COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE
This resource page has been created to answer questions and provide resources for
YOU, YOUR CHURCH GROUPS, and YOUR GATHERINGS.
ELCA CHURCHWIDE &
THE FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD
While church looks different for many of us this Lenten season, the Synod has worked to develop resources to help leaders and members stay connected and resilient during COVID-19. In addition to timely messages from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the ELCA website has a broad selection of worship resources, Bible studies, prayer ventures, and faith practices that can be used in your home or in virtual sessions with others. Visit www.elca.org and remember that we are #ELCAChurchTogether.
The Florida-Bahamas Synod has also compiled resources for individuals and congregations - including a list of churches who are live-streaming worship services. For additional information, visit the Florida-Bahamas Synod website here.
CHURCHWIDE WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION
A Note Regarding the Triennial Convention:
The Churchwide Executive Board will be meeting virtually on April 25, 2020. The Executive Committee is planning to make a recommendation regarding plans for the triennial convention and gathering by the time the Board meets. Once the board has made a decision about how to proceed, the information will be communicated.
For additional information about the Triennial Convention & Gathering and for updates on COVID-19 from our Churchwide Women’s Organization, click here.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH
Right now, many people are practicing social distancing, engaging in self-quarantine or complying with safe-at-home orders to keep physically healthy and safe. The feelings and emotions associated with these practices can be overwhelming and stressful — and everyone reacts differently in these situations.
Lutheran Counseling Services has resources to support the emotional and spiritual needs of the Central Florida community. LCS is accepting new clients and providing face-to-face, online and phone sessions.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration offers suggestions on how to care for your behavioral health including strategies, resources, and hotlines to provide support for those in need.
While staying safe-at-home, it is important to develop new daily routines that include time for activity and exercise. Schedule time throughout the day to maintain your physical and emotional well-being. Looking for ideas? Take walks outside or check out some of the blogs and online classes to stay active.