• 6/12/23 PEVA Council 1:00 via Zoom
  • 6/14/23 Tustees 1:00 via Zoom
  • 6/20/23 Commission on Preparation for Ministry 9:30

Resources and Communications Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)




7/27/2021 CDC UPDATES GUIDANCE FOR PEOPLE FULLY VACCINATED  Wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others as new data indicates, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission

According to the COVID-19 Integrated County View map, southeast Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, James City County, Gloucester County, Isle of White County, and Accomack County are areas of substantial or high transmission.


By Faith We Stand Firm is a continuation of the Wisconsin Council of Churches’ ongoing guidance to churches for how to make safer choices during the COVID-19 pandemic. LEARN MORE

7/2/2021 - Update from Lisa Allgood, Executive Presbyter (Presbytery of Cincinnati) and trained Immunocytochemist

Current (June 2021) guidance from CDC:

•    IMPORTANTLY – the CDC guidelines for unvaccinated people have not changed. 
They are still required to wear masks and stay at least six feet away from others in most circumstances, but they can go outside with members of their household or gather with family and friends who are fully vaccinated outdoors without masks.  Within the church, unvaccinated people (including unvaccinated children) should still be asked to wear masks while in indoors worship.

The Delta Variant:
•    T
he Delta variant is now predominant in every state.  This variant is 60% more highly infectious and more highly virulent (causing disease) than any other variant to date.  The vaccines are generally effective, but at a lower rate.  Importantly, this variant has been shown to cause more significant disease in the young.
•    This variant is also showing breakthrough infection for fully vaccinated people at a slightly higher rate, especially for those who have only had one shot.
•    COVID rates have doubled in the US over the past two weeks due to the Delta variant (from 9.9% to 20.9%).  It was at 2.7% of cases across the US in May. At that rate we will soon (within weeks) become like the UK, which is now reporting 99% of all cases are due to the Delta variant.
•    This variant is particularly concerning for young unvaccinated, which causes them to get significantly sicker significantly more quickly as well as making it more likely they will require hospitalization.

According to CDC, at this point, just over 45% of adults in the country are fully vaccinated and 58.7% have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
•    Full vaccination covers the Delta variant at about 88% of efficacy; that falls to 33% with only one dose.
•    Vaccines continue to be in development for younger children (6 months-11 years), but are not yet ready for FDA review.  It’s possible they could be approved as early as this coming fall.

What does this mean for church?  
 Decisions remain up to Session, but Session remains responsible for enforcing any decision.
•    The Head of Staff can put requirements in place for office staff if distancing is difficult and staff are unvaccinated.
•    Fellowship can be done safely – but strongly consider limiting it to a brief coffee and cookies, outside if at all possible. 
•    Singing for vaccinated people without masks is OK, but unvaccinated people should be masked – and if they are part of a choir, probably the whole choir should stay masked.  Choirs are still discouraged if a significant number are unvaccinated, and should still be minimal and distanced as much as possible.
•    To AC or not to AC?  I know it’s getting hot.  If you can’t open windows, do the best you can… if unvaccinated people are masked the entire time, AC should be OK.  If you know you have unvaccinated people who aren’t wearing masks, you’re putting them and others at risk.

We are not done with COVID – not by a long shot.  The epidemiologic community is watching to see if the Delta variant evolves further, and if a variant of concern is beginning to emerge that is evading the current vaccines.

6/4/2021 - Governor Northam's Executive Order Seventy-Nine took effect at midnight on Friday, May 28. Executive Order Seventy-Nine eases all distancing and capacity restrictions. The complete text can be found can be found here.

On Friday, May 14, 2021, Governor Northam, lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Seventh Amended Executive Order 72

The CDC's Interim Public Health Recommendations for Full Vaccinated People state:

"... fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Fully vaccinated people should also continue to wear a well-fitted mask in correctional facilities and homeless shelters. Prevention measures are still recommended for unvaccinated people."

