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UCC Daily COVID-19 Briefing provides facts to fight fear

The UCC wants to ensure that its membership and beyond get facts and not false information about the coronavirus pandemic. So it brought in a public health professional to act as UCC “point person” for the church’s COVID-19 response. Barbara Baylor's job: to help decipher all of the material available from a plethora of respected sources and create an online daily brief.

In North Carolina, volunteers restore hurricane survivor to her home

"If it wasn't for God and you people, I wouldn’t be in my house tonight." That's how Josephine Henry described the situation as a crowd joined her recently – before the COVID-19 crisis – to dedicate her restored home in Wilmington, N.C. Hurricane Florence had torn the roof off, but now it was fixed, thanks to One Great Hour of Sharing donations and volunteer work by United Church of Christ members and others.

Resources for Combatting the COVID-19 Disaster

Coronavirus resources with special emphasis on disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Check back regularly for updates!

Barbara Baylor is UCC Disaster Ministries' new COVID-19 point person

Barbara Baylor began work Friday, March 20, as UCC Disaster Ministries' Health Liaison and, as such, "point person" for COVID-19 response.

UCC coronavirus resources for churches and members multiply

United Church of Christ's library of coronavirus resources for churches and their members just got a lot richer. You will want to have a look right now! Among new sections: how to talk with children, statements from church leaders, and avoiding scams.

Urgent Needs

COVID-19 daily briefing from the UCC

The briefing separates facts from falsehoods and fear, supplying valuable information for the duration of the pandemic crisis. This resource is prepared by Barbara T. Baylor, MPH, Temporary Health Liaison serving on UCC's Wider Church Ministries - Humanitarian and Development Team.

Resources for responding to the COVID-19 disaster

Coronavirus resources with special emphasis on disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Check back regularly for updates!

Puerto Rico Earthquake Response: Goal $250,000; Click Here to Donate

PRAY FOR PUERTO RICO BULLETIN INSERT Now Available

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"Michael, Florence & other 2018 hurricanes" photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

Cyclone Idai photo courtesy ACT Zimbabwe Forum