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Resources for Maumee Watershed District Churches!

To help our churches stay connected while social distancing, we have compiled this page of resources for you.

Tell us what you are doing!
Is your church reaching out to older members and neighbors, bringing them groceries and medicine? Are you offering drive-through meals to go instead of your usual community dinner? Are you providing lunches for school children? Let Rae Lynn know at rschleif [at] wocumc.org so together we can share and inspire ways to safely continue to serve our communities.

General

churchleadership.com: Resources for church leaders about the COVID-19 pandemic
cdc.gov: COVID-19 resources for community and faith based leaders
Ohio Department of Health Director's Stay at Home Order
Bishop Palmer's issues response to Stay at Home Order
ohiohealth.com: COVID-19 Toolkit
Ohio Department of Health: COVID-19

Resources for Reopening

Deep Clean and Disinfect
Taking The Touch Out Of High-Touch Areas
How To Communicate As Your Church Resumes Normal Operations
Facilities Preparation

Mental Health

westohioumc.org: Navigating Anxious Times
cdc.gov: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
cdc.gov: Talking with children about COVID-19
upperroom.org: Resources for spiritual wellness in anxious times
youthworkercollective.com: Self care for socially distanced youth workers

Online Worship and Connectional Resources

Holy Communion and Prayer during Coronavirus 
Guidelines for Pastoral Care & Funerals
ResourceUMC: Virtual meeting platforms help churches stay on track during the COVID-19 pandemic
lifewire.com: Popular tools for broadcasting live video online
lightstock.com: Free COVID-19 & Coronavirus church media resources
Facebook tutorial with Brad Aycock: How to Stay Connected
Youtube tutorial with Rev. Roger Grace
Blackbar: Fast and cheap ways to livestream your church service this Sunday
onelicense.net: Gratis licenses to help with COVID-19 challenges
umph.org: The UM Publishing House grants temporary permission for UM Book of Worship and Hymnal content
umc.org: How can we livestream worship legally?
ResourceUMC: Taking your worship online - A guide for beginners and everyone else
ResourceUMC: Wintering weather with virtual worship
The Bible Project

Giving

Financial Best Practices Facebook Live Video from Bill Brownstone
Online Giving to Local Church FAQ 
Online Giving to Local Church Facebook Live video from Bill Brownstone
ResourceUMC: Quickly find an online giving solution for your church
horizons.net: Why choose generosity in times of uncertainty and fear?
Discipleship Ministries: 10 Ideas for church financial leaders amid the COVID-19 crisis
Discipleship Ministries webinar: Electronic recurring giving needed now more than ever!
UMCom: Making giving easy - services, credit readers and more
umcom.org: Electronic giving increases offerings

Small Groups

umcdiscipleship.org: Making the most of online small groups
​Amplify Media: Help your church stay connected when apart

Teleconferencing

Zoom
Google Hangouts
GoToMeeting
Microsoft Teams
Crowdcast

Grants and Loans

Conference Board allocates $500,000 to aid local churches in clergy benefits
Missional Church Development Boost grants​
United Methodist Financial Credit Union Ministry Relief Loans 

Kids & Youth Ministry

"Awakening 2020" (Youth Virtual Summer Camp) Grades 6-12 - Sunday, July 19 -Thursday, July 23 - More info here  - Register here

Think Creatively To Maximize Your Children's Ministry Activities
Staffing The Children's Ministry
What Does Children's Ministry Look Like Going Forward?
Children's Ministry Prep - Cleaning And Disinfecting