A Letter from Pastor Aaron
As we navigate this season together, I’m grateful for all the time, prayers, and support you continue to invest in the life and mission of our church. I have missed you all and I’m excited to worship with you soon. We have temporarily adjusted our service times to better serve you during this season of social distancing. We invite you to attend one of these services starting Sunday, June 7 (our plan is contingent on moving to phase 3 which we anticipate happening at this point):
9:00 a.m. – Traditional
11:00 a.m. – Contemporary
1:00 p.m. – Traditional
If you do not feel comfortable attending worship in person at this time, we understand and encourage you to continue worshipping with us online at https://thekirk.online.church/. All three of the above services will be live streamed through the Church Online platform.
Our entire church family (all ages) will worship together until June 21, when we plan to begin offering age-specific family ministry again! We encourage you to follow these ministries on social media and make sure you receive their email updates with upcoming information on summer events and programs.
We know that safety is one of your primary concerns at this point. Here are three ways we are focusing our efforts to return safely to the building.
- Sanitizing – We are placing extra attention on cleaning and sanitizing before, between, and after worship services.
- Simplifying – We are simplifying many aspects of the Sunday morning experience for now. This means we won’t serve coffee or food or partake in communion together until later in the summer. Our tithes and offerings will be placed in baskets near the entrances rather than passing them. Worship services will be the only thing happening on Sunday morning for the time being.
- Spacing – This is perhaps the most important way to maintain safety. In order to maintain 6ft of distance between each family unit, we have added a service, will sit every other pew (alternated between services), and will limit the total number allowed in the worship center by offering overflow seating in the Upper Room (video feed). Coming to the 1pm service will certainly help avoid sitting in overflow!
We also need you to partner with us to help create a safe environment. Would you take two minutes to watch this video (you can also find it below) I made about the 5 “W’s”?
As the world continues to change around us, I hope you’re encouraged by the knowledge that our God is on the throne and He is still in control. I’m praying that this season will be a time of spiritual growth as you recognize your deep need to trust in God alone!
I look forward to seeing you soon!
You can access our Sunday morning services by using the “Online Service” button below. The online service will be available during the normal worship times of 9:00-10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and 1:00-2:00 p.m. (beginning June 7) on Sundays. Below the online service button you will find a button that will direct you to all of our past services. If you would like to watch just the sermon part of the service, you can view that on Mondays by using the “Sermon” button below. There are both audio and video versions of the sermon available.
Connecting with The Kirk
Church is to be a place of connection. You cannot live faith on your own. If you have specific questions about connecting within The Kirk during this time, please contact Carrie Lund, Connections Director.
How can we still give?
Although we are unable to meet in our physical building, we still want to care for one another. Part of caring for one another is contributing financially through our tithes and offerings. As the pastors of our church, the responsibility of taking care of our staff, our missionaries, and the bills is paramount to us. Making sure we are financially able to continue taking care of each of these areas in such an unprecedented time is another reason why your tithes are crucial.
You always have the option of mailing your contribution to the church office via check or cash. Our finance director, DiAnna Harp, will be coming in on a regular basis to retrieve any contributions.
Direct Deposit/Automatic Withdrawl
This process will move your contribution from your checking account to the church account automatically each month. You can set up recurring giving by clicking here. Go to “Give Now” and then click on “Set up recurring.” At such an imperative time, we cannot stress how beneficial it would be for you to set this up if you have not already done so. DiAnna can answer any questions you have about this process. You can reach her on her cell phone at 918.734.3763 or via email at email@example.com.
Giving online is a safe, convenient way for you to give your tithes and offerings from the convenience of your computer or phone. Simply go here and click the “Give Now” button. Again, if you have any questions regarding this process, feel free to contact DiAnna at 918.734.3763.
Families, we want to make sure you still have access to our Kids, Kiddos, and Students’ programming information. If you have any questions, please reach out to the respective director: Bonnie Connor (Kirk Kiddos Director), Jon Adams (Kirk Kids Director), Josh Lyle (Kirk Middle School Director), and Katelyn Adams (Kirk High School Director).
Kirk Students – Kirk Students Instagram, Parent Community Facebook
The Kirk’s COVID-19 Assistance Form. If you have an immediate need for help or pastoral care during this time, please complete this short form for you or your loved one by clicking here.
Resources to Meet Needs in Tulsa. Click here to view available resources for assistance throughout the Tulsa community.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health. To view the most recent updates, click here.