The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult over the past year to visit anyone’s house– including God’s. But as Easter services coincide with the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19, local United Methodist Church pastors said they have been happy with how they’ve navigated the past year. “If I had known we would be doing (this) for more than a year, I would have panicked,” said the The Rev. Linda Stephan, pastor of Williamston United Methodist Church. “Even though we can’t gather, we’ve just found all sorts of creative ways to do what we do … just do it differently than we’ve ever done it before.”
The Williamston United Methodist Church pre-records its sermons and has the videos premiere at 10 a.m., the time the sermon would normally start live. Chats with members and requests for prayers all happen through Facebook’s comment section.