Stay-at-Home Order Hasn’t Curbed Charitable Efforts of Local Churches

Image via Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene.

Despite having to move to the virtual realm during the coronavirus lockdown, the churches of Chester County continue to unite in prayer, writes Jen Samuel for the Daily Local News.

The change has not stopped many houses of worship from working together to provide food for the growing number of families that need help in these unprecedented times. And while they had to provide their congregations with online giving platforms, the generosity of churchgoers is still as strong as ever.

“Three weeks into this, people continue to be generous,” said Father Christopher Rogers of St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square.

For now, mail or drop-off at churches can be done instead of providing the usual Sunday offerings, in addition to online donations.

Help is desperately needed, said Pastor Mike Schultz of the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene, because a lot of people are struggling financially after losing their jobs.

Right now, the main concern is “making sure people have their food needs met,” he said.

Read more in the Daily Local News here.


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