Life was full of tests in 2020.
There were tests of relationships, tests of finances — tests of faith.
The covid-19 pandemic touched nearly all parts of life, including religious faith and worship habits. As state officials brought forth restrictions, church leaders were left largely to make their own calls on how to conduct services and events.
In Monroeville, there is a wide range of religious beliefs.
The Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium, a network of faith leaders in the area, shows the municipality offers mosques, temples, synagogues and churches representing Christian, Muslim, Judaism, Hindu Jain, Baha’i and Sikh faiths.
For leaders there, the pandemic has been tough. But it’s also served as a reminder of what faith is all about.