SMALL GROUPS DURING A PANDEMIC
Staying Connected Even Though Physically Isolated

Just because we can't gather doesn't mean we stop growing as disciples. We are sharing resources to help parishes continue hosting Bible studies, discussion forums and group prayertimes. (For help with technology and online platforms visit the page, 'Worship Resources During the Pandemic.')

Have something interesting to share? E-mail lvaughn@nspeidiocese.ca

ARTICLES, LINKS FOR STUDIES, DEVOTIONALS & FAITH ENRICHMENT

 

DISCIPLING WHEN YOUR GROUP CAN’T MEET DUE TO COVID-19

Keeping small groups connected while social distancing, an article by Bill Search on Smallgroups.com.    https://www.smallgroups.com/articles/2020/discipling-when-your-group-cant-meet-due-to-covid-19.html?utm_source=buildingsmallgroups-html&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_term=8254151&utm_content=702760834&utm_campaign=email

 

COVID-19 CAN’T STOP US FROM PRAYING

An article titled, ‘9 Apps to help us to pray’ by Rev. Jessica Schaap, Diocese of New Westminster, BC.   https://www.vancouver.anglican.ca/news/covid-19-cant-stop-us-from-praying  

 

LOVE LETTERS – SCRIPTURE MEDITATIONS

Timely devotions during the COVID-19 pandemic for one of the upcoming Sunday readings for the Revised Common Lectionary. Each mediation includes: a group process; short overview; and discussion questions. By Canon Dawn Davis, Diocese of Niagara.  https://canondawndavis.wordpress.com/

 

ILLUSTRATED MINISTRY

Flatten the curve - Free, weekly, faith formation resources for all ages. Downloadable, and easy to access. A simple but meaningful way to engage faith - quality materials from a trusted company, used by thousands of churches from over 60+ denominations around the world.   https://www.illustratedministry.com/flattenthecurve

MUSIC & CHRISTIAN FORMATION
Engage the Gifts of Musicians

This sacred season of Lent, Holy Week and Easter there are so many beautiful hymns and worship songs. Considering having your Music Director, choir leader or passionate congregational singer in offering online education about Christian music. They could provide teaching about congregational singing, church music history, basic music theory, etc. These could be shared using a simple, free video or audio platform (See 'Worship Resources During this Pandemic' page) or written resources through e-mail, Facebook, the parish website or by snail-mail. 

PANDEMIC PROJECTS & ACTITIVIES

 

MOTHERS UNION - Resources to Support us in Challenging Times

A selection of resources to help our members and friends as they face self-isolation at home. It's important for us all to remain as active as we can, both physically and mentally.   https://www.mothersunion.org/resources-support-us-challenging-times