COVID-19 Response and Resources

Information on Resuming In-Person Worship & Activities

Pandemic and Mission Priorities Slides from the November 17, 2020 Presbytery Gathering

Guidance for Churches for the Green Phase

Worksheet for Churches for the Green Phase

 

Guidance for Churches for the Yellow Phase

Worksheet for Churches for the Yellow Phase

A Compendium of Considerations and Advice from LT & COM

CDC Reopening Guidelines

PC(USA) Returning to Public Worship

Humanitarian Disaster Institute Newest Returning to Church Guide

 

The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them

48 Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return

Template - Session Discussion for Re-Opening Church

credit to Rev. Jen Fraser of Grand Canyon/de Cristo Presbyteries

Guidelines for Churches from the Wisconsin Council of Churches

Singing, the Church, and COVID-19:A Caution for Moving Forward in Our Current Pandemic

 

Congregational ReGathering Policies

 

Survey: Learning from Ministry in A Time of Pandemic 

We’ll be sharing results with one another and using the answers to help us have conversations about what we are learning as we reflect on everything we are doing differently. Click here for Survey Link.

 

Emergency Assistance Loans & Grants

Emergency Assistance Proposal

Emergency Assistance Online Application

Worship and Mission Grant Proposal

Worship and Mission Grant Online Application

PDA Emergency Grants - PDF

PDA Emergency Grants - WORD

 

Current Communications

Current Church Worship Information during Covid-19 in Person Worship Suspension

Letters from Congregations as the Crisis was Developing

 

Worship

Complying with Copyright Laws Article from Brotherhood Mutual Insurance

Advice on copy-writing

Live Stream website

First Mobile Church

Information on joining a Sunday Morning praise, prayer and word church service by phone.

Guidelines on Live Streaming Services from PMA

WORSHIPCast license through Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS)

Christian Copyright Licensing International

CCLI also offers a streaming license, however it is not as comprehensive as the CCS license (which also covers CCLI content). 

Information on Hymnal Rights and Permissions

Shift Worship - Free Streaming License

Article: The Ministry of Preaching in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 and Worship: Resources for Churches Adapting to Social Isolation

4 Critical Pointers for Preaching to a Camera in an Empty Room

5 Preaching Trends That Will Shape The Future

14 Commandments of Video Preaching

Streaming Worship Services and Copyrights in a Time of Social Distancing

Thoughts on Worship and Preaching from Rev. Sally Brown

 

Need A Guest Preacher? The Stated Clerk and Executive Presbyter Will Fill In Virtually

  • April 19: Second Sunday of Easter, Preacher: Michael Wilson    Text: I Peter 1: 3-9
  • April 26: Third Sunday of Easter, Preacher: Erin Cox-Holmes   Text: Luke 24:13-35

Here is a link for the sermon for April 19:

Here is a link for the sermon for April 26:

 

FPC York "Sundial" call-in system

Call 712-775-7031 from any phone. When prompted, dial the meeting number, which is 301402434#

  • Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 AM.
  • Adult Sunday School at 9:30 AM.
  • Wednesday Lenten service at 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday night Bible study at 7:00 PM

 

Meetings & Teaching/Bible Study - Moodle

Resource for Low-Tech, No-Prep Bible Study Circles

Zoom 101 for church life & our governance - You Tube Video

Using Zoom for Hosts Instructions PDF

Zoom Discount Program

Ten Facilitation Tips for Meeting Online

Ten Tech Tips for Meeting Online

Ten Tips for Folks New to Online Meetings

MoodleCloud

Educators, trainers or anyone who needs an online learning environment to teach a class or facilitate learning in any situation.

 

Congregational/Member Care 

Advisory Opinion - Church in an Emergency/Pandemic

A theology of leadership during crisis?

Synod of the Trinity Coronavirus Resources

 

Stewardship

Presbyterian Foundation online giving

Information on Church Giving Remotely from Eastminster PC

 

Community Care

Central PC Downingtown Policy

Online/conference call AA meetings

PDA Pandemic Response Advisory

CDC (Center for Disease Control) Response Page

Chester County Advisory Page