Episcopal Relief and Development Webinar
Friday, April 24, 2020
3 PM EDT/ 2 PM CDT / 1 PM MDT / 12 PM PDT
This week's webinar will explore the experience of grief with a specific focus on care givers. We identify care givers in the broadest sense, from front line healthcare workers to those caring for children, elders or family members. We all are seeking ways to carry our own and other's burdens. Our discussion will go beyond normal self-care practice conversations to explore the theological, spiritual and practical concerns of those who are holding grief while engaging in care for others.
While the endless and ever changing coronavirus news cycle might leave you feeling helpless, there are ways to successfully manage your anxiety. CPG has collaborated with Cigna to share strategies for staying informed, coping with stress, and finding emotional support if you need it.
- Normal reactions and recommended responses for coping
- Finding emotional support if you need it
- How your Employee Assistance Program can help
Play Webinar: Managing Anxiety - Coronavirus Fears & Concerns
Additional resources found on the page above:
Managing Anxiety - Cornavirus Fears & Concerns Presentation Slides
Coping with the Fear of Coronavirus
- SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application explanation and application 5/15/2020
- Paycheck Protection Loans FAQ's
For users organizing public group meetings such as church services on video conferencing with Zoom, BBB strongly encourages hosts to review their settings and confirm that only they can share their screen. This will prevent any outside disruption from the main video feed on a public session. Use a unique ID for large or public Zoom calls. When you create a Zoom account, the app assigns users a Personal Meeting ID (PMI). When hosting a large Zoom call where members of the public are attending, it’s better to use a one-time code rather than a user’s PMI. If not, hijackers can use the PMI to try and jump in on your Zoom calls at any time.
Complete safeguards from the Better Business Bureau for video conferencing
- Copyright resources - very important!!!
Livestreaming and U.S. Copyright
The church publishing company has given permission for a list of Easter Hymns free until June 1, but this may mean that you need to remove videos from websites and FB on June 1.
- Wireless microphone frequency changes from the FCC as of 2017 including churches
Links to services around the Diocese
(EDOR churches - send in your online link if you want to share!)
- Washington National Cathedral https://cathedral.org/worship/
As the Cathedral remains closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we invite you to join our online services:
Morning Service of Prayer
Sunday Online Holy Eucharist (webcast live at 11:15 am EDT)
Pastoral Care Guidelines for this season from Bishop Singh
(with advice from our Diocesan Pastoral Crisis Response Resource team)
- Share your church contact list discretely with vestry members.
- Vestries - divide membership list into clusters for periodic pastoral check-ins via telephone or video platform (facetime, Zoom, etc.) beginning with those who are alone or isolated. Make sure you keep your priest informed of sensitive situations. Sending a card or text will brighten someone’s day.
- Video conferencing: Speak slowly, clearly and with added expression. Make eye contact with the camera.
- Visiting the sick and the dying in hospitals and homes: Do not visit! Use phone, FaceTime, or another video option to contact them and loved ones. Follow the same protocol for home visits.
- Deacon Sue Ouelette (815-751-0251 or firstname.lastname@example.org) serves as Chaplain at Strong Memorial Hospital. She would be willing to visit your parishioner as able and even help you video chat with them when possible. Kindly contact Sue in your local hospital for such pastoral assistance.
- Funerals, Burials and Weddings: Postpone all gatherings. Feel free to call Bishop Singh to discern exceptional situations. Memorial services may be scheduled on a later date.
The following are previous communications from Bishop Singh
Diocesan Staff is working from their homes and are available and ready to assist.
Contact Steve Richards via email for assistance in setting up online worship