5/21/2021 - COVID-19 mitigation strategies for Choir developed from the research done at the University of Colorado and the University of Maryland in the Aerosol Study. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aesWEkmHYYc

5/7/2021 - COVID Update May 5 2021 - YouTube - An opportunity to hear from Lisa Allgood, professional immunocytcochemist and Presbyter for Cincinnati Presbytery about the COVID-19 virus, vaccinations, variations, and what we need to consider in conversations about gathering in person.

4/30/2021 Updated FAQ ON COVID AND CHURCH BUILDING USE - PC(USA) LEGAL SERVICES | Updated to include information regarding vaccines.

2/12/21 COVID-19 UPDATE: VACCINES, VARIATIONS, AND VARIOUS OTHER ITEMS - Ruling Elder Lisa Allgood, career immunocytochemist and Executive Presbyter for Cincinnati Presbytery, shares the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, the vaccines, and variants. Watch the recorded webinar

2/12/21 VACCINATE VIRGINIA: A Virtual town hall answering you COVID-19 vaccine questions - Recorded on 2/10/2021, the Virginia Department of Health hosts a panel of Doctors answering questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. WATCH HERE

10/2 Looking for a professional to edit your weekly service videos? Nicholas Brewster, editor for Hidenwood Presbyterian Church's worship service videos, is available looking to take on a few more projects. His services include: 

  • Title/End Screens
  • Adding text to the screen for Bible readings and hymns
  • Reducing background noise and improving audio quality
  • Trimming unwanted slip-ups and other "dead" space
  • Smooth Transitions
  • Adding graphics other visual effects
  • Advice on setting up and maintaining an online presence
  • Prices are flexible and based on length of the video, the amount of editing, and whether the video is part of a series, or one off project. 

CONTACT: Nicholas Brewster, brewsterni@ymail.com

9/11 PC(USA) Worship, Pastoral, and Governance Resources

9/11 How do I create a livestream?


9/4 Michael Kirk, General Counsel, PC (USA) - Liability Issues to Consider on Reopening Churches for Live Worship Services.

8/14 Mask UP, Virginia! Stop the spread of COVID-19 - a message from Partners in Prayer & Prevetnion of Virginia, Virginia Department of Health: Office of Health Equity.

8/11 An update about the most recent findings on COVID-19 and its impact on the human body with Commissioned Ruling Elder Lisa Allgood, a trained immunocytochemist and transitional executive presbyter for the Presbytery of Cincinnati. "Don't mess with this one." - Allgood

7/17 Two Online Worship Technology Zoom Conversations with Jeff Brangan (Senior A/V Systems Engineer, Regent University) were held the past week. The topics were "Getting Started on a Small Budget" and "Looking to Improve Online Worship." Both conversations were recorded and are available to members of the Presbytery. Please contact Raymond Rodrigues (rrodrigues@pcusa-peva.org) for access.


6/12 Covid-19 Online Worship Technology Fund - The Presbytery of Eastern Virginia has established this fund  to assist churches looking to begin or to further equip their online worship ministry. This fund, administered by the PEVA Congregational Vitality Team, is offered solely for the purchase of equipment and resources (cameras, microphones, laptop computers, etc.) necessary for online worship. The maximum amount of disbursement shall be $2000. Click here for the grant application.

6/5 Scientists to choirs: Group singing can spread the coronavirus, despite what CDC may say 

5/26 ZOOM Conversation About Signing (Recorded 5/26) with Bob Shoup, Chorus Master for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chours, Founder of the Norfolk Street Choir, and Director of Music at Second Presbyterian Church


5/15 A Conversation: What Do Science and Data Say About the Near Term Future of Singing National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) webinar (2 hours).

5/27 Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) - Singing and Making Music as churches return to public worship PDF

5/21 Pastoring in a Time of Pandemic (recorded 5/21) with Graham Standish, author of several books, including Becoming a Blessed Congregation, and Kelli Walker-Jones, a pastoral counselor. The webinar is sponsored by the Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center.

