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A Lenten cross at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church is visible through a window in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Photo by Austin Bond.

Responding to the coronavirus

Holy Week and Easter ideas for worship during a pandemic

This comprehensive list of crowdsourced ideas will help you create and promote an online worship experience tailored for your community.

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Learn how to make modifications to traditional Easter and Holy Week activities for families during this time of social distancing. Image courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Responding to the coronavirus

Ideas for adapting a Holy Week/Easter Egg Hunt for families

Use this Scavenger Hunt/Easter Egg Hunt in a variety of ways, indoors or outdoors, with or without plastic Easter eggs. Customize and adjust this resource as needed.

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United Methodist leaders discussed the possibility of churches offering Holy Communion online during their Fall 2013 meeting at the denomination's Board of Higher Education and Ministry in Nashville, Tenn. A file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Responding to the coronavirus

Remembering while apart: Online communion and love feasts

As the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying restrictions on gatherings continue, online celebrations of Holy Communion and love feasts can provide ways for some pastors to extend comfort and grace to their parishioners.

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Agencies provide resources and services that equip local congregations and provide a connection for ministry throughout the world. These organizations can be found at all levels of the connection (churchwide, regional and local).

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The UMC is Making a Difference

Through United Methodist Giving, we're prepared to respond to crises, develop innovative solutions to challenges facing communities, advocate for justice and peace and so much more. 

We are raising up the next generation — to lead the church and to lead society — by developing the gifts of undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and around the world.

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Palm branches and a cross are common symbols of Lent and Easter. Image courtesy The Upper Room.

Discipleship Ministries

Lenten Prayers

The Upper Room has prayers for days with special meaning during Lent.

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Taking your worship online: A guide for beginners and everyone else

It's a scary time, and we all need the hope worship brings. How can we be both responsible practicing social distancing during a pandemic while ministering to the most vulnerable among us?

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This infographic from Religion and Race provides tips for guidelines for engaging in respectful conversations with people of cultures and/or racial identities.

Ethnic Ministries

Guidelines for keeping communication respectful

These guidelines for engaging in respectful conversations with people of cultures and/or racial identities different from yours can be helpful when people holding strong but differing opinions talk.

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