As the world navigates through the complexities of dealing with the coronavirus issue, please be aware that the Church of God takes very seriously the health of all our ministers, employees, and church attenders. It is our plan to assure that every possible consideration and precaution is taken. This page, provided by Church of God of Eastern North Carolina, contains information and links to resources that can help your church and church related events navigate the proper procedures to maintain safe environments.

STATEMENT FROM BISHOP DENNIS PAGE

Read the newest Statement from the Desk of Bishop Page in regard to Ministering in a Pandemic Culture. (Updated January 25, 2021)

COVID-19: PRIORITY REPORT

The highly complicated, detailed, and strenuous process of coming to a decision to postpone the 78th International General Assembly because of the Covid-19 pandemic was a history-making event in the Church of God. It was the first time since World War II that the Assembly schedule was interrupted.

To preserve that history, a 28-page publication has been released which explores the process, timeline, historical precedence, and authority granted by the Minutes to arrive at the decision to postpone the July 2020 event to the summer of 2022. The report is available for download by clicking the link below. Printed copies are available for purchase by contacting info@churchofgod.org

CAMP MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the extended mandates and restrictions set forth by the North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, to practice social distancing, small limited gatherings and a modified “Stay At Home” order (Phase 1 & 2) that could last through July 12th, we have decided to postpone and combine Camp Meeting with our State Ministers’ Meeting on October 12 – 13, 2020.

YOUTH CAMP ANNOUNCEMENT

There is undeniably nothing like ENC YOUTH CAMP. It is a life-altering experience to be able to spend a week on the beautiful campground with friends from across the state. Camp brings joy, excitement, spiritual renewal, awakening and so much more. However, COVID-19 has proved to be life-altering, as well.

78TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY ANNOUNCEMENT

Cleveland, TN – The International Executive Council of the Church of God met in their regularly-scheduled spring session on Monday, April 20, 2020, where they made the historic decision to postpone the 78th International General Assembly until 2022.

INFORMATION REGARDING STIMULUS LEGISLATION

The $2.2 trillion stimulus package, called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), was signed into law by President Trump on Friday, March 27. As previously noted, the legislation contains a revamped loan program through the Small Business Administration (SBA). While historically SBA loans are not available to churches, because of the current coronavirus pandemic, the legislation made an exception and allows nonprofits/churches to receive these governmental guaranteed loans.

STATEMENT FROM THE CHURCH OF GOD GENERAL OVERSEER

“As we hear more and more news reports, I wanted to once again reach out to our church family and let you know that we are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Since the World Health Organization has today classified the outbreak as pandemic…