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Stories from Our Congregations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our congregations have found new ways to remain grounded in prayer, Scripture study, worship, caring for those in need, and seeking God’s justice and reconciliation in the world. Here are just a few of their stories.

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Krista Donough with her newborn daughter, Violetta Hazel Frega.
Stories from Our Congregations | May 11, 2020
Violetta Frega may hold a record for earliest church attendance following birth.
Author Birgitta Karlen with a trunk full of bottled water ready to be delivered to a local hospital.
Stories from Our Congregations | Apr 27, 2020
When Birgitta Karlen of Church of the Atonement in Tenafly learned that COVID-19 was forcing local healthcare workers to stay on their units for...
A virtual Easter choir
Stories from Our Congregations | Apr 13, 2020
For Easter Sunday at Grace Church Van Vorst in Jersey City, Director of Music Colin Britt put together a virtual choir.
Christ Church's new Curate, the Rev. Jill Williams, has started posting uplifting messages on the church's Facebook page. This message is from March 14.
Stories from Our Congregations | Apr 7, 2020
The Rev. Tom Mathews, Rector of Christ Church in Ridgewood, describes how the parish has adapted to remain in communion while they are unable to...
All Saints, Hoboken's outdoor sign. ELAINE ELLIS THOMAS PHOTO
Stories from Our Congregations | Mar 31, 2020
All Saints, Hoboken cleverly uses an outdoor sign in their high-traffic location to let their neighborhood know that while their doors are closed...
Church of the Holy Spirit, Verona's Sunday morning "Virch." MONICA VINCENT PHOTO
Stories from Our Congregations | Mar 30, 2020
Last Sunday as we sipped our morning coffee, my husband asked me if I was going to attend “Virch.” Anyone who knows my husband knows his love for...