Golden Springs Baptist Church's Rev. Roland Brown is sure that his congregation is stressed because of the pandemic. And he doesn’t plan to give COVID-19 a starring role in his Easter sermon. “It makes the message I have to say more important than at any time in my life,” he said. 

Down in Alpine, Debbie Wade read the news, and it was ruthlessly bleak. The darkness was unabated: the spread of the novel coronavirus, the sickness, the deaths, the fear, the unknown. But there was one thing she could do. So she started sewing. 

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