What attracted me to this local church as a college student was the praise & worship music in the beginning (sometime during or after too) of the services. My first service I ever attended here was at the "old" church building (211 E. 6th St.) back in my freshmen year (Spring of 1996 after accepting Him into my personal life). It was college friend-floormate, Liz Rocket, that invited me and also Stu Farm, who was very visible on campus through the booktable he did regularly.
church homepage, church e-mail, sunday bulletins, and food (coffee, donuts, and other goodies!)
Steve Thielke and Wayne Maanuum (Not Pictured: Larry Winklemen and Randy Baker) help count the offering baskets
Children's Church Organizer
Contact: Jeanette Drown
Day Care Organizer
Contact: Julie Maanaum towers over the babies (Not Pictured: Wayne Maanaum)
*Note: Many of our young church families are always looking for a baybsitter for an hour less/more. Look for them in the MCC Phone Book!
-Spencer Tiernan (head guy) and all of us (Matthew 28:18-20)
-Ron Neiland, Joe Udellhoffen, Steve Thielke, Neil
-come early before service and pray with the worship team or anyone available. Also, we are always looking for individuals to help prayer during the service (worship, shares, sermon, etc..) too!
Mangan family comes an hour and a half early to help set the talble for coffee, donutes/baked goodies, newsletter announcements, orphanage donation container, etc...
-all of us
John Franey checking during worship practice an hour before service starts
Others: Christy Odegaard, Susie Hanson, etc..
Others: Hanna Baker, Tim Mitchell, Dan Odegaard, Rachel Rose, etc...
Mangans help Twin set lights above in the second balconly
Others: who ever is available
Twig Webster makes sure the camera is ready for taping of the service shown Sundays @10am and Thursdays @7pm on the Morris local channel 8
- Hanna & Seth Baker, Beth Odegard, Twig Webster, Seth Baker, Tim Mitchell, etc...
-Letters from members of the body:
Wayne Maanuum's Outreach Letter from 9/11
Children 18:3, our proud church band!
Children 18:3 "All My Balloons"
"Children 18:3 "All My Balloons" from the album "Children 18:3" (Tooth & Nail Records)"
[More videos from GoodnewsMorris]
Theater, Theatre Plays, Drama, Skits, etc...
MCC Creative Team Skit
MCC Creative Team Skit from DavidK on Vimeo
"Seeking Truth (Sunday, February 15th of 2009)"
Choose Your Words
"Fake game show produced by Morris Community Church's Creative Team "
"MCC Youth Group shares their vision for this year: Serving "
SEND ME: STILLNESS
"ROMO VIDEO FOR 2008 SEND ME: STILLNESS RETREAT "
Want to help and get involved?
If you are interested in learning more about Jesus Christ. We reccomend you to join others in fellowship-be part of a homegroup bible study, get mentored/discipled 1:1 in a weekly basis, or participate in our Summer Institute of Ministry Tranining School.
Come early to church whenever you can and ask how can serve before, during, or after service!
"To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing (discernment) between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still anther the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines" -1 Cor. 12:8-11
Bridget Shares a Personal Story Part 1 of 3
"Growing up in a reservation in Canada and getting out to sharing the Good News. This is the first of three parts of her amazing story from drunkeness to sharing the goodness of what God can do to deliver others from this addiction. She shared this personal "miracle" testimony at Morris Community Church (thx Twig for video production) in Morris, Minnesota on Sunday, March 9th of 2008..http://nativeindian.goodnewseverybody.com"
Discipleship during some of my College Years 97'-99'
One key ingredient to our church growth (besides making babies-j/k!) is our Biblical discipleship/mentorship teaching one by one. We meet one by one with people who attend or do not attend our regular Sunday services. Whether, they are people in the community or students, faculty, or staff in the local college campus.
MCC strongly encourages our church attendees/members to have that daily devotional in prayer or reading the Bible, constant weekly fellowship through our homegroups or some small group bible study, and attend our weekly Sunday services. However, many or all of us need that one and one relationship (besides w/ God) with someone older in faith to encourage, teach, or just spend time with to talk or listen in our growing relationship with God.