5/15 Check with your insurance company before reopening: As pandemic persists, churches and insurance companies grapple with risk - Presbyterian Outlook

5/12 How COVID-19 Can Spread in a Community - YouTube

5/12 Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return

5/12 Wisconsin Council of Churches: Returning to Church - Church Music in the Age of COVID-19

5/12 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

5/12 Brotherhood Mutual - Before we Gather: Building Preparation - Deep Clean and Disinfect

5/12 Insurance Board

5/8 PCUSA - Reopening after COVID-19



6/4/2021 TECH GRANTS 2.0

After the success of our tech grant program last year, the Congregational Vitality Team is calling for new grant applications to support our congregations growing technology needs. The grants are for improving the technological capacity and online worship reach of your congregation. We have increased the size of the grants to $5,000 to be able to assist with larger projects. The deadline for applications will be August 10, 2021. If your congregation has not already received an initial grant, those remain available as well.
Click here for grant applications

6/12 Covid-19 Online Worship Technology Fund - The Presbytery of Eastern Virginia has established this fund  to assist churches looking to begin or to further equip their online worship ministry. This fund, administered by the PEVA Congregational Vitality Team, is offered solely for the purchase of equipment and resources (cameras, microphones, laptop computers, etc.) necessary for online worship. The maximum amount of disbursement shall be $2000. Click here for the grant application.

5/12 US. Small Business Administration (SBA) - Paycheck Protection Program Loan Information

PEVA: Emergency Advance Funds - The Trustees have set up this fund to provide an advance  with no-interest for those PEVA congregations in immediate need of funds to pay necessities such as staff and utilities, with re-payment not due until June 2021. In some cases, all or part of the advance may be forgiven. PEVA emergency advance funds application

Timely Board of Pensions Resources/Responses to Coronovirus 

  • The Board announces dues relief for small churches, deferments for other churches and employers. More details on dues relief and deferment
  • The Board is providing 100% coverage of Coronovirus testing costs for members of all Board medical plans.
  • The Board is waiving Teledoc copays for PPO and EPO medical plan members through June 30, 2020.  Access Teladoc 24/7 online, or by calling 800-835-2362.
  • For more details and process information for these services, and for additional resources, please go to www.pensions.org.


Government Assistance from the CARES Act—the new stimulus package includes provisions that can potentially benefit churches. PEVA trustees and others are reviewing information so they can be helpful to you. SPEED is of the essence, especially to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Churches with Pre-schools may be particularly interested in the Paycheck Protection Program.
      Resources on the CARES Act:  Church Law and Tax - Richard Hammar


Families First Coronavirus Response Act - The first legislation Congress enacted was the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Signed into law on March 18 and effective April 1 through December 31, 2020, the act requires paid sick leave and expands eligibility for family and medical leave. Michael Kirk, general counsel for the PC(USA) A Corporation, wrote a summary of the act and described its application to churches. Another resource about this act is a webinar aired by the Insurance Board on March 31 featuring Heather Kimmel, general counsel for the United Church of Christ.  

ClergyAdvantave:New Care Act - “How the New Stimulus Package Affects Churches, Ministers & Small Business

Protecting your finances during the Coronavirus Pandemic - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Scams, Student Loans, Mortgages, and more.

letter from the president of the Presbyterian Foundation

The Presbyterian Foundation provides online giving to congregations and has other information about finances.

If your congregation has urgent financial assistance, please contact Liza


Mathew 25 PC(USA) Resources 

12/18 Matthew 25 Worship Service for congregational us from PC(USA)

Presbyterian Outlook - Weekly Worship Resources

10/30  Virtual Communion liturgy - A free resource by Shelli Latham, Presbyterian Outlook

10/30  Worship in the space of homelife - Guidance for creating worship space in the home.

10/23 Worship in a pandemic world: no singing, no problem - Give your worship a boost by discovering other ways to engage the senses and lift your spirits.
By Anne Ross | Presbyterians Today

8/21 Need a wat to Pass the Peave virtually? Check out the American Sign Language version.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C5WhR2tHLw

8/7 PC(USA) offers guidance on baptism, ordination during the pandemic

Copyright Licensing: does your congregation have a copyright license for using music and streaming? Some free rights for COVID 19 expired on April 15th. While some hymns are in the public domain many are not and simply owning the hymnal is not sufficient for legal streaming. Also, a standard One License or CCLI license may not be sufficient for streaming copyrighted music and texts. See guidance from the Presbyterian Publishing House or contact the licensing agency. 


Updated 3/4/2021 Click here for a list of PEVA Churches that are having alternate worship services, bible studies, etc. via Facebook Live, YouTube, and other internet technologies.


2/19/2021 LET'S TALK TECHNOLOGY! - New Castle Presbytery has created an online forum for exchange of tech knowledge across the PC(USA). NCPtechtalk  is a new Google Group to collaborate on issues of a technical nature during this time of virtual church and beyond. It aims to assist congregations in moving more fully into hybrid worship and ministry experiences and is open to all churches within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). LEARN MORE

1/8/21 Ordinations and Installations in a Digital Service (PDF) - Written by Wayne Yost, Stated Clerk - Synod of the Trinity,  this document provides suggestions/options for sessions for the ordination and/or installation of those called to ordered ministry. 

1/8/21 2021 - YEAR OF LEADER FORMATION: INVESTING IN RULING ELDERS AND DEACONS - The Office of the General Assembly is launching a year-long initiative that will focus on deacons and ruling elders. LEARN MORE

PEVA Guidelines for Holding Congregational Meetings in Extraordinary Times

9/25 A message fromt he Centers for Desease Control: Roll up Your Sleeve for the Annual Flu Vaccine

6/26 The Presbyterian Foundation is please to announce the launch of the Church Financial Leadership Academy. This e-learning platform provides financial literacy education in a convenient online format that's available any time you are ready.


6/26 The Presbyterian Mission Agency - Office of Public Witness encourages PCUSA members nation wide to learn about and support the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. 

5/12 How COVID-19 Can Spread in a Community - YouTube

Resource Toolkit from Church Mutual Insurance



Board of Pensions - Protect yourself from coronavirus scams and identity theft

Hospice Foundation of America - Making Funerals Meaningful in the Ages of COVID-19

Advisory Opinion on Communion - PC(USA): Communion in an Emergency/Pandemic

Advisory Opinion - PC(USA): Church in an Emergency or Pandemic

Updated Daily: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Congregations and Members from the PC(USA) website.

Sentara is closely monitoring COVID-19  Updates from Sentara

A letter from the president of the Presbyterian Foundation

A pastoral message regarding the coronavirus from Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, J. Herbert Nelson, II, and President/Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, Diane Moffett.

Faith Communities Guidance Document - Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Department of Health - What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?


11/16 Give your child the power to fight COVID-19 Kids 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive the children’s COVID-19 vaccine

Paths to a Positive Mindset During a Pandemic from Church Mutual

11/10 Relieving the stress brought on by ongoing slow-moving crises

Emotional & Spiritual Care Webinars - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

9/18 Emotional & Spiritual Care Webinars - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance


6/19 Presbyterian Mission Agency - Mental Health Ministry: Steps Pastors and Congregations can Take to Prepare for the Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19.

5/8 The Presbyterian Mission Agency has a list of mental health resources gathered from trusted sources and grouped by intended audience. Additions will be made as new resources are identified and vetted.

Board of Pensions

Pastoring in a Time of Pandemic (recorded webinar) with Graham Standish, author of several books, including Becoming a Blessed Congregation, and Kelli Walker-Jones, a pastoral counselor. The webinar is sponsored by the Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center.


Breath Prayer Eases Anxiousness – Presbyterian Mission Agency

Emotional & Spiritual Care Webinars from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ | 1.800.273.8255

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Stress and Coping

Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Serviceshttps://tidewaterpastoral.org/ - 757.623.2700

Peninusla Pastoral Counceling Centerhttp://peninsulapastoral.org/covid-19 - 757.873.2273

Ten Guidelines for Pastoral Care During Coronavirus” by Eileen R. Campbell-Reed, Christian Century

Resisting Busyness in the Time of COVID-19” by Melessa Florer-Bixler, FaithAndLeadership.Com

Trauma Brain” – A blog by Jan Edmiston of Charlotte Presbytery about recognizing how trauma affects us.

