WEEKLY WEBINARS

WEEKLY WEBINARS

During these moments of uncertainty and widespread fear, Episcopal Relief & Development is gathering friends from different areas of expertise to discuss the affect of COVID-19 on various communities and industries. Sign up today for weekly email invitations, or check back here each week for a registration link. Have you been attending the webinars? Take the survey to let us know how we’re doing!


PREPARACION Y REPUESTA DURANTE UN DESASTRE
El viernes 29 de mayo 2020 la Rev. Ana Méndez, directora del Programa REDES en Puerto Rico, el Rev. Ed Gómez, vicario de San Pablo en Houston, TX, y el padre José Rodríguez, rector de la Iglesia Episcopal Jesús de Nazaret en Orlando, FL hablan sobre sus experiencias prácticas en responder a desastres. Escuche la grabación y descargue recursos

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE DURING A DISASTER

On May 22, 2020, the Rev. Patty Baker, rector for St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church in Snoqualmie, Washington and the Venerable Roger Saterstrom, archdeacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee joined us to talk about their on-the-ground experience in disaster response. Listen to the recording and download resources and tools that will help you plan for a potential disaster and respond to the most vulnerable people in your communities. LISTEN

 

COVID-19 AND HOMELESS COMMUNITIES

On May 15, 2020, Episcopal Relief & Development virtually sat down with the Rev. Glenna Huber, rector for the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C., Aaron Scott, organizer for Chaplains on the Harbor in Grays Harbor, Washington and the Rev. Kim Jackson, vicar for the Church of the Common Ground in Atlanta, GA to discuss how their ministries in different regions of the US with homeless people has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen in as they describe how things have changed and what is still the same. LISTEN

 

COVID-19 AND ELDER COMMUNITIES

Dorothy Linthicum, Catechist for the “Baptized for Life” initiative at Virginia Theological Seminary and The Rev. Victor J. Thomas, Rector at St. James Episcopal Church, Houston, TX reminded us of how vulnerable and resilient our elder communities are during this pandemic and provided tangible ways that we can help provide support. LISTEN

 

COVID-19 AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES

Lariza Garzon, Executive Director for the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in North Carolina and Marisol Delgado, licensed counselor for the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Program in Houston, Texas engaged in a conversation around the inequalities immigrants face during the COVID-19 pandemic. LISTEN

 

CARING FOR CAREGIVERS AND MANAGING GRIEF

We explored the magnitude of grief related to the new coronavirus, with a specific focus on caregivers, including healthcare workers and those caring for children, elders or family members along with the Rev. Dr. Ellen Richardson, author of Holy Dying and the Rev. Deacon Mary Alice Jones from the Episcopal Diocese of Montana. Our discussion went beyond normal self-care conversations to explore the theological, spiritual and practical concerns of those who are grieving while caring for others. LISTEN

 

HELPING INDIVIDUALS ACCESS RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

Suzanne Hollifield, Volunteer Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas Hurricane Harvey Recovery Program and Anthony Suggs, Missioner for Advocacy & Social Justice in the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado shared examples of ways churches can help individuals access benefits. LISTEN

 

ASSET-BASED MINISTRY RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The Rev. Stacy Stringer, Director for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas Hurricane Harvey Recovery Program and Deacon Elaine Clements, Episcopal Relief & Development Partner in Response and Resilience shared ways individual and collective gifts within the Church can meet the needs created by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. LISTEN

 

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS DURING COVID-19

Keith Adams, Executive Director for NJ VOAD, Kevin Smith from DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, Lesli Remaly-Netter from FEMA Region IV VAL, and Jack Cobb from The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations talk about utilizing governmental and non-governmental resources to support congregations and other non-profit institutions. LISTEN

 

ADDRESSING ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

The Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White and Bishop Chilton Knudsen discuss family/partner violence, substance use and mental health as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. LISTEN

 

A MINISTERIAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Aaron Scott, Chaplain and Organizer for Chaplains on the Harbor in the Grays Harbor, WA area and the Rev. Dr. Thomas Ni, Associate for Chinese Ministry for The Church of Our Savior in the Los Angeles, CA area discussed how COVID-19 has affected their ministry. LISTEN