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Everlyne Kukah Esther, an Africa University student from Kenya, hands over food to Charity Chikukwa, a beneficiary of the Feed a Family program in Gimboki, Zimbabwe. The Rev. Joseph Charinge (red shirt) and AU student Fiston Okito from Congo look on. Esther and her classmates started the campaign to help vulnerable families struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

AU students skip meals to feed struggling families

A group of international students at the United Methodist university has started a Feed a Family campaign to donate food and money to communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Rev. Paul Escamilla takes to the pulpit at Lauren Heights United Methodist Church, in San Antonio, on June 14. The church reopened for in-person worship that Sunday but closed again the following Sunday and has remained closed because of high COVID-19 case numbers locally. Photo by David Smith, courtesy of Laurel Heights United Methodist Church.

Virus spikes close doors again at some churches

Decision to reopen for in-person worship is being reversed in areas with sharply rising COVID-19 numbers.
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Mundenda United Methodist Church in the Mutasa Nyanga District of Zimbabwe holds small classes outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic to social distance and avoid the need for sanitizing the sanctuary, which can be costly. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Turning to Wesley’s class model amid pandemic

Churches in Zimbabwe embrace small sessions to keep attendance in check and encourage spiritual growth at home.

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