Your congregation may have curtailed in-person services and activities because of the coronavirus, but there’s no stopping your congregation’s payroll, mortgage, and other financial obligations. Stewardship expert Rob Blezard outlines steps your church can take to address the financial challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis in this article posted by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.
Did you ever wake up in a world that was different than what was there when you went to sleep? One day you knew what was normal and the next – nothing looked familiar at all. It’s what happened that last week. Jesus had tried to prepare his followers for what the week would hold, but they didn’t get it.
The tune Mark Miller wrote haunts me still. We used his song, I Believe, as the entrance into worship during Lent some years ago. The words to the song were found written on a wall in Auschwitz:
Rev. Susan Brims
District Superintendent-East District
Phoenix, AZ 85014
P.O. Box 32830
Phoenix, AZ 85064
Administrative Assistant-East District