COVID19

Local Church
Concord United Methodist Church in Lewisville, N.C., is presenting an outdoor Stations of the Cross this year for people at the church and the community to walk through different reminders of Christ’s passion. In this second year of the pandemic, churches continue to be creative while safely observing this holy season in the Christian calendar. Photos by Teresa Reece, Concord United Methodist Church.

Lingering pandemic enlivens Easter creativity

In this second year of the COVID-19 menace, United Methodist churches are embracing new ways to help people connect with Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.
General Church
Bishops process into worship on Feb. 24, 2019, at the special session of General Conference, held in St. Louis. A group of delegates is urging bishops to rethink their plans for a special virtual General Conference on May 8 and a hold on U.S. bishop elections this year. File photo by Paul Jeffrey, UM News; computer image by Michael Gaida, courtesy of Pixabay.

Delegates: Bishops' plan oversteps bounds

A group of U.S. delegates urges bishops to rethink the special called General Conference and especially plans to delay any U.S. bishop elections until 2024.
Mission and Ministry
Tia Moore, a nurse practitioner, prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.

Meharry provides vaccines and peace of mind

United Methodist medical college serves as a COVID-19 vaccination site in an underserved neighborhood and is easing the concerns of medical skeptics.
Mission and Ministry
Gospel musicians record a song for an online worship service at Chisipiti United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. United Methodists across the country are using music to provide strength and comfort during the pandemic. Seated, from left, are: Patricia Mapani, Christine Anesu Hove and Ricky Mapani. At rear is Ali White. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Gospel music sparks hope amid COVID-19

Across Zimbabwe congregations, United Methodists keep music alive, offering solace and uplifting spirits.

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