Virtual Worship and Reopening Your Churches


NC Phase 2 Interim Guidance for Places of Worship and Religious Services

PC(USA) Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Center

On Baptism and Ordination in a Time of Pandemic (From the Office of the General Assembly and the PMA’s Office of Theology and Worship)

24 Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return

Church Music and COVID-19: Some tips on providing and sharing music during and after the pandemic

Church in these VUCA Times 

Wisconsin Council of Churches: Returning to Church, Ministry During the Covid 19 Outbreak 

Church Leadership Guide: Stages of Response to Coronavirus: An Emerging Church Practice Resource

Returning to Public Worship: Theological and Practical Considerations (from PCUSA)

Christianity Today – Relaunching Church: How to Seize this Moment for Your Church’s Future

NATS Panel of Experts “No Vaccine, No Safe Public Singing

White House – Opening Up America Again Guidelines

The Covid Exit Strategy:  How We Reopen Safely

Insurance Board – Your Ministry During Covid-19: Reopening Your Church Office


In this episode of “What’s Happening in the POC?”, we visit Trinity Presbyterian Church’s
Outdoor Worship Service under “The Oaks”.
For more information about Trinity PC, please contact Rev. Steve Lindsley at

Here we visit Indian Trail Presbyterian Church’s Outdoor Worship Service. For more information about Indian Trail PC, please contact Rev. Stephen Ratliff, at

Here we visit Bellefonte Presbyterian Church’s Drive Through Tithes Drop Off Ministry. For more information about Bellefonte or the Drive Through Tithes Drop Off Ministry, please contact Rev. Sonya McAuley-Allen, at

In this episode, we take a virtual peek into Meadowlake Presbyterian Church’s Outdoor Drive-In Service. For more information about logistics, technology, and equipment used, please contact Pastor Shavon Starling-Louis, at

Rev. Neal Carter, Pastor of Rocky River Presbyterian Church and Rev. Alice Ridgill, Associate General Presbyter discuss “Next Level FaceBook Live Worship Service Streaming”. Enjoy!

Interested in Live Streaming your church’s worship services? Want to enhance your church’s current Live Stream? Need help figuring out what devices to purchase? If so, then the “Live Streaming for the Long Haul” webinar presented by Rev. Brian Wallace, Associate Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery, may help. 
Live Streaming for the Long Haul
Live Streaming for the Long Haul

A Guide to Live Streaming for the Perplexed

Are You Ready for Hybrid Online/In Person Worship?   By Rev. Richard Hong / Presbyterian News Service

Pull Up Worship Service – Guide and FAQ

Our solo pastors are working very hard to offer opportunities for worship and – frankly – many of them are exhausted. In hopes of giving our solo pastors a break, General Presbyter Jan Edmiston and Associate General Presbyter Alice Ridgill have offered to be “guest preachers” to any congregation who would like to use one of their sermons.

Links to videos of Jan’s sermon and benediction on Psalm 23 are available below:

Jan Edmiston’s Sermon “Thou Art With Me”

Jan Edmiston’s Benediction

Links to videos of Alice’s sermon and benediction on I Kings 17: 7-16 are available below.

Alice Ridgill’s Scripture Reading
I Kings 17: 7-16

Alice Ridgill’s Sermon “God Will Provide”

Alice Ridgill’s Benediction

Sermon and Benediction from Rev. Ben Brannan (Myers Park):
Sermon video:
Benediction video:

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