CORONAVIRUS 2019 RESOURCE LIST

Central Rocky Mountain Region

RESOURCES FOR REGION MINISTERIAL LIFE

  1. REGIONAL OFFICE
    1. I am always available to you via email, mobile phone and virtual meetings.
    1. EMAIL TO: joan@crmrdoc.org

RESOURCES FOR CONGREGATIONAL LIFE

  1. Instead of gathering for worship as normal consider bringing your community together “virtually” by using
    1. Internet
      1. Facebook Live streaming,
      1. You might also point your members to the weekly worship service that is provided by DisciplesNet, an on-line congregation. Their website is www.disciplesnet.org 
    1. Video conferencing
      1. Zoom Your Regional Church can provide your congregation with training and access to Zoom for worship and meetings on our regional account.
      1. YouTube
      1. Face Time
    1. Resources for Families and Children
      1. https://www.docfamiliesandchildren.org/coronoa-virus-children-youth
    1.  Telephone Conference Prayer lines
      1. freeconferencecall.com  Please contact us and we will help you get started. 
  2. Best Practices – If you decide to continue with worship services
    1. encourage the most at-risk people in your congregation to stay home. That includes
      1. people over 60,
      1. people with heart, kidney, or lung disease, or comprised immune systems
      1. those with chronic respiratory conditions.  
    1. practice the safe handling of communion, including wearing gloves, plastic disposable cups and disposing of them immediately.
    1. Suspend the Passing of the Peace and other physical greetings in your coming together to eliminate coming into close contact and touching others.
  3. Ministry and Meetings
    1. Again, the virtual meetings tools, such as Zoom, GoToMeeting, Facebook Private Groups and other applications provide us the ability to continue our worshipful work without putting each other at risk.
    1. Other available resources can be found at our General Church Website: https://disciples.org/dns/disciples-and-covid-19/
  4. Community – “The cancellation of worship does not necessarily mean that all events in the congregation’s life should also be suspended. (Rev. Dr. Rick Spleth, Indiana Regional Minister)
    1. Food pantries that serve the poor may need to continue to provide support to our neighbors.
    1. Different decisions may need to be made regarding pre-schools and daycares hosted in our buildings, and other events that bring together smaller groups of persons

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