Message from Temporary Executive Rev. David Oyler—September 1, 2020
Every church session has been asking the question: “How do we provide for spiritual nourishment and spiritual growth in these times of COVID-19 for both youth and adults?” Every church is different, but here are a few ideas that may spur your imagination.
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Re-Opening Your Church Office
Fact Sheet provided by Insurance Board
Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return
By Cindy Kohlman, co-moderator of General Assembly, PC(USA)
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Beaver-Butler Presbytery Temporary Assistance Program (TAP)
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Temporary Assistance Program Application Form
Summary of Cares Act Provisions by Church Alliance
Summarizes provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“the CARES Act”)
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COVID-19 Resource Report #1
A list of resources with vetted information from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)—March 26
Responding to a Shortfall in Revenue During the Coronavirus Crisis
Advice from Jon Moore, Mission Engagement Advisor of Presbytery Mission Agency
Church Ambassador Network Letter, March 24, 2020
A letter resulting from a conversation between Church Ambassador Network and Dr. Levine, PA Secretary of Health providing answers to many questions concerning churches gathering and serving during the epidemic. It includes helpful CDC links.
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For Pastors During the Virus Crisis
Ideas and resources for ministering to those in need of spiritual and psychological care from Rev. N. Graham Standish of Samaritan Counseling
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Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown, PA Pandemic Action Plan
Good insights for congregations making decisions in an ever changing landscape.
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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Guidance for Congregations
How to response to a severe infectious disease outbreak.
The Movable Feast
Worship model for congregations scattered in different places.