Guidelines to Reopen – Hoag Health Ministries
Guidance on regathering from the Unitarian Universalist Association
Note: The questions toward the end of the document are especially insightful
General PLR & PCUSA Resources
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A):
View video: Letter from Presbyterian Mission Agency
New Resources from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance:
Recommended Resources from Susan Thornton, Spiritual Formation Consultant
Resources for Churches to Share with Families
The Thoughtful Christian: A perpetual source of quality downloadable resources for youth and adults is working to bring you current, practical resources for children, youth and adults. Studies, activities, support groups, worship assistance. Free or at very low cost.
CRCNA Network: The Christian Reformed Church in North America (a sister denomination in the Reformed Family of Churches) shares 35 Tech Free, Faith Forming, Fun Activities For Families to do at Home.
Illustrated Children’s Ministry: creates illustrated faith resources for churches, including large coloring posters, coloring pages, worship resources, Children’s Worship bulletins, and curriculum. Supports churches who are looking for ways to creatively engage their communities intergenerationally. Downloadable and shareable. During the present Covid-19 crisis resources are available to churches at no cost.
Sanctified Art: Art and creative resources for church leaders and spiritual seekers. Downloadable and shareable art, coloring pages, prayers, poetry, liturgy.
Theocademy: forming faith anytime anywhere with high quality video lessons for all ages and stages of faith formation.
Fly Away Books: A new children’s book imprint from Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. Bible stories. Values. Ethics. During the present Covid-19 crisis PPC is granting permission to churches to broadcast the reading of all titles via Zoom, Vimeo, FaceBook Live and similar services.
Storypath: A project of Union Presbyterian Seminary connects children’s literature with our faith story. Extensive linking of titles with texts from The Revised Common and Narrative Lectionaries.
Worship from Home from 5th Ave Presbyterian Church, NYC: Director of Christian Education, Jaime Staehle and her son host a Sunday morning Bible reading and reflection from their living room.
Daily Prayer: Based on the daily prayers found in the Book of Common Worship, this smart phone app provides scripture readings and prayers for morning, midday, evening, and close of day.
Center for Action and Contemplation: offers daily meditations by Franciscan Richard Rohr.
Leader Support and Idea Sharing
PYWA: The Presbyterian Youth Workers Association exists to connect, uphold, and inspire Presbyterian youth workers to faithfully serve the one triune God among young people.
APCE: The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators connects, enriches, empowers, and sustains church educators from The PCUSA, the Presbyterian Church in Canada, The Reformed Church in America, the Christian Reformed Church, and the Moravian Church. Also check our their Facebook Group.
Church Educators: A FaceBook group formed by APCE members and open to all. A place to share ideas and resources, to ask questions and receive helpful, creative responses.
POAM: Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries educates and equips leadership and aging congregations to promote and engage in activity, wellness care, and social involvement.
Vibrant Faith: An ecumenical partnership envisioning new and innovative ways of designing and implementing faith formation for all ages and generations in the 21st century. Significant opportunities for online training and continuing education.
Health Flyer in Multiple Languages - Recommended Resource from Rev. Stanley Kim
Rev. Stanley Kim is a teaching elder in our presbytery and also the Director of Spiritual Care at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. He has provided the Presbytery of Los Ranchos with the COVID-19 Health Flyer in multiple languages for distribution in our churches and wider community.
Wider Church Resources
April 1: Documents pertaining to CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act (also known as Paycheck Protection Program: