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devotional Thought March 25, 2020

press release

(March 17, 2020)

Dear Mount Vernon Family,

I want to report to you that the deacons and staff met Sunday night, March 15, to discuss and make plans for our response to the COVID-19 situation that is impacting our world, our country, our state, our community, and our church family. We also met via conference call on Monday, March 16. And, we are meeting on Tuesday, March 17.

Worship Services

Our plan of action, at this point, is to continue closely monitoring reputable sources and make adjustments as needed. Major changes throughout our county have been now been implemented. With that in mind:

  1. We are postponing, beginning March 18, all of our regular Wednesday night services and ministry activities until further notice.
  2. We are postponing all of our regular Sunday gatherings as well.
  3. However, we will livestream our Sunday morning services, beginning March 22, through our website ( and through Facebook. The services will also be archived on those sites for later viewing as your schedule allows.
  4. We are using all the avenues we have at our disposal to get the word out. You can help us spread the news about these changes.
  5. Please utilize the telephone and social media to stay in touch with folks you know in order to make sure basic needs are being looked after. This would include your SS class members, as well as, family and friends.

Please use common sense about you and your family. If you are in the “at-risk” category because of age, or physical condition, or sickness, please stay home, as much as possible, until this challenge is alleviated.

And most of all, continue to pray. Let us look to the Lord. With the Lord’s help we will get through this crisis. Don’t fear – pray. Don’t fear – worship. Don’t fear – trust.

The Importance of Giving

I am so grateful that we have the capability to live-stream our services during this challenging period of time. I am also grateful that each of us have several ways to continue our stewardship of giving. For instance:

  • For some of us, we will not be placing our giving in the offering plate as it goes by. But, we can still give by mailing our checks to MVBC at 6450 Curry Hwy, Jasper, AL, 35503.
  • For others we can bring our offerings to the church office or place them through the mail slot on the glass office door.

The choice of course is yours. I know you understand that the expenses at Mount Vernon continue even during this unique period of time we are experiencing as we navigate the COVID-19 corona virus. Thank you for your faithfulness in giving and for the extra effort that may require for a little while.


- John P. Gates

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