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Mission and Ministry
Ana Salazar (left) receives a COVID-19 vaccination from registered nurse Tabitha England during a clinic at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., in April. The Rev. Dana Horrell, pastor at Cooperstown (N.Y.) United Methodist Church, has written a handbook to help congregations reach out to the unvaccinated. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Handbook aims to reach unvaccinated with compassion

Mobilize Vaccine Turnout! is a 40-page guide to help congregations reach out to those who lack access or are reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Dr. William B. Lawrence. Photo by Todd W. Lawrence.

Texas abortion law threatens ministry

Early in his ministry, the Rev. Bill Lawrence served as counselor to pregnant women considering their options. Under a new Texas law, such a pastoral role could lead to lawsuits.
Global Health
The Connectional Table, a United Methodist leadership body, identifies COVID-19 vaccine distribution as a missional priority for the denomination. The move aims to strengthen ongoing efforts to get shots in arms. Photo by Arek Socha, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

COVID-19 vaccination named missional priority

The Connectional Table, which acts as a church council for the denomination, boosts United Methodist efforts to get people around the globe inoculated against COVID-19.