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Church Technology

Rev. Evans Presents Pastor Michael Stevens and the InPeace Church App
Pastor Michael Stevens demonstrated the InPeace Church App to a group of pastors and clergy as part of the "Re-opening Churches Through the Pandemic" presentation held Tuesday, Dec. 14th at the Greater Centennial AME Zion Church Fellowship Hall in Mt.Vernon, NY.

All-in-one mobile platform to unify ministry, management, and mission. Grow your church with tools designed to: build discipleship, increase generosity, strengthen fellowship, amplify evangelism, and optimize stewardship.

Crafted and designed to foster community through features that bring people together – like interactive chat, groups, prayer, events and more – all customized for your church and delivered within 30 days.

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How to Make Your Church COVID-19 Free

The NBCI "10 Easy Steps To Get Your Church Back in the Worship of Our LORD During COVID-19" Seminar
This seminar on re-opening churches through the pandemic was held December 14, 2021 at the Greater Centennial AME Zion Church Fellowship Hall in Mt. Vernon, NY

Host James LeBlance Infectious Disease Control Expert from TDS and Associates detailed a fast, safe way of helping Pastors reclaim their pulpits with 100% of their members back in the pews. The webinar will discuss methods for cleaning and disinfecting your church, as well as explain the contents of the proprietary COVID-19 Suppression Kit we are offering in partnership with TDS & Associates.

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    These kits will help congregations:
  • Ensure a clean and safe environment for worship
  • Help streamline a process of cleaning and disinfecting
  • Bring peace and reassurance to the congregation
This seminar also discussed how your church can fund this with COVID relief funds. Visit to purchase the kit today to start educating your staff, effectively cleaning your church facilities, and getting back to church safely! If you need to make a large order (25 or more kits) please contact Gary Scott at

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Take advantage of the EMPLOYEE RETENTIONCREDIT (ERC) for COVID-19 Relief
Your church has been negatively impacted by forced closures and capacity limitations through no fault of your own.
  • The ERTC program can potentially provide you with tens of thousands of dollars with no limitations on how you utilize them. What additional good can you do in your community with $20,000 -$30,000 or maybe much more?
  • If you have W2 employees, you may qualify (even if you have previously received a PPP loan) Since this is a federal program, there are regulations and rules to navigate, which is why the ERTC Fund program has experts to get every penny your church deserves by doing the hard part for you.
  • Go to today and complete a simple questionaire to learn how much you may qualify for! It costs absolutely nothing to check an once you know how much you qualify for, you may choose to enter into a contractual agreement where the CPA firm will be paid up to 15% of whatever is recovered - most of it AFTER you get money from the IRS.
What is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)? The ERC was not widely used until March 2021, when updated IRS regulations made this type of COVID-19 Relief more accessible.

In short: thousands of businesses who once picked between the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and ERC can now possibly use both, by amending their Quarterly Form(s) 941.

The credit refunds payroll costs already spent. There is no need to pay back the ERTC, and it is in a sense, similar to the stimulus check that taxpayers received. Any business structure under 500 employees can potentially qualify. This includes non-profits and start-ups.

We encourage you to provide targeted & impactful economic empowerment (Deuteronomy 8:18-19) to all of the small businesses in your commmunity.

Remember, they were also greatly impacted by Covid shutdowns and would absolutely welcome your community outreach (Matthew 5:14-16) as you share with them so we can help keep these businesses open & employing our brothers and sisters.

For more information, visit

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

If you are covering the cost of a COVID-19 funeral, FEMA may be able to help.

You may qualify for up to $9,000 per funeral for expenses.

FEMA may provide COVID-19 Funeral Assistance to you if:
  • you are a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified non-citizen.
  • the death occurred in the United States, including U.S. territories and the District of Columbia;
  • the death was attributed to COVID-19; and
  • you are responsible for the eligible funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020
To apply, call 844-684-6333 toll-free between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday. FEMA representatives will take your application, and multilingual services are available. COVID-19 Funeral Assistance applications must be completed with a FEMA representative; you cannot apply online.

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Facts and Good News About COVID-19 Vaccines
  • 150,000 Black Churches Support What Black Doctors are saying about the COVID-19 Vaccines
    Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the pause regarding the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. was lifted on April 23, 2021 for adults aged 18 years and older in the United States.
  • Why Were the Vaccines Made So Fast?
    The vaccines were made so fast because scientists found a new way to make vaccines that works really well called the mRNA method. Many vaccines in the future will use this method and will be made just as fast. That’s very good news!