Easter Weekend at Marine View

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It's almost here - the time of year where we stop to celebrate and reflect on the heart of the Christian faith. On Easter weekend, we gather to consider the implications of the news about Jesus for our lives today. You see, at the heart of Christianity is news about a person and an event. The person is Jesus Christ, and the event is his death and resurrection. If the news is true, if Jesus really died for our sin, and if God really raised him from the dead - then everything Jesus said and did and taught about God, about himself, about us, about the world we live in can be trusted. And that's good news because what Jesus says is that he loves us and wants to give meaning and purpose to our lives through our relationship with him. 

So whether you're a believer or a skeptic or somewhere in between, we invite you to join us on Easter weekend to consider the implications of Jesus for your own life and faith.

Here's a brief breakdown of Easter Weekend Events and Service Times:

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Why did Jesus have to die?

All ages experience and time of reflection, as we consider the implications of Jesus' death for our lives today. March 30 at 7:00 pm. Nursery is open. Elementary and Middle School youth are invited to begin the service in the Sanctuary before moving into a Good Friday experience in the Fellowship Area designed with them in mind.

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Family fun!

Marine View's annual Easter Egg Extravaganza with activities and fun designed for families with children: Birth - 5th grade. Door open at 10:00 am. Egg hunt schedule: 10:30 am (elementary), 11:00 am (preschool), and 11:30 am (all-ages). East Campus Building. Rain or shine we'll be celebrating together!

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Middle and High School

MV Youth presents the first ever night time egg hunt. Event starts at 7:00 pm in the Marine View East Campus building.  

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Easter Sunday

9:00 am and 10:15 am

Nursery is open for children preschool age and younger. Elementary age children are invited to join us in the Sanctuary for an all-ages Easter celebration. We know kids tend to wiggle, and we're glad about that - so we hope you and your kids will feel right at home! Activity bags will be provided. Should you need to step out of the service with your child for a moment, there will be guided activities available in the Fellowship Area and you can participate in the service through the live feed. 

Have questions or need clarification on dates, times and locations above - please reach out by commenting below or contacting the Marine View Church office. Whether you join in for one event or all, we look forward to welcoming you this Easter weekend!

Posted on March 20, 2018 .

Hurricane Harvey Relief - Pray, Give, Serve.

 Pictured above - fellow ECO congregations in the greater Houston Area.  Click for more .

Pictured above - fellow ECO congregations in the greater Houston Area. Click for more.

With the recent crisis in Southeast Texas, the Marine View Session invites you to join in on the relief effort. The Session has discussed three ways we would like to ask you to get involved:

Pray.

Pray for the people and communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Pray for the relief effort, first-responders, and for those who are now without homes. Pray for ECO churches (located above - click link for details on each congregation) in the greater Houston area as they reach out to love and serve their communities. ECO (Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians) is the denominational network to which Marine View is connected.

Give.

Give financial support through Marine View's Harvey Relief Fund or through World Renew (ECO's disaster relief partner). Marine View is currently working to identify local ECO churches in the greater Houston directly effected by the hurricane. Our plan is to offer financial support to an ECO congregation and to partner with them over the course of the relief and rebuilding effort.

Serve.

As with Hurricane Katrina, the relief effort in Southeast Texas will be ongoing for potentially years to come. We invite you to consider traveling to the region to serve those in need. We will keep you informed about this opportunity as the situation unfolds and as specific needs arise. 

It is important that as we reach out during this crisis, that we remember and pray for the other significant issues and challenges facing our nation. From the polarized political landscape, to the issues of racism and violence seen in Charlottesville, and protests and rallies around the country, it is clear that sharing the message of God's love through our words and actions is needed. Consider how God is calling you to love and serve others. Look at your sphere of influence and ask: How can I share the love and grace of Jesus Christ with those around me? How can I work for the good of my community, my neighbors, for those in need? As followers of Jesus, we have the opportunity reach out with God's love to a broken and hurting world. 

Thank you for considering how you can reach wider with God's love!

Pastor Jesse Skiffington

Posted on September 1, 2017 .

Marine View Christian Preschool

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The summer is coming to an end and we are looking forward to another year at Marine View Christian Preschool. We are excited that all of our staff from last year will be returning this year and we have expanded our program to include an afternoon class for three and four year olds.  We will have an enrollment of 70+ preschoolers joining us this fall! 

This past week has brought forth some exciting changes to the preschool playground and entrance area. We were selected to participate in a community partnership project through Lowe's Heroes to renovate our outdoor play space. We are hoping to encourage our students to engage in sensory play with more a more natural emphasis (playing with mud, dirt, sand, rocks, sticks). We are extremely thankful to have been selected for this opportunity to make our preschool space more aesthetically pleasing without the expense!

We are looking forward to the year ahead. The staff will be back in classrooms the first week of September, participating in training and getting classrooms ready. Our first day of preschool will be September 12th. We are always grateful for the partnership of the church community and hoping to see some new faces as volunteers this school year. 
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Sharon Christen
Director
Marine View Christian Preschool

Posted on August 17, 2017 .