In Case You Missed It: Denominational COVID-19 Resources

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No matter your denomination, this is a challenging moment to be working in liturgy. During this time of needing to find new and creative ways of doing church (and being the church), we hope you will find these resources helpful.

Anglican Church in America: Livestreamed service directory, message from Archbishop Beach, information on learning to livestream worship and run meetings online

Church of the Brethren: Background information on the virus, resources for talking with children, information for congregations and church leaders on creating an emergency plan and implementing social distancing guidelines

Disciples of Christ: Information, care, and support for pastors and chaplains, including financial help. Information on ministry with families, resources for worship, links to podcasts, and virtual worship.

Episcopal Church: A video message from Presiding Bishop Curry, resources on livestreaming worship (including copyright issues), guidelines for churches and dioceses, worship and formation resources

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA): Resources on worship, faith formation, funeral practices, stewardship, and a video message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod: Resources for livestreaming worship, weekday live devotions, downloadable devotional booklets, a Psalm 91 memory challenge, prayers to use in worship, and a video message from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison

Mennonite Church, USA:  Includes resources for music, worship, prayer, Sunday School, and building community during isolation. Also has links to resources on intimate partner violence, food scarcity, and mental health.

Presbyterian Church USA: Resources for livestreaming worship, music licensing information, resources for Holy Week/Easter, funeral resources, response to pastoral needs and ideas for responding to community needs including food scarcity

United Church of Christ: Guidance for churches with information on pastoral response to grieving families, a bulletin insert, ideas for home church groups, and pandemic preparation information

United Methodist Church: Podcast links, devotionals, resources on online worship (including legal issues with livestreaming), resources for children, prayers and reflections

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Includes resources for parishes, families, and dioceses, prayer resources, social media resources, and online Masses.

We will continue to update this post with new resources as we become aware of them. If you have a resource you would like us to know about, please contact us at praytell@csbsju.edu.

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