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Bishop Sally Dyck's Easter Message

This Easter may feel empty for many of us as we all are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our churches are empty. No lilies nor hyacinths wafting their strong sweet smell. No pews filled with people dressed in their best clothes. No choirs singing the alleluias or trumpets sending chills down our legs just hearing the introduction to “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.” Our tables are emptier than we would like; we have empty chairs that friends and family would otherwise be filling.

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Stations of the Cross

On Friday,  April 10, Bishop Sally Dyck will be joining a diverse group of Christian religious, civic and community leaders and representatives in a special service, The Ecumenical Stations of the Cross. 

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What to know when using Zoom

Many churches use the Zoom video calling app, an easy-to-use tool that allows for the type of two-way interaction that congregations enjoy.  Zoom is easy to use for both hosts and participants, but IT experts advise host organizations to protect themselves from so-called “Zoom bombers.”

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CARES Paycheck Protection Program

The CARES Act is lengthy legislation intended to “provid[e] emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.” Among other things, it expands unemployment insurance eligibility and establishes loans, credits, and payment delays to help employers meet payroll and other obligations.

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COVID-19: How to Help

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Midwest Mission Distribution Center and the United Methodist Committee on Relief are responding to the needs of those on the frontline fighting this disease.

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Bishop Message about Easter Services

We’re starting our second week of “sheltering in place.” Most churches have had at least two if not three Sundays of only online worship or some other means to reach out spiritually to our congregations. We’ve got this week to prepare for Holy Week and then…Easter! 

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