Community of Christ

COVID-19  Ongoing Response

COVID-19

Announcements

A Spiritual Check-in

23 March 2020

As congregations around the globe are not gathering in person, many are wondering about meaningful ways to stay connected to God and each other. In this week's video with President Steve Veazey, he shares how he's staying centered during this situation and invites us to examine our own response. The ideas for connection and recommended spiritual practices he mentions in the video are available in the Spiritual Check-in document. 

Church meetings suspension extended

20 March 2020

As part of the church's COVID-19 prevention program, the First Presidency has extended the recommended suspension of church gatherings around the world.

Sacraments, COVID-19, and Social Distancing

19 March 2020

From the First Presidency: During the COVID-19 pandemic priesthood members will be asked to provide various sacraments. In all instances, priesthood members should respect public health guidelines that state people should practice “social distancing” and avoid, as much as possible, personal contact through which the infection spreads. In these unusual circumstances, the Presidency offers guidance related to the sacraments.

USA Team of Apostles: None of us walks alone in these troubled times

16 March 2020

The USA Team of the Council of Twelve offers a message regarding the effect of COVID-19. Please share with those you think would benefit from these words of support.

A Prayer of Blessing

15 March 2020

President Steve Veazey shared a prayer today for our global family. Watch the video or read Sunday's Daily Bread blog. 

First Presidency Statement: Ongoing Response to COVID-19 Virus 

13 March 2020

After considering many factors, the First Presidency advises congregations and mission centers to suspend church gatherings in response to the projected spread of the COVID-19 virus. Read more

This situation is fluid. Church-related COVID-19 updates will be provided on this webpage.

International Headquarters and Historic Sites Closures

13 March 2020

All World Church sites now are closed to the public, and World Church‐sponsored events are canceled through at least Monday, 13 April 2020. This includes the Temple Complex, Peace Pavilion, and all historic sites. International Headquarters staff will continue to support operations while the sites are closed to the public. Reopening the sites to the public will continue to be evaluated as the situation unfolds.

Kirtland Temple Closure

12 March 2020

The Kirtland Temple historic site will be closed for 3 weeks in coordination with local school district closures. The
situation will be reevaluated at that time.   

COVID-19 and the Church

12 March 2020

World church leaders continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, now officially classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. We want to ensure Community of Christ leaders worldwide are taking measures to keep people safe when the church gathers. Read more.

Worship and Formation Resources

Community of Christ App (available on iPhone and Android)

Daily Bread

Daily Prayer for Peace

Lent Practices (Sundays and Wednesdays on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)

Prayer of Blessing from President Steve Veazey (video and text)

Spiritual Practices

Witness the Word: Sermons on Demand

Pastors and Leaders

Copyright and Online Content

In this video you will learn about the use of online copyright material and posting or streaming content online.

The Online Content section of our website will provide additional information and resources.

Creating a Good Experience Online

This resource from Mid-Atlantic USA Mission Center provides information on how to build a positive online experience for worship and gatherings.

Guidance on Sacraments
From the First Presidency: During the COVID-19 pandemic priesthood members will be asked to provide various sacraments. In all instances, priesthood members should respect public health guidelines that state people should practice “social distancing” and avoid, as much as possible, personal contact through which the infection spreads. In these unusual circumstances, the First Presidency offers guidance related to the sacraments.
Zoom: System Requirements

Learn about system requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux.

Zoom: How to Join a Meeting

In this video you will learn how to join a Zoom meeting. 

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