Coronavirus Response

West Virginia Council of Churches Releases Ecumenical and Interfaith Coronavirus Pandemic PSA’s

The West Virginia Council of Churches has released two public service announcements encouraging the use of face masks, handwashing, and physical distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

To view the Ecumenical PSA, please click here.

In order of appearance, participants in the Ecumenical PSA include:

  • The Most Reverend Mark E. Brennan, Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston
  • Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, Bishop of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and President of the West Virginia Council of Churches.
  • Reverend Doctor Ed Thompson, Executive Presbyter, West Virginia Presbytery, Presbyterian Church USA
  • Rev. Roberta Smith, President, Charleston Black Ministerial Association
  • Rev. Thaddaeus Allen, Regional Minister, Christian Church in West Virginia (Disciples of Christ)
  • The Right Reverend W. Michie (Mike) Klusmeyer, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia
  • Rev. Alton Dillard, Presiding Elder, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Third District
  • The Most Reverend Matthew L. Riegel, West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Rev. Kay Albright, Pastor, Bridges of Grace United Church of Christ and Interfaith Program Unit Chair

To view the Interfaith PSA, please click here.

In order of appearance, participants in the Ecumenical PSA include:

  • Rabbi Victor Urecki, Congregation B’nai Jacob
  • Dr. Albeir Mousa, St. Mary and ArchAngel Gabriel Coptic Orthodox Church of West Virginia
  • Ms. Ibtesam Sue Barazi, Vice President, West Virginia Islamic Association

The PSA’s were produced by Reverend Deborah Coble, Director of Communications for the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.