Last updated: October 18, 2022
For questions about the adaptations put in place by the Diocese or church-related matters, to request pastoral clergy care, or to request assistance with supply needs, please contact a member of the congregational support team.
Additional Resources For Churches
- Buildings and Grounds (Best practices for maintaining and securing unoccupied churches)
- Direct Service Ministries
- Financial Guidance
- Liturgy of Lament, Longing and Hope
- Ordering Masks for Churches
- Pastoral Care Resources
- Prayers and Liturgies for the COVID-19 Pandemic (From The Episcopal Church)
- Regathering Resources (including sample signs)
- Safe Church during COVID-19
- Staying Connected (Tips for livestreaming, videoconferencing and building community off-line)
- Supply Clergy Requests
- Vaccination at Home Program
- Vaccine Information (videos and links to key resources)
- Vaccine Policy for the Staff of the Diocese of North Carolina
- Vestry Meetings (Requirements for holding vestry meetings online)
- Anxiety, Grief and Stress during COVID-19 - A webinar from the Children's and Youth Mental Health Committee to help adults deal with the particular stresses related to COVID-19 and social distancing.
- At-home Formation (Resources for children, youth and adults)
Kids are going to hear about coronavirus, so be prepared to answer questions and talk to them about it.
- Anxiety, Grief and Stress during COVID-19 (Preschool and Elementary Ages) - A webinar from the Children's and Youth Mental Health Committee to help parents deal with their young children's stress.
- Anxiety, Grief and Stress during COVID-19 (Grades 6-12) - A webinar from the Children's and Youth Mental Health Committee to help parents deal with their middle and high school children's stress.
- Anxiety Grief and Stress during COVID-19: Parent Edition - A webinar from the Children's and Youth Mental Health Committee to help parents deal with their own stress.
Give as You Can
Though life has seemingly come to a standstill, the obligations it contains has not. Churches still have expenses related to worship spaces and ministries, and they need your continued help to keep it all going. As you are able, please continue to honor pledges or donate to your church. We say as you are able - this ongoing situation will have a financial impact on us all, and if you are not able to support your church financially, you can still do so through prayer and participation, knowing all the while you are loved.
For those churches who do not have online options available, the Diocese has created a giving option to help gather donations. By using the diocesan link, donors may designate their giving for a specific church, or they may donate to a general fund to be used to relieve financial stress as the Diocese designates to do so.