In response to the need to practice social-distancing, many congregations have partially or entirely closed their buildings. This has impacted their community-serving ministries and programs, forcing many congregations to suspend or alter them significantly. Many congregations also host a range of community programs and events that use their property which have likewise had to suspend their gatherings or develop new protocols to keep participants safe. In spite of these circumstances, congregations can continue to be present and visible in their communities. This webinar explores creative approaches congregations are using to stay connected with their communities and adapt their outreach in order to sustain their mission to serve. We also look at opportunities some congregations have to use their buildings in unexpected ways through partnership with public health organizations and related community-serving institutions.

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET and

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET


Robert Jaeger, President

Joshua Castaño, Director, Community Engagement

Sarah Jones, Consulting Services Coordinator

The Rev. Christopher Johnson, Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pontiac, MI


Slides from the webinar are available for download.