Updated on April 1, 2020 at 10 AM
To honor the latest direction from our local authorities, we will not gather corporately for weekend services across any of our campuses throughout the month of April.
We will also temporarily suspend all ministry events, irrespective of size, through the end of April across all of our campuses. This includes all midweek ministries such as re:generation recovery, The Porch, and re|engage.
Watermark will stream our Easter Services online on Sunday, April 12 at 9:00 and 11:15 AM. Invite your friends and look forward to celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, then.
Each weekend, we ask that Watermark Members gather, if appropriate given their specific circumstances, with their community groups to livestream messages together.
View messages by visiting watermark.org/live or through our Watermark app, available in the App store and on Roku. Messages will stream on Sundays at 9:00 and 11:15 AM and will be posted online shortly after. We will not host a Saturday 4PM service.
Every weekend, we will release the Watermark Kids Kit: weekly curriculum for both preschool and elementary-aged children. Get the Kids Kit at watermark.org/kidskit.
We know many of you may have more time by yourselves or with your families than you anticipated. Each weekday morning, we will send out The Current, our e-newsletter, with important updates, our "best-of" content, and ideas to help you make the most of your time. Stay tuned to your inbox.
We recommend community groups meet together at their discretion, taking into account government leaders' reasoned suggestions and guidelines. Be wise – give special consideration of those whose immune systems may be more susceptible. Regardless, we urge you to stay connected. Just because we are “social distancing” does not mean we should isolate. Find creative ways to love and care for one another, even if your group chooses not to meet in-person.
While The Porch will not host a gathering on any of our Watermark campuses through at least April 3, we will livestream a new Porch message Tuesdays at 7 PM to serve our body and our streaming locations across the country. Tune in at theporch.live or on The Porch’s YouTube channel.
Our staff is working on developing even more creative ways to keep the body connected. This could include eventually live streaming our other midweek ministries. Stay tuned.
Our campuses – including our Dallas campus Coffee Shop and tree fort – will also be closed to the public through at least the end of March.
We’re continually putting together ideas and opportunities for how we can love and serve our communities during COVID-19. See the service opportunities.
We encourage all Watermark community groups – especially those with Members who may face financial difficulty as a result of industry closures – to familiarize themselves with how Watermark comes alongside Members in financial need. We’ve put together this resource to equip you not only as you love other Members, but also as you consider how you can best serve others with “helping that doesn’t hurt.” Read the blog.
If you are a Member of Watermark and have a desire to help us care for other Members experiencing financial hardship, you can give to the disaster relief fund.
We are praying for you, church. Let’s make the most of this opportunity to strengthen and encourage one another. Let’s love and serve others who don’t have what we have in Christ. As always, we’ll keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.
-The Elders and Staff Leadership at Watermark
We’ll update this webpage regularly as more information becomes available. We will also continue to send updates through the Current, our e-newsletter, so that you can also receive updates through email.
For more information on the COVID-19 illness and the latest guidance from federal officials, visit the CDC’s website.
We will be updating this tab with Fort Worth-specific opportunities to serve our city and connect as a body.
Las Vegas Trail
We have had the opportunity to serve the Las Vegas Trail neighborhood alongside Restoration Center on multiple occasions at One-Day Unashamed and the Students Fort Worth Experience.
The COVID-19 crisis has left numerous families in our community in need of the following items:
If you are able to donate any of these items, you can drop off at Restorations Center’s headquarters (3452 Williams Rd) from 9:30AM – 2PM Tuesday – Thursday and 9:30AM – 12PM Friday.
The NET Fort Worth
One of our ministry partners, The NET Fort Worth, has suspended in-person operations and events through April 6. However, they are continuing to support the people that they serve. The NET works with those who are experiencing homelessness and victims of sexual exploitation, as well as refugee and low-income families within our city.
The NET has started a grocery assistance program for folks from their Net Center and Purchased programs. This is The Net’s initiative to provide groceries to individuals living in independent housing in response to COVID-19. Because many of the people we serve are considered high risk, our goal for this assistance is to reduce their risk of exposure by limiting the amount they need to utilize public transportation or leave their homes.
If you would like to commit to purchasing a week's worth of groceries for one household, please fill out this form. While this is a one-time commitment, we do expect this to be an ongoing need during this pandemic. Thank you for your commitment to walking alongside vulnerable people in our community, no matter the circumstances.
Union Gospel Mission Lunches
Union Gospel Mission is in need of sack lunches for guests from the street and residents who aren't able to make the regularly scheduled mealtimes. If you would like to provide sack lunches, they must be delivered to UGM before 11 AM daily. Please reach out to Alexandra Strange at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on making and delivering lunches to UGM.
Opportunities to Connect
Many of our ministries have now moved to online offerings, this includes:
- re:generation (recovery ministry): email email@example.com to join any Monday!
- re|engage (marriage ministry): email firstname.lastname@example.org to join any Wednesday!
- Summit Men’s Bible Study (ends April 16th): Register HERE to join for Thursday morning!
- Equipped Disciple (learn spiritual disciplines of reading your Bible, prayer, and sharing your story): Register HERE to join for Thursday evening!
Want to stay up to date?
The best way to stay up to date with how we are serving our city, giving opportunities to connect, and more is to follow us on Facebook @Watermark Fort Worth!
We will be updating this tab with Frisco specific opportunities to serve our city, connect as a body, and continue midweek ministries online. Read below for more!
We are currently collecting items at our midweek space (11000 Frisco St. Unit 300 Frisco, TX 75033) to benefit Frisco Independent School District (FISD) and Frisco Fastpacs/Lovepacs. FISD reached out asking us to help collect items for students who are doing paper-based curriculum and are in need of supplies to do so. Fastpacs and Lovepacs are ministries that provides meals to FISD kids on weekends and holidays who are in need.
Times to drop off donations in the bins in front of our office:
- Wednesday, April 1st from 8:30AM-6:30PM
- Thursday, April 2nd from 8:30AM-2:00PM
Items for FISD students using paper curriculum (we need to turn into district by EOD Thursday):
- Pencil sharpeners
- Glue Sticks
- Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper
- Wide-Ruled Spirals
- Wide-Ruled Journals/Composition Books
Items for Frisco Fastpacs/Lovepacs:
- 15 ounce cans of: vegetables, fruit, ravioli, SpaghettiOs's, soup, chili, beans
- Canned tuna/chicken/sausage
- Ramen Noodles
- Boxed mac and cheese
- Chef Boyardee canned pasta
- Oatmeal Packets
- Granola Bars
Many of our ministries have now moved to online offerings, this includes:
- Men’s Summit: Register here and use the discount code summitonline
- re|engage (marriage ministry): e-mail email@example.com to find out more about joining online
The best way to stay up to date with how we are serving our city, giving opportunities to connect, and more is to follow us on Instagram or Facebook! Additionally, we will send out a few Frisco specific e-mails via The Current, so if you haven’t already, sign up here.
We will be updating this tab with Plano-specific opportunities to serve our city, connect as a body, and continue midweek ministries online. Read below for more!
We are currently collecting items in our lobby to benefit Watermark Urgent Care – Plano and Minnie’s Food Pantry.
You can drop off items in the Watermark Plano lobby during our building hours:
- Sunday through Thursday: 6 AM – 10 PM
- Friday: 6 AM – 6 PM
- Saturday: Closed
Items to bless Watermark Urgent Care patients and staff:
- N95 Respirator masks
- New digital, oral thermometers
- Small, unopened packs of tissues
- Small, unopened bottles of hand sanitizer
Other Ways to Serve the Watermark Urgent Care Clinics can be found here.
These items can be dropped off at Watermark Plano during building hours or delivered directly to Minnie’s Food Pantry.
Minnie’s Food Pantry: 661 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
Hours: Monday or Wednesday – Saturday, 7:30 AM – 12 PM
Information regarding serving opportunities and monetary donations can be found here.
Many of our ministries have now moved to online offerings and are still encouraging first-timers to jump in with us!
Sign up for The Current to get regular updates on how we are serving our city and learn about other opportunities to connect.