On these pages you will find resources and ideas around pastoral care in times of isolation, remote stewardship strategies, live stream worship services, on-line spiritual resourcing, virtual meeting platforms and more. Thanks to all who have shared resources. If you have resources to share please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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RESOURCES & REFERENCES FROM THE WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF CHURCHES – JULY 29, 2020
Knowing that one of the biggest frustrations for leaders is the difficulty of finding non-biased, reliable resources, we offer the following websites. Don’t be overwhelmed by all of the data; choose one or two sites that seem to address the particular questions of your task force, or that present information in a way that makes it accessible to and understandable by your group.
The Emergency Response Fund of the Wisconsin Conference will provide help as congregations deal with critical needs caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Donate here.
GRANTS FOR CHURCHES Thanks to the tremendous support for the Emergency Response Fund, the Conference can now offer ministry grants to congregations financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. For more information and to apply for a grant, click here.
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Governor’s Badger Bounce Back Plan
The Wisconsin Council of Churches resources
Guidance for Phasing Forward to In-Person Gatherings
From the Southern New England Conference UCC, here is guidance to phasing into in-person gatherings
General Coronavirus Information
United Church of Christ Coronavirus and the Church web resources
April 8, 2020 – Wisconsin faith leaders sign letter of concern in response to suggestions of government leaders that the Safer At Home order be lifted on the occasion of upcoming holy days. Signers urge churches not to congregate at this time, for the health and safety of all. Read letter.
Conference Minister Coronavirus Updates:
Wisconsin Council of Churches web resources