Grace Church in New York
Impressions From The Pandemic
Grace Church and the Archives Committee invite you to be a part of history.
There is very little written about the 1918 Flu Epidemic, and we would like to make it easier for future historians to learn what life was like during the year known as “No Ordinary Time.” As we mark the first-year anniversary of the New York City shutdown, we are collecting thoughts, experiences, and memories from Grace Church parishioners about the pandemic and life during “The Pause.”
Our goal is to catalog your stories, no matter how, or where, you participated in Grace Church worship, or other ministries, in the past year. Everything you submit will be recorded for future archivists, researchers and historians in order to help them to learn more about life in New York City, and beyond, during the Covid-19 crisis. We invite you to write about any aspects of the experience that you would like to share in the form below.
Thank you for being a part of this initiative. We cannot wait to read the tales you have to tell, and we look forward to sharing highlights and trends once we begin to catalog the submissions
Here are a few questions that may help you get started.
Reflect on your experiences in general.
- What surprised you most in the last year?
- What have you learned about yourself, your family, your community?
- What images will you remember most from the last year?
- What unexpected emotions have you felt since the start of the pandemic?
Reflect on your faith and your experiences in the Grace Church community.
- Was there a sermon which particularly moved you, or was very memorable?
- If you have returned for in-person worship, what was it like to return?
- Were you able to keep in touch with other parish friends?
Please enter your impressions of the year in the form below