By Linda Bloom | New York UM News
April 3, 2020
In New York City, no worship is taking place at the United Methodist Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew. But a vital mission remains, which is filling the pews of the sanctuary at West 86th Street and West End Avenue.
By Bill Hutchinson | ABC News
March 27, 2020
By 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the line outside St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church in New York City stretched around the block.
But this wasn’t any ordinary morning.
By Jim Patterson | UM News
March 25, 2020
One way churches are keeping in touch with children is by posting videos of pastors or youth leaders reading books on Facebook and YouTube.
St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church in New York City posted a video of the Rev. Lea Matthews, associate pastor, reading “Wemberly Worried” by Kevin Henkes.
By Joey Butler and Jim Patterson | UM News
March 17, 2020
The Rev. Lea Matthews, associate pastor, said the staff drew upon the earliest Christian communities that communicated through letters.
“I thought if we cluster people and carried conversations out through the week over email, it could give us a sense of connection and we could be able to check in with people,” she said.