World Report

The Worldwide Impact of the Pandemic

May 15, 2020

As many church buildings are left empty, the Church body finds new ways to continue its mission.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented global impact, touching every nation around the world. The congregations in all of our churches are facing challenges; some are health related, some economic, and some due to isolation. In all cases, we are looking to God for solutions. Following are reports of how our churches have responded to...

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When Our Churches Reopen

May 12, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Although some local governments are beginning to lift the COVID-19 restrictions, we continue to err on the side of caution. One certainty in this global pandemic is that COVID-19 is highly contagious; it only takes one carrier to result in an outbreak. We continue to encourage our pastors to be slow to reopen.

Our larger congregations, including Portland, remain closed to the public. Smaller congregations may be able to partially open before...

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