Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

COVID-19 RESOURCE HUB

Friends, 

In this time of uncertainty and change, your diocesan staff and I are here to support and serve you. 

We’ve gathered a robust collection of resources to help navigate the coming weeks as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We'll continue to update as new practices and information become available.  Know that we are praying for you and are available to help. You belong to a wider community and we will get through this storm together. Remember that Jesus is in the boat with us.  

Faithfully,

Bishop Mariann

 

New Resources

 

Resources for Response to CoVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

 

Communications from Bishop Mariann

 

Upcoming Related Events

Mar 31st

Mar 31st, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

HR Matters: Best Practices for Managing during Quarantine

Managing church staff and volunteers is always challenging but supervising remotely presents additional complications. Join Katie Glover (VP for Administration at Virginia Theological Seminary) for this online session on best practices for managing staff (paid and unpaid) remotely.

Kathryn Glover, M.P.A., SHRM-SCP, is the Vice President for Administration and Institutional Effectiveness and Secretary of the Corporation. She joined the VTS staff in 2001. She worked as the Officer for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning and Staff Officer to the Dean and President, Director of Alumni Affairs and the Program Coordinator for the Center for Lifetime Theological Education and Doctor of Ministry Program, before moving into her current position. Her areas of expertise include corporate strategy, program evaluation, and administrative policy.

Apr 2nd

Apr 2nd, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Finances & Giving: The Church's Response to Coronavirus

A webinar by the Unstuck Church Group

As church leaders, we're in uncharted territory—for this generation, at least—but the Church has withstood and thrived in times of persecution and plague, panic and need. If money was a challenging topic for church leaders before, it feels all-out tricky right now. What's appropriate? What's helpful? What's effective? What's right? Questions about how our churches navigate finance and giving discussions during this crisis have been pouring in. Expect practical examples and best practices we’re seeing across the country. Join us for an hour on Thursday, April 2nd at 1 p.m. EST for a free webinar. 

Apr 2nd

Apr 2nd, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mirrors of Hope Webinar

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou are with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." (KJV Psalm 23:4)

This 1-hour-webinar provides healing from personal and communal brokenness through using the Lament Psalm structure as a sacred vehicle to complain to God in faith. Participants learn about the specific components of the Lament Psalm and are guided through exercises that apply their understanding towards the development of a personal Lament Psalm.

This webinar will be led by The Rev. Dr. Robert Phillips, Canon for Leadership Development and Congregational Care, Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

Apr 7th

Apr 7th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mirrors of Hope Webinar

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou are with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." (KJV Psalm 23:4)

This 1-hour-webinar provides healing from personal and communal brokenness through using the Lament Psalm structure as a sacred vehicle to complain to God in faith. Participants learn about the specific components of the Lament Psalm and are guided through exercises that apply their understanding towards the development of a personal Lament Psalm.

This webinar will be led by The Rev. Dr. Robert Phillips, Canon for Leadership Development and Congregational Care, Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

 

EVENT ARCHIVES

  • Stewardship Webinar: Generosity in Times of Uncertainty and Fear: This webinar featuring Linda Baily from the diocesan Financial Resources Committee and Peter Turner of the Diocese of Washington staff will discuss online giving and other giving options, messaging and ways to communicate about giving and stewardship, options for technologically challenged/resistant givers. 
  • Addressing Isolation & Quarantine: Episcopal Relief & Development gathered experts to discuss social distancing and quarantine, the life-saving measures that reduce the impacts of COVID-19. Listen, as the Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White and Bishop Chilton Knudsen discuss family/partner violence, substance use and mental health as they relate to the current pandemic.
  • A Ministerial Response to COVID-19: Episcopal Relief & Development hosted a conversation on March 13, 2020 about the ways ministries can continue their work while being safe. We heard from Aaron Scott, Chaplain and Organizer for Chaplains on the Harbor in the Grays Harbor, WA area and the Rev. Dr. Thomas Ni, Associate for Chinese Ministry for The Church of Our Savior in the Los Angeles, CA area. Each discussed how COVID-19 has impacted their ministry. Listen below. Read our key takeaways.
  • Triduum Under Quarantine: The Rev. James Farwell, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Liturgy, and Lisa Kimball, Ph.D., James Maxwell Professor of Lifelong Christian Formation at Virginia Seminary imagine (and plan for) Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and the Great Vigil of Easter when congregations cannot assemble in person. Part 1 | Part 2
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