Tag Archives: COVID-19

Churches Canceling In-person Worship Following Letter from Medical and Community Leaders

By LORETTA FULTON More than a dozen Abilene churches, including one with two campuses, are canceling in-person worship services Nov. 22 and Nov. 29, and in some cases farther into the future, following a public letter signed by fifteen Hendrick Medical Center officials and community leaders expressing concern over the growing number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Also, Bishop Michael

Read more

Church 2020

By CAROLYN NEWMAN I do not go to church in town,I go to church in my nightgown.I do not want to be a crier‘Cause I cannot sing in choir. I’ve done that for 53 yearsSee me holding back my tears?The next best thing for you and meIs pioneerdrive.tv. I do miss my Sunday School friendsMy teacher’s expertise never ends.Our leader

Read more

Spread the Word: How Are You Helping Others during the Pandemic?

“The Year of COVID-19” won’t be celebrated by many people, but don’t discount the innovation and creativity that continues to pop up because of the pandemic.  Spirit of Abilene would like to share the innovative and creative ways that congregations, or individuals, are coping with the chaos brought about by the coronavirus. What does your “Everyday Ministry” look like during this

Read more

Lessons Learned

Editor’s Note: Nancy Patrick is a regular contributor to Spirit of Abilene. Her columns usually carry weight, but she recently posted the following “Lessons Learned,” with both insight and humor, on Facebook. Read and enjoy. Lessons learned from COVID-19 quarantine from Nancy Patrick 1. I know there is no one I had rather been quarantined with than my sweet husband

Read more


To participate, visit https://lacatholics.org/consecration/or or facebook.com/usccb to join the live-stream and pray as one nation. CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF SAN ANGELO Bishop Michael Sis As the world continues to face the ongoing effects of the pandemic of the coronavirus, I invite you to join your prayers with millions of others on Friday, May 1, 2020. At 2 p.m. Central Time on that day, we

Read more


Pioneer Drive Baptist Church alerted its members of a plan that is being studied for a gradual reopening of the church, based on advice from health professionals. The plan was laid out in an emailed newsletter. Under the plan, in-person worship would resume June 7, “with social distancing protocols in place.” The first phase would include reopening church offices on

Read more
« Older Entries