Lost amidst the bad news of the pain caused by the Coronavirus pandemic are the myriad of ways churches have been serving their communities.
According to Christianity Today, across the United States, churches have come up with simple, yet creative methods of serving their neighbors.
In order to highlight this trend, Ed Stetzer, the Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College, asked pastors and church members to share what their churches had been doing. The responses provide one small window into the work churches have been doing to serve through this crisis.
Some churches have been giving out food to their communities. A member of a Green Bay, WI church said their church had purchased hundreds of boxes of cereal and handed them out to families as they drove through local schools to pick up meals for their children. Also, Pastor Derwin Gray of Transformation Church in Charlotte shared that his church has committed to providing food boxes for 325 families.
Other churches have looked for ways to serve the elderly and immunocompromised. One church in Dallas has called everyone in their church over 70 and written down their grocery list. Then, they order the groceries and hand-deliver them so they never have to leave their homes. A church in Birmingham has been doing something similar, as they have been delivering groceries to the elderly and…
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