UPDATES

LATEST UPDATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020

March 28, 2020 Update: In this update you will find information on giving options, giving to the Benevolence Fund, designated giving restrictions, the ShelbyNext Membership app, and Text to Give information. 

Online Giving: 

– You can give online by going to the Movement Church website and, after closing the Coronavirus update, click on “Giving”. This will take you to the main giving page where you can find the link to the online giving portal. Or, you can “CLICK HERE”. Once on this page, you will see your options for giving. If it is your first time to give, you will be asked to provide payment information. If you save this information, it is the only time you will need to do this.– You can give online through the ShelbyNext Membership app. Once signed in, click on the “Giving” option and it will take you to the giving portal page. You can find more information below about how to access information using this app.
– You can give through our “Text to Give” option. Text the amount you want to give, without a dollar sign + the letters “MC”, to this number. 45777. You can find more instructions below on using the Text to Give feature. 

Mail a Check: 

– You can still write and mail personal checks to: Movement Church 4301 Patterson Ave Richmond, VA 23221
– If your online banking offers bill pay, you can have a check mailed to us at the same address above. 

Drop Off:  

– Although we are not meeting together, we want to still offer the option of dropping off your offering at the church in a safe way. By this time next week, we will have a lock box drop off where you may have seen the mail slot in the lobby door under the canopy (the same place people would drop off their Pumpkin Patch payments if no one was around.) This will allow you to drop off your offerings and donations at any time. 

BENEVOLENCE FUND: 

– We are also accepting donations to our Benevolence Fund in order to help our church family and others who are experiencing an unexpected need as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak and national response. Soon, you will be hearing of how you can let us know of a need within the church family or present your need to our Benevolence Team through an online request form. However, our first line of support should come from our discipling communities and individuals who might be able to meet a specific need. More information to come on this process very soon. 

Designating Giving: 

In this moment when our hearts go out to those in need, many of you will want to help specific individuals by giving financially or in other tangible ways. However, due to IRS restrictions, individuals are not allowed to designate a financial gift or an item of value to another named individual and still receive charitable contribution credit. In other words, if you want to help a specific person or family, we as a church are unable to receive a check, cash, or item of value for said person or family in need and give you tax credit for that gift. Instead, we are asking that you do the following: 

– If you know of a need, give directly to the people who have the need. 

– If you want to help others in a more general way, you can give to the Benevolence Fund. 

ShelbyNext Membership App

ShelbyNEXT Login: To setup your login and edit your profile page on the ShelbyNEXT database, go to the following link and use the information below. After logging in, go to the Account tab and setup a new password. This will allow you to edit your profile page and help us keep your information up- to-date. If you have any problems or questions, let us know.

Go to: https://movementrva.shelbynextchms.com/user/ login

Username: “first name.last name” be sure to put the dot between names
Password: if you have never signed in before, select “forgot password” and follow the instructions to setup a new password.

From Your Computer:

Step 1. Go to: https://movementrva.shelbynextchms.com/ user/login

Step 2: Enter your Username: First Name.Last Name Be sure to insert a “period” between your first and last name. (not case sensitive)

Step 3: Enter your current password.

If you don’t have one or can’t remember your password, then email us at admin@movementrva.org, and we will reset your password.

Once logged in you can go to the Account tab on your Profile page and change your password.

Step 4: Enter as much information as you can and click Save. at bottom of page

From Your Mobile Device:

Download the ShelbyNext Membership App.

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details? id=com.ministrybrands.shelbynext&hl=en

iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shelbynext-membership/ id996581065?mt=8

Step 1: Replace the word “domain” with “movementrva” so that it looks like this — movementrva.shelbynextchms.com

Step 2: Enter your Username: First Name.Last Name Be sure to insert a “period” between your first and last name. (not case sensitive)

Step 3: Enter your current password.

If you don’t have one or can’t remember your password, then email us at admin@movementrva.org, and we will reset your password.

Step 4: Enter as much information as you can and Save.

Text To Give:

The Movement Church Text to Give Number: 45777

– To give to the main fund text, “dollar amount” space “MC”

– To give to the benevolence fund, “dollar amount” space “Benevolence”- If you text “MC Keyword”, you will receive a list of all of the funds available that you are able to give to.

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March 17, 2020 Update:

Greetings church. The following provides you with the last information concerning how we as a church will connect and maintain community while we are unable to meet together face to face. The Elder Team, staff, and ministry team and discipling leaders have met to make decisions and provide multiple opportunities as we seek to protect each other from virus exposure. We have decided, to the extent we are able to do so, to follow the CDC recommendations in terms of group size gatherings. Along with our services being online, all other scheduled activities at the church have been postponed. We will communicate new dates with you when we have them. 

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES

Until further notice, Sunday morning worship gatherings will move to online streaming through our Facebook page only. Due to the most recent CDC guidelines, groups of 10 or less, we are asking that only those directly involved in the service be present at the building. Those not involved are asked to remain at home and interact the service online. 

WEDNESDAY PRAYER

Beginning Wednesday at noon, you can join us on Facebook for a live prayer time. With the ability for those viewing to submit prayer requests, we can gather online to pray for one another’s needs. Look for more information on Slack, Instagram, and Facebook.

DISCIPLING COMMUNITIES

In light of the fact that even smaller groups, like our discipling communities, are unable to gather, we are asking that each group seek ways to stay in touch and if possible, meet on Zoom at least once a week, and more often if possible just to check in and be sure everyone is okay. Communicate with your DC Leader about the specifics of your group.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

While the world has certainly changed a bit since last Monday, we know there are some things that don’t change. We are the beloved. We are the church. We serve Jesus. We share about Him with others.

We want to encourage you in those thoughts and keep pursuing our relationship with Him together. For those reasons, we are going to change the format for our gatherings for a bit. Starting tonight at 8:30, we will have Chat and Chai Check-in at 8:30 pm via zoom. You can use your computer, iPad, or smartphone and load Zoom. Use the following link to join the call at 8:30. There are ways we will interact and be able to share realtime prayer requests and needs. 

Tonight Jordan Smith will be hosting the conversation. Each night will be someone different that will share. Our focus during this time will be Psalm 23. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/201013353

These meetings will be held over Zoom using your computer, iPad, or smartphone. You will need to download the appropriate Zoom client for your device prior to the first call.

MOVEMENT KIDS

Movement Kids is going online for K through 5th grade classes. Immediately following the Sunday morning service, parents of these classes will be able to move over to a Zoom hangout for kids. Kids will be able to see and hear each other as well as their teachers. You will need to download the Zoom browser extension or app on your phone or tablet. Look for more instructions below. 

Also, parents will be receiving information directly concerning resources on RightNow Media to use while kids are out of school and at home. 

YOUTH

The youth at Movement have already started meeting on Zoom for a youth hangout time. Watch Slack for when they are gathering again. 

TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION

In order for all of us as a church to gather online, watch the streaming services, and simply stay more connected, we are asking that you have the following software, apps, and or browser extensions loaded on your TV, streaming device, computers, tablets and smart phones. 

Zoom:  CLICK HERE to go to the Zoom download page that will show you all the options for adding Zoom to your device, for both PC and Mac. To learn how to join a meeting  CLICK HERE for a quick one minute video.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA

RightNow Media is a free resource for everyone who is a Partner or attender. Here you will find thousands of videos, Bible studies, conferences, Kids shows, etc. You can signup for RightNow Media by CLICKING HERE.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, need assistance of any kind, please contact us at: info@movementrva.org.

With the continued spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know how we at Movement Church are preparing and responding.

Apart from the following logistical issues addressed with the heightening concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to address how we should respond to a crisis like this:

  1. Greater trust and dependency on the sovereignty and power of God – try to operate out of faith, not fear. One of our discipleship rhythms is “Remembering”. Remembering that our trust and confidence does not lie in the knowledge of men and women, but in the One who created all and knows all.
  2. Greater call to prayer for those suffering, who will suffer, governments, school systems, the vulnerable in our neighborhoods etc…
  3. Greater call to serve those around us, be creative and proactive, look for those who need help, and serve in the name of Jesus. Be ready to help the children who rely on daily meals from school for nourishment, who will go without food when their schools close down. By doing this we practice two more discipleship rhythms, “Represent” and Serve”. Reflect the love of Christ to those in need by serving others and putting their needs before our own.
  4. Greater push towards unity – stand for Jesus and serve others, not a political party. Don’t spread hyped up hysteria or known untruths. Be the light that Jesus said we are to be!

We are taking great care to continually monitor this situation as it evolves.   Any changes and updates will be posted to this page, so be sure to check it often to stay up-to-date on the latest information.  Providing a safe environment for our church family and the surrounding community is of upmost importance to us, and we are committed to doing everything we can to prioritize this.  

WILL MOVEMENT CHURCH GATHER FOR WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY?

At this time we have suspended onsite services and will be live streaming through Facebook each week at 10:00am on Sunday morning. Only those leading the service will be allowed into the building. 

ARE DISCIPLING COMMUNITIES AND OTHER GROUPS STILL MEETING DURING THE WEEK?

