COVID-19 Response - Church@Home
As all public worship has been suspended, we have put together a range of resources to support people worshipping in their own homes. We are calling it Church@Home.
On this site, you will find:
Prayers for Victoria
Over the six weeks of Stage 4 lock-down, you will find prayer petitions for the people of Victoria and other areas facing outbreaks in the weekly "Prepare Services".
Church@Home Resource Page
By clicking on the Church@Home button on the menu bar above, you can access lots of resources, including the Latest News and Public Health Links, resources to support Sunday morning worship at View@Home and Worship@Home, as well as resources and ideas to support your faith life throughout the week at Pray@Home, Faith@Home and Community@Home.
Church@Home Weekly Service Preparation Pages
If you click on Prepare Services on the menu bar above, you will find a slider with current and upcoming services. Select the current Sunday to discover the full range of worship planning resources. We have added a Church@Home button for each week, where you will find all the resources for worshipping at home or with a small group.
Returning to Public Worship
The following resources are provided to assist congregations and households return to worship, as COVID-19 restrictions allow:
Rite for the Return to Public Worship - The Commission on Worship has prepared a short rite to add to the beginning and end of the service once you are ready to return to public worship.
Growing Faith Moment - Returning to Public Worship – GROW have developed an excellent resource to help households reflect on their worship experiences at home and to prepare for the return to worship as a church community.
Intending to livestream public worship services for the benefit of those unable to attend? Please refer to the updated Livestreaming Checklist for tips on managing privacy issues.
For specific advice related to your state, territory or District, please contact your District Office. A list of FAQs about returning to public worship has been prepared by the District offices to assist you.
Prepare for upcoming worship services.