Helpful Resources During COVID-19

 

Racial Justice Resources

Four Prayers For Unity In All Circumstances 

United Methodist Women Racial Justice Fact Sheet

PASTORS, PROPHETS, POLITICS, & PANDEMICS 

10 Bible Verses about Our Unity In Christ 

The United Methodist Church and Advocating Racial Justice

For Families with Kids At Home

Coloring Sheets with Prayer for When You Feel Anxious

Look For The Helpers - Mr. Roger's Devotional

From Guidepost - 9 Tips Maintaining Healthy Relationships In Tight Quarters - New!

The following resources are from Sally Loyd Jones, author of the Jesus Storybook Bible

Story Time

Follow #operationstorytime on Instagram

Follow along with Oliver Jeffers

Read stories with Mac Barnett

Read with Chris Van Dusen

Stories and more with Sophie Blackall

Read with Josh Gad (Olaf!)

Lots of celebrities will read to you at Storyline Online

Fun Videos

Stop and Think with Sesame Street

Stream Broadway Shows

Activities

Create Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Get Moving with GoNoodle

 Virtual Field Trips

Visit Art Galleries Online

Explore The Met 360 Project

Visit exhibits at The Whitney Museum of American Art

Take virtual tours of The Louvre and Musee d’Orsay

Even more museums to visit online

Virtually tour National Parks

For Parents

The following resources are from Sally Loyd Jones, author of The Jesus Storybook Bible

Read my tips on Helping Children with Scary News

Review my Top Books Picks for Inspiring Courage

How to Talk to Children about Coronavirus

Read this comic with your kids (if age appropriate) exploring the coronavirus

 To Take a Breather

Listen to my Spotify Playlist, Peace Be Still

Browse the Digital Care Package from The Rabbit Room

Coping Help

What a terrific idea: Tumble, the science podcast for kids and families, is answering kids’ questions about COVID-19, in language they can understand Listen here.  

Praying With Kids - Click here for a helpful prayer resource

For Anyone

Do you know your Love Language?  Go HERE to find out.  Gary Chapman has written about Love Languages for families, couples, singles, etc - 

This week's suggestions for speaking love to each other in isolation! 

An At Home Worship Guide for those who can't live stream (updated each week)

From Stevin Furtick - Scripture Meditaton Video Designed to Help You Fight Back Fear and Anxiety

From Gretchin Rubin - 11 Tips for Staying Calm During the Time of the Coronavirus

I Spent A Year In Space & I Have Tips On Isolation To Share by Scott Kelly - 

From Paul David Tripp - Fighting Fear With Gratitude

A helpful perspective from a New York Dr. - Don't Be Afraid

From Guidepost - 9 Tips Maintaining Healthy Relationships In Tight Quarters

That Uncomfortable Feeling Your Feeling Is Grief - An Article In Harvard Business Review - 

Past HomeFront Magazine Issues (Never had time to read one?  You do now! -) 

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

Need help understanding the Cares Act?  Here is an article that spells it all out.  

Our Daily Bread - Reflections For First Responders  

Homemade Facemasks For Personal Use - CDC Guidelines and Instructions

 3 Simple Stretches To Help You Fight Stress 

A simply inspirational website Global Sisters Report 

A number of recovery meetings have been impacted by COVID-19. If this is the case with yours and/or you are looking for online recovery meetings, here are some ways to stay connected. - 

AA has a list of online meetings

NA has a list of online meetings 

Refuge Recovery online meetings

SMART Recovery online meetings/forums 

Al-Anon & Alateen online meetings

How Can I Help?

Phone A Friend (Contact The Church Office To Adopt A Friend Who Is Isolated and Alone) 

Send E Cards (Contact Linda Klepaczyk at  ) if you would like to help with our e card campaign!

Hallmark Card - 3 Free Cards Offer New!

Be A Pen Pal - The children of our church need your help!  Contact Linda Klepaczyk at   if you would like to pen pal with one of our kids

How to Sew A Face Mask (These masks can be used by healthcare workers in hospitals)

Days For Girls Masks 4 Millions Campaign

Start A Neighborhood Bear Hunt for Families On Walks See Instructions for putting a bear in your front window and getting your neighborhood on board.  It's easy! - 

Michigan COVID-19 Volunteer Website

Eastern Michigan University Honors College - List of Volunteer Opportunities for College Students

Donate - St. Joseph Mercy Health System List of Needed Items and Where to Donate  

Make A COVID-19 CARE KIT for someone - New!

Sunday Mornings at Home

 

Have Six Legos?  You Can do This Activity!  Six Brick Challenges 

Spiritual Acivities BINGO For The Whole Family At Home - 

Sunday School Lesson For Families - 5/10 - New!

Godly Play Lesson - 5/10 - New!

Prayer Resources

20 Prayers to Pray During This Pandemic from Christianity Today 

Prayers with Children from The Church of England - 

Prayers for Healthcare Workers & Their Families

COVID-19 Prayer Prompts from World Vision 

A Meditation For When You Are Anxious 

A List of Healthcare Workers submitted by our SFUMC Families and Friends

28 Day Prayer Calendar with ScriptureNew!

 Play Lists - New!

Do Not Be Afraid Playlist for Families

Spotify Playlist of Christian Songs for COVID-19 New!