Resources for being the CHURCH without going to church! Scroll down for – Worship online basics, Resources for Worship Online, Worship Examples, Pastoral Care/Fellowship, Education, Administration, Self-Care, Bookshelf and Other.
Key points: Work with FACTS (CDC, WHO, etc.). Work with others to find creative ways to be the church. Communicate this widely.
Scattered Church – includes reflections and practical resources for the scattered church.
South Valley holds worship using Zoom with a powerpoint base. See their powerpoint here (notice the great use of artwork!). The Presbytery also offers a worship experience using Zoom on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. If you’d like to learn how to put one of these together, the Worship Team meets on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.
An option for folks that are not internet-savvy or who have limited bandwidth is to provide a weekly service for home liturgy. This can be snail mailed and/or emailed. A sample of this type of service can be found here. Cayuga-Syracuse is also providing a home liturgy for folks.
An at home service for April 19th is here.
Those in social isolation need pastoral care and fellowship. Consider the following options:
Put the oxygen mask on your own face before helping others!
Reading materials for responding to a pandemic: