January 29, 2021

Cancelled Church Meetings

Lisa Grow Sun
Submitted By:
Lisa Grow Sun
Location: Sandy, UT, USA
Story Date: March 13, 2020

Affiliated Tradition:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A note for all of us who are either bemoaning (or celebrating) the cancellation of church meetings: Church was never about sitting in the pews. It’s about following Christ’s example and learning to turn outward and love and support each other. It’s about having a community (and not just a church community) that is aware of each other’s needs and does our best to meet them. Let’s use the time we would have been worshipping together to find ways to serve, and especially to serve those who are at higher risk and will likely be completely homebound and isolated. Besides, disaster research suggests that disasters bring out the best in people–let’s make sure that’s true! It’s going to take some creativity in these circumstances, so let’s brainstorm. What can we do to help?

Lisa Grow Sun