In the face of the coronavirus pandemic protocols and apprehension, ministry and mission went on in 2021.
Churches and faith groups have continued to find innovative ways to worship in-person or online and even reach out to the community — including feeding the hungry and helping those impacted by devastating storms in different areas of the state.
And that resiliency and commitment continue to be a remarkable story of the year in the Baton Rouge-area faith community.
The news wasn’t all rosy. Some churches that have opened their doors are still struggling with attendance, and others have shut down, according to local religious leaders.