Local Church Online Giving
Give your congregation the ability to give online.
COVID-19 Response Fund
Resources to assist churches & ministries during this crisis.
Model for Renewing Face-to-Face Community & Worship
Recommendations of how to phase a church reopening in English & Spanish.
May 2020 Prayer Calendar
Let us join together in prayer during the month of May.
Get A Zoom Account
Churches & pastors can get accounts for more than 50% off.
The Love Feast
Use this liturgy with your churches and families during this time of being physically apart.
Why Reopening Church is Different
Practical principles and theological reasons from the Florida Conference on why regathering churches is different.
Bible Study Commentary
Commentary from Rev. Belton Joyner based on Cokesbury’s Adult Bible Study.
General guidelines from the Alabama VOAD designed to keep you safe so you can help others.
Alternative Options for Worship
A list of options & help for you to explore as you think about ways to worship at a distance.
Good Friends Booklet
Create friends with the early church’s method of evangelism, discipleship, and worship
Local Church Online Worship
A list of conference churches that offer worship services online.
Topics to help you adapt and navigate changes in ministry.
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.
Will Annual Conference be postponed?
A voting session of Annual Conference will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 10:00 am through an online forum. The Ordering of Ministry and Ordination services will be held in person (we hope) on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Learn more at nccumc.org/ac2020.
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.