IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Marble Moving Online

Please see below for our schedule of online events and opportunities for us to stay connected.

Dear Marble Family,

I’m writing to inform you that as of Sunday, March 15, we will be moving to online worship until further notice. This will be for Sundays and Wednesdays. The Prayer Circle and Ten O'Clock Hour will be combined and livestreamed at 10:00am, so please plan to join us online for this as well. This was an extremely hard decision to make, but New York City is directing all organizations with a seating capacity greater than 500 to cancel their events, and we want to join with others to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We are also very concerned for the safety and well-being of our congregation. Therefore, it was with this in mind that we made this decision.

These last few weeks have been surreal, and it seems each morning we wake up to a new reality. Who could have imagined that Broadway would close, public events would be canceled across the city, sporting events would be suspended, the market would decline significantly, and now we learn a number of states are closing schools. This has led to fear and uncertainty about our future.

In the midst of the physical distance this has created between us, we need to remember that we need each other more than ever. We are blessed that we can worship together online. We are working on ways for our ministries and groups to meet online so we can support one another. And through it all, our board, pastors, ministry leaders and staff will be providing spiritual, emotional and physical assistance to our community.

We ask that if you know of people in the congregation who do not use email or have access to our website, please call them to let them know what is happening. We are doing our best to contact everyone and can use your help. There will also be opportunities for people to join a “call” list to do outreach to people in our congregation who live alone and could use an encouraging word from their Marble Family.

As we consider how we face the growing crisis before us, let us remember the words in Isaiah: “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand” (41:10). Because of our faith in God and the strength of our community, we will find a way forward together.

Blessings,

Dr. Michael Bos
Senior Minister

Online Events and Opportunities for Us to Stay Connected

Worship
Sunday and Wednesday Worship services will be held online at least through April 30.

Sunday Worship at 11:00am*
To tune in live or view the archive please visit our live stream page.
*Prelude begins at 10:47am

Wednesday Worship at 6:15pm
To tune in live or view the archive please visit our live stream page.

Sunday Morning Bible Study and Prayer | Sundays 10:00 - 10:45am
Prayer Circle and 10:00am Bible Study have been combined into a “hybrid” livestreamed offering. Please submit concerns and join in praying for those in need. There will also be a brief time of teaching.

To tune in live or view the archive please visit our live stream page.

Daily Through the Bible Discussion | Weekdays, 12:00 – 12:30pm
One of the Marble ministers will discuss the day’s assigned Through the Bible reading and take your questions. Join us on Facebook Live, accessible via Marble’s Facebook page. For the List of Daily Readings, click here.

Afternoon Prayer | Weekdays, 4:00 – 4:20pm
Wind down your day with a brief time of sharing and prayer, led by Marble ministers. Join us via Broadview chat by clicking this link, or call (646) 741-5293 and enter meeting ID 111 712 8389. For instructions on how to connect, click here.

Chair Yoga | Thursdays, 10:00 – 10:45am
Join us for a beginner-friendly time of gentle movement as we center ourselves physically and spiritually. Please note that it is video only, call in will not work. Join us via Broadview by clicking this link, enter meeting ID 111 294 4994. For instructions on how to connect, click here.

Social Media
Connect with us and your fellow congregants through our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo.

Call Ministry
If you would like to help us call people from our congregation who live alone and might feel isolated, please fill out this form or call us to be added to the call list. You can reach us at (212) 686-2770 each day from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Encouraging Word
We all need encouragement during this time. To hear an uplifting recorded message from one of Marble’s ministers, please call (212) 686-2774.The messages change periodically and are available to listen to day or night.

Small Groups
Baleta McKenzie will work with the facilitator of each group to determine the best course of action. Some groups may meet online; others may pause for now and resume when the church reopens. Your facilitator will provide you with further details.

Women’s Ministry Lenten Blog
For daily inspiration, visit MarbleWomen.com through April 9.

Stay tuned as we continue to develop more ways for us to remain in community online. As the situation changes we will update our schedule as needed. Please continue to check the website for the most up-to-date information. We are devoted to staying connected in these uncertain times in a safe way and to do our part to stop the spread of this disease and protect the most vulnerable of our community.