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Thursday, March 20, 2020
The leadership of Imani MCC has been closely monitoring the news regarding the coronavirus pandemic. We are a small church and our usual numbers at our worship services and other activities are significantly lower than the numbers initially mentioned regarding gatherings to be avoided. For as long as that was the case, we felt comfortable to continue meeting with several safety-conscious changes in our procedures in recent weeks.
However, as things continue to evolve, at this point we believe it to be in the best interests of all concerned to streamline our normal activities for the rest of March while we continue to closely monitor this situation.
We will continue to offer spiritual support on Sundays at 10 a.m. via Facebook LIVE. If you have a particular need for in-person ministry, the church will be open, for about an hour, at that time. However, we look forward to fellowship with the majority of you virtually.
During this period, to avoid unnecessary personal contact, we will not provide our regular hospitality services (i.e., refreshments). We recognize that, for many, the impacts of the current circumstances include the loss or reduction of income. Members and friends who are able are encouraged to submit your tithes and offerings electronically via PayPal: paypal.me/ImaniMCC or Cash App: $ImaniMCCofNC.
Before the end of the month, we will update you with our plans for moving forward into April; based on the information available at that time. Please know that we are in fervent prayer, daily, for each and every one of you.
Grace and Peace Be with You!
Pastor Marilyn Bowens
Imani MCC will have its Congregational Forum on Sunday, January 12, 2020 immediately after our 10am service. We are asking all members and regular attendees to be at this important meeting. We will discuss the church financial business, the information gathered from our Town Hall Meeting, and Vision for Imani MCC in 2020.
The Annual Congregational Meeting for 2019 (Voting) will be held January 26, 2020. This meeting will be shorter as we will be voting on the budget and other church business discussed in our January 12th forum. Please help spread the word that it's voting time! We need all voting members of Imani MCC present on January 26th so we can have enough present for a quorum. Thank You!
Watch Night Service at Imani MCC on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 beginning at 10:00 pm. We will enjoy praise, worship, and testimonies. Our last preached word of the year will be from Rev. Annie Ross and our new preached word for the New Year will be from Senior Pastor Marilyn Bowens as we welcome her back from sabbatical. We invite EVERYONE to join us!
December 24th beginning at 6:30 pm
St. John's MCC in Raleigh warmly invites the Faithful of Imani MCC to their annual Feast of the Nativity which will include an evening of carols, lessons of the Christmas Story, and time for reflection and meditation. There will also be a special time in the service for youth and children. Parents are encouraged to practice singing "Away in a Manger" with their children.
The Rev. Annie Ross will speak during this special time. St. John's MCC warmly invites everyone in our Community ... from far and near ... to worship with us.
Reception 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Cookie exchange following the service!