Nobody could have predicted the disruption of a global pandemic.
Like the rest of the world, we had to process new information, deal with our fears and frustrations, and find a way forward. Ministries adapted and pivoted—many of us used Zoom for the first time. As our church banded together in the face of the unknown, we transitioned to “church at home” exclusively for 10 weeks. We were able to provide comfort and direction for those seeking guidance and stability in the midst of an uncertain world. This season also provided unique opportunities for us to serve our community in new ways by supporting medical staff and creating virtual connections for those who were isolated.
Living Room Worship
Organizations Served During COVID
JUMPSTART Letter Writing Program
“This has been an amazing experience for me, and I believe it has been for my JUMPSTART pen pal also. She also told me how she loved my letters and the encouragement that my words gave to her and how each time she gets a letter from me, she wants to read her Bible more. She also asked for prayer for her sister and her husband. It has been a true honor and privilege to have the opportunity to pray for her each day. ”
School has been difficult for all of us this year—one way we supported families with single parents or essential workers was by facilitating an education pod at our Pelham campus paid for with COVID-19 relief funds.
Easter: Words from the Cross
Remembering Good Friday and celebrating Easter presented unique challenges this spring. Because our physical abilities were limited, we created a resource called Words from the Cross that was designed to draw us into worship and prayer. Using an engaging, interactive format with print and online resources, our Grace family experienced the sorrow and joy of Good Friday in a new way.