Practicing Grace” – a video reflection by Jaime Ambrose (Green Acres PC)

Pandemic Stress: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health breaks down what it is, what it looks like, and ways to ease it


7/26/2021 The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank will host Mobile Pantries for those experiencing food insecurity several times during every month.  The Foodbank says the food will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. https://hrfoodbank.org/get-help/

2/3 Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Virginia Partner in Prayer and Prevention (P3) has Free Hand Sanitizer Distribution for Faith Communities  Click Here For Hand Sanitizer for Faith Communities Request Form 

1/20 Virginia Peninsula Foodbank Many of their Partner Agencies have re-opened. Visit https://hrfoodbank.org/get-help/ to search for food resources by zip code.

1/28 The Foodbank of South Eastern Virginia Many of their Partner Agencies have re-opened. Visit thier Partner Agency Directory to search for food resources by zip code.

Distributions for the Foodbank’s Eastern Shore Branch

  • Tues. & Thurs.  9 a.m. - noon & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia’s Eastern Shore Branch 24530 Coastal Blvd., Tasley, VA 23441

Foodbank’s Eastern Shore Branch Mobile Pantry

  • Tues. 10 a.m. - noon Northampton High School 16041 Courthouse Road, Eastville, VA 23347


Tips for Responding to Hunger in a Pandemic 10 Ways to Faithfully Respond


10/28 Does your church work with, and serve people dealing with housing insecurity? Those you serve and your clients may be among the millions of people who are eligible to receive their Economic Impact Payment under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, who haven’t claimed it yet. The Oct. 15 deadline has now been extended to Nov. 21.  These individuals have until November 21, 2020 to claim their stimulus payment this year.  Read more from the Federal Trade Commission tips on getting stimulus funds to homeless communities4 things you can do to avoid a Coronavirus relief payment scam  According to the IRS, nearly nine million people who don’t normally file federal income taxes still need to register for an economic stimulus check.   

The Virginia Pandemic - EBT Card will have food assistance benefits on it that can be used for food items anywhere SNAP benefits are accepted. You did not apply for these benefits,All eligible students will be submitted for benefits by the school division. If you have questions about P-EBT or want more information, please visit the DSS P-EBT webpage to submit your question and receive a response. 

9/22 The Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) is designed to support and ensure housing stability across the commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic. Depending on availability of funds and household need, the RMRP may provide financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments for eligible households. This includes financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments past due beginning April 1, 2020 and onward. Click here to see if you could be eligible for RMRP. 

9/1 IMPACT OF COVID-19 FOOD INSECURITY Click here to see the impact of coronvirus on food insecurity in our area.

9/3 Rising Need for Volunteers at Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore  If you have questions about volunteering or advocating, please call the Volunteer Department staff: Walter Gray, Volunteer Coordinator 757-314-4559 or wgray@foodbankonline.org; Stephanie Gordon, Volunteer Manager
757-314-4576 or sgordon@foodbankonline.org

9/1  The Community Feed at Tidewater Community College is a mixed-use space providing healthy food options and a partner workspace for learning sessions related to root causes of food insecurity. A partnership between the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and Tidewater Community College, The Community Feed at TCC is a vibrant, inviting and engaging space located at MacArthur Center for TCC students to access healthy food and eventually build collaboration among students and connectivity to resources aimed at holistically addressing root causes of food insecurity: lack of access to higher education, employment, housing, healthcare and financial literacy.

