Less than a month after the COVID-19 pandemic led to cancellations and closures in communities big and small, Western District Conference of Mennonite Church USA established a “Hope Fund” to help congregations respond to the impacts of coronavirus.
Sharing With Appalachian People staff continue supporting local partners as they distribute food in Kentucky and West Virginia, but the coronavirus pandemic is changing the way they get food to the people who need it most.
On Easter morning, an Old Order Mennonite friend invited me to worship with the horse-and-buggy Groffdale Mennonite Conference. But I did not need to travel to an Old Order meetinghouse. I simply dialed the phone number my friend gave me, and there I was, listening in. This unusual service was the result of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s call for social distancing due to COVID-19.