Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Congregations and Members

Faith & Worship

Take up the shield of faith

Many individuals and churches have answered the call to make cloth masks to address the shortage of personal protective equipment for frontline medical professionals.

What we see now is not what we get later

Even though they were recorded weeks ago, the preaching that was part of last month’s Festival of Homiletics touched on topics at the heart of recent days of protests, injustice and anguish.

Where is God in a pandemic?

Pastors from four churches invited congregants to listen in Thursday evening while the Rev. Dr. Richard Boyce, Vice President and Dean of Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Charlotte campus led the online discussion “Where is God in a Pandemic? Understanding and Responding to Suffering.”

Minister of Household

The Rev. Dr. José Irizarry has plenty of roles and titles, including Vice President of Education for the Board of Pensions. In recent weeks, he told the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty Wednesday during a Facebook Live event, the pandemic has added a new important title to his portfolio: Minister of Household.

Going back to the future church

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rev. Dave Rohrer of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Bothell, Washington, hosted a Zoom conversation along with several other pastors of the Presbytery of the Northwest Coast.

‘Let’s take the opportunity to swing wide the gates’

The Rev. Dr. Neichelle Guidry’s alma mater is Clark Atlanta University, where the motto — attributed to the ancient general Hannibal, who was once asked about the wisdom of crossing a mountain pass on elephants — is, “I shall find a way or make one.”

Once upon a time in a pandemic

While staying connected to family, friends and church, Paula Howlett, a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeKalb, Illinois, has followed all the rules for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.