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Pew Center: Americans Trust Clergy on COVID Vaccine Advice

By ANNA SCHILLER Pew Research Center As houses of worship continue to reopen, most U.S. adults who regularly attend religious services voice confidence in their clergy to provide guidance on the coronavirus vaccines – and far more say they have heard their pastor, priest, rabbi or imam encourage people to get vaccinated than have heard their clergy raise doubts about

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Churches Hosting Vaccination Clinics as Community Outreach

To add a clinic to this list, send information to editor@spiritofabilene.com By LORETTA FULTON Several Abilene churches are expanding their community outreach by offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics. On Wednesday, Aug. 18, University Church of Christ added free vaccinations to its list of offerings during its annual back-to-school block party. Three other Church of Christ congregations also are providing vaccinations–Oldham Lane,

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UCC Offering Pizza, Water Slides, and COVID Vaccinations

COVID Vaccine ClinicAnyone interested in setting up a COVID vaccine clinic in conjunction with another event can email Cheryl Bacon at baconc@acu.edu. Bacon led the way in setting up a vaccination clinic to be held Wednesday, Aug. 18, at University Church of Christ. By LORETTA FULTON The annual back-to-school block party sponsored by University Church of Christ will have a

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Ebola Survivor Faces COVID Challenges Serving in Africa

By ROBIN SAYLORAbilene Christian University The COVID-19 pandemic might feel like déjà vu for ACU graduate Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in 2014 while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia. Six years later, Brantly and his family returned to Africa, where Kent works in Zambia at Mukinge Mission Hospital. Read a Q&A conducted in 2020 with Brantly

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Bishop Eases COVID Restrictions in Area Episcopal Churches

Bishop Scott Mayer has eased COVID-19 restrictions for churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas. Masks will still be required for indoor worship social distancing requirements will be lifted. The diocese issued the following statements, with changes effective Sunday, May 16: After more than a year of living with COVID-19, we may finally be seeing a light at the

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