COVID-19 Resources

NC Synod Recorded Worship Options:

The NC Synod staff are offering a few options for recorded worship which can be used by congregations as rostered ministers and/or musicians take time off for the summer.

  1. Use either the Opening Worship or Closing Worship from the 2022 Synod Gathering—available from the NC Synod YouTube channel.
  2. Use a recorded worship—Thanksgiving for Baptism, Forgiveness, or Confession—from Anam Cara Community a digital ministry Mission Start of the NC Synod.
  3. Use Pastor CeCee Mills' sermon from the 2022 Synod Gathering's Friday worship, available from St. Andrew's, Hickory, YouTube channel. (Technical difficulties prevented the recording of the full worship.)

An option for sermon video clips is A Sermon For Every Sunday which features different mainline Protestant pastors preaching lectionary-based sermons for upcoming Sundays. A sermon archive is also available.

Re-Gathering Considerations

The synod's Re-Gathering Task Force under the direction of the NC Synod Council has been faithfully using the CDC guidelines and Governor Cooper’s Executive Orders as the basis of their deliberations in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are indeed in a cautiously-hopeful place with this pandemic. The Task Force offers a revised set of Considerations, affirmed by Synod Council at their March 12 meeting.

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NC Synod congregations and pastors may use these forms to apply for grants from the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Gathered Resources for Congregational Life during a Pandemic

Guidelines for Virtual Communion:

Livestreaming Worship:


 Music Copyright:

North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (NCDHHS) Resources

  • At-Home Vaccine Providers—hotline, listing, registration forms New August 2021! 
  • U.S. DHHS FAQ and Guide to Supporting Vaccine Confidence for Faith and Community Leaders toolkit
  • Community testing events page
  • Vaccines Educator bilingual flyer New February 2021
  • Updated Vaccine FAQs - Website In English & Spanish
  • Vaccine Update - PDF March 8, 2021
  • Updated Vaccine 101 decks in English and Spanish
  • P-EBT Eligibility Infographic February 24, 2021
  • NC Free Food Sites for Children (English) – Families who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. After entering their address, families will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru meal sites while schools are closed. Sites have been set up across the state with school and community partners.
  • NC Free Food Sites for Children (Spanish) – Las familias que necesitan ayuda para encontrar comidas para sus hijos hasta los 18 años pueden enviar un mensaje de texto a COMIDA al 877-877 para ubicar los sitios de comida gratis cercanos a usted. Después de ingresar su dirección, las familias recibirán un mensaje de texto con la ubicación y las horas de servicio para los lugares de comida cercanos para recoger la comida desde su auto, mientras las escuelas están cerradas. Se han establecido sitios de comida en todo el estado en escuelas y organizaciones de la comunidad.

General Resources

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