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 Communications, contains information and links to resources that can help your church and church related events navigate the proper procedures to maintain safe environments.

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Q&As on New PPP Loans and “Second Draw” PPP Loans

On December 28, 2020, President Trump signed the “omnibus” appropriations legislation that contained $900 billion in COVID-19 relief. A third of the funds were set aside to re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), offering forgivable loans for both new and second loans...

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SBA Opens New Round of PPP Loans, Including Second Loans

The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, recently announced that the loan program under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11...

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Additional PPP Money Approved

As a part of legislation passed by Congress in the final days of this legislative session - and signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 27th, additional funds were included for the Paycheck Protection Program...

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PPP Forgiveness Underway

After substantial delays, lenders across the country are now accepting forgiveness applications for loans obtained through the CARES Act. Under the massive stimulus legislation passed in late March 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provided assistance to small businesses...

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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. 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.

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COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool Available

Church of God pastors and congregations have been granted access to a county-level calculator that allows the user to estimate risk of COVID-19 exposure at events based upon...

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Secure Church Safety Program

Our friend and church security/safety expert, Tim Miller with Secure Church, has produced the attached 8-minute video dealing with the issue of protests against churches. In a time when churches are the subject of protest for a variety of reasons, including re-opening during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it would be a wise investment of time for every pastor to watch this informative video on how to handle potential protests.

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PPP Loan Program Extended until August 8

In another bipartisan effort, both houses of Congress, working with the White House, extended the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8, 2020. The CARES Act initially called for the loan program to end as of June 30. However...

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House and Senate Approve PPP Fixes


House and Senate Approve PPP Fixes
After a series of fits and starts, the United States Senate approved the House version of the “fixes” for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The legislation, known as H.R. 7010, was passed by the House last week and then adopted by unanimous consent last night in the...

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CDC ISSUES CHURCH GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING

During an afternoon press conference, President Donald J. Trump designated all houses of worship as “essential places that provide essential services” and called on churches to be opened across the country, regardless of...

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General Overseer Dr. Timothy M. Hill Discusses the presidents Call for Churches to Reopen

Click the link to the left or below to view this special video message from Dr. Hill concerning the Presidents call to reopen churches.

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Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness Now Available

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration released the application that must be filed to seek forgiveness for loans received under the Paycheck Protection (PPP) provision of the CARES Act. While the application to receive a PPP loan was only four pages long, the Loan Forgiveness...