COVID-19

Here are some resources that may be helpful during this unique and very challenging time. If you have suggestions for additional resources please email .

 

Advisory Statements from Presbytery Council

Advisory Statement from the Presbytery Council issued on 3/23/20 (Information includes but is not limited to: Zoom licences, financial information and Presbytery Office staffing.)

Advisory Statement from the Presbytery Council issued on 3/13/20

 

Emergency Grant and Loan Application

Emergency Grant and Loan Application See advisory statement from the Presbytery Council on 3/23/20 for details

 

Denominational Resources

Advisory Opinion on Communion In An Emergency/Pandemic from the Stated Clerk of the PC(USA)

Summary of the Advisory Opinion on Communion Article by the Presbyterian Outlook

Advisory Opinion on Church in an Emergency/Pandemic from the Stated Clerk of the PC(USA)

Preparedness For Pandemics Guidelines for Congregations from PDA

COVID-19 Resources For Churches and Individuals This page has extensive information from the denomination on resources and guidelines.

‘Thinking about the most vulnerable’ guides church service decisions From the Presbyterian Foundation

Information and Resources on COVID-19 From the Presbyterian Foundation

Board of Pensions

Recommendations from the Stated Clerk PC(USA)

One Great Hour of Sharing Resources designed to equip and support congregations engaging with One Great Hour of Sharing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Virtual Worship and Live Streaming

Technology Tips Including Zoom, Live Streaming and Remote Work

One License Offering Gratis Licenses Through April 15

The Ultimate Guide To Live Streaming Your Church Services

Saginaw-First has been conducting live streaming of their services for quite awhile. Their tech guru is available for guidance to our churches who may need assistance. Please either contact the church at 989-793-9890 or email Will directly at  . To view and/or subscribe to their YouTube channel click here. (See list below of our churches who live stream.)

How To Use Zoom YouTube video How to Use Zoom - Free Video Conferencing & Virtual Meetings

Illustrated Ministry Great resources for keeping connected with members and children. Weekly newsletter with resources specifically dealing with COVID-19

 

Funerals

Guidelines for Funerals This is from the National Funeral Directors Association and is directed to that group but does contain some information/suggestions for churches

 

Online Giving

Online Giving Program Presbyterian Foundation

 

Online Meetings

Ten Tech Tips for Meeting Online

Zoom The Presbytery uses this services

 

CARES Act Resources

CARES Act 2020 Summary NOTE: This is a preliminary understanding. Details have not been confirmed, especially regarding church eligibility.

CARES Act Summary This is a much more in-depth summary

CARES Act-Clergy Support Information that is specific to clergy support 

Details of CARES Act: The Financial Bridge that Churches, Schools & Nonprofits Need

  

Mental Wellness/AA/Recovery

Protecting Your Mental Health During The Pandemic From the Presbyterian Mission Agency

Mental Well-Being During a Pandemic Great one page info sheet from Presbyterian Mental Health Network

Alcoholics Anonymous Guidelines regarding online meetings

Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services Offering online/phone conference meetings each weekday at noon.

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation, during infectious disease outbreak

National Alliance on Mental Illness The download they have available on this page is a very extensive piece and is a great resource item for finding help for the numerous issues the pandemic is creating.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders

Get Your Community- and Faith-Based Organizations Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

 

General Information

Advice for Churches from the Surgeon General

United Way/211.org

  

Churches In LHP That Live Stream Worship

Saginaw-First Joint worship with Saginaw-Second and Saginaw-Countryside Trinity

Flint-First

Mt. Pleasant-First

Midland-Memorial

Linden

Bay City-Westminster

Sandusky and Yale

Grand Blanc-Kirkridge

Croswell-First

Fenton-First

Flint-Trinity United

 

Other Presbytery Pages

Seattle Presbytery

Kiskiminetas Presbytery

Lake Michigan