March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

Below you will find resources we’ve gathered from across the Church, designed to inform and support us through the current COVID-19 pandemic. Included are the most recent messages, resources and recommendations from the Episcopal Church, recommendations from the CDC and WHO (in English and Spanish), and various worship, prayer, and community resources to use during this time. We hope you find them helpful. We join in prayer with our siblings around the world, as we navigate this difficult time together.

Note: We will update this list as new resources are made available. If you have a relevant resource to share, please send it to editor@episcopalfoundation.org

General information:

  • Statement from the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and updates from the Episcopal Church.
  • Latest updates on the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Information in Spanish here. Información en español aquí.
  • Rolling update feed from the World Health Organization (WHO) with the latest information and what’s happened so far. Information in Spanish here. Información en español aquí.

Online events:

  • Webinar on Mourning Our Changing Church: Facing our moment, grieving what we are losing, anticiapting a meaningful future on April 15th at 3pm EDT by the CEEP Network
  • Digital Ministry Open Office Hours, sponsored by VTS Lifelong Learning to answer all your questions about doing church online - offered several dates/times through April, May and June

Worship:

  • Faith@Home Daily, lectionary-based readings and reflections by Forma and Forward Movement
  • A ONE LICENSE license (Free permission to reprint or project music for congregations valid through April 15, 2020)
  • A simple guide to offering online worship through Zoom, Facebook and other services from the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.
  • A short video on how to livestream your church service with only a cell phone from the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. In Spanish here. En español aquí.

Prayer and meditation:

  • Habits of Grace - Meditation each Monday with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Finance:

Note: These links are provided for informational purposes only. Please seek your, or your parish’s, own legal, tax or financial advice before finalizing any action or decision.

Conversation and community:

Books and publications:

  • Living in Lent by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton - Meditations on the hymns of the season from Church Publishing Incorporated.

Resources for children:

  • Candle walk by Karin Holsinger Sherman - An illustrated picture book that prepares children for sleep from Church Publishing Incorporated.

Other resources:

  • A short video on how to share the Peace without shaking hands from the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York.