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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.

Training Module: Identifying and Reducing Risk

Friday, May 11, 2018

This workshop was developed in the wake of the shootings at Mother Emanuel in Charleston, South Carolina. It is designed to create a space for participants to share stories about their fears and to discuss hazards within their community. Then, participants evaluate and develop strategies for reducing risk leading to a safer, more resilient community.

How To: Build a Church Preparedness Team

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

Mason Whitney, the Church Safety Warden at St. Gabriel the Archangel, reflects on the process of equipping the congregation to respond and establishing a church safety ministry.

How To: Hold a Service of Lament After Violence | Isla Vista, California

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2016

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.

Tips & Lessons: Post-Disaster Advice for Clergy | New Orleans, LA

Monday, Nov 02, 2015

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.