I am inspired by how North Alabama United Methodists are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Churches of all sizes are finding innovative ways to be Christ’s hands and feet in their communities.
Thank you for continuing to be the church in the face of this pandemic. Even though the Cabinet and I are requesting the continued suspension of all in-person worship services and gatherings until local public health officials and the CDC change their restrictions, we North Alabama United Methodists are actively providing important ministry and services in the lives of our congregants and community.
Many of you have already begun discerning creative alternative ways to celebrate Holy Week and Easter. A summary of such ideas will be circulated by District Superintendents to clergy next week as well as a reflection paper on the theology and how-tos of serving Holy Communion during this time.
The Conference Leadership Team and I are carefully monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and will be in touch with you on a regular basis as the situation evolves. In the meantime, I am so proud of the extraordinary witnesses you are for Christ.
As always it is a privilege to serve as your bishop.
North Alabama Conference