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COVID-19 and Congregations

May 19, 2020

Dear Pastors:

I know that I have been sending out resources in assorted emails and so instead of sending out another one individually, I am compiling all of them into this email for your convenience.

I continue to encourage you to hold off meeting in person for as long as you can.  It seems that each worship practice that we love spreads the virus even more than just gathering folks together indoors.

Preaching: https://www.businessinsider.com/loud-speech-coronavirus-droplets-study-2020-5

Singing/Communion:  Video of Dr. Michael T. Osterholm (an American infectious disease epidemiologist) discussing re-opening church buildings (especially 17:00-22:00)

Gathering w/Social Distancing:  Calgary Church story

Insurance:  Liability/Groups Renting 

Comprehensive AZ presbyteries’ Guideline (self-assessment tool)

PC(USA) resources:  https://www.pcusa.org/covid19/

Know that I am praying for you and for your sessions as you discern how to best lead and care for your people!

Sheryl Kinder-Pyle
Presbytery of the Inland NW
509-993-8796 (cell)

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