What We Do
The role and purpose of providing emotional and spiritual care is to address the emotional toll that the Coronavirus Pandemic has caused millions of people in a limited amount of time. Whether impacted by the virus directly, or through the loss of loved ones, church, community, jobs, or livelihoods, the impact on people can and will be devastating.
The dependence on pastors, and other church leaders has increased astronomically and is causing unbelievable levels of stress. Pastors are being required to navigate their own personal and familial situations, while also having the weight of those who are looking to them for support, direction, and answers to questions. In addition to the loss listed above, incidents of suicide, domestic violence and civil unrest are also on the rise.
As a result, UCC national staff across ministries, Conference staff, Conference Disaster Coordinators, UCC Disaster Chaplains, and others have come together to create, and consolidate resources into a single, simple website designed to provide one-stop gathering of resources that may provide relief related to stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and effects.