Historically, churches and denominations have proven innovative around social and health issues, with a long history of responding to community needs. The pandemic presents an opportunity for our communities of faith to again live into the space of innovation and engagement.
Virtual and hybrid schools mean that students need a supportive environment, access to the internet, and oftentimes help with schoolwork and technology. As churches sit empty and volunteers look for opportunities to serve, how can we use our facilities and provide access and assistance for children and their parents?
Justin Coleman, Senior Pastor, University UMC
Ben Williams, Senior Pastor, Christ UMC
Taylor Mills, Pastor, Ann Street UMC
Julia Royall Johnson, Children’s and Youth Ministries and Director of Alternate School Care (ASC), Ann Street UMC
Christine Dodson, Conference Treasurer, North Carolina Conference of the UMC