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Thoughts and encouragement during social distancing


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Children from Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville , Tennessee, watch the online worship service at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Glendale United Methodist Church

More than a viewer: 10 tips for engaging with online worship


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How to combat loneliness during social distancing and crisis


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Spirit-filled and more: People of God



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A senior's prayer for coronavirus


A Prayer for the World Facing the Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has rapidly transformed life as we know it for millions of people all over the world. For many, COVID-19 carries feelings and challenges of fear, anxiety, economic hardships, isolation, and many other stresses. This prayer reminds us that as we are not alone in our feelings and we can ease our own fears by praying for others.

This prayer was used courtesy of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.




Elizabeth Knotts collects the offering at New Hope Valley United Methodist Church in Valley Furnace, W.Va., in 2015. Churches are dealing with tight finances in this time of suspended worship and shuttered businesses because of COVID-19. Still, giving continues. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Pandemic presents challenge to church giving


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The Friendship Sunday school class of Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., meets online Sunday, March 15, 2020, after church leadership encouraged people to worship from home in response to the coronavirus. Image courtesy of Susan Hay.

Churches overcome social distancing to continue outreach


Global Church

Lydie Acquah (front) joins in singing during the 10th anniversary celebration for the Voice of Hope (La Voix de l’Espérance), the radio station of The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire, at Jubilee United Methodist Church in Abidjan. Acquah is the station’s director. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Voice of Hope radio extends reach in Côte d’Ivoire