Drop-off Locations for Church World Service buckets, kits

Buckets and kits organized for distribution through Church World Service, can be dropped off at the following locations in Eastern Pennsylvania. For more information on the kits, visit: https://cwskits.org/assemble-kits/ St. Luke’s UCC, 10151 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia. Contact: Rev. Terri McNamara: 215- 637-8866 or pastorterrimcnamara@gmail.com. Drop off days: Most Wednesdays, third and fourth Saturday mornings of the month, […]

Resources for Faith-Based Preparedness

These documents are recommended by Rev. Karl Jones, PSEC Disaster Response Coordinator, for churches and leaders considering how to prepare their faith community for a possible disaster. If you have questions about Disaster Response resources available to your church, contact Rev. Jones at kjones275@comcast.net. Active Shooter in a House of Worship: This “Be a Ready Congregation” […]

Preparedness Resources

September is National Preparedness Month and 2018’s overall theme is: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.  The theme empowers all of us to take an active role in preparing for disasters and emergencies. As we enter the peak of hurricane season, it is important for us to think about our personal preparedness as we help others protect their […]

Comfort Center Guidelines

Comfort Centers are short-term, usually only day-use locations, where community members can go in the event of an emergency.  These Centers can serve as places to get information, as charging stations, as places to stay out of extreme heat or cold in the event of power outages, and places to get water and refreshment. Your […]

Protecting Houses of Worship

Unfortunately, protecting houses of worship is a relevant and important topic in today’s world, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or detract from your ministries. Look over these resources for valuable and practical information on keeping your church safe from a shooting or other attack. This document provides Federal Government Resources for Protecting Houses […]

Ways to Help Disaster Survivors

12 Ways You Can Help Disaster Survivors Recover Through UCC Disaster Ministries Organize a U.S. disaster recovery work team. Just a week of your time will help disaster survivors rebuild their homes and lives. http://www.ucc.org/disaster_disaster-volunteers Repair/rebuild a hurricane-damaged home or part of a home for a family in Texas or Florida. $7,000 rehabilitates a Harvey-flooded affordable […]

Extreme Heat safety resource

When summer is here, it is important to remember the dangers of extreme heat.  Heat can be deadly and community action really can save lives.  Extreme heat kills more people every year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined.  People who are young, or elderly, or ill are particularly vulnerable because their bodies are less able to […]