Helping Your Loved One Who Is Suicidal: A Guide for Family and Friends SAMHSA has published a new guide that will help churches and families who have a loved one who is suicidal or has made a suicide attempt. It provides information on understanding suicide, warning signs and action steps to take, and ways to […]
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference’s Resources library. Resources are listed below with those most recently added to the site at the top. If you’re looking for a specific type of resource, select a category in the box on the right side to browse those resources (Church Resources, Authorized Minister Resources, Members in Discernment Resources, Retiree Resources, Search and Call Resources, or Stewardship/Financial Resources). Or, if you are looking for a specific resource, use the “Search PSEC Resources” bar at the top right.
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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Active Shooter in a House of Worship: This “Be a Ready Congregation” […]
The United Church of Christ has released a booklet entitled “Equipping the Journey: Resources for Mission and Ministry in the Local Church and Beyond.” This includes a list of all of the UCC resources that exist in support of local churches, Associations and Conferences. This version was last updated March 2019: UCC Equipping the Journey – […]
Recordings of rent UCC Disaster Ministries webinars are available online at: ