Many churches and organizations have ministries that involve gathering people around food–either to eat together or to distribute via a food pantry. These gatherings are now unsafe and put the very people we feel called to serve at risk. This list provides direction for continuing a feeding ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Young children (pre-K through 5th grade) can be particularly traumatized by the effects of a disaster. We can help them express and affirm their feelings of confusion, sadness, and anger while also reminding them how much they and all they love are still cared for by Jesus the Good Shepherd.
El propósito de esta hoja de trabajo es ayudar a las organizaciones a determinar lo siguiente: prioridades para el crecimiento, identificación de los miembros del equipo y contactos que pueden ayudar a lograr los objetivos, materiales de marketing, gestión de recursos, presupuesto y evaluación de la eficiencia en la movilización de recursos.
Clergy-to-clergy, the Rev. Bill Terry provides advice based on his experience in Hurricane Katrina, during which his church provided physical and spiritual needs to the impacted community. Terry addresses pastoral care, self care, donation management and well as general disaster response management tips.
Despite community pressure to return to normal six months after the killing of seven students in a California college town, a visiting priest saw the need for a special liturgy of lament and healing. Her creative work led to a series of services throughout the diocese in response to gun violence.
Disasters take an emotional toll on each person to varying degrees, whether directly or indirectly affected. This graphic depicts the journey, elongated by a pandemic or multiple disasters, from impact to new normal and provides language for each milestone. Included is also a written explanation of what each stage of the life cycle of a disaster means.
Adapted from Episcopal Worship to Anchor Your Day, from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cypress, Texas, this resource outlines the step-by-step process of going Live on Facebook and provides advice on ensuring high video quality and as well as list things to avoid when broadcasting prayer services online.
By going through the Matching Gifts and Needs After A Disaster module, leaders are able to name the people, places and things they have access to that can help groups of people who are disproportionately impacted by a disaster.
Disasters take an emotional toll on each person to varying degrees, whether directly or indirectly affected. This graphic depicts the journey from impact to new normal and provides language for each milestone. Included is also a written explanation of what each stage of the life cycle of a disaster means.
Desde el punto de vista de la Biblia, la esperanza, más que una expectativa, es la certeza de que el futuro será bueno. Durante las epidemias y las pandemias, las muertes masivas y la inestabilidad económica amilanan a muchos. Use este estudio bíblico como una manera de afirmarse o de afirmar a la comunidad de su iglesia en las verdades bíblicas.
The biblical understanding of hope is a confident expectation that good in the future will come. During epidemics and pandemics, many are daunted by mass casualties and an unstable economy. Use this Bible Study as a way to ground yourself or your church community in biblical truths.
Esta guía sectorial de dos partes centrada en los activos busca reafirmar el papel central que desempeñan las personas y los grupos (es decir, el liderazgo del programa, el personal y los participantes del programa) y los recursos que poseen en su propio desarrollo. Presenta ejemplos de cambios (tanto de resultados como de procesos) que podríamos rastrear, así como una variedad de herramientas par
Every day we live in the midst of conflict and violence, hunger and disease, injustice and oppression. Yet in the midst of this God tells us, “Do not be afraid!” How can this be? Explore this Bible Study as an individual or with a group as you grapple with fear.
Esta hoja de trabajo está destinada para ayudar a las organizaciones a determinar los recursos que tienen en las siguientes áreas: Organización (cultura, competencias), Redes (relaciones), Recursos (financieros, físicos, naturales), Personal (habilidades, experiencia, conexiones), Programas (estrategias, logros), Miembros de la Junta (habilidades, experiencia, conexiones) y Otros Voluntarios.
Explore one of the more well known Bible stories of the death of Lazarus, Jesus’ friend. In this Bible Study gain an understanding of ways the death of a person impacts families, friends and communities. This is especially helpful in the midst of epidemics and pandemics.