A Faithful Response, with Worship

As we look at how we are responsive to the health needs of our local communities, many churches are making the decision whether to host worship together in person; or virtually to have connection digitally if not possible in person. Congregations are looking towards what their county health officials and local school districts are deciding, and often following suit. 

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Provided by The United Church of Christ, USA

Ministry with Children & Youth

In these times of social and physical distancing, we need to find new ways to imagine how we minister with children and youth. What are their spiritual needs? What kinds of faith formation can we offer from our homes? How can we continue to be “church” with the folks we serve even as the tools we’re used to using are unavailable to us. We’re planning a Round Table discussion to name the issues and concerns that you’re experiencing, and share some best practices. What’s working for you? How are the children and youth you lead weathering this? How are you responding, and what could you share that other leaders could learn from.

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Provided by United in Learning

Pandemic Practicums

1: Everyone’s Response is Unique

Communitiy & Workplace Traumatologist, Compassion Fatigue Therapist, Critical Incident Responder, and clergyperson, Diane Strickland, launches the first video in a series to support folks through the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this video she discusses how and why some people respond to traumatic events, what to notice about yourself, and how to respond to others in ways that harness calm.

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2: The Corona Brain Effect

Diane Strickland talks about one of the most common symptoms for survivors of disasters, critical incidents and ongoing crises such this pandemic. Viewers will gain insight into themselves and learn how to support themselves and others in managing this symptom and the various ways it can manifest.

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Provided by Diane Strickland.