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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.
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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.
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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.