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Covid-19 Tech Tips

A special thank you to Seattle Presbytery for sharing their resources.


For Congregational and/or Session Meetings (using ZOOM):

Bruce Reyes Chow-Zoom worship resources:

Post on some basic best Practices for Zoom Worship

Monday AM (8:00-9:00am) Zoom Laboratory: This is a weekly gathering where colleagues offer and share encouragement and best practices.

Zoom Church Facebook Group: We focus on using zoom in all aspects of church life, about 700 members.

All recordings of the meetings and a few others are on YouTube:

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto is committed to a completely live service so if folks are interested to see what that looks like here is the recording from our Palm Sunday Service

Suggestions for using Zoom for meetings & worship for church, by Dean Strong, Synod of Alaska-NW Stated Clerk

Tips and tricks for taking your church committee meetings to Zoom (Greater NW Area of the United Methodist Church)

Zoom for pastors and church leaders, Northwest United Methodist Foundation

“4 Tips for using Zoom and video conference call software to stream your event” by

Ten easy tips for better Zoom meetings, Stanford Medicine


Live streaming with Facebook Live, TheoTech

How to live stream: a beginner’s survival guide, epiphan video

COVID-19 Lockdown: Creating Live-streamed Worship in 3 Days, by Rev. Jeremy Smith, Hacking Christianity

Coronavirus & simple setups to live stream church services, by Jeff Reed, The Church.Digital

Taking your worship online: A guide for beginners and everyone else, by Jeremy Steele,

Hymnal streaming, David Maxwell, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

Ask The UMC: How can we livestream worship legally?

One License offers gratis licenses to help cope with COVID-19 challenges, valid through April 15


Techsoup: Nonprofit resources for remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Google and Microsoft are giving away enterprise conferencing tools due to coronavirus” by Jay Peters, The Verge

Google Hangouts Meet

COVID-19: Ultimate guide to free video conferencing & collaboration, UC Today

Skype vs Zoom: Which video chat app is best for working from home?


Presbyterian Foundation: Tips for engagement and online giving during worship

Keeping PCUSA Churches Open for Business, John Fong, Digital Discipleship Ministry

Resources for doing church digitally: a NEXT Church response to COVID-19, NEXT Church

3/11: “PC(USA) stated clerk speaks about in-person worship and the coronavirus”, The Presbyterian Outlook

Faith-on-Facebook Toolkit


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