Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit

The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnership, under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has released “The Opioid Epidemic Practice Toolkit: Helping Faith-based and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities.” This document provides a simple, but proven, list of actions that churches can take to make a difference in their […]

Leadership Project

First United Church of Christ in Royersford, using a New Ministries Grant from the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference, developed a training program to strengthen volunteer leaders in churches. The objective was to create a way for the volunteer leaders from churches and non-profit organizations in the local communities to practice the basic disciplines of team building […]

Natural Disaster and Severe Weather Survival Strategies

A recommended resource from the PSEC Disaster Recovery Ministries is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disasters page, which includes valuable information on nearly a dozen type of disasters, including extreme heat, winter weather, and floods. Visit that page for valuable information to help your church be prepared: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/index.html

Disaster Response Infographics

In 2015 FEMA released preparedness infographics to help spread information on being ready for a disaster. Topics include floods, pet preparedness, disaster kits, and more. Download those graphics by visiting this FEMA website.

After a Disaster

This is a recommended resource from the PSEC Disaster Recovery Ministries. The USA.gov website includes guides for what to do after a disaster. Information includes: Find Family After a Disaster, Find Shelter or Rental Housing After a Disaster, Gas Price Gouging, Help Victims of a Natural Disaster, and Return Home After a Natural Disaster. Visit: […]

Justice & Witness ministries resources and helpful links

Resources These resources have been recommended by the PSEC Justice & Witness Ministry Team. Tools for becoming a UCC Creation Justice Church http://www.ucc.org/how_it_works_becoming_a_creation_justice_church Building an Inclusive Church: A Welcoming Toolkit 2.0 – Tools for becoming a UCC Open and Affirming Church https://www.uccresources.com/products/open-and-affirming-planning-guide White Privilege: Let’s Talk – An adult curriculum from the UCC designed to […]

Justice & Witness Advocacy

Whether you are an experienced grassroots organizer, or are considering advocacy for the first time, as a Christian you belong to a long tradition of political advocacy. Many Christian teachings are political: they dictate how individuals and communities should behave, make decisions, relate to each other, and share life together. The Bible is full of […]