Below are some personal testimonies of some past and current students from the local college campus that have been through this one and once discipleship with Morris Community Church.
Some Questions that were asked?
How did you hear of our discipleship/mentoring?
What year did you start?
What did you learn from this?
Do you have any advice for current or future students considering this?
"I heard about MCC's discipleship at church one Sunday service when I was visiting. I then joined this unique-never experience mentoring somewhere my junior year at UMM. I was able to learn some key foundations after accepting Jesus into my life to help grow since then. For example, I learned the daily life application of the Spiritual gifts (1 Cor 12), Motivational Gifts (Romans 12), and Ministry (Epehsians 5) Gifts (see teachings) to help do what I do now (working at a group home in-town and mentoring others of different age groups and backgrounds)."-Salvador Monteagudo, UMM Alumn 99'
1999 Spring Break Mission Trip
I had the faith building opportunity in the Spring of 1999 (Senior Year at UMM) to go with several UMM college friends on a local mission trip. When I mean local, I mean going to a couple towns within the state of Minnesota to encourage and share the Good News to people. The first town we went to was Clearbrook (see photos). I remember this trip when I was still new to exploring rural small-town communities. When we were getting close to Clearbrook (away from "civilization"), I was asking the folks in the car if there is any Burger King? Everybody chuckled and would joke about my comment throughout the trip. After encouraging a church there that MCC was connected with through (Jim McCracken's Master Builders Fellowship), we then went to Marshall (see photos). I think we first stopped back at Morris before heading to the southwestern part of the state. In Marshall, we visited another local church MCC is connected with and did a "random acts of kindness" outreach at the local college campus-Minnesota State University Southwest State.
First Annual Summer Institute of Ministry Training School-1999
I didn't know what I was going to do after college? As I was entering my 3rd year since I came to my personal relationship with God in the Spring of my freshmen year (1996), I wanted to seek more on how I can serve God. I decided to try out the first annual Summer Institute of Ministry Training School (see more to this "adventure").
Involvement with See You at the Party from 2000 to 2006
With active youth leader-Mark Haugen-we as a church stood behind him to help with this annual youth all-night outreach event. It started in Morris with Mark's relationship with the Morris Evangelical Free Church's youth pastor-Jamie Buchanan. Then 2 years later, it moved to Alexandria where Jamie was called to. See rest of the story....
Every other month or so "pot blessings" (potlucks) to building fellowship
Outdoor Services (East Side Park)
Parade (Prairie Pioneers Day)
Year in Review
-2008 & 2009
MCC Year in Review
MCC from DavidK on Vimeo.
Sunday Missions Class (before services) at the "old" elementantary school
Black Student Union Gospel Choir Performance
MCC Bowling Team, win their first championship in their first year
Gospel Choir (led by UMM Student, Kate Rogers)-formerly known as the Inspirational Choir and Black Student Union Gospel Choir
1. Antioch churches are born out of the shaking and scattering of the Jerusalem Church. (Acts 8:1-3)
2. Antioch churches are characterized by a willingness to operate outside of the Jerusalem model. (Acts 11:19-20)
3. Antioch churches are open to brothers and sisters of all backgrounds, styles, personalities, and races. (Acts 11:22-25-13:1-3)
4. Antioch churches make room for the Sauls of yesterday to become the Pauls of today (Acts 11:26)
5. Antioch churches work with God's provision of teams. Furthermore, they both birth and adopt ministries. (Acts 13:1-3)
6. Although Antioch churches recognize ministry gifts, their identity is iin being Christians. Since Antioch leadership teams are willing to function as peers, they can leave their titles at the door when it is necessary. (Acts 11:36, 13:1-3)
7. Antioch churches define ministry by the present definition of the Holy Spirit instead of past accomplishments. (Acts 13:2)
8. Antioch cnurches realize that togetherness is not thier only purpose. THere is a purpose for their togetherness. (Acts 13:2)
9. Antioch churches revolve around ministry to the Lord. (Acts 13:2)
10. Antioch cnurches embrace new wineskins and they are willing to die a fresh to accomplish this.
11. Antioch churches work together on a foundation of relationships not just organization.