Closings and Postponements

Closings and Postponements

Center offices

Center for Congregations offices are closed, but we're still here to help. The uncertainty of these times finds us looking for ways to continue work while keeping employees safe. While we are closed, our staff is still working and available to support you. We invite you to get in touch with us! Our office and staff contact information can be found at https://centerforcongregations.org/contact-information. Or contact the general Center email at info@centerforcongregations.org or call 866-307-2381 and press * for the company directory.

 

Workshops

Due to federal and state recommendations on public gatherings, we are rescheduling all of our on-site workshops and luncheons. We will be holding live online events throughout the next few months, and these events will be free of charge. We will announce the line-up of events soon.

If you are already registered for an event, we will communicate directly to you soon about refunds and attendance options. We look forward to serving you through this difficult period. If you have questions, please reach out directly to Matt Burke at mburke@centerforcongregations.org.

 

Grants

The Center for Congregations is still awarding resource grants.  Reach out to the Center for Congregations to start the conversation about how to apply. Email Kara Faris at kfaris@centerforcongregations.org.

Congregations which have a current resource grant with us will be afforded abundant grace and flexibility regarding your grant. Here are the details:

  • You’ll have an automatic six-month extension on your final deadline, regardless of when it is. However, if you do not need the full six months, you can complete your final report on the original timeline, send it to your case manager and consider the grant complete. You do not have to take an extra six months if you don’t need it. If you need the extension, you will automatically have it.  
     
  • If you determine that a change or addition of funded resources must be made, let your case manager know before you reallocate any funds. We realize that you may not know for some time what changes you will have. But when you do know, let your Center for Congregations consultant know and they will send you a change form.
     
  • Your case manager will be in touch with you every three months to request a status update. At that time, you can share your progress, changes in timeline and activities, and fill out a change form if needed. You can be in touch sooner if needed.
     
  • Our primary concern is for the physical and emotional well-being of you and your congregations.