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Worship: Covid Considerations

resources from judicatories, including re-opening guidelines and online worship videos; online hospitality & participation; engaging children, youth, and intergenerational; lectionary & preaching; liturgy, music & liturgical arts; tech & copyright helps;

Books

     Coronaspection     Pandemic Prayers

Emerging from Covid

Coming Back Together: Church and Consent Culture in 2021 by Meta Herrick Carlson, Jan. 6, 2021

Lewis Center for Church Leadership has a growing list of Covid-19-related resources on topics of Social Action, Stewardship, Technology, and Hospitality.

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7 Reasons You Must Not Abandon Your Online Services

Thom Rainer says it is a mistake for churches to give up their digital or streaming services after returning to in-person worship. He outlines seven reasons online worship can augment your place-based worship and reach the community.

Covid-19 Advisories

Previously titled: Guidance for Safe Celebrations and Events UPDATED 11.10.20

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

CrossAccent Summer 2020: Fourteen Contributors weigh into on the pandemic's effects on worship and music in the church. Includes three new, downloadable compositions by Anne Krentz Organ.

Letters from Outside the Camp from Fr. Richard Rohr of the Center for Action and Contemplation offer insights and wisdom for moving through this apocalyptic time.

suggests What to Bring out of Quarantine with helpful leading questions

Judicatory & Other Denominational Guidelines

Interfaith leaders offer pandemic prayer

The leaders of more than a dozen judicatories in Minnesota, including Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce R. Ough, crafted a joint statement voicing concern about the increase in COVID-19 cases and urging Minnesotans to serve their communities, partner with neighbors and health care workers, and make changes that will save lives.

offers their Covid-19 Response which includes Phased Regathering Plans for Churches and Re-Opening Considerations. Bishop Ough's Conference Regathering Plan Moves to Orange may be helpful in decision-making.

offers links to worship resources, preaching/sermon videos, Sample Policies for reopening, and guidance for Congregational Life.