The COVID-19 pandemic has forced churches to greatly alter how they minister to their members and serve the communities that they are located in. Below are several resources to help guide congregations as they continue to express their love of God and live as Christ in loving others in these trying times.
(Inclusion of a resource does not necessarily indicate endorsement by NCC or its member communions)
To find a vaccine through a website: Go to vaccines.gov input your zip code and find out which pharmacies and other providers have COVID-19 vaccine doses in stock. You can choose the type of vaccine you want to receive – Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, 0r Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID Vaccine.
To find a vaccine by text: If you text your zipcode to GETVAX (for English) or VACUNA (for Spanish) you will get a message back with three possible vaccination sites, with phone numbers to call for an appointment.
To find a vaccine by phone: Call the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline at 1-800-232-0233.
Many pharmacies and other vaccination sites are now offering walk-in appointments and vaccinations are free of cost and do not require ID. [5/6/21 flier]
CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Faith-based Organizations These are resources church groups can use to promote getting vaccinated.
Faiths4Vaccine website – a multi-faith movement for equity in vaccine distribution that provides information for faith leaders on how to address vaccine hesitancy and use houses of worship as vaccination sites. #Faiths4Vaccines
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ecumenical Consultation on Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacraments
Coronavirus Resources – Wisconsin Council of Churches
Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: A Christian Call to Reflection and Action During COVID-19 and Beyond – World Council of Churches and Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
African Methodist Episcopal Church COVID-19 Center
Guidance for Reopening Churches – African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources – Alliance of Baptists
COVID-19 Information Center and Resources – American Baptist Churches USA
Disciples and COVID-19 – Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
COVID-19 Resources and Recommendations – Church of the Brethren
Preparing to Reopen In-person Congregation Gatherings – Community of Christ
Concerning COVID-19 – The Episcopal Church
#ELCAChurchTogether – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center – Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
COVID-19 Resource Page – International Council of Community Churches
Coronavirus Resource Information – National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
Church and COVID-19 – National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Resources for Coronavirus Outbreak – Orthodox Church in America
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Center – Presbyterian Church (USA)
COVID-19 Response – Progressive National Baptist Convention
Coronavirus Church Resource Center – Reformed Church in America (Faithward)
Coronavirus and the Church – United Church of Christ
Coronavirus Inspiration, Information, and Resources – The United Methodist Church
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance from FEMA
Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit & Planning Guide For NYC Faith Communities (12/4/20) NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the Fund for Public Health in New York City, New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)
17 FAQs for Houses of Worship Considering Reopening Amid the Coronavirus Crisis – Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress