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SignUp Helps Churches & Congregations Support Social Distancing, Contact Tracing and More!

Millions of people around the world embrace religious worship as an essential part of life, and gathering to show praise together is at the heart of many religious practices. It’s a conundrum – how do communities of faith continue to gather together for worship while keeping their staff and congregations safe during the coronavirus pandemic? SignUp is here to help you formulate a plan for keeping your congregation safe as you celebrate your faith during COVID-19.


SignUp supports churches and faith groups during covid-19


Worship Services

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.

 

Service Days

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.

 

Fundraisers

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 Aid

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.

 

Contact Tracing

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.


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