COVID-19

 

 

 

 

Correspondence and Synod and National Connections:

AHS Signage and Posters – Information

 

Returning to In-Person Worship:

UPDATED Correspondence from Government of Alberta – COVID-19 Guidance for Places of Worship – May 23, 2020

Synod Guidelines for Returning to In-Person Worship – May 22, 2020

Checklist Guidelines for Returning to In-Person Worship – May 22, 2020

Correspondence from Bishop Larry – Guidelines for Gathering In-Person – May 11, 2020

Correspondence from Government of Alberta – COVID-19 Guidance for Places of Worship – May 11, 2020

Singing:

Alberta Health – Guidelines for Choral Singing

Choral Canada Webinar – May 20, 2020

Article – Erin Bromage – The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them – May 20, 2020

Article – Peter van der Lint – Amsterdam Mixed Chorus – May 9, 2020

Article – Richard Read – Skagit Valley Chorale singers in Washington, USA – March 29, 2020

Correspondence – Sustaining the Charitable Sector:

– Correspondence from Synod and National Treasurer’s and Bishops – Minister of Families, Children and Social Development – May 5, 2020

– Correspondence from Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) – Minister of Families, Children and Social Development – April 11, 2020

– Correspondence from Bishop Larry – Lay and Rostered Leaders – May 7, 2020

Sample Letter to Member of Parliament 

 

Correspondence from Bishop Larry – PM Trudeau and Ministers – Migrant Foreign Workers – May 7, 2020

Correspondence from Bishop Larry – Premier Kenney – Migrant Foreign Workers – May 7, 2020

A video Thank You message – ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson – May 5, 2020

Open Letter to the PM and Deputy PM – Guaranteed Basic Income for All – May 3, 2020

ELCIC – Resources

Pastoral Letter from the LWF President and General Secretary – April 29, 2020

Children’s message from CLWR – Elephant in the Middle of the Room by Bishop Telmor Sartison

Correspondence from National and Synod Bishops – Pastoral Letter for Holy Week – April 2, 2020

Correspondence from National and Synod Bishops – Statement on Communion practices during coronavirus (COVID-19) – April 1, 2020

Correspondence from Bishop Larry – Congregations and Lay and Rostered Leaders – March 20, 2020

Correspondence from Bishop Larry- Rostered Ministers March 16 2020

 

Rostered Ministers Zoom Meetings:

Summary Notes – Rostered Ministers ZOOM meetings April 1, 2020

Summary Notes – Rostered Ministers ZOOM meetings March 18, 2020

 

Light One Candle:

Bishop Larry is inviting us all to join him in a Synod initiative, Light One Candle. He is encouraging all members of our Synod to light a candle and to pray together daily at 10:00 am.

In addition, please consider crafting a one sentence prayer with your name (optional) and your congregation’s/ministry’s name and location and forwarding this to him via email with Light One Candle in the Subject Line of the email (lkochendorfer@elcic.ca).

An example from Bishop Larry: Light One Candle

God of steadfast love, 
As our Lenten journey deepens embrace your children with faith, hope and love.

– Bishop Larry Kochendorfer, Synod Office, Edmonton

A selection of Light One Candle prayers: Light One Candle May 21

 

Financial Resource Information for Congregations:

ELCIC Treasurers Letter – Business Account and Directors Listing Update Instructions

ELCIC Treasurers Letter – Update April 2

ELCIC Treasurers Letter March 31

ELCIC Treasurers Letter March 24

Implementing Giving Alternatives

Sample template (right click and save as a download to your computer)

Provincial and Federal Information for Funding:

Government of Alberta – Support for employers

Government of Alberta – Support for Albertans

Government of Alberta – Temporary Layoffs

Government of Canada – Economic Response Plan

Government of Canada – 10% Wage Subsidy

Government of Canada – 75% Wage Subsidy

Government of Canada – Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Government of Canada – Charities Business Account

 

Provincial Telephone Town hall:

Compiled notes from Tele-Townhall Meeting – March 24 2020

 

Worship Resources:

Live Streaming and Pre-Recorded Worship Services – ELCIC

ELCIC – Special Children’s Message from Bishop Susan Johnson for Sunday, April 19

ELCA Worship – Resources, stories and news

ELCA Resource – Helping People Make Ritual at Home after a Death

ELCA Resource – Worship in the Home – May 3, 2020

ELCA Resource – Faith Formation

The Lutheran World Federation – COVID-19: United in Prayer for Humanity

The Lutheran World Federation – Information and Resources

The Lutheran World Federation – Communion Prayer for the Easter Season

OAKTrust – The Distanced Church – Reflections on Doing Church Online

OneLicense – licensing options for gratis accounts after April 15

Augsburg Fortress – Temporary Expanded Licensing for Streaming Worship Services

 

Other Resources:

Article – John Dobbs – The Coming Pastoral Crash

Article – Chuck Lawless – 8 Words of Encouragement for Weary Pastors

Article – Carey Nieuwhof – When Your Church Reopens, What Will be Left and Who Will Still Come? Some Thoughts.  

Article – Andrew Stephens-Rennie – 5 Questions Your Congregation Should be Asking in this Pandemic

Collection of Articles – Heidi A. Campbell, Editor – The Distanced Church: Reflections on Doing Church Online

The Blank Slate – 8 Steps to prepare for Post COVID-19 – video, slides

Tony Morgan – Reality Check: “I’m Not Seeing an End Anytime Soon.”

Tony Morgan – 7 Shifts Churches Need to Make because of Coronavirus

Leadership Article – Susan Beaumont – April 20, 2020 – Finding Our New Normal

The Blank Slate, Tony Morgan, Susan Beaumont – Powerpoint slides for the Post-COVID-19 World

Leadership Arcticle – Gianpiero Petriglieri – The Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership

Book – Susan Beaumont – How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance – Managing Anxiety During COVID-19

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance – Strategies for Supporting Children During COVID-19

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance – Healthy Habit Log

ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance – Mindful Breathing Tips

ABT SYNOD CARE Ministry Team – Dr. Dianne Kieren – Grieving in Place

ABT SYNOD CARE Ministry Team – Dr. Dianne Kieren – Maintaining your Mental Health Support Team in Isolation

Gender-based Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Initiative – Edmonton

Congregational Consulting Group – Agenda Items for Your Board This Summer

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta – free counselling services and resources

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries – free downloadable resources

Santuary Mental Health Ministries – Mental Health Week – Faith, Grief and COVID-19: A Conversation

Santuary Mental Health Ministries – Mental Health Week – Sanctuary Stories: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Canadian Mental Health Services – mental health week

Alberta Health Services – daily updates

Alberta Health Services – fact sheet – faith-based organizations

GSI – Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP) provider – Tips for Coping with the Coronavirus

GSI – Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP) provider – Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

 


Items from the National and Synod Bishops March 2020

Link to letter dated March 16, 2020

Link to letter dated March 13, 2020

Link to letter dated March 4, 2020