In-Person Community and Worship
Recommendations for church reopening in English & Spanish. Reviewed 12/30/21.
COVID-19 Scenarios and Our Congregations
Recommended actions for COVID-19 scenarios congregations may encounter.
What to Consider Before Regathering Face-to-Face
Considerations for churches discussing returning to in-person worship gatherings.
Child Care & Preschool
Information from NCDHHS and the CDC.
My COVID Risk
Created by emergency physicians to give you the information you need to know your own COVID-19 risk.
COVID Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
This map shows the risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location.
COVID-19 Risk Chart
Risk Chart from the British Medical Journal.
COVID-19 County Alert System
A tool from NCDHHS to understand the spread of COVID-19 in your county.
Guidelines from Disaster Ministries designed to keep you safe so you can help others.
Please send your questions for clarification to the
Disaster Call Center at:
Information from NCDHHS.
Educational Resources for Christians
Resources for pastors to help their congregations.
At-Home Vaccination Providers
Resource to provide vaccines to those who can not leave their homes.
Flyer from the NCDHHS on vaccines.
Find Your Vaccine Group
List of groups eligible for vaccination.
Find a Vaccine Location
A tool from NCDHHS to find vaccine locations.
Volunteer at a Vaccination Clinic
List of upcoming clinics in need of non-medical volunteers.
Vaccination Communications Toolkit
Resources and graphics from NCDHHS to share with your community.
Mobilize Vaccine Turnout
A handbook created by a United Methodist pastor to help congregations reach out to unvaccinated.
COVID-19 Response Fund
Resources to assist churches & ministries during this crisis.
Financial Assistance (CARES Act & COVID-19 Response Fund)
Recommended steps as you seek financial assistance for your church.
Local Church Assistance Resources
A list from trusted partners to assist you in your research of options.
Supporting Pastors & Church Staff
How can churches support pastors & church staff during the pandemic?
Bible Study Commentary
Commentary from Rev. Belton Joyner based on Cokesbury’s Adult Bible Study.
Get A Zoom Account
Churches & pastors can get accounts at a discount.
The Love Feast
Use this liturgy with your churches and families during this time of being physically apart.
Good Friends Booklet
Create friends with the early church’s method of evangelism, discipleship, and worship
Mental Health Resources
A list of mental health resources.
Local Church Online Worship
A list of conference churches that offer worship services online.
Webinars & Training
Topics to help you adapt and navigate changes in ministry.
Amplify Now & Next
Find new opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ.
Local Church Learning Sessions
Technology for worship, small groups, and giving.
Ask the UMC
Have questions? UMC.org has an FAQ and a place to submit a question of your own.