Gathering Safely for In-Person Worship during COVID-19
A conversation with leaders from the project Ecumenical Protocols for In-Person Worship and from the Humanitarian and Disaster Institute
In this conversation on guidance for resuming in-person worship in the midst of COVID-19, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship director John Witvliet speaks with Edward Phillips, co-convener of the consultation on Ecumenical Protocols for Worship, Fellowship, and Sacrament during a Pandemic; Jamie D. Aten; and Kent Annan from the Humanitarian and Disaster Institute based at Wheaton College.
This conversation in October 2020 occurs as congregations—and the organizations who support them—continue to adjust to changing local circumstances in light of medically sound and theologically informed guidance related to COVID-19.
Several resources are noted throughout the conversation:
- Ecumenical Protocols for In-Person Worship website, which includes core resources available in English and Spanish.
- Humanitarian and Disaster Institute
- COVID Tips for Christian Colleges: Wear Masks, Social Distance, Pray – and Watch Out for Tornadoes by Jamie D. Aten and Kent Annan, Religion News Service, published on August 20, 2020.