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Helpful Resources

for our ABCRM Churches

*The latest updates (Mar. 31):

Gov. Polis: Churches can have under 10 staff to record services, maintain social distancing

Parents, find useful resources and technology for the kids at home!

* Pastors, Right Now is the right time for this free streaming service of Christian videos.

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Regional voices share hope in Light for Today videos

Faithlife helps churches get online

MinistrElife.org offers discounted Zoom membership

Colorado enacts Stay at Home order (Mar. 27)

The latest coronavirus statistics
ABCRM pastors, stay connected by joining our weekly Tuesday conference call via Zoom. Click here and then select the Meeting ID: 984 754 6141

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?

As the coronavirus spreads, the CDC has a self-checking tool and a list of resources of how to find help if you're feeling sick. Please call ahead before going to see your doctor or medical professional.

For more information, click here to view the latest advice and self-checker.

How do I find local information?

With all of the recent headlines about federal, state, and local responses to the Coronavirus pandemic, one of the best online resources is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site with updated information and statistics.

On both the state and the local county level, a number of hotlines and/or Web site information is being provided to the public.

Colorado: For the most recent statistics and guidelines on how to access healthcare resources.

CO-Help also has a toll free hotline at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.

New Mexico: For a list of frequently asked questions and for updated Coronavirus cases in the state.

A hotline also is available at 1-855-600-3453.

Utah: The state Department of Health has updated information and resources.

A hotline is available at 1-800-456-7707.

Wyoming: Latest state cases and locations are offered online as of Mar. 27.

Inquiries can be made at 1-888-996-9104.

Pastoral concerns

Initially, pastoral concerns included an adherence to proper hygiene and the frequent sanitation of highly trafficked areas. Currently, gatherings of ten or more individuals in religious settings either is prohibited or discouraged. Local authorities do have permission to enforce Stay at Home orders.

* Encourage at risk members to limit their public exposure

* Provide other forms of worship remotely

* Offer to open the church for limited periods for less than 10 people

* Cleanliness is next to godliness ... maintain proper church maintenance

* Social distance is the new "normal" -- maintain a space of 6-feet

What are some resources for pastors and churches?

Theological concerns

As pastors and ministerial caregivers, the concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic might mean some changes in how we physically show our Christian love (i.e., handshakes), but theologically, the Bible speaks about our sense of fearlessness in troublesome times.

 

Here are some resources to speak compassionately and theologically about such a pandemic--and the legitimate feeling of "worry" of "fear."