COVID-19 and Our Congregations
This survey was conducted by the United Church of Christ (UCC) between mid-August and mid-September 2020. Results are based on 345 clergy responses and offer a glimpse into how congregations in their denomination have been impacted by the pandemic thus far. Areas of impact explored include worship, giving, leadership, programs, and social service involvement. At the time of the survey, 57% of UCC congregations had not yet resumed in person worship, 86% of pastors reported holding online worship, 77% of congregations anticipated that they would continue offering online worship following the pandemic, and 42% reported decreased giving.