April 1, 2020
SCHEDULE: Follow and connect on Instagram Live and Facebook Live (see links below) for live music and prayer from 6:30pm-6:50pm. We will then connect on Zoom for teaching and small groups. Join our gathering HERE (link will be live on Wednesday at 6:55pm) or find the link below under the Zoom heading. We are excited to be together!
Follow this link to find our page on Instagram (@mergecommunitychurch). By following this link, you will be able to see our posts, but you will not be able to connect with our live gatherings. We encourage you to create a free account to stay connected!
Similar to Instagram, following this link will allow you to see our Facebook page and our posts. To be connected as we stream live events, you will want to create a free account and follow our page (@mergecommunitychurch)!
Follow this link to create a free account on Zoom. You can also download the app and create an account. We will gather here from 6:55pm-7:45pm to connect for live teaching, and then we will continue our gathering in small group discussions! Join our gathering by clicking HERE!
MIDWEEK SMALL GROUPS
March 25, 2020
During our small group time, you will have an opportunity to reflect, brainstorm and pray. Spend about 5-7 minutes on each of the three tasks below.
1. Read Ephesians 1:17: "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better."
Take some time to reflect and share some things that have allowed you to stay connected and to continue to draw close to God.
2. Read Ephesians 1:18-19: "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe."
Brainstorm some ideas for ministering to our community. Think of ways we can encourage, love, promote peace, share hope, elevate Jesus and glorify God. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts. Make two columns-one column for ways individuals can respond and one column for ways the church as a whole can respond. Be prepared to share with the whole group when we reconnect as a whole. Remember, brainstorming is not solving, fixing or finding immediate solutions. It is thinking and listing possible ideas. Then we can evaluate the ideas later.
3. Read Ephesians 6:18: “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”
We all know someone who has been significantly affected by the fallout of CCOVID-19- social distancing, lost employment, being cut off from family and loved ones, uncertainty, stress, health care woes, and the list goes on and on.
We also know the power of prayer. Share with your small group anyone you would like to lift up in prayer- you may even want to write the names down so you can keep them in your prayers. Then, as each person feels led by the Holy Spirit, pray for one another and for those who were mentioned out loud as well as for any unspoken requests.
Also, feel free to share praises and celebrations!