As we move through the COVID health crisis, an unprecedented event in the last 100 years, PRUMC and its community are building their “next” normal along with the rest of the world. Our experience of living in isolation, when much of the world as we knew it simply stopped for an unknown period of time, has realigned our assumptions about the future and our connections with each other. What’s important, and what falls away? What can we learn from each other, and what can we leave as a chronicle for the future?
We asked some of you, our members and staff, to tell us about your experience. You generously, thoughtfully and humorously contributed. From an 89-year-old who lived through World War II and the polio epidemic, to a high school senior who did not have the milestone year she expected, to a PRUMC property team member who took care of an eerily empty church building every day – you tell a story of resilience. We are finding our way.
All interviews were edited for clarity and length.