Technology Assisting Leadership Connectivity During Pandemic

From Sunday school classes to board meetings, “Zoom” calls seem to have become the tool of choice for the Church of God to stay connected in this era of social distancing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The International Offices leadership is utilizing it and other technology to conduct much of the business of the Church.

Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Emergency Field Hospital to New York City

On March 28, Samaritan’s Purse deployed its Emergency Field Hospital to New York City, New York, where the local medical infrastructure is severely overwhelmed. In cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New York state officials, and local hospital authorities, Samaritan’s Purse will open a 68-bed field hospital, specially designed as a respiratory care unit. This response comes one week after Samaritan’s Purse opened an identical unit in Cremona, Italy-making it an unprecedented medical response for the N.C.-based organization as two Emergency Field Hospitals are run simultaneously.

Churches and Faith Organizations Called ‘Non-Essential’ Troubles Christian Organization

A Christian organization is deeply troubled that churches and faith organizations are being considered “non-essential” rather than “essential” in statewide orders during the coronavirus crisis.

New Installment Released in ‘Doctrine and Polity’ Series

A new paper has been placed in the Doctrine and Polity series on the Church of God website,

USA.Life is #1 New Social Network

USA.Life is the top ranked new social media, according to a study. CEO Steven Andrew announced, “USA.Life is the most popular overall and/or in the nation of social networks launched since 2018.” Established just one year ago, USA.Life describes itself as “the answer to Facebook and Twitter censoring Christians, conservatives, and liberty.” To sign up for a free account go to www.USA.Life.

Children’s Book Offers Pandemic Diversion for Families

When Andrea Robertson recently wrote the children’s book The Adventures of Abigail Rosebud and a Frog Named Stink she never realized how successful it would be to serve as a diversion for youngsters and their families from the constant attention to the coronavirus.

Lee University to Stay with Virtual Instruction

Cleveland, TN–Following a Thursday morning online chapel service, Lee University President Paul Conn notified students that the school’s campus will not reopen for the remainder of the semester.

PTS Class Asks: ‘Why is God Allowing the Coronavirus Pandemic?’

The following is a commentary submitted by Tony Richie, D. Min., Ph. D., lecturer in Theology at Pentecostal Theological Seminary.

Corona Keeping Burma Christians From First Bible

The Kaang Chin people of southern Chin State, Burma, have waited sixty years to see God’s word in their native language, and now they’ll have to wait a little longer amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

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