Church News

August Financial Update

Hey Church Family,  This past Sunday we had a great fall kickoff! It was wonderful to be together—with the sanctuary, children’s rooms, and lobbies filled with people—to worship, learn from God’s Word, take communion, and celebrate 15 baptisms! That’s 15 more individuals who publicly declared their love for Jesus, decided to follow Him for the rest of their lives, and are joining us in leading people to pursue a Jesus-first life! One guest told me that he really sensed the Holy…

Staff Update

We already miss Pastor Chris and his family very much. Please continue to pray for them as they transition to the new areas of ministry God has for them. Many of you have been asking what our next hiring plans might be. We believe that we need to focus on our Children’s and Family Ministries. The Mstar Kids team is doing a fabulous job with part-time staffing and we have had a vision for a long time to strengthen this…

July Financial Update

Hello Church Family,  With our July books now closed, we’re able to give you a more detailed financial report including taking a look at our expenses through the second quarter (January-June). Many of you have noticed and commented to me regarding the downward trend of giving over the past couple months. This trend not only continued but accelerated in July. Let me give you the numbers and then I’ll make some comments.  JULY GIVING REPORT / MINISTRY FUND  July Budget:…

A Letter From The Elders / Mask Update

August 13, 2021 Dear Morning Star Church Family,  As your elders, we have spent hours in prayer at every stage of this pandemic and this last week has been no exception. We want to clearly communicate with you about our church gatherings. A case can be made biblically on both sides of the mask debate, and we want people to be able to make a conscientious decision on the issue. This is why we will be continuing our worship services…

Financial Update

Hello Church Family,  I hope this blog post finds you well and that you are enjoying your summer here in the central valley! Here are some numbers to know as we hit the halfway point of 2021.  JUNE GIVING REPORT / MINISTRY FUND June Budget: $145,000June Actual Giving: $138,050.53Difference: -$6,949.47 (-4.79%) 2021 JANUARY-JUNE BUDGET REPORT / MINISTRY FUND 2021 January-June Budget: $895,0002021 January-June Actual Giving: $870,398.59Difference: -$24,601.41 (-2.75%) JULY GIVING REPORT / MINISTRY FUND July Budget: $145,000 Comments. These are not the numbers we’ve been hoping for, and…

Church Update – Ice Storm Feb 2021

Need some help? Have a hand to lend? We want to take care of each other in times like this. If you have an immediate need (a hole in your roof, trees blocking entrances and exits, etc) we want to help if we can. Use the link below to fill out a form and let us know what you need OR if you’re able to help. #jesusfirst https://forms.gle/fzETrUwZCXgd3M4h9

2020 Year End Financial Update

Hey Church Family,  We have a lot to communicate regarding where we landed with our finances in 2020, and we want to give a snapshot of our financial picture moving forward. I can’t thank you enough for your financial support. In a year with so much turmoil, our finances stayed incredibly stable through the entire year. Thank you for keeping Morning Star strong during 2020 and for your commitment for this to continue through 2021.  Here is some important information…

Sunday Morning In-Person Expectations.

Please help us by continuing to be cautious and considerate during the pandemic.  We are still meeting in person this Sunday! Except this time, there is no need for adults to register before you come! Just show up on Sunday at 9 or 11 am, and we’ll have a spot ready for you.  We have spread out 250 chairs in the north auditorium which is under 25% capacity.  We will have overflow capacity in the south auditorium if the chairs…

Sunday Services Update

I feel like Captain Obvious here in mentioning that it has been another hard couple of weeks in the midst of a pretty terrible year. But I want to start off by saying that we are praying for you, we love you, and most importantly, Jesus loves you. I find great comfort in Jesus’ words in Matthew 11:28-30 . . . Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take My yoke…