Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources

Bible scholar Paul Franklyn helps lead the Friendship Sunday school class of Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., by video conference Sunday, March 15, 2020, after church leadership encouraged people to worship from home in response to the coronavirus. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

We persevere

We’ve been at this for months. It is difficult, frustrating and sometimes disheartening.

Restrictions are lifted, then reinstated. We move ahead a phase, only to return days later. 

As the struggles last longer than we expected, we must continue to care for our neighbors, support our congregations, and check-in with one another. In this way, we “run with perseverance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1). 

Find helpful resources, prayers, news and encouragement below. 

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When returning to worship, be prepared for changes, including different seating arrangements. File photo by Charity Ponter.

Christian Living

Going back to church? What to expect

Learn about some likely changes that will help keep everyone safe when in-person worship resumes at your United Methodist church.

A camera is set to record the 2020 Good Friday online service with Germany Bishop Harald Rückert. As elsewhere, United Methodist churches in Germany were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The service was recorded on Holy Thursday at the United Methodist Church of Christ Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Photo by Leonie Minor.

Tools for your Spiritual Journey

Where to worship online

Find where you can worship online. We have links from churches from across the connection.


Prayers & Reflections

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Helps and information for Members

Helps for Church Leaders

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