Posts from July 2020

Posts from July 2020

Ministry In The Middle Of A Pandemic

By: Greta Long Ministry in the middle of a pandemic is hard. Not being able to engage with people in person, getting to go “grab coffee” or even being able to worship in person can make interacting with God really really difficult. The definition of “ministry” can be many different things, and this summer I have learned that ministry looks a lot like behind-the-scenes work. Preparing worship services, making cosmetic updates to the space, and dreaming about the fall is…

Merge Will Stand Tall This Fall And Beyond

By: Sam Erickson The words I have been using are “cautiously optimistic”. The Covid-19 pandemic has consumed the minds of the globe. Right here in Illinois, the number of cases is up to 138,540, and the death toll is 6,770 statewide. The state’s fourth phase of reopening was scheduled for Friday June 25. Restaurants, retail stores, gyms, and movie theaters are now  reopened. Gatherings of less than fifty people are permitted under the new guidelines. Illinois along with the rest…