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Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Personal Prayer and Spiritual Practices
A PDF version of the Book of Common Prayer
A PDF version of Daily Devotions for Individuals and Families (Morning, Noon, Evening, Night) from the BCP
A practical and spiritual guide to the traditional practice of Making a Spiritual Communion
A litany of intercession for use during pandemic
Three quality articles about personal Christian spirituality during pandemic:
Ten Tips for Coping with Coronavirus: A spirituality for strange times
Staying Spiritually Connected While Socially Distant
Finding God in Difficult Times
Emotional Care for Individuals and Families
An overview for all ages 10 guidelines for pastoral care during the coronavirus outbreak
Three articles about helping children and families cope:
Protect Your Family's Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus, Anxiety, Children, and The Church
Faithful parenting in a pandemic
Comprehensive list of Online Alcoholics Anonymous Groups
Comprehensive list of Mental Health Professionals who offer virtual counseling
Resources Specifically for Congregations
to hold periodic Zoom meetings in various configurations for mutual support and information sharing.
Overall preparedness and planning
Building community beyond online worship
Stewardship in time of pandemic
Three regularly updated lists of general resources :
Duke University: Faith and Leadership
Episcopal Relief and Development: Faith based response to epidemics
Episcopal Relief and Development: Remote Ministry
: Use this function of Netflix to share and reflect with others on where you see God, redemption and grace in a favorite movie.
Children with Families:
“Candle Walk: A Bedtime Prayer for God”
: This free online children’s book assures children of God’s nearness even in troubling days.
Godly Play Foundation lessons:
Share your reflections on these familiar lessons-- recommended: “the Ark and the Flood” and “Listening for God from 'Faith and Play.'”
: A video tutorial on the actions and traditions of the Eucharist, accompanied by a discussion guide. Great for youth groups and families.
Three blogs to explore: have everyone share an article and why it spoke to them and discuss.
(middle and high school)
“Grow Christians: a community of disciples practicing faith at home”
(high school and parents)
for how to navigate the real world as an Episcopalian and Christian
(high school and parents)
earth & altar
for articles on liturgy and theology.
: Free downloadable coloring sheets, devotionals and activity pages.
Household Bible Reading with Lectio Divina from Build Faith
: Step by step Bible Study for families. Start with the Parable of the Good Shepherd (Matthew 18:12–14 or Luke 15:3–7)
for free downloadable Lenten and Easter zines.
Other activities: found on our diocesean resource
Children and Youth:
Faith At Home Daily
: Daily activities include videos (screen), articles, podcasts, activities, and prayers.
Being A Good Samaritan- A Pandemic Devotional for Children
: Read the familiar parable through the lens of our current global health crisis.
the Bible for Normal People
1 minute video tutorials on a variety of topics
Streaming from Zoom to Facebook live or Youtube
(note: The free version allows for meetings up to 100 participants, but is limited to 40 minute meetings)
Zoom’s getting started page
Video on Facebook Live Streaming in 4 steps by the Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija
Live stream instructions
Public Domain Hymns
Copyright Information for different Bible versions
Free software to create podcasts:
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact a member of the
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