Until Future Notice, the Office Will be Working Virtually (Phones will be answered as usual)
PLC Statements/Guidance from Presbytery Staff
These documents are essential reading as churches consider re-opening.
- Returning to Worship (Church Mutual Insurance) This is a thorough checklist of items to be completed before re-opening.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When can my church facility re-open?
- What does my church need to do to re-open its facilities?
- Some Medical Questions Answered
Check the Webpage for more information on Specific things to consider.
Technology Grant for Congregations during Social Isolation
The Presbytery Leadership Commission has approved funds for technology grants that will be available to congregations who desire assistance with online worship and meetings. We feel this is particularly important while we are physically separated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant amounts are flexible but will be generally smaller than the regular technology grants. The Communication and Technology Team will receive grant applications particularly focusing on assisting congregations with limited financial and technology resources. The grants may be used to purchase upgraded webcams, microphones, camcorders, streaming devices and zoom accounts. If a congregation had only outdated equipment available to them (laptops/smartphones for example) they may be eligible for a larger grant. We have a team that is willing to give congregations some technology advice and you may contact them by making an initial inquiry with Steve Parker, Interim Communications Coordinator.