COVID 19 Prevention Program for the Presbytery of Los Ranchos
COVID-19 Relief from the Presbytery of Los Ranchos
SCT Emergency Grant from the Presbytery of Los Ranchos for Congregations
Presbyterian Church U.S.A
Synod of Southern California and Hawaii Grant
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance COVID-19 Response
COVID-19 and Matthew 25 grant requests will follow the same procedures as other PDA grants where all grant requests must come from the mid councils.
Paycheck Protection Program of the Small Business Administration through the CARES Act
A Letter to Pastors and Clerks of Session in PLR – “Reopening”
Guidelines to Reopen – Hoag Health Ministries
Returning to Public Worship: Theological and Practical Considerations from the Presbyterian Church (USA) PDF
Church Music in the Age of COVID-19 from the Wisconsin Council of Churches
24 Questions your Church Should Answer Before People Return by Ken Braddy
Interim Guidance: Reopening Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control
Returning to Church: Ministry During the COVID-19 Outbreak from the Wisconsin Council of Churches
Mass Gathering Decision Tree from the World Health Organization
Guidance on regathering from the Unitarian Universalist Association
Note: The questions toward the end of the document are especially insightful
Orange County, CA: County Reopening Metrics
Los Angeles County, CA: County Reopening Metrics
“The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them” by Erin Bromage
General PLR & PCUSA Resources
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
April 3: Council Letter to Presbytery
March 23: Council Letter to Presbytery
March 21, 2020: Announcing New COVID-19 Resources on PLR Website
March 20: Responding to a Shortfall – Jon Moore
March 13, 2020: Pastoral Letter from Tom Cramer
March 12, 2020: Chad Blake-Facebook Post-Live-Stream
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A):
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) – COVID-19 Resource Page
March 24: Advisory Opinion-Communion in an emergency or pandemic
March 18, 2020: Letter from Presbyterian Mission Agency
View video: Letter from Presbyterian Mission Agency
March 18, 2020: Guidance for Funerals
March 11, 2020: Message from the Stated Clerk of the PC(USA), Presbyterian News Service
March 7, 2020: Preparedness for Pandemics, Presbyterian Mission Agency
New Resources from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance:
March 26: COVID 19 Resource Report 1
March 25: PDA’s Role in supporting the church
March 25: Guidance for COVID-19 Grants
March 23: COVID-19-EMERGENCY–Initial Assistance Grant Application 2020
Recommended Resources from Susan Thornton, Spiritual Formation Consultant
Resources for Churches to Share with Families
The Thoughtful Christian: A perpetual source of quality downloadable resources for youth and adults is working to bring you current, practical resources for children, youth and adults. Studies, activities, support groups, worship assistance. Free or at very low cost.
CRCNA Network: The Christian Reformed Church in North America (a sister denomination in the Reformed Family of Churches) shares 35 Tech Free, Faith Forming, Fun Activities For Families to do at Home.
Illustrated Children’s Ministry: creates illustrated faith resources for churches, including large coloring posters, coloring pages, worship resources, Children’s Worship bulletins, and curriculum. Supports churches who are looking for ways to creatively engage their communities intergenerationally. Downloadable and shareable. During the present Covid-19 crisis resources are available to churches at no cost.
Sanctified Art: Art and creative resources for church leaders and spiritual seekers. Downloadable and shareable art, coloring pages, prayers, poetry, liturgy.
Theocademy: forming faith anytime anywhere with high quality video lessons for all ages and stages of faith formation.
Fly Away Books: A new children’s book imprint from Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. Bible stories. Values. Ethics. During the present Covid-19 crisis PPC is granting permission to churches to broadcast the reading of all titles via Zoom, Vimeo, FaceBook Live and similar services.
Storypath: A project of Union Presbyterian Seminary connects children’s literature with our faith story. Extensive linking of titles with texts from The Revised Common and Narrative Lectionaries.
Worship from Home from 5th Ave Presbyterian Church, NYC: Director of Christian Education, Jaime Staehle and her son host a Sunday morning Bible reading and reflection from their living room.
Daily Prayer: Based on the daily prayers found in the Book of Common Worship, this smart phone app provides scripture readings and prayers for morning, midday, evening, and close of day.
Center for Action and Contemplation: offers daily meditations by Franciscan Richard Rohr.
Leader Support and Idea Sharing
PYWA: The Presbyterian Youth Workers Association exists to connect, uphold, and inspire Presbyterian youth workers to faithfully serve the one triune God among young people.
APCE: The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators connects, enriches, empowers, and sustains church educators from The PCUSA, the Presbyterian Church in Canada, The Reformed Church in America, the Christian Reformed Church, and the Moravian Church. Also check our their Facebook Group.
Church Educators: A FaceBook group formed by APCE members and open to all. A place to share ideas and resources, to ask questions and receive helpful, creative responses.
POAM: Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries educates and equips leadership and aging congregations to promote and engage in activity, wellness care, and social involvement.
Vibrant Faith: An ecumenical partnership envisioning new and innovative ways of designing and implementing faith formation for all ages and generations in the 21st century. Significant opportunities for online training and continuing education.
Health Flyer in Multiple Languages - Recommended Resource from Rev. Stanley Kim
Rev. Stanley Kim is a teaching elder in our presbytery and also the Director of Spiritual Care at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. He has provided the Presbytery of Los Ranchos with the COVID-19 Health Flyer in multiple languages for distribution in our churches and wider community.
COVID-19 Health Flyer-Chinese-Mandarin
Wider Church Resources
FEMA Training Opportunity- COVID-19 Guidance- Purchasing under Exigent and Emergency Circumstances
April 1: Documents pertaining to CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act (also known as Paycheck Protection Program:
CARES Act Summary for SBA Loans Grants for Small Business
Paycheck Protection Program Application-3-30-2020
March 30: Employee Rights-FFCRA Poster
LA County Public Health Updates
OC County Public Health Updates