7/22  PCUSA recognizes God’s call to actively engage in the world around us and care for the most marginalized people in our society. This call is especially important now. Tell Your Senator to Support the HEROES Act   Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, director of the Office of Public Witness, says:  “Families need to know that they have leaders who not only care, but who will act to provide needed relief. Children need extra protection to ensure that they are well-fed and given shelter. The elderly, who already carry a disproportionately emotional burden of the virus, need reassurance that their isolation is physical and does not mean that they are alone or forgotten. Our faith informs us to care for the widows and orphans of the world; has there been a time when this commandment is more needed? Support for this bill is necessary as we are reminded that everyone needs help at some time in life, and this is that time



UPDATED 9/1 High Demand Volunteer Opportunities (Please check these guidelines - healthy volunteer guidelines

Mercy Chefs Meal Portioning | Mercy Chefs  Volunteers are needed to portion, plate, and pack meals for Farmers to Families boxes delivered to families in Norfolk.   Kitchen volunteers to plate and portion meals Sign Up Here
Mercy Drops Student Meal Drop-Off | Mercy Drops Volunteers are needed to deliver meals for students in Chesapeake.Door-to-door delivery of meals for students Sign Up Here
Grocery Distribution | Mercy Drops Volunteers are needed to distribute groceries in Mercy Drop's adopted neighborhood.
Meal Delivery Drivers | Meals on Wheels 757  Volunteers are needed to deliver meals for over 600 seniors a week in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake.
Peninsula Agency on Aging Drivers to deliver meals to seniors Sign Up Here
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia Drivers to deliver meals to seniors Sign Up Here
Shore Delivery Corps Drivers to deliver meals to at-risk people on the Eastern Shore Sign Up Here
Compassion Cards Write cards for senior citizens Sign Up Here
Compassion Cards Celebrate the class of 2020 across the country Sign Up Here
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia Comfort callers to call seniors while they practice social distancing Sign Up Here
Tidewater Friends of Foster Care Voluntweeter- Social Media Advocate Sign Up Here

Tell Congress: Increase funding for nutrition programs in this unprecedented crisis!

Text the word “FOOD” to 877-877, you will find a nearby location where free meals are available for children K-12.

Sew face masks.  Several  PEVA churches and PW groups are busy making  face masks  for local hospitals, nursing homes, long care facilitates, EMT's  and for those most at risk in their communities. Homemade masks aren't suitable for protecting healthcare workers, but EMT’s can give them to patients they assist. Also bus drivers, farm workers, and countless others that need masks.  CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings (non medical grade) in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.You can make these as  the congregation as a whole,  or contribute supplies, prayers,etc to a group that is busy sewing. It is definitely a community effort! Sew and No Sew PatternsCotton Face Mask Pattern Hepa Filter Vacuum Bag Mask Pattern.  

Here are notes from PEVA's Hunger Action Advocate

Your PEVA Hunger Ministry Team is ready to assist you with funds.  If your church is assisting those in your communities that are affected by this pandemic in ways of hunger relief and are seeking funds please submit a Community Hunger Grant Request ASAP to jessica@pcusa-peva.org and note on the application goals and purpose of your project “COVID 19 HUNGER RESPONSE.”


Here are ways that congregations, sessions, committees, prayer groups, Bible study, and Sunday schools can stay connected while adhering to social distancing mandates. We are in the process of assembling a group of volunteers to assist you with these technologies. For now, please feel free to contact the Presbytery office (757-397-7063) or Raymond Rodrigues (rrodrigues@pcusa-peva.org) if you need any assistance with these technologies and we will attempt to connect you with someone who can help. If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact Raymond Rodrigues (rrodrigues@pcusa-peva.org).

Facebook Live - free real-time video broadcasts; video stays on your page, but also can be uploaded to YouTube; if your page is public, users do not need a Facebook account to view


YouTube - free video hosting  


Skype - free group video calling for up to 50 people

Free Conference Call - free group calling and video conferencing; users may experience long-distance telephone charges


GoToMeeting - videoconferencing; $12 per month for meetings for up to 150 participants 


Zoom - videoconferencing; free for meetings up to 40 mins with Internet audio or $14.99 per month for unlimited time and telephone option

Ten tips for folks new to online meetings from Next Church - NEXT Church has been operating virtually for the past 7+ years, so they are super familiar with meeting online! Mostly, they have used Zoom, so they refer to that platform here, but they hope these tips will translate across different platforms.