Dear Church,

With the continued concerns about Covid19, the Church Leadership (Deacons, Elders, Finance Team & Staff) have decided to take a cautious approach. So, starting March 22, 2020 we will no longer be holding public gatherings until it is safe to do so. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and proceed accordingly.
For many, the spread of this virus has caused fear and anxiety. The word of God is clear that HE has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love. Our prayer is that we would experience HIS peace in the midst of these circumstances as we work together to serve our church and community in a way that demonstrates trust in our Lord who is in control.
We’ll post details of how and where you will be able to join the online gathering later this week.
You’ll notice in what we post, Merriam is a church family passionate about loving God and loving people.
This significant disruption to MCC’s ministry has implications that reach beyond Sunday morning attendance. Attendance also impacts the tithes and offerings that we rely on to pay staff, utilities, and our missionary partners.
We’d like to ask you to consider taking advantage of online giving or mailing in your gift to: Merriam Community Church – 846 CR 2300E – Fairfield, IL 62837. Online giving is safe, secure and quick. You can set up recurring giving if you desire to do so. We believe this crisis will demonstrate just how generous our MCC family is. You can donate online through our website,

We’re in this together! Let’s be the Church and let’s bring hope in the midst of uncertainty. Stay up-to-date and stay engaged through our online platforms.

Of course you can contact the church office 618-842-9870 for more information.

In HIS Service,
Pastor Short