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Asbury United Methodist Church gives message of hope amid pandemic

Stay connected to people; Find ways to show love
Posted at 11:21 AM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 12:36:27-04

TULSA, Okla. — At a time of uncertainty across the world during the pandemic, it's easy to feel isolated.

"It's certainly a time when it feels hopeless," says Daniel Dennison, the executive pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church.

However, there are ways to stay connected despite the physical distance.

Pastor Dennison says to look for tangible ways that we can love and care for one another.

"I think we really need to step up and take care of one another," says Pastor Dennison, "Staying connected with people, call and check on your neighbors, ask if you can pick up groceries."

The mission at Asbury is to preach that Jesus Christ is humanity's greatest hope, but beyond that, Pastor Dennison encourages folks to stay connected and in community.

"It's what we're trying to do as a church," he adds, "I know many of our great churches in Tulsa are doing that."

Asbury United Methodist Church remains closed even after the "safer at home" order was lifted in Tulsa two weeks ago.

There is no tentative date of when it will resume in-person worship for its more than 7,000 members.

The plan moving forward is to continue streaming virtual Sunday service and weekly prayers on social media.

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