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Women’s Retreat Postponed

Hi Friends, It probably comes as no surprise to you that due to the escalating spread of COVID-19 and the updated mandates from Governor Kate Brown, which restrict gatherings to no more than 25 people, Morning Star Women’s Retreat 2020 will be POSTPONED. We do not yet have a specific date for the rescheduled retreat, but we will let you know as soon as we do.   Of course, our team and our staff are incredibly disappointed to postpone our…

Spring Break Missions Cancellation

Updated March 17 Hey everyone! Katrina and Rob here. There are far more questions than answers so bear with us in this season. No matter how you feel about what’s going on, know that Student Ministries is continuing and we are doing our very best to make decisions that put Jesus first, and our students right behind that.  Here are some questions we want to address: Are the trips being rescheduled? It is our hope to reschedule to sometime late…

CR Gatherings Cancelled

Dear Forever Family, When I first came to the Lord over 30 years ago, one of my first memory verses was Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for harm, to give you a future and a hope.” I love that nothing surprises our God. His plan for us is good! And with Him we have a future and He is our hope! In the light of the…

Community Group Update

Hello Community Group Leadership! Based on MANY conversations with you as leaders, and seeing the latest from the CDC and our government leaders we will be suspending Community Group meetings and Sunday service Watch Parties starting today. We want EVERYONE to be safe and the best way to do that is to follow best practices and recommended protocols from our government and healthcare leaders. We can also be the body of Christ to our community as we do our part…

Church Online 3-15-20

Man Church, what a ride. For the last few years, the idea of having an online service, or even just streaming our normal sunday services has been a dream that seemed so far away. Everyone agreed it was a good idea, and where we would end up getting to, but just not yet. Then along comes coronavirus, and suddenly “down the road” is “right now.” In the course of three days we went through 6 months of rollout plans. Like…

Church Watch Parties

Hello church family, We sure live in interesting times! There is so much uncertainty, and with that can come fear, worry, and a host of anxieties. If you’re like me you, don’t want to worry about things, but it still happens . . . more than I would like. The things we can’t control tend to weigh most heavily on us, and we are certainly not made to carry that weight on our own. The Lord made us for community,…

The importance of community, even now

A letter from Jared Boltman to our community group leaders Hello Community Group Leadership,             It is amazing how fast things change in our world. These last two days have been quite the whirlwind. Even so, I am sure of a few things: God is in control. God is not surprised by any of the chaos or problems we are facing We are loved by our Creator and His plan is perfect for us. This post is filled with a…

Coronavirus Update // March 16

Be a part of church live online – Click HERE Sunday at 9 and 11! UPDATED MARCH 16 @ 4 pm. Dear Morning Star Family, One of the things I love about God is how He prepares us for what’s ahead even when we don’t realize that’s what He’s doing. How many times in the past few weeks have we talked about being married to the mission, not the method? Our mission is leading people to pursue a Jesus-first life.…

Spring Break Missions Coronavirus Information

This information is specifically meant for parents of students going on the Spring Break Missions Trip and will cover decisions specific to Spring Break Missions. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the decision to postpone the Modesto trip due to the developing Coronavirus outbreak. This is not a decision that was made lightly, but rather with as much information as possible as it is released to us. We truly believe it is in the best interest of…