Easter 2021, one of the largest Christian holidays, will take place on Sunday, April 4. What’s different about this year? Easter is during a time when churches across the U.S. find themselves in new situations: In-person services with social distancing In-person services with filled pews Limiting number of worshipers in-person Online services only Both in-person
To celebrate its 140th anniversary, Emmanuel AME Church in Durham, NC, gave a gift to the community – free gas cards! The idea came to Sr. Pastor, Rev. Akil Dickens, shortly after he moved to the area. He had been appointed to lead Emmanuel AME only two months earlier. “One Friday night, I was going to
As Texans faced unprecedented freezing temperatures in mid-February, many area churches jumped into action, providing help to those in need. Places of worship across the state opened their doors to serve food, provide heat, electricity, and hot showers for their communities. Meanwhile, churches from other states also responded quickly, developing donation drives with Givelify’s online giving platform to collect and send resources to their neighbors after this major winter storm.
With the onset of COVID, most women have increased their responsibilities within the home, balancing work and children who are schooling online, managing the dog and cooking more meals. So, providing resources to help women connect is highly valuable during this unprecedented time. Women are Disconnected from the Bible In-person Bible studies are mostly still
Twice a month, Yemi Salau gives his time to feed his neighbors. Every other Saturday, he volunteers to load boxes of food into the cars of more than 200 families. “You notice different kind of cars. I see new cars and old cars. You can’t really tell by the cars who is in need. I’ve