idea logoWe hope to bring you the latest information, within our presbytery and beyond its borders, regarding the coronavirus (covid-19). If you find information that you think others will find helpful, please email communication@glpby.org and we will look into it.


Friday, April 3

♦ PMA announces Matthew 25 grants available for vulnerable congregations – Click here

♦ Stewardship during a pandemic? Click here

♦ PC(USA) Leaders will lead online worship for Easter. Details can be found by clicking here.

Thursday, April 2

♦ Today’s virtual lunch is with Pastors. Zoom in by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/199228378

♦ What is the CARES Act? What does it mean for your congregation? Click here

♦ PC(USA) Suggestions for Online Services for Holy Week – Click here

Wednesday, April 1

♦ Living into Matthew 25 is still our call during this pandemic. How do we care? How do we share. Here are a couple of examples of what people can do.

  • Nursing Home Lets You ‘Adopt’ A Lonely Grandparent In Isolation – Click here

  • Presbyterian Mission Agency featuring our own First United Belleville – Click here

♦ Singing is a way of connecting us and really joyfully acknowledging that we aren’t alone, even though we are distanced. Find this beautiful reflection – Click here

Tuesday, March 31

♦ Understandably many are struggling with food security during this pandemic. If you know of someone who has particular need, please help them find a food bank/pantry near them.  In Illinois – click here.  In Missouri – click here.

♦ Mental Health Resources as each day is bringing new changes to daily life that would have been unthinkable a month ago, a week ago or even yesterday. Don’t struggle alone – Click here

♦ Today’s virtual lunch is with Interim/Transitional Pastors. Zoom in by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/570558531