Resources listed here are meant to assist you in offering pastoral care during times of serious disruption of regular routines.
Covid trauma resources for clergy and lay leaders in congregational and clinical settings are available. We are grateful to the General COVID Task force for gathering so much video, sermons and online resources.
4.18.2020 Special thanks to Laura Phillips for alerting us to:
People staying home may need a little extra and affordable outlets. The Kansas City Film Festival will be virtual this year (and other virtual entertainment events featured in the KC Star today)
Resources from our colleagues Rev. Dr. Robert Howard Community Christian Church, Tempe, AZ:
Death, Dying, & Funerals After COVID-19: Online Resources
Guidance for Ministries to the Dying and Bereaved During Social Distancing (United Methodist)
Digital Pastoral Care for Grief: Individual & Collective (United Church of Christ)
Guide for Christian Funerals During COVID19
Guidance for Funeral Practices : Ministering to the Bereaved During a Public Health Crisis
Death, Grief and Funerals in a Time of Social Distancing (Presbyterian Church of Canada)
Responsive Prayer Model for On-line Funeral (United Church of Christ)
Supporting the Bereaved During COVID-19
Funerals in the Time of a Pandemic: A Toolkit for Children & Families
A Simple Reflection at Home on the Day of a Funeral You Can’t Attend (Church of England)
A Time of Reflection When You Can’t Attend a Funeral (Methodist UK)
10 guidelines for pastoral care during the coronavirus outbreak by Eileen R. Campbell-Reed
4 guidelines for improvising pastoral leadership through a pandemic by Eileen R. Campbell-Reed
COVID-19 Resources for Faith Communities: Congregational Care Emory University Interfaith Health
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