At Cornerstone MCC, we offer a variety of programs and activities for Christian worship, fellowship, service, and education. There is also a place in ministry for you at Cornerstone, through one of our existing team ministries, or in the development of new ones as we grow together in faith and faithfulness. There's a place for everyone to share in God's Word. You Belong At Cornerstone!
10:45am (CST) ~ Worship Service
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Face To Face
Rev Ruth Jensen-Forbell
The glory and power of God unites our readings this week. Moses wants to know God more intimately and see God more clearly. Paul proclaims that the young church in Thessalonica "gets it" and has become a shining example of the power of the Holy Spirit at work in the world for all to follow. And, finally, when Jesus is tested by the Pharisees, he makes it clear that God is due the honor and glory that belongs to God alone.
On Saturday, October 14 the Board of Directors and their spouses, along with a few other members, took Pastor Ruth to the Lighthouse in Irvington for dinner. It was a wonderful time of laughter and conversation and a great chance to show Pastor Ruth our appreciation. On Sunday, October 15 the Hospitality Team provided a "Brunch" after Worship Service to honor Pastor Ruth and her service to Cornerstone. It was a time to fellowship and break bread with members, visitors and Pastor Ruth. There were plenty of smiles, laughter and conversation along with a lot eating! Thank you Pastor Ruth Jensen-Forbell for all you have done and continue to do for us.
Pastor Ruth Says "Thank You"
I would like to thank everyone who made Pastor Appreciation so special for me last weekend. Special thanks to the BOD and to Melissa for wonderful food and fellowship and to all who participated. It is a blessing to be your pastor! I look forward to our continued journey together as Cornerstone grows in God's grace and ministers to the community.
Hospitality Team News
We are looking for board and card games for the Fellowship House. Go through your closets and chests and see if you have any old games you would be willing to donate to the church. We will store these in the Fellowship House for future use. Our team would like to host a game and dinner night at the church, so that we can get together in a relaxed and safe environment and enjoy one another's company. We have done this in the past and everyone that came and participated had a wonderful time. This would be a casual, informal event and would be open to anyone. So start digging in those closets and see what you can find! More details to come.
Rev Ruth Jensen-Forbell
Our worship team helps make sure every worship service provides a meaningful experience for all. They take care of setting up the altar, getting communion ready, making sure there are holders, servers and readers and assist the pastor with communion. After service, they make sure everything is cleaned and put away. They are also responsible for changing the appearance of our worship space to honor each season or special occasion in the church year.
They will be taking a more hands on role in worship planning in the near future along with our Music Team. Special thanks to Kent, Terry and Pat for all they do!
“Helping Hands” Continues!
If you are fortunate to be free on Tuesday morning (9:00am-12:00pm) and/or Thursday afternoon (1:00pm-4:00pm), we could use your help. A small group of us enjoy the fellowship of working together, doing a variety of clerical jobs as well as cleaning out areas of the church and Fellowship House. Email Ron Allison at Cornerstone firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions; otherwise just show up!
Two Saturdays of each month, Pastor Ruth will have office hours from 9:00am to 4:00pm by appointment only. To make an appointment, please use her contact form on our web site or contact Ron Allison for a specific appointment time. She will be available on:
- Oct 21
- Nov 11
- Nov 18
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Conflict Resolution Policy
After two Wonderful Wednesday sessions, a Conflict Resolution Policy was presented at the Board of Directors meeting. A motion was passed to rename it "Cornerstone Guidelines for Conflict Resolution" and to recommend all members and friends print out a copy and review it. It will also be included in New Member packets. It is our hope that this document will remind us that conflicts will occur, and there are positive ways to deal with them as Christian brothers and sisters.
Click here for your copy of Cornerstone Guidelines for Conflict Resolution.
There's an App for That!
You can now make a contribution to Cornerstone through a free mobile app!
If you have an iPhone, you can download Give+ Church for free from the App Store. Simply search for “give plus church” to quickly find and start using the app. It’s easy to make one-time or recurring donations to multiple funds. You can also choose whether to donate as a guest or set up an account that allows you to securely and conveniently manage, schedule and review donations using Touch ID, PIN or password.
We hope you enjoy this new way to contribute to Cornerstone’s ministry, and thank you for your support.
If you have talents or expertise in media services (audio-visual) or secretarial service (taking and transcribing board meeting minutes), please contact us in person on Sunday or through the church phone (251-438-7080) or Church Office contact form.
Manage Your Giving Online
Cornerstone is excited to announce that you can manage your giving online! Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Simply follow these easy steps:
- Visit the church website,
- Click on the Donate Now button on the left,
- Click on the Create Profile button, then
- Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
You can access your favorite Cornerstone MCC service, sermon and live broadcast from your mobile device by using the mobile app provided by sermon.net. Get your iPhone app here or your Android app here.
Church Directory Database
Do you need to change/review your information in our Church Directory? Now you can do it by logging-in to the IconCMO website. This is a secure directory so you will need your user name and password. If you aren't registered in our database, sign-up today by clicking here. If you do not remember your user name and password, email the office at email@example.com.
Assisted Listening Devices
Having difficulty hearing during a service? Assisted listening devices are now available. See any member of the Media Team before service to check one out.
Social and Other Media Guidelines
The Board of Directors has approved guidelines for Social and Other Media. With our new Facebook page, anyone who "Likes" is able to post and comment and should follow these very simple guidelines. These guidelines are now on our web site and are for everyone.
Appointments, Spiritual Advice and Wedding Ceremonies
Appointments can be scheduled by clicking here.
Do You Need Prayer?
To submit a prayer request to our Prayer Minister, click here.