Resuming care-filled worship and sacramental life during a pandemic

When states begin to "reopen," churches will be gathering places where the need for care and safety will be especially important. The Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments — an interdisciplinary group of theologians, scientists, physicians, pastors, bishops, and practitioners from United Methodist, Evangelical Lutheran, Episcopal, Pan-Methodist, and Roman Catholic traditions — offers guidance for safe ritual practices for the safety of the general public and for the vitality of Christian congregations. It is unique in its ecumenical range, and is the first to bring experts in liturgical theology into conversation with public health experts. 

This resource, available in both English and Spanish as PDF downloads below, is meant to help your congregations engage their own care-filled work to resume worship gatherings in the weeks or months ahead. 

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