will be used for streaming our services and as a library of all of our videos that can be accessed after the service/message has been produced and posted.
Realm Connect: MBCHuntsville
More information on how to use Realm Connect can be found here: http://www.mbchuntsville.org/index.php/realm-information
Realm will be used for general communications of events, status updates, as well as thoughts from Marty.
CD/DVD: Manual request
*Note: DVDs will only be used to provide a copy of the video message (as applicable). CDs will only include the audio of the message. Please be sure to request the correct type of media for the player you have.
As always, if you have any needs during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Deacon for assistance.
Online Giving is now available! We are excited to offer you a new way to give to the church with our new online giving feature. Click on the Giving menu option to see all of the ways you can faithfully give back some of the many blessings The Lord has provided.
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