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The synod office is currently open but closed for public gatherings. Staff are masked when in the office; contact by phone.

COVID-19 Resources

NC Synod Shared Worship offers a sermon each Sunday:

A full recorded worship will be available for congregations to use for the Sunday after Christmas: Sunday, December 26. Details are forthcoming. It will be available by mid-December for downloading.

Beginning in October, the bishop's staff will be joined by colleagues from other synods of Region 9 in sharing a sermon video clip for each Sunday. This clip can be inserted into your congregation's recorded worship service as a help for rostered ministers taking time off, or simply shared in other ways for study and devotion. Download the sermon each week (available on Wednesdays by noon). This week's sermon is offered by Pastor Matt Steinhauer, Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Advocacy, Southeastern Synod, ELCA.

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.

As mask guidelines have changed, the task force now offers these considerations for NC Synod congregations.

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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:

Zoom:

 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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