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News March 26, 2020

The church is the people: S.C. churches get creative in coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it, as the death toll rises and state and local officials respond with curfews, government shutdowns, school and restaurant closures, and emergency aid. But ask any faith leader if that’s stopping church, and the answer is a resounding “no.” Across the state, churches are getting creative in how they gather. While in-person gatherings are nixed for now, phone trees, Facebook live worship services, video conference devotionals and even church radio stations are helping God’s people stay connected. By Jessica Brodie.

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The church is the people: S.C. churches get creative in coronavirus
Photo by Cole Carter, Mount Horeb UMC. Congregations across the state are seeking alternative ways to do church amid the COVID-19 crisis. Here, the technology team at Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington, films for worship Sunday, March 22. Like many other churches in South Carolina, Mount Horeb is livestreaming its worship, plus using Facebook Live and other social media to reach people for Christ.
News March 26, 2020

GC2020 postponed by pandemic to 2021

As the coronavirus death toll rises and the disease continues to spread worldwide, organizers of General Conference have postponed the quadrennial church gathering. As of press time, that date had not yet been determined, but organizers said they are working toward a date in 2021. By Jessica Brodie.

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GC2020 postponed by pandemic to 2021
Photo by Dan Anderson, courtesy of Meet Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Convention Center. Organizers of General Conference have postponed the quadrennial church gathering, which had been set for May 5-15. As of press time, the new date had not yet been determined.
The church is the people: S.C. churches get creative in coronavirus
Photo by Cole Carter, Mount Horeb UMC. Congregations across the state are seeking alternative ways to do church amid the COVID-19 crisis. Here, the technology team at Mount Horeb UMC, Lexington, films for worship Sunday, March 22. Like many other churches in South Carolina, Mount Horeb is livestreaming its worship, plus using Facebook Live and other social media to reach people for Christ.
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The church is the people: S.C. churches get creative in coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it, as the death toll rises and state and local officials respond with curfews, government shutdowns, school and restaurant closures, and emergency aid. But ask any faith leader if that’s stopping church, and the answer is a resounding “no.” Across the state, churches are getting creative in how they gather. While in-person gatherings are nixed for now, phone trees, Facebook live worship services, video conference devotionals and even church radio stations are helping God’s people stay connected. By Jessica Brodie.
Can anything good come out of Nazareth?
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Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

These are trying times, to say the least. Our lives are upended, routines are off and many of the plans we thought we had a month ago are now completely and irrevocably gone. Some of us have lost our jobs, our security, our prospects, our health. And yet still: God is good. All the time. Even now. Especially now. A column by Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

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