Statement and Resources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Beloved Brothers and Sisters, 

I want to give you an update on MBC’s plans for the future in light of the coronavirus outbreak.  Since late last week the seriousness of this virus has grown on a daily basis. Below we have recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, the State, and the Local Health Departments.  Please read them, follow the links, and abide by the recommendations. It’s important that we be wise and not foolish. Our participation in these guidelines will not only help protect our congregation but also be a good testimony to our community.

It is important that we not give in to fear and panic, or begin to hoard products that others may need.  Jesus told us specifically not to worry, but trust in God. Read Matthew 6:25-34 as a family. He also told us to think about others (Matthew 5:43-47; 7:12).

Let’s remember that we have good news to give!  What did Jesus say to Martha? “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.” (John 11:25, NASB).  The apostle John wrote, “We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” (1 John 4:14)What Scriptures can you think of that tell people there is good news?  A great “Building Families” exercise would be to make a list!

We are canceling all activities at the church for the next two weeks.  This includes worship services, children’s & student ministries, Life Groups, etc.  We’ve also cancelled the Easter service at the PAC. The Elders will continue to monitor the situation, meet again in two weeks, and give another update.  You can find information on our church website at, or our MBC Facebook page.  In the meantime:  

1) We encourage you to worship at home on Sunday morning as a family.  We will livestream worship team music and a sermon at 9am. If you have a newer TV (Smart TV) you can even watch on TV via YouTube.  Consider inviting someone to join you who may not have this capability. We will post this service as soon as it is done recording to our website for viewing at any time.  We are planning to prepare a bulletin and a children’s bulletin which will be available on our website as well!

2) Obviously the church still has overhead costs and depends on the giving of its members and regular attenders.  You can give online, mail a check, or bring an offering to the church office. Online giving is easy, check it out on our website. 

3) We encourage Life Groups to have virtual meetings via Google Hangout.  This is a free app that can be downloaded and through which group members can simultaneously talk.  Be brave and check it out! If you aren’t in a Life Group, you can still join one! Details are on our website.   

4) If you are uncomfortable going out, or especially if you have any underlying health condition, please call the office.  Our Life Groups are recruiting healthy individuals who can shop and deliver food and medications to you.  


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Know How it Spreads

Right now, some of the most important things we can all do is follow everyday prevention measures:

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
  • Limit movement in the community
  • Limit visitors

*! Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Resources:  (Green County Public Health Department) (National Centers for Disease Control)  (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)

Giving Options for Monroe Bible Church

Mail your giving, or bring your giving to the church office during office hours.

2613 8th Avenue

Monroe, WI 53566


Online Giving

Go to our church website,, and choose “Give” from the Menu on the left side of the screen

Select “Give Online MBC on” to give by credit or debit card

Select “Log In / Sign Up” on the link in the upper right corner

Fill in the blanks (First & Last Name, Email, Create Password, Create 4 Digit PIN) 

Select “Submit” and you’re ready to go. 

Mobile Giving – Download the App

Google Play Store or App Store (Apple)

Search for and install (takes less than 30 seconds to install)

Then Search for Monroe Bible Church 

Once you’ve found us, click “Give Now” to start

Again, let’s be faith-filled, but not foolish.  Make this a time to especially focus on the Building Families parts of our vision.