We are asking all of our discipling communities to use technology to stay connected. We will be equipping all of our leaders who need it access to Zoom for webbased meetings. For more information on individual ministries and/or discipling communities, please contact your group leader.

SHOULD PEOPLE COME TO MOVEMENT CHURCH IF THEY ARE FEELING SICK?

While we believe that gathering together as a church should be a priority and we always want you to feel welcome at Movement, if you are feeling sick or running a fever, the best way that you can love your neighbor is by staying home! If you need to stay home instead of coming to a worship gathering, we encourage you to worship online through our Facebook live stream at 10:00am.

WHAT PRECAUTIONS CAN PEOPLE TAKE WHEN THEY COME INTO THE MOVEMENT CHURCH FACILITIES?

We encourage everyone to follow basic hygiene practices year-round to prevent the spread of illness.  The following are simple steps you can take to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, flu, and other illnesses:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (tip: sing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice!)
  • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick or feeling ill
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Disinfect objects and surfaces regularly

WHAT PRECAUTIONS IS MOVEMENT CHURCH TAKING TO MAKE GATHERINGS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE?

In addition to our normal cleaning procedures, we are taking the following precautionary steps:

  • Wiping down all common area touch points (e.g., doors, light switches, countertops, etc.) throughout the day with an EPA certified disinfectant.
  • Placing additional hand sanitizers throughout the building and ensuring these are being refilled regularly. Please remember to use these often.
  • Performing added in-depth cleaning of our facilities on a regular basis.
  • After each gathering in our MKids areas, our volunteers sterilize all surfaces used by our children. We will continue to follow our standard health protocol of not admitting any child with an elevated temperature (above 99.6 F). A child must also be fever free for 48 hours before coming to MKids or youth events. You can help us by closely monitoring your children for any symptoms and being understanding if we feel we cannot accept your kids into our programs due to health concerns.

WHAT ABOUT MOVEMENT CHURCH SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIPS?

While there are no trips scheduled that would be impacted at this time, our Director of Sending is continually consulting various sources of information, including our ministry partners in other countries, the State Department, and organizations like the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Based upon this information, if it becomes necessary, we will determine if we should send teams or not. 

HOW CAN I BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness — an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. It is part of the same family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold. The coronavirus outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread to other countries.

The most common early symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe. They include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Older people and individuals with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention. Most people recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

Like many other viruses, the coronavirus (COVID-19) seems to spread from person-to-person through a cough, sneeze, or kiss. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the risk in the U.S. is still low. They will update this status regularly on their website at cdc.gov/coronavirus. You can also find more information from the World Health Organization.

HOW SHOULD I RESPOND SPIRITUALLY TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?

(From McLean Bible Church)
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is yet one more reminder that we live in a fallen world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. Ultimately, none of us are immune to any of these things. But that’s why the gospel is such good news. God has not left us alone in this world of sickness, sin, suffering, and death. He has come to us in the person of Jesus. The greatest news in all the world is that Jesus lived a life with no sin, died on a cross to pay the price for our sin, and rose from the grave in victory over sin and death. Now anyone anywhere who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus will be forgiven of all their sin and restored to relationship with God forever. That means that through Jesus, we never have to fear sickness or death because we know we have eternal life with God.

If you do not know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to put your faith in Jesus. And if you do know that you have eternal life with God, we urge you to share your faith in Jesus with others. Times like these remind us all of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death. So let’s spread the greatest news that death has been defeated and eternal life is available to all who trust in Jesus.

In addition to trusting in Jesus and sharing about Jesus with others, here’s some other ways you can respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Trust in God as the good and sovereign Creator and Sustainer of life upon whom we all depend.
  • Pray for mercy for the sick, strength for doctors, insight for researchers, and wisdom for officials.
  • Look for opportunities to love and care for others, whether they are sick, isolated, marginalized, poor, or oppressed.
  • Avoid every semblance of prejudice or racism. In light of the origination of this virus in Asia, it has been grievous to see a rise in racist incidents against the Asian community. Much of our church family (and much of our city) is Asian-American, and we want every Asian-American (as well as Asians around the world) to feel and know the love of Christ. So just as we do in any circumstance, guard against all prejudice or racism in your thoughts, your words, and your actions.
  • Even if we are unable to gather at certain times, stay closely connected to the church family. Gather with smaller groups as appropriate, and participate in worship gatherings online if that’s the only option.
  • Continue to faithfully give financial offerings online HERE or by mail so that the ministry of the church thrives all the more in the midst of difficult days.

Reflect often on the brevity of life, the urgency of eternity, and the beauty of the gospel.”