|Who We Are & What We Do||Emotional/Spiritual Support||Host a “Resiliency Self-Care” Workshop||General Resources, COVID and Churches|
FEMA help with funeral costs:
Did you pay funeral costs after losing someone due to COVID-19? FEMA may be able to help with those costs. Learn more at FEMA.gov or call (844) 684-6333 to get started.
Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disaster:
Join the growing UCC Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disaster team, which is building the work the UCC already is doing to extend care to survivors of natural and human-caused disasters. UCC pastors, chaplains, pastoral counselors, mental health providers and other spiritual and emotional care practitioners, conference and association leaders – these are all prospective participants in the network. Contact Lesli Remaly (firstname.lastname@example.org), UCC Minister for Disaster Response and Recovery, for more information.
Videos for relaxation:
New! Online “Resiliency Self-Care Workshop.” Get more information about the workshop including how to host it with UCC Disaster Ministries sponsorship.
“Building Resilience,” a one-hour program available online or live in two versions, one for faith leaders and one for general audiences. Offered by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in English and Spanish. Designed to increase participants’ understanding of their own signs of stress and to teach in-the-moment tools to engage the relaxation response in body and mind. Click here for full information.
Support and educational opportunities
Webinars and training resources in selected conferences (all are welcome)
Coping with COVID-19 resources for all
|Pastors and Church Leaders||Children and Youth|
|The Pandemic is a Disaster||Faithfully Facing Dying|
|A Study on Sadness||Crisis Hotline for Suicide Prevention and Veteran Crisis|
Recent “stories of hope”
Updated regularly: Index of UCC Global H.O.P.E. grants (U.S. and international) in 2021
May 25, 2021 – Tending to Emotions, Spirits in Disaster
May 21, 2021 – UCC offers resiliency self-care workshops
November 12, 2020 – With UCC grant, conference supports clergy mental health in pandemic
August 18, 2020 – UCC Disaster Ministries supports COVID response in India, Bangladesh
August 18, 2020 – UCC helps Middle East partners meet COVID-related needs
August 14, 2020 – UCC grant aids COVID-affected refugees, immigrants in CA and NY
August 4, 2020 – COVID-19 grants to UCC conferences, from PPE to tech upgrades
July 7, 2020 – “Recovering Hope”offers emotional care resources in COVID-19
June 23, 2020 – 270 gallons of hand sanitizer for UCC PA Southeast Conference
June 15, 2020 – UCC funds three COVID-19 response grant requests in Africa
April 21, 2020 – Indiana-Kentucky Conference models face mask-making project