Drive-in services offer a smile, a wave, and a new form of hope and connection

For Trinity United Methodist Church in Waldo, offering drive-in services has been an ongoing experiment in finding an uplifting – if imperfect – new way to worship in a changed world.

The small congregation banded together to quickly put in place the technology, logistics and advertising necessary to offer its first outdoor, drive-in service at 9:30 a.m. on Palm Sunday.

My sister’s overseas view of pandemic

My younger sister arrived in Thailand late last year.

She arrived before any concerns of the coronavirus existed around the world; when Jess left in October, nobody knew what a coronavirus was. But like in America and elsewhere in the world, the coronavirus has thrown Thailand – and my sister’s daily life – into uncertainty.