You Can Help
What you can do to help in the midst of Covid-19
You Can Help by Following Guidelines
The Coronavirus has caused much concern in our communities as many have watched it spread. Fear does not own as children of God, but we do need to be prudent to prevent the disease from spreading.
The Center for Disease Control has provided guidelines for public spaces and worship areas. Below are some simple recommendations which we can all follow to help protect one another.
The recommendations from the CDC (CDC.gov):
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
You Can Help by Praying
Prayer for a Pandemic
May we who are merely inconvenienced,
remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors,
remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home,
remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close,
remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips,
remember those that have no place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market,
remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home,
remember those who have no home.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
Sister Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D.
President, Chestnut Hill College
You Can Help by Keeping in Contact
Just because you can't be together, you can still 'get together!' Check out our resources for Online Streaming that many of our district churches are doing now. You can also keep in touch with your friends and family by phone by using free video and audio streaming services like FaceTime, Zoom, and FreeConferenceCall.com. We're all in this together, but we're not alone.
You Can Help by Giving
Our Churches are busier than ever adapting to the changing world around us. Streaming services, pastoral care, education and fellowship are still happening - but in a different way. While everything else may change, the Gospel remains steadfast! Your church still needs your support. Contact your church office about how you can continue to support an ever-changing ministry.