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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.
Mission and Ministry
Molly Fiore, pastor of United Methodist Church of Eagle Valley in Eagle, Colo., checks controls on an audio board near the pulpit of the church. With churches closed due to the coronavirus, information technology workers and pastors alike had to up their technology game to connect with congregations. Photo by Matt Miller, courtesy of United Methodist Church of Eagle Valley.

IT heroes kept church going during COVID-19

When in-person worship services stopped because of the coronavirus, the swift efforts of information technology church workers allowed many churches to meet online.
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.