COTC Response to COVID-19: Worship, Care, and Opportunities

We’re in this together: Gathering for worship virtually through Sunday, May 17:

Bishops Samuel Rodman and Anne Hodges-Copple released a statement regarding further changes in the Episcopal Diocese of NC to help combat the spread of Coronavirus. “[…]We are following the recommendations of both the medical experts and health authorities to do all we can to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, and so as of today, the suspension of in-person worship and gatherings is extended to encompass the eight-week period, taking us at least through May 17.”

We know that this is a challenging time for our community and we will continue to be a community at prayer and in service together.

Please know that your clerics and musicians are working hard to plan for what worship will look like in the coming weeks, including Holy Week and Easter. On Sunday mornings, tune in for worship on Facebook Live (you do not need a Facebook account to watch). The link to the service will be posted on our website at 8:50 on Sunday morning. A copy of the worship bulletin will be posted to our website by the end of the week.

Connect through Virtual Meetings:

As we seek to be adaptive in our connection and formation opportunities, please reach out if you would like to connect to any of the following virtual gatherings:

Pastoral Care:

Please do let us know of pastoral care requests (by clicking this link) and know that your clerics and other care providers, while not able to visit you in person, are glad to talk with you virtually.

Let’s Pray Together, Virtual Connection:

We are coming up with ways that we can be in community during the week.  Stay tuned for forthcoming opportunities.

  • Join the Episcopal Youth Community for Morning Prayer on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. by clicking this link
  • Resources for Children and Families:  Short videos and faith-at-home resources for Children and Families are being posted daily (usually at 7 a.m.) at www.cotcchildandfam.org.

Missing the passing of the Offering Plate?

The ministry of the parish continues, though it is happening in different ways!  We depend on your faithfulness to our community during these changing times, including financially. If you are accustomed to putting your offering into the plate passed on Sundays, consider setting up your offering online. Here is the link to frequently asked questions and setup instructions.

You may also choose to mail your check to the Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. If you have any specific questions please contact Faith Turchi, our parish administrator at 919.442.2566 or fturchi@thechapelofthecross.org.