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Church Communities Rise to the Challenge of COVID


COVID continues to present many well-known challenges in our communities. Business closures. Individuals struggling with isolation and despair due to social distancing and shutdown orders. The unemployment rate hovers at 6.9%, nearly triple the rate of February 2020. How have church communities fared? 

Places of worship persist as the cornerstone of hope and care for many. The pandemic has called for new ways to worship and to provide assistance to the meet the needs of communities. 

In this interview with Bishop Charles Ellis III of Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple, we learn how “ministry beyond the walls” has been the lifeline for this and other church communities. From counseling services to coats for kids, senior care to food boxes, the community leans on this place of worship for services, comfort and connection. 

See more about the challenges of COVID and how Greater Grace Temple has adapted to keep the ties of community and church strong in his interview with WXYZ Detroit, 7Upfront.

Church Communities discussed with Bishop Charles Ellis III

Interview with Bishop Charles Ellis III WXYZ Detroit


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