COVID-19 Resources

NC Synod Shared Worship offers a sermon each Sunday:

Thank you to all of the synod congregations that shared their worship on the synod's Facebook page during the pandemic. We will no longer be featuring worship in this way.

The bishop's staff provides a sermon video clip each Sunday which can be inserted into your recorded worship service by rostered ministers taking time off, or simply shared in other ways for study and devotion. Download the sermon each week (available by noon on Wednesdays). This week's preacher is Bishop Tim Smith.

At this time, we are experiencing technical difficulties with the phone service. Stay tuned.

Re-Gathering Guidelines

The synod's Re-Gathering Task Force under the direction of the NC Synod Council has been faithfully considering guidelines for congregational life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking into account Governor Cooper's Executive Orders, these guidelines are based on Executive Order #209 effective April 30-June 1, 2021.

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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:


 Music Copyright:

North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (NCDHHS) Resources

  • U.S. DHHS FAQ and Guide to Supporting Vaccine Confidence for Faith and Community Leaders toolkit
  • Updated COVID-19 Restrictions Phases Infographic
  • 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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