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Local Religion

Trinity United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

Trinity United Methodist Church welcomed pastor Jena Finch-Manchester on Wednesday. And while many avoid switching jobs or relocating during a pandemic, the Rev. Finch-Manchester has taken it in stride at a unique time as ministers navigate their changing pastoral roles. In formal ...

Holy Trinity hosting virtual vacation Bible school

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish is kicking off an alternative vacation Bible school program next week. Due to concerns over COVID-19, Holy Trinity will be hosting a virtual VBS for kids in grades preschool through third grade. “Adventures in Church” is the theme for this year’s VBS, and ...

Sidewalk Communion in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY — It’s been challenging for churches and worship communities during the pandemic restrictions. Worship services, circle meetings, choir practices, youth group outings and other familiar segments of spiritual life were put on hold amid government restrictions. Churches had ...

Catholic masses still on hold in Sioux City Diocese

The Catholic bishops of Iowa have decided to continue to suspend public masses because of the COVID-19 pandemuc. They issued this statement on Tuesday explaining the situation: Our Dear People: Since the ...

Shepherding the congregation during the coronavirus pandemic

Sunday begins the start of Holy Week, a special time in Christianity that typically attracts the biggest crowds of the year to churches around the world. That will look much different this year due to COVID-19. Monsignor Kevin C. McCoy, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish of Webster County, has ...