MPC COVID-19 Update (September 2021)

COVID-19 Attendance Guidelines (updated September 2021 and effective immediately)

 

     In an effort to maximize protection from the COVID-19 Delta Variant and prevent possible transmission to others, we encourage mask wearing while indoors on MPC’s campuses, regardless of age or vaccination status.  We additionally encourage online worship if you are high-risk, symptomatic, or not yet comfortable worshiping in-person.

     To accommodate those who prefer greater social distancing, we’ll continue to tape off a few alternate rows in the back portion of the sanctuary.  Masks will still be required for all bus transportation provided by MPC.  Session continues to assess and discuss the ever-changing dynamics of this pandemic.

     Personal decisions regarding mask and vaccines are often influenced by medical and individual factors we can’t see.  We’ve done our best to follow expert guidance to care for all people. No set of protocols is going to appeal to everyone. As the passage from Philippians cited below suggests, let’s stay humble and show all the value for others we can.

     “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.”  (Philippians 2:1–4)
 
As has been our practice throughout the past year, we will revise our standards and communicate with you should further guidance from national, state and local experts lead to a change to our practices.

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The Daily Bread Food Pantry hours of operation are 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday.  Donations can be placed in the designated bins located in the sanctuary or inside the main entrance to the church offices on the Mandarin Road Campus, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Thank you for your continued generosity to MPC.  Anything mailed to the church address (11844 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville FL  32223) is received daily, as is anything dropped off in the Mandarin Road secure mailbox. See giving options HERE.