Lincoln churches remain active in new ways during COVID-19 social distancing

As the coronavirus continues to impact Lincoln, Governor Ricketts hosted a conference call along with the Nebraska Family Alliance, talking to hundreds of faithful leaders in the community.
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As the coronavirus continues to impact Lincoln, Governor Ricketts hosted a conference call along with the Nebraska Family Alliance, talking to hundreds of faithful leaders in the community.
That call was on Tuesday and now leaders around Lincoln and the state are taking the governor’s advice helping the public as much as they can.
“540 faith-based leaders joined in on the call as the governor told us this is the time for the faith community to think outside of the box,” said Karen Bowling, for the Nebraska Family Alliance.
The NFA connects community leaders to pray, plan, or guest speak on their podcast but recently they were called to help reach out to spiritual leaders across the state.
Churches in Lincoln got to work after speaking with the governor. Many switched to virtual worship online and started finding creative ways to still be active in the community.
“So, the outcome from that, pastors are helping each other doing food drives and having people drop things off to the church outside the door and then churches are distributing them,” adds Bowling.
Zion Church set up a drive-thru food drive and the public didn’t have to get out of the car to receive what they need.
Bowling says Ricketts called on the churches to make big moves like to set up small daycares and watch out for the elderly.
“Pastors have started response teams first to identify those vulnerable in their congregation and to reach out to them, serve them,” says Bowling.
The NFA has tips to remain active and prayerful on their website, https://nebraskafamilyalliance.org/.

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