These resources can be used in all different ways. You might choose to use them as a fun project during virtual coffee hour, virtual Sunday School or after dinner with your family each Sunday night leading up to Christmas. As you complete each craft, find an opportunity to talk with others about Episcopal Relief & Development’s important work with children across the globe and appreciate the children in your own life.
Faith-Based Response to Epidemics + Pandemics
During these moments of uncertainty and widespread fear, Episcopal Relief & Development has gathered friends from different areas of expertise to discuss the effect of COVID-19 on various communities and industries.
Episcopal Relief & Development offers prayers for times of trial and celebration. Pray along with us and share with a friend on social media.
TOOLS FOR MAINTAINING COMMUNITY
Older adults, at-risk youth, college students, new mothers, widows and veterans suffer from daily loneliness at higher rates than other groups. During an event such as the rapid spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, members of these groups will feel the effects of quarantine even more. We’ve compiled a list of tools to help reach different groups of people when you can’t physically gather, including Bible Studies.
Using Online Affinity Groups To Address Isolation
Learn from the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey how to maintain connection during an epidemic or pandemic by using online affinity groups, similar to foyer or small groups. This guide provides a list of the kinds of groups the diocese found most helpful in response to COVID-19. sought out ways to maintain connection within its congregations and members as individual households began to practice physical distancing.
Maintaining Resilience During Uncertain Times
Maintaining Resilience During Uncertain Times is a training developed specifically to address individuals’ spiritual, emotional and physical needs during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This training is structured to be facilitated online using video conferencing and other digital tools, and can be adjusted to accommodate different levels of comfort with technology.
Matching Gifts & Needs After Disaster
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.
Identifying and Reducing Risk
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.
COLOR OUR WORLD
Color Our World highlights Episcopal Relief & Development’s Early Childhood Development work in countries like Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Malawi and Mozambique. As you color in the pages, you see firsthand how partners in the field teach communities about the importance of physical, social, emotional and cognitive development in children because the pages featured in the book are actual FAMA cards used by partners in the field. FAMA stands for Facts, Associations, Meaning, Action.
ABUNDANT LIFE GARDEN PROJECT
Abundant Life Garden Project is an interactive, Scripture-based children’s program developed to share the work of Episcopal Relief & Development with elementary school-aged students.