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Feeding Guidelines: COVID-19

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

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.

Bible Study: Building Hope

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

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.

Bible Study: Combatting Fear

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

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.

Bible Study: Hope Rooted in God

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

During times of uncertainty like epidemics and pandemics, use this Bible Study as exhortation for Christians to have hope. It provides reasons to in the context of Israelite captivity and exile.

Bible Study: The Impact of Death

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

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.

Estudio Biblico: Combatir El Miedo

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

Todos los días vivimos en medio de conflictos y violencia, hambre y enfermedades, injusticia y opresión. Sin embargo, en medio de todo ello Dios nos dice, “¡No temas!”. ¿Cómo puede ser eso? Explore este estudio bíblico individualmente o en grupo cuando luche(n) con el miedo.

Estudio Biblico: El impacto de la muerte

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

Explore una de las historias más conocidas de la Biblia sobre la muerte de Lázaro, el amigo de Jesús. Este estudio bíblico hará que entienda las maneras en que la muerte de una persona tiene un impacto sobre las familias, las amistades y las comunidades. Esto es especialmente útil cuando ocurren epidemias y pandemias.

Estudio Biblico: Formar Esperanza

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

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.

Estudio Biblico: La Esperanza Enraizada en Dios

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

En épocas de incertidumbre, como epidemias y pandemias, use este estudio bíblico como una exhortación a los cristianos a que tengan esperanzas. Proporciona motivos para ello en el contexto del cautiverio y el exilio de los israelitas.

Estudio bíblico: Reintegrar a la comunidad a los que sanaron

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

Este estudio bíblico es excelente para grupos eclesiásticos o se puede completar individuamente. Durante epidemias y pandemias, inspírense en la manera en que líderes religiosos de la Biblia implementaron medidas de seguridad para lidiar con la lepra, una enfermedad que se contagia cuando se toca a un enfermo.

Recomendaciones litúrgicas en reacción a una epidemia

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

Éstas son recomendaciones litúrgicas relativas a la intinción, el uso en común de un cáliz y otras prácticas vinculadas a la comunión durante epidemia y pandemias. Finalmente, las decisiones se deben tomar en colaboración con el liderazgo de la iglesia y las autoridades de salud pública, basadas en las preferencias locales y las inquietudes de seguridad.

Liturgical Recommendations in Response to Epidemics

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

These are liturgical recommendations concerning intiction, using a common cup and other communion related practices during epidemics and pandemics. Ultimately, decisions should be made in collaboration with Church leadership and health authorities, based on local preferences and safety concerns.

Lessons Learned: Improving Church Safety

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019

A man walked into The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest in the Upper East Side of New York City and began yelling threats. This individual went on to damage church property and set fire to two pews. In the aftermath, Church members needed to balance concerns about maintaining their open and welcoming identity and ensuring the safety for those who use their building. Here some reflections from

How To: Host a Respite Space for Young Families | Waltham, MA

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018

When a record snowstorm shut down everything, including schools, in a Massachusetts community for almost two weeks, the rector of a local parish opened her church to provide a space for children and their parents to gather for a much-needed break from their enforced isolation and to re-connect.