Below are resources to use in your congregation, either for a last-minute need or to fill in the gaps during a longer absence. Resources include scripts for complete worship services and pre-recorded services. If your pastor left a bulletin and you just need a sermon, there are pre-recorded sermons and guided discussions which will help your congregation share the good news with each other. And if you need a bulletin, there are links for liturgy which is updated each week and free to use. These resources are free to use for churches whose pastors are on family leave, as long as the original authors are credited in worship.
These services are not intended to fill a full 12 week medical leave. Congregations can also apply for a Church Support for Family Leave grant, which will pay for approximately eight weeks of pulpit supply and Session moderation. You can learn more here: http://www.greatriverspby.org/mission.html. If you have a service you’d like to donate to this library or know of other resources to add to this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.