In-Person Community and Worship
Recommendations for church reopening in English & Spanish. Reviewed 8/27/21.
What to Consider Before Regathering Face-to-Face
Considerations for churches discussing returning to in-person worship gatherings.
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.
Local Church Online Giving
Give your congregation the ability to give online.
COVID-19 Response Fund
Resources to assist churches & ministries during this crisis.
Supporting Pastors & Church Staff
How can churches support pastors & church staff during the pandemic?
September 2021 Prayer Calendar
Let us join together in prayer during the month of September.
The Love Feast
Use this liturgy with your churches and families during this time of being physically apart.
Bible Study Commentary
Commentary from Rev. Belton Joyner based on Cokesbury’s Adult Bible Study.
Local Church Online Worship
A list of conference churches that offer worship services online.
Alternative Options for Worship
A list of options & help for you to explore as you think about ways to worship at a distance.
Mental Health Resources
A list of mental health resources.
Topics to help you adapt and navigate changes in ministry.
Amplify Now & Next
Find new opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ.
Should we offer Holy Communion virtually?
We offer you a resource drawing upon our strong tradition of the Love Feast and urge the sharing of the Love Feast in this time of virtual worship when we are hindered from gathering together for Holy Communion.
What should we do if we don’t know how to stream our service?
Recommendations include using pre-recorded messages, emailing/mailing sermons or sermon notes, and more. We also plan to post churches that are streaming in case some want to attend a virtual service. See other options for worship above on this page.
What if we need to have a funeral in the church? What if we already have a wedding scheduled?
Please discern locally and follow all recommended precautions. Consider limiting the service to family members or postponing if possible.