As we continue to monitor the situation with the COVID-19 virus, watching for signals from national, state, and local officials and listening carefully to leaders in our neighboring states and dioceses, the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon is committed to do all in our power to slow the progress of the spread of this virus.
This page will be updated frequently with news and resources for the churches of our diocese. Please check back regularly for pastoral instructions from Bishop Michael, information on participating in online worship, and other helpful links from The Episcopal Church and other organizations.
Updates from the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon
In response to Governor Brown's executive orders, the Diocesan Office will be closed until further notice as we do our part in physical distancing to protect ourselves and others from the novel coronavirus.
Until the restrictions on gathering are lifted, diocesan staff are working remotely and can be reached during regular business hours through their diocesan email addresses and phone numbers. Click here for staff contact information.
Additionally, churches in the diocese will be closed for public worship services and meetings until further notice. Many are holding online worship and prayer services. Click here for a list of those services.
Outreach programs and feeding ministries may continue as essential services only if they can be conducted in ways that comply with the safety procedures for proper distancing and sanitizing. Please check with individual churches on the status of their food pantries, community meals, and other programs.
Bishop Michael's Letters to the Diocese
As we continue to learn about COVID-19 and its impact on our churches and communities, Bishop Michael will continue offering advice, encouragement, and support for the people of Oregon.