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  • A Guide to Pastoral Care and Connection in a Time of Physical Distancing

    Physical isolation doesn't have to mean social isolation. Here are a collection of resources to help your members and friends feel connected and cared for.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/17/2020
  • Reaching Out Safely

    In this time of Coronavirus we want to help each other and be supportive. Some of this requires at least being able to exchange stuff. But how to do it safely?
    By Beth Casebolt | 3/17/2020
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  • Pacing Ourselves in a Pandemic

    Rev. Cecilia Kingman, minister for Faith and Justice at the Edmonds UU Congregation in Edmonds, Washington, reminds us to pace ourselves. This is going to be a long haul, and there is much loss and grieving to come in most of our communities.
    By Cecilia Kingman | 3/17/2020
  • Simple Online Pastoral Care

    Physical distancing doesn't have to mean social isolation. Here are some creative ways to provide pastoral care in a time of physical distancing.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/16/2020
  • A Pastoral Note to One-Person Households in a Time of Physical Distancing

    The weeks ahead may be particularly hard for you if you are living alone. Here are some reminders as we enter this time of social distancing.
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 3/16/2020
  • Healthcare is a wild, grief-filled ride right now

    Emily McKinney, hospice chaplain and music director, shares the pastoral needs of health care providers during this time of coronavirus pandemic.
    3/14/2020
  • Simple Online Sunday Morning

    A quality Sunday morning experience online does not need to be complicated or highly technical. Especially helpful for smaller congregations.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/13/2020
  • Resources for Talking with Children about COVID-19

    Talking with kids about the coronavirus can be hard. Here are some resources
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/13/2020
  • Parenting During a Time of Physical Distancing

    Parents who are facing several weeks cooped at home need community support! Here’s some advice compiled from religious professionals.
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 3/13/2020
  • Simple Online Faith Formation

    Guidance on how to do faith formation on line.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/13/2020
  • Explaining to Children About The Need for Virtual Church

    A script and video sample for explaining why church is moving online to her congregation's children by DRE Helen Rose
    By Helen Rose, UU Church of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL | 3/13/2020
  • Learnings about Worship Online

    Church of the Larger Fellowship past and present Learning Fellows share their top learnings about worship, connecting and doing church online.
    By Church of the Larger Fellowship, Boston, MA | 3/13/2020
  • Creating Community Online

    Community, including intimate, deep, and spiritually supportive versions thereof, can be created and sustained in online spaces, including covenant groups, ritual, pastoral care, and community interactions.
    By Jordinn Nelson Long | 3/12/2020
  • Multigenerational Ministry in an Age of Physical Distancing

    As a parent of young children, the idea of staying home with my kids for two weeks makes me think: severe cabin fever. Selfishly, I began wondering how our congregations can help. I mean, really, there would be days a five minute Facetime call with my six year old so someone...
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 3/12/2020
  • Sustaining Connection in a Coronavirus World

    Learn what congregations and other groups are doing to maintain real connection virtually in times such as these. Guests include the Revs Mykal Slack, Jessica Star Rockers and Suzanne Fast.
    By Church of the Larger Fellowship, Boston, MA | 3/12/2020
  • Stay Away and Connect

    If you are a leader or have a strong following, you have great power in this situation to help people navigate it with grace. Using what we know about neurobiology and trauma, here are some pro-tips from a professional in the field of helping communities navigate great change...
    By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | 3/12/2020
  • Guidelines for Using UUA-Copyrighted Materials in Online Worship

    Learn what UUA publications you can use when streaming or posting recordings of your worship service.
    By UUA Communications: Publications | 3/11/2020
  • Streaming with Zoom

    Zoom is an affordable paid service that has both streaming and meeting capbilities. It is used by the UUA, affiliates and many member congregations.
    3/11/2020
  • Accessibilty Considerations for Streaming Services and Online Meetings

    Online meetings and streaming worship don't work well for everyone. Here are some tips and tools to make your online programs more accessible.
    3/11/2020
  • Holding Online Meetings - Human Considerations

    Because hospitality is important to human relationships, learning how to host in online spaces is essential. People come with different levels of experience and comfort. Here are some tips to help host an online space that can help host an online space that can help build...
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 3/10/2020

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