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Pastoring in a pandemic
Religion

Pastoring in a pandemic

Bereaved families usually have their pick of persons wanting to be pall bearers at funeral services. A funeral is a community event and neighbours, friends and co-workers usually feel honored to perform this task. However, with covid-restricted numbers in force at funerals, old ways are being eliminated and the situation can get a tad awkward, as Rev. Dr. Devon Dick found out recently. The mandatory 15 attending a funeral were mostly women and when it came time for the coffin to be moved it became a challenge for the women, mainly due to physical inability. As anyone who has ever shouldered a casket knows, it’s not easy. Pastor Dick who has been shepherd of the Boulevard Baptist flock for 30 years, talked about how he has been responding to covid-induced challenges. ...