Insurance, mortgage, utilities and staff payments continue for houses of worship even if their sanctuaries remain all but empty during the pandemic. Regular giving is generally down since many members also may be in a financial bind. Fundraisers like pancake breakfasts or spaghetti suppers are off the table for the near future.

What’s a faith leader to do?

Rick Cousins can be reached at rick.cousins@galvnews.com.

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