SEPA VOAD Homelessness Prevention guidance resource

Given that unemployment has jumped several percentage points since March, families are having difficulty meeting expenses for rent, mortgages and essential necessities (food, medicine, clothing). Many expect an eviction and housing crisis in the coming weeks. Click here for a resource guide for reference and referral to key resources related to homelessness prevention and homelessness. This […]

Coronavirus Resources

A message from Conference Minister Rev. Bill Worley, as printed in the March 10, 2020 eNews email: Dear Friends, In response to the Coronavirus, I have received numerous guidance-offering emails. I suspect you have too. Some of that information is included with this e-blast. There is no shortage of direction from the Center for Disease […]

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/. For more information on the kits and grants supporting the kits, click here. Berks County Trinity United Church of Christ, 2449 Cumberland Ave, Reading (Mt. Penn). […]

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 […]