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Resuming in-person worship

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

Going back to church? What to expect

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Still worshipping @ home?

As congregations cancel on-site worship and individuals choose to forego large gatherings to help slow the spread of coronavirus, you can still worship in your home via online worship services.

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#endracism

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United Against Racism

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Deconstructing White Privilege

Racism isn’t solely the thoughts and actions of an individual. In this video, Dr. Robin DiAngelo teaches that racism is “group prejudice backed by institutional power.” Standing against racism begins with opening our eyes to the “everyday racism” embedded in society.

Here's a helpful discussion guide to go along with video.

 

Video produced by the General Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church.

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A second pandemic

Equal Justice Initiative's The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama

Unforgettable Montgomery

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God, we call on you now

A street memorial remembers crime victims. Chaplain Bruce Cook runs a support group for families who have lost loved ones to violent crimes.

A United Methodist Prayer: Turning to God in Days of Trouble

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Racial justice in song

The Rev. R. DeAndre Johnson sings during morning worship at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Johnson, a delegate to the conference, has written a hymn called "It Is Enough" in response to George Floyd's death and earlier tragedies like it. File photo by Maile Bradfield, UM News.

Pastor connects through protest hymn

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The need for giving when church doors close

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People of God

United Methodist People of God are faithful.

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Get Your Spirit in shape

The Rev. Gary Shockley is a United Methodist pastor and children's author. Susquehanna United Methodist Conference.

Singing a sad song: Children & grief

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We are not alone: Pentecost 2020

Pentecost 2020 comes to us as the world continues to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. In this special United Methodist Communications production, set in the ever-increasingly common virtual world, a small group examines the meaning of Pentecost and the good news that we are not alone.

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Racial Justice

The Rev. Gregory Holston speaks during a May 31 demonstration at Philadelphia City Hall in honor of George Floyd. Holston, a United Methodist pastor and adviser to Philadelphia’s district attorney, stands beside a statue of slain voting rights activist Octavius Catto. Photo by Samaria Bailey, Philadelphia Tribune.

Moving beyond protests to stamp out racism

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Global church

People walk over a wooden bridge built by United Methodist Men of Sange after the original bridge was washed away by mid-April flooding in Uvira, Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Church aids flood survivors in Congo

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Pandemic era VBS

Vacation Bible school is going virtual this year, since many churches are closed or just reopening because of the coronavirus. Vacation Bible school online program logos courtesy of (clockwise, starting top left) Cokesbury, APEX UMC FAMILY, First United Methodist Church Oviedo, Go! Children’s Ministry Curriculum; illustration by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Different vacation Bible school coming this summer

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