SignUp Helps Churches & Congregations Support Social Distancing, Contact Tracing and More!
Houses of worship are finding creative ways to lead prayer services and to minister to their congregations. Whether it’s offering live-streaming and parking lot services, or setting limits on occupancy to achieve social distancing – many are using SignUp to have families and congregants reserve a seat to attend daily mass and other worship services, as well as for private family ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms and funerals.
Now more than ever, local nonprofits need your congregation’s support – and giving back is one of the best ways to boost people’s spirits while also building community. Whether your church group decides to participate in virtual volunteering opportunities or to find ways to make in-person Service Day events safe with social-distancing measures in place, SignUp can help coordinate. Check out these project ideas and tips for Service Day Planning.
With the large-scale fundraisers like carnivals, craft bazaars and fish fries on hold, Organizers will need to get extra creative this season to figure out how to safely raise those funds for church programs while practicing social distancing. To get you started, SignUp has brainstormed 9 great ideas for FUNdraising from a distance.
Mutual support is key to a thriving congregation and community, especially during this trying pandemic. Use SignUp to connect volunteers with congregants in need – coordinate everything from grocery pickups to meal circles to emotional support phone calls to childcare for frontline workers. Learn more about mutual aid networks and get ideas for types of aid to offer.
If your congregation has a member that tests positive for COVID-19, SignUp can also help in your contact tracing efforts. The Reports feature makes it easy to discover who was on site at a particular time, and the Messages feature allows Organizers to proactively reach out to those who were potentially in contact with the infected person.