Responding to the coronavirus

Back-to-school during COVID-19

Cecilia Salamanca, left, and a young friend carry school backpacks. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS
Cecilia Salamanca, left, and a young friend carry school backpacks. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

For most students across the country, going back to class this fall will seem very different. Many schools and colleges are only offering virtual learning experiences, meeting in classrooms under enhanced precautions or giving families options on whether to send their children to school or continue learning from home.

As children, families and teachers deal with the changes and challenges of schooling during the pandemic, churches need to offer as much support as they can in form of prayer, congregational care and outreach

We have assembled a list of resources and suggestions developed by local churches, annual conferences, United Methodist agencies and other Christian organizations to support students and teachers during this particularly unique back-to-school season.

Prayer and worship resources

Outreach resources