If you are wondering if you should suspend worship because of the rapid rise in COVID cases and hospitalizations across the state of Indiana, then you are encouraged to take action to suspend in-person gatherings (including worship) as soon as this weekend. An alarming number of our pastors and churches have already reported COVID infections (including hospitalizations) just this week. Please redouble your efforts to “do no harm” during this time.

Plan to join me and IU Health professionals on Monday, November 16, at 1:30 p.m. (ET) for a Town Hall webinar about how church leaders can safely lead their congregations during this global pandemic.

Be encouraged,

Bishop Julius C. Trimble
Resident Bishop
Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church