This Sunday is Palm Sunday and Pastor Craig will be delivering the message, so don’t miss it! We will continue to be on both the Facebook Live and YouTube streaming platforms at 9 am and 11 am. We’ve enjoyed seeing the interaction taking place in the chat area so keep it up! Also, Pastor Bob will be getting everyone up to speed on some fun things that will happen for Easter services to make it as interactive as possible.
A giant thank you to everyone who subscribed to our YouTube channel. We were able to hit 100 subscribers in under a week and get our custom URL. http://youtube.com/c/discovercommunitychurch
On our YouTube channel, we’ve created a playlist of all Pastor Bob’s 3-Minute Bible Bites so you can find them easily and watch any of the ones you’ve missed.
The church has been utilizing Zoom for Youth group on Wednesday evenings, women’s studies on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Men’s Fight Club. To find out how to participate, please email Leah@discovercommunity.church regarding youth group, email@example.com in regard to women’s studies, and Erik@discovercommunity.church about Men’s group.
There is a Women’s Zoom “Potluck” Brunch this Saturday 4/4 at 9:30 am, check the Women at DCC FB group for details.
We are so appreciative of all the wonderful donations made to the pantry this last week! We have been able to continue to do drive through appointments for food as well as porch drops for those who have needed it. If you or someone you know needs help with food, even if it is just a one-time thing, call us at 720-900-5383 and we will do whatever we can to help. If you have someone who needs food, but they will not ask for help, contact us and we can figure something out.
Riize continues to offer “to go” coffee and tea from 8-3 Monday through Friday and 8-11 on Saturday. Don’t forget to grab something delicious (like their Iced Almond Joy coffee–seriously!!!).
Pastors Bob and Gabe
We’ve added YouTube live streaming as an option in addition to Facebook Live for services this weekend at 9 am and 11 am. You can interact via the chatbox on either platform so make sure to let us know that you are there! The links for each service our on the home page of the website http://www.discovercommunity.church
We are taking food pantry donations and have created a SignUp Genius to reflect our biggest needs and the specific times and dates we can accept donations. All donations need to be brought to the back door of the church during these times so we can accept the donation without you having to come in the building and we can keep all social distancing protocols in place. The link to the signup is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040544ABAE29A46-food6
Kids, Nursery, and Youth will all have new content and messages on Sunday at 11 am.
As always, if you need help with food, someone to talk to, questions, or know of someone who needs help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessings and “see you” on Sunday!
Pastors Bob and Gabe
Good evening, Discover!
Today the State of Colorado put a stay at home order in place. We know that for some, this causes an additional layer of stress, anxiety, and isolation. The language in the Updated Public Health Order published today does allow for churches to produce live stream services using a small crew and utilizing best practices for social distancing. This is encouraging for us because we are committed to keeping you all connected and supported with worship, teaching, and access to your pastors. Last weekend’s live stream went extremely well, but we did get feedback that those using IOS devices had issues accessing the live stream through the website interface. Because of this, we are adding YouTube as a source for watching the weekend service. If you use YouTube and would like to watch the weekend service that way, search for Discover Community Church and subscribe to our channel. While you are there, check out Pastor Bob’s “3-Minute Bible Bites” series.
Pastors Bob and Gabe
We pray you are all doing well and are connecting virtually with friends and family. Please remember that if you need to connect with a Pastor you can email us email@example.com or call/text 720-900-5383. You do not have to go through this alone!
We have a new feature on our website, check out our new Prayer and Praise Wall: https://www.discovercommunity.church/prayer-praise-wall/
Pastor Bob is posting 3-Minute Bible Bites on IGTV and our Community at DCC group daily to keep us sharp and encouraged. Make sure to check it out.
Our good friend, Lori, shared some fun virtual experiences you might want to try out and we’ll post some kid-specific ones in the DCC Kids Facebook group.
Virtual Yosemite: The Yosemite National Park virtual tour
• Radio Garden. You can scroll the world globe and listen to radio stations from around the world!
• The Met is live-streaming operas! The link leads you to the current schedule. Every day for the duration of the Met’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 20 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day.
Click on the links here for digital exhibits featuring five national parks, including Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, and Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida.
Have some fun, call a friend (try out video calling if you haven’t already), or write a letter, We are truly better together–even six feet apart.
Pastors Bob and Gabe
Our first Sunday of online-only services went very well. We had a few technical issues but the feedback we received was great. The worship team did an amazing job bringing love and energy to the screen and we are so blessed to have them. Pastor Bob shared that even though it was a challenge to teach to an empty room, he loved all the real-time feedback and comments from those of you who participated in the services live. Jeremy continues to use his tech and creative gifts to try ideas to make the online experience better and better.
6TwelveDCC Youth had a live stream service on Instagram. Great job, Pastors Craig and Leah!
Our DCC Kids and Littles posted videos and updates in each of their FB groups for the kiddos to stay engaged. We are working on some other ways to share this content to those who aren’t on FB, please stay tuned. Pastors Erik, Chrissy, and Lisa appreciate your comments and shared photos.
Make sure to invite people to these groups if they have kids who may benefit.
After services today, we had six cars that took deliveries of groceries, donated bread from Panera, and some donated paper products to Wolhurst, Meadowood, and households in Englewood, Denver, and Highlands Ranch. We will continue to do these drops for as long as we have food available.
Great day, everyone! Get some rest, tomorrow is a fresh day.
Pastors Bob and Gabe
This whole isolation thing has made me painfully aware of how much I love seeing everyone each weekend! I spent part of the day today calling, emailing, texting, and messaging with many of you, and it did my soul good! I’m so grateful for the technology that allows us to keep in touch. Use this time to reach out to someone you haven’t talked to in a while.
We’ve had a request from an assisted living facility that is currently closed to visitors, please have your kids write to or draw pictures for the residents! Send letters to Cherry Hills Assisted Living, Attention: Melia, 6325 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80122. Connecting with this facility is an excellent opportunity to reach out to some seniors who would love to get some mail.
If you’ve been on Facebook, you’ve seen Pastor Bob working on the stage and other “home” projects at church. He is using this time to prepare for when we are all back, worshipping together joyfully. In the meantime, though, you will be able to at least see the updates via our live stream services on Sunday.
Hello Discover Family,
Here is the latest:
This weekend’s services: We are all prepared for our online-only services this Sunday at 9 am, and 11 am. Pastor Bob has been working on ideas to keep things exciting and interactive, so please help us by responding via comments during the message and letting us know you’re there.
It’s been a busy day at Discover. We made a large pickup from the Food Bank of the Rockies for our pantry and were able to get a chest freezer to accommodate the larger load at the church. Right after our pick-up though, we received a call that the food bank is suspending agency partner orders for the time being while they focus on some of the larger distributors. While it is disappointing for us, we understand that they have to do what is most efficient and services the greatest amount of people safely. Fortunately, the pickup we did today was a decent size and we are working on a distribution list of people in need in our surrounding neighborhood so we can perform a front porch drop distribution on Sunday as well as accommodate other clients who contact us for appointments. From this point, until they reinstate regular ordering at the food bank, we will rely more heavily on local donations. We will let you know more as we move forward.
Pastor Bob has been working with our tech and worship teams to make sure things go smoothly for this weekend’s live stream only services. Littles, Kids, and Youth will post in their various social media groups things to keep our kids engaged, including curriculum and lessons for the weekend so make sure to check those out.
As always, if you ever have any questions on how to find groups, live stream services, or need pantry assistance, please just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessings and see you tomorrow!
Pastors Bob and Gabe Oldfield
For the time being, we will utilize the Pastor’s Blog to give you updates about any changes to services, groups, outreaches, and pantry services. Please continue to check back often as this is a fluid situation, and we are continually assessing how to best proceed.
We will post later today with some specifics regarding the schedule for this week and next.
Your family at Discover