It was great to see so many of our congregations sharing worship services on Facebook or Youtube. I know several congregations met onsite yesterday because of necessity of congregational meetings or to prepare for not meeting onsite.
The CDC is now requesting that people avoid meeting in groups of 50 or more. The leadership of the Presbytery last week encouraged sessions to have conversations about meeting onsite immediately. If your session has not had this conversation it is imperative that you do it now. Though we cannot tell you not to have Sunday worship onsite, with our strongest encouragement we are asking you to not worship onsite for a least the next couple of weeks, maybe more. Please consider the older members and those who underlying health issues. This is a highly contagious virus and our utmost goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.
What to do if your congregation cannot meet for worship or other gatherings? We will be publishing information and resources as fast as we have them on our website, Facebook, enews and twitter. A “tech team” is being formed and our goal is to have a ZOOM meeting on Wednesday to share ideas and knowledge on how to do worship virtually. We have a Facebook page dedicated to COVID-19 information.
Information for the TECH Zoom meeting will be published tomorrow.