Coronavirus Update: March 12, 8 p.m.

Bishop Palmer is strongly urging West Ohio Conference churches to cancel public worship for the next two weeks. This is not a decision he has taken lightly. These precautions are for the health and safety of everyone. He is not asking you to cease operations completely but to avoid large group gatherings. Please remember the poor and marginalized still depend on our churches. The need may increase due to company shutdowns and closures for any period of time. In the days to come, the conference website and social media channels will have additional resources for you and your local church. Please continue to pray for those directly affected by illness and those making decisions to keep all of us safe.