COVID-19 response

Hively Avenue Mennonite Church is taking steps to reflect our values of caring for others and community during this uncertain and anxious time.

Worship services
Recordings of abbreviated worship services will be placed on this website on Sunday mornings. Follow the link at the left for Worship Services, then select the date. There you will find a linik to one or two recordings created by a worship team and a bulletin with the order of service and announcements. Activity pages for children also may be available.

Creating community
The pastors and deacons encourage you to gather with a few friends or neighbors to listen to the worship services together. This will help all of us feel connected to others and experience the strength of community that is a core to our congregation. (If you are unwell, or your health is vulnerable, or you are over 65, use careful discretion in deciding whether to gather with others for this home-bound worship.)

Share your requests for prayer and praise with the church office (office@hivelymennonite.org). Please indicate whether these can be shared by email and mail with the entire Hively family.

Consider inviting a friend to share a simple meal with you (home-cooked or carry-out). NO handshakes or hugs, though.

Call people you usually talk with on Sunday mornings. Especially think of calling older members who may find the isolation difficult.

Check with Hively's deacons--Amanda, Greg, Carol T--to see if there are needs you can help with, such as purchasing groceries for older members or preschool families.

Spaghetti and Scripture for Hively's youth will continue each Sunday evening at the Hess's home at 5:30.

Prayer Choir will be modified to an at-home approach. Prayer suggestions will be sent by Pastor Tim Stair and people are encouraged to pray at home on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm.

Other gatherings
Other groups of Hively people will not occur unless there is a specific announcement and invitation. This means no Christian Education classes and no Men's Fellowship Breakfast.

Why we are taking these steps
We take these steps as a congregation not out of fear of lack of faith, but because of our strong values of caring for others. By not gathering, we focus our attention and care in ways that will strengthen each other and our community. We save scarce medical resources for those who will most need them.
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