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Worship
The Rev. Romero del Rosario holds a songbook featuring the lyrics written by Charles Wesley in 1742, "Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown." Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Ask The UMC: How can I identify public domain hymns?

Every hymn in official United Methodist hymnals and other song books includes composer, arranger, and copyright information.
Worship
Bible scholar Paul Franklyn helps lead the Friendship Sunday school class of Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., by video conference Sunday, March 15, 2020, after church leadership encouraged people to worship from home in response to the coronavirus. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ask The UMC: How can we be in ministry when we cannot be together?

While nothing replaces being physically together in ministry, there are tools to help us remain connected when it is impossible for us to meet safely.
Local Church
North Rose United Methodist Church, in North Rose, N.Y., is using social media for worship and for small group meetings during the coronavirus threat. Photo courtesy of North Rose United Methodist Church.

Small churches undaunted by virus challenges

Despite coronavirus outbreak, United Methodist clergy and churches are finding ways to connect for worship, study and ministry.