Church News

Facility Usage Form

Below is a link to our COVID Facility Usage packet. The packet includes: Do’s and Don’t for each event/room. A log to keep leader and participant contact information (to be turned into the office after the first meeting). A list of available rooms and capacities. A facility map with flow of traffic for reach room. CLICK HERE TO VIEW/PRINT THE FACILITY USAGE PACKET Please email me if you would like to request a room for your group at kaylee@mstar.church or…

Church Statement

Morning Star Community Church wants to be absolutely clear that we condemn all acts of racial injustice as we firmly hold the biblical truth that racism is sin and breaks the heart of God. Racial injustice in any form is not acceptable behavior. We believe that race issues are gospel issues and that the Church has an opportunity to lead a watching world in reconciliation through the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ.  It is evident that long-standing and deep hurt…

Home Church and CGroup Recommendations

PRINTABLE VERSION HERE REGATHERING COMMITMENTS We are committed to fervent prayer // How we regather is very complicated, so we ask you to join us in praying daily for our leadership team and other church leaders as we make important decisions that affect the spiritual well being of the many people we care about. We are committed to loving both our church and city // This means that we get to be like Jesus as we humbly set aside our preferences…

Reopening Update 5-21-20

Dear Morning Star family, It has been said many times, but we can’t say it often enough: We miss you and love you very much. Our prayers for you continue to be fervent and consistent as we seek to lead you to pursue a Jesus-first life. As you can imagine, we’re getting lots of inquiries about our future plans. Pastor Scott shared about the framework for regathering in a recent service, and if you’d like to hear what he said,…

PPP Loan Letter

Dear Morning Star Family,  I am writing to you, along with our entire Board of Elders, to share some good news regarding the PPP loan (Payroll Protection Plan) that we recently received from our bank.  When COVID 19 began drastically disrupting our world in mid-March, we experienced a significant drop in giving that was alarming. During this time, the government approved a stimulus package that was very favorable to small businesses with special consideration given to churches. After much fervent prayer,…

Caring For Hospital Staff

Hello, Church family!  We all know that our Salem Hospital staff have been working hard under stressful circumstances these last couple months. They don’t complain and they do their job knowing it could compromise their own health because they want to care for our community.  We want to say “thank you” and to do so, we want to provide a meal for them. We have committed to providing a meal and an encouragement note to eight different departments over the…

Family Letter 4.29.2020

A letter from Pastor Scott and Pastor John: Dear Morning Star Family, In just a few weeks, Covid 19 entirely changed the way we live. For Morning Star, Covid entirely changed the way that we do church. We rocketed to online gatherings that opened virtual windows and doors to share the good news of Jesus, gather in Webex meeting rooms for prayer and study, and be innovative with how we connect and communicate. Whoever thought people would be attending Sunday…

Caring For Our First Responders

Hello, Church family!  Our first responders are such an important part of our community and we want to celebrate and help them in whatever way we can. I am excited to announce a tangible way we can help in this current season of life. This coming Thursday, April 9 from 8 am – 4pm in our main parking lot, 3R’s Construction will be using a thermal fog that is proven to destroy COVID-19. Many first responders including Police, Firefighters, and…

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…

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…
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