Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

COVID-19 Resources

CPG's Walk and Be Well, 28 Day Program

We can change our lives by walking. A walk brings us closer to better overall health and improved well-being by allowing us time for reflection while we exercise our bodies. We learn about the importance of walking in our lives  - and how regular walking can lead to improved physical, psychological and spiritual health - from coaches, doctors, and even our faith traditions. Taking the time for a regular walking program can lead us into new relationships with ourselves, with others and with God. 

Episcopal Relief and Development Webinar

Caring for Caregivers and Managing Grief   

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.

Managing Anxiety 

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.

Topics include:

  • 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

NYS Free Guided Meditations


C.A.R.E.S. ~ Small Business Loan ~ Paycheck Protection Program

  • SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application explanation and application 5/15/2020

Digital sharing resources for: online services, meetings and gatherings 

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

Online Worship Resources and more

​Pentecost Resources

Links to services around the Diocese

St Peters Geneva

Church of the Good Shepherd, Webster

St. Michaels, Geneseo

Incarnation, Penfield

St Paul's, Rochester

Trinity, Greece Facebook group

St. Peter's, Dansville

St. Thomas, Rochester

Grace and St. Andrews, Caledonia

St. James Hammondsport

St. Marks, Penn Yan

Christ Church, Rochester

St. Thomas, Bath NY

St. Luke's, Fairport Facebook

St. George's, Hilton

St. John's, Honeoye Falls

St. Luke's Brockport webpage & Facebook & twitter

Church of the Ascension Facebook & webpage

St. Paul's Angelica

Christ Church Cuba

St. Peter's Henrietta Facebook & YouTube

Epiphany Facebook

The Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Facebook and YouTube

Christ Church Hornell NY

 

(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 seo831@aol.com) 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.
  • 10 Additionsl Guidelines for Pastoral Care During the Coronavirus Outbreak 

 

The following are previous communications from Bishop Singh

March 2020 ENEWS

March 19, 2020 Urgent Message

Our doors are closed but we're open to serve you!

 

Diocesan Staff is working from their homes and are available and ready to assist. 

Staff Contact Information

Contact Steve Richards via email for assistance in setting up online worship

 

Sign up for email updates from New York State with critical information on the Coronavirus pandemic

Do you have questions on disaster relief from COVID-19?  

Go to Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program or email specific questions HERE


Monroe County Health Department Talking Points

County Executive Adam Bello's mask making video

CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC proper cloth face covering, washing instructions, and instructions for making homemade masks

New York State Department of Health