MPC Statement Regarding the COVID-19 Virus


Due to the States of Emergency issued by Southold Town and Suffolk County, we are closing the Church building as of Friday, 3-13-2020, until further notice. This includes Sunday Worship Services, all meetings, rehearsals, Bible Studies, the Thrift Shop, Food Pantry and John’s Place


The Coffee Fellowships scheduled for March 22 and March 29 are postponed and will be rescheduled in late May or early June. We are not making any changes to our Easter schedule at this time, in the hope that the

State of Emergency will be lifted by that time.


There will be no activities in the Church building until the State of Emergency is lifted. We make this decision not out of fear or alarm, but out of desire to honor God by loving our neighbors well, particularly the most vulnerable both in our congregation and in our community. We will be monitoring this situation very closely. 


Please look for updates concerning Sunday Services and the state of the

Church building every Friday.


While the Church building is closed, the Church office staff

will be working on a limited basis. 

If you need to communicate a need, please use the following emails:

Dorothy Catapano, Office Administrator – dorothy@mattpres.com

Pastor Robert Zemke – robert@mattpres.com

Pat Hanly, Pastoral Associate – pat@mattpres.com


To support our congregation, we are establishing an MPC hotline for anyone who has an immediate pastoral or practical need. During regular church office hours, please call the office at 631-298-4145. If it is after hours, please call

Pat Hanly at 631-312-0824 or Pastor Robert at 917-690-1762. 

We are assembling a team of people that will be available to assist

our congregants with any emergencies or special needs.


We will be providing a Sunday Morning Church Service via video, as well as sermons and other teachings over Zoom during the week to our website while the Church building is closed. So please check the link in the header entitled "Sunday Worship, <date>, this Sunday at 10 am for our video church service. 

We encourage you to watch or listen during this trying time. 

We are also exploring other avenues to encourage you.


While the Church building is closed, it will be cleaned and sanitized.


We join you in praying for our Brothers and Sisters in Christ, our church and community

as we navigate this crisis. We know that we have nothing to fear, as God is with us.


Blessings,

Robert


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