Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

Mission and Ministry
Custodian James Jimmerson disinfects pews to prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday, May 10, 2020, after online worship, which was recorded in the sanctuary. As churches consider returning to in-person worship, cleaning measures are one of many factors leaders will need to consider. “I believe my job, my part in this, is to make sure people are safe in here,” Jimmerson said. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches have much to consider before reopening

As many states’ shelter-in-place orders are being lifted, churches contemplate how — or whether — to return to in-person worship.
The Rev. Bob Phillips. Photo by Timothy H. Wright.

Commentary: 'Cooperation without compromise' in a conflicted church

A retired Naval chaplain argues that just as military chaplains must know their ethical boundaries, so must United Methodists.

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