Member Church News: Hope and Help

The Protestant Church in Switzerland is continuing their weekly lighting of candles as a symbol of hope.

Dora Arce Valentin, the moderator of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba, writes that the pandemic quarantine is like an extended passion.

UCC officer and her family battle COVID-19 as they mourn her father’s death: Karen Georgia Thompson couldn’t find joy on Easter Sunday. The United Church of Christ associate general minister, mourning the death of her father and recovering from, most likely, COVID-19, said she got stuck on Good Friday, struggling with death and grief.

“Christianity is the religion of joy,” even against sadness and depression we are facing in these days. Bishops and lay presidents of the Hungarian Reformed Church sent out their Easter message to the congregations in seven countries embracing the joy that flows from the miracle of Christ’s death and resurrection.

A virtual choir of the Protestant Church of Michaëlkerk in Leersum, Netherlands, sings together “You are the glory” to conclude their Easter service.

The moderators of the United Reformed Church General Assembly are supporting the call for warring parties around the world to lay down their weapons to help battle COVID-19.

Uniting Church in Australia President Deidre Palmer has asked Uniting Church members to uphold in prayer the people of Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Tonga in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Harold.

New York City’s Presbyterian leaders stand firm in the midst of COVID-19.

Calvin University is making hotel rooms at its Prince Conference Center available free of charge to first responders at the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Police Department and the Spectrum Health system.

A historic ecumenical Easter message broadcast on French national television encouraged people to adopt “an ethic of solidarity, charity and unity” as they work to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Churches gear up to assist refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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