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SHUTDOWN CAN’T STIFLE CREATIVITY Of CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH MINISTERS

By LORETTA FULTON COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, creating havoc, shutting down schools, churches and some businesses, and leaving everyone wondering when “social distancing” will disappear from our vocabulary. One thing it hasn’t been able to do is stifle creativity. Nowhere is that more evident than in the children’s and youth departments at local churches. Sunday School teachers

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CLOSED SUNDAYS

By LORETTA FULTON Downtown Abilene was eerily quiet Sunday morning as parking lots at St. Paul United Methodist, First Central Presbyterian, and First Baptist churches were practically empty. That doesn’t mean nothing was happening inside. St. Paul and First Baptist broadcast services live as usual, although with no congregations, and First Central Presbyterian aired via Facebook. Sunday morning was challenging.

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GARDEN PARTY!

The Aldersgate United Methodist Church Open Door Community Garden was the scene of a neighborhood party Sunday evening. Food and dessert trucks were provided free of charge to neighbors who came to enjoy the meal, live music, and fellowship. And, some picked ripe vegetables from the garden to take home. The church offers monthly outings in the garden during the

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CHILI DAY ON A CHILLY DAY

By LORETTA FULTON The weather was perfect–for a steaming bowl of chili. And there was plenty of that Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Open Door Community Garden sponsored by Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The day began with working in the garden, tilling and trimming in advance of spring planting. Church members, neighbors, and a group of McMurry University students turned

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CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN

Photos courtesy Aldersgate United Methodist Church   Members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church invited neighbors to the church’s community garden on Dec. 9 for the lighting of a Christmas tree. The lights are set on a timer so that they will come on each night. Church members and guests enjoyed hot chocolate, candy canes, and singing of Christmas carols. The

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