Reopening Discussion Resources:
ThrivingBeyondCovid.org: A free post-COVID re-gathering renewal resource for your congregation. If you’re looking for a resource to encourage, inspire, and challenge your members and get them in the right frame of mind for your post-Covid journey ahead, consider Thriving Beyond Covid, a scripture-based small and large group study. The days ahead will be challenging but they can be managed with faith and a plan. Check out this two-minute video (https://youtu.be/w1VQ5dM0ee0) and the website to see if this resource is something your congregation might want to use. A leader guide, small and large group participant guides, and videos, are available for free download at www.ThrivingBeyondCovid.org.
Resuming Care-Filled Worship and Sacramental Life During a Pandemic from the Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments
COVID-19 Congregational Plans (These have been created and submitted by individual congregations and are intended to be a source of ideas as each ministry develops their own plan that suits each unique context. These are in no way endorsed or prescribed by the synod. If you have a plan you are willing to share please let us know.)
Guidelines for Phased Reopening of Churches in West Texas from the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas (May 2020)
Returning to the Sanctuary (Apri 2020): practical suggestions on returning to worship, including communion practices.
Resuming Care-Filled Worship and Sacramental Life During a Pandemic from The Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments
Come Let Us Worship: A worship resource for in-person worship during times of pandemic from the South Dakota Synod ELCA