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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.

Bronze Level Preparedness Planning Guide (basic level)

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015

The Preparedness Planning Guide for Congregations and Parishes is designed to help a congregation plan for a disaster, from taking inventory of physical and human assets to determining its niche in assisting vulnerable people in the larger community. This “Bronze Level” version gathers the most basic information needed in times of disaster.

Comprehensive Preparedness Planning Guide For Congregations

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015

Designed to help a congregation plan for a disaster, from taking inventory of physical and human assets to determining its niche in assisting vulnerable people in the larger community. This process is best done over several meetings, requiring about 10 to 15 hours to complete. To assist in the process, we’ve created a Facilitator’s Guide that a group leader can use to facilitate a planning team in

Module 3: Parish-Level Disaster Response Stories

Friday, Jun 05, 2015

What experience do individual parishes in your diocese have with disaster response? This exercise invites people in your diocese who have responded to a disaster or crisis on the parish level to share their stories. Because most disaster response happens at a local, parish or congregational level, the experience invites the diocesan team to learn the local story.

Module 2: Where Are We Now? And Where Do We Go From Here?

Friday, Jun 05, 2015

Building the Diocesan Preparedness and Response Team is designed to help diocesan teams develop the systems required to engage congregations in the ministry of disaster preparedness and response. It can be used in the initial development of a team as well as in the orientation of new team members.

Mobilizing Your Network of Supporters After a Disaster

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015

The Arkansas Disaster Relief Team was able to initiate a thoughtful and enduring tornado response because it was able to mobilize a large constituency of passionate supporters before and during the disaster. Learn ways to activate your network of enthusiastic contributors by building relationships, building interest and raising visibility.