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Recovering Hope

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Featured Webinars

House of Worship COVID-19 Phased Reopening Guidelines Webinar Thursday, October 15th, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

New York Disaster Interfaith Services has organized a free informational webinar for congregation decision-makers on "House of Worship Reopening Guidelines." Participants from outside NYC are welcome. Please register in advance. Click here

On Demand or Live by Request

"Building Resilience," a one-hour program available in two versions, one for faith leaders* and one for general audiences, offered by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. 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.

* The on-demand webinar is offered in English and Spanish, as is a worksheet for both faith leaders and general audiences.


Support and Educational Opportunities 

Self-Care Resources Disaster Preparedness Manual for Churches
Grief and Loss Resources Thursdays for the Soul
Insurance Board Tuesdays for Nurture
In Spanish / En Espanol Intimate Partner Violence Resources
Take a Mental Health Screening Test Mental Health and Mental Illness Resources

Webinars and Training Resources - In Selected Conferences (All are welcome)

Missouri-Mid South Conference

Southern Conference
Southern New England Conference

Coping With COVID-19 Resources for All

Pastors and Church Leaders Children and Youth
The Pandemic is a Disaster Definitions (Coming Soon)

A Study on Sadness

Crisis Hotline for Suicide Prevention and Veteran Crisis


Stories of Hope

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 6, 2020 - Grant to Kansas church aids immigrant, refugee neighbors during pandemic

August 5, 2020 - UCC pandemic grant, through conference, aids Marshallese congregations in Arkansas

August 4, 2020 - COVID-19 grants to UCC conferences, from PPE to tech upgrades

July 17, 2020 - California church caring for, feeding newcomers aided by disaster relief grant

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

May 1, 2020 - UCC Disaster Ministries grants COVID-19 relief funds to NY Conference

April 21, 2020 - Indiana-Kentucky Conference models face mask-making project

For more information, or to share your resources
Contact: recoveringhope@ucc.org