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Local Church
The Rev. John Edgar, executive director of Community Development for All People in Columbus, Ohio, adds a gallon of milk to a food box packed for one of the hundreds of customers who get food each day from the organization. Photo courtesy of Community Development for All People.

‘Triple whammy’ of issues challenges pastors

Pastors are trying to mix a little self-care into their busy schedules dealing with the coronavirus, economic hard times and racial issues.
Global Health
Wyatt Clarke, 15, plays bagpipes outside the house of a neighbor in Marysville, Michigan. The teen has been playing bagpipes to provide entertainment and solace to residents self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Marysville United Methodist Church.

Helping out creatively during the pandemic

United Methodists are finding unusual ways to serve while waiting out the coronavirus.
Evangelism
The Rev. Kellie Sanford (right) practices social distancing while visiting with a resident of the CC Young Senior Living community in Dallas. Sanford, a licensed local pastor in The United Methodist Church, serves as chaplain for the facility. Photo by Jennifer Griffin.

Chaplains comfort and share grief during COVID-19

As infections and deaths from the coronavirus mount, chaplains are challenged to do their jobs in a world where physical contact is forbidden.