Updates From the Bishop & Cabinet
COVID-19 update - Putting our focus on June (5/5/2020)
COVID-19 update - Sunday worship (3/14/2020)
COVID-19 update - Prepare, don’t panic (3/11/2020)
We have seen churches in South Georgia who had already begun or were about to begin in-person worship but had to suspend or delay their plans because someone tested positive for the coronavirus - whether it was a staff member or a congregation member - or because there was a flare-up in the community. We acknowledge this may be the ebb and flow of the virus until there is a vaccine. We would like to encourage all of our churches to have plans in place.
UPDATED CDC GUIDELINES for faith communities (5/23/2020)
While we look forward to the day we can worship together in-person, the way we once gathered will inevitably look different. This reality is leading us to create contingency plans for the reopening of church buildings in order to help our congregation prepare for this new way of gathering in the future. Slowly phasing in gatherings over a period of time can benefit our faith community by putting the spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional health of our congregations first. "Getting Ready to Return" is a resource that will help help you think through various points of consideration as your church implements new methods and procedures to prepare your operations for the changes in the way we gather and worship.
We see you! Check out these Alive Sightings of churches getting creative and doing ministry in all kinds of ways. You may find something that works for your congregation among this innovative ideas!
Join the 12:19 Prayer Movement
Let us join together in praying for every day at 12:19 pm for: the researchers who are working for a cure, the medical personnel who are on the front lines of this fight, those whose jobs are in jeopardy, those in particularly vulnerable groups, the business owners who are living with financial uncertainty, and our churches as we seek to bring hope through Jesus Christ. Wherever you are at 12:19 p.m. each day, you are invited to join us in this prayer movement.