COVID-19 Resources

Oregon Synod Resources

12-16-20 Bishop Laurie’s letter on staying the course

Reopening Congregations and Ministries in COVID-19: The Pastoral and Congregational Preparation and Health Plan Guide. As the virus continues to spread throughout our synod, please remember you need to be as prepared to close your worship space as you are to open.

Advanced Planning: Watch this one-hour webinar with Gretchen Brauer-Rieke, RN, MSN, advance planning facilitator with CodaConversations.com. This webinar walks you through three decision points which might be encountered by those who contract this disease and the art of considering important medical decisions before they arrive, allowing individuals and their families to be prepared in the case of difficult illnesses. This presentation be of use to individuals and their families, counselors, pastors, priests, rabbis or any who might accompany those faced with difficult choices around treatment of COVID-19. Email Gretchen.

Virtual Ideas & Resources for Churches Click here

ELCA Resources

The ELCA has developed resources that offer guidance for ministering to and engaging with each other, and within our communities, as the body of Christ. Including:

For youth & families:

ELCA Public Health Page