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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.
Mission and Ministry
With church buildings closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, pastors and congregations are getting creative with online worship and even Holy Communion. Computer image by Pexels, courtesy of Pixabay; communion elements photo by Mike DuBose, UM News; illustration by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Both green light, red light for online communion

COVID-19-related meeting restrictions have prompted debate about and experimentation with online communion in The United Methodist Church. Bishops have offered varying instructions.
Mission and Ministry
Church leaders say some of the responses to the coronavirus pandemic might help point the way to the future. Virus illustration courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

COVID-19 could push the church toward change

Church leaders guiding their flocks through the coronavirus pandemic say some of the responses to the emergency might help point the way to the future.