ZANESVILLE, Ohio – With churches having to close due to the coronavirus…Many area pastors are having to come up with other ways to serve the community.
Senior Pastor John Alice says the Rolling Plains United Methodist Church in Zanesville is offering prayer from the parking lot.
“Parking lot ministry is an opportunity to have our prayer team come out and as you drive up in your car, if you have any prayer needs, we’ll pray for you and we’d also like to serve you individual Holy Communion elements with a little cup of juice and a little wafer of bread that comes pre-sealed and the person that receives it has a chance to open it on their own and so we’re just doing some really unique things as a church. This is new territory for us as a lot of things are new territory for a lot of people right now. “
Pastor Alice says they’re also trying to give back to local pantries and offer ‘my little pantry’ in front of their church on moxahala park road. Anyone who needs food is welcome to take from that pantry.
“A couple of ministries that we’re really ramping up with is the South Zanesville Food Pantry. Food insecurity is a huge issue here in South Zanesville and in the Zanesville area. And it’s a ministry that we’ve been engaged in before but we’re going really all-in right now and organizing our church around it. “
The live stream of their Sunday service will be available on their website and Facebook page.
The church is located at 3350 Moxahala Park Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701