Looking for something to do during this time of having to stay home. Let me give you a couple of ideas for putting your time to good use. First, record what your church and church members are doing to get through this trying time and at the same time “be the church”. Secondly, now that you have some extra time you might want to consider doing some historical research on your church, your pastors, write a history about your church, or interview persons (on the phone or Zoom) about their feelings on the Pandemic or just any other subject that pertains to Methodism.
And the Archives can help you! We can suggest web sites for you to look at on the subject you are seeking information about, we can suggest ways for you to research the internet to find information, we just might have the information in our computers or on our personal bookshelves. So, don’t miss this opportunity to do something constructive for yourself, your church, your denomination.
What do you do with your finished product? You send it to the Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org or use this email address to contact us. What we will do with it; articles will possibly be posted on the conference site with your permission. All that we receive, will be scanned into our database and be available for researchers in the future who are seeking information on a particular subject.
Remember, what is common information today will be of historic interest in 50 or 100 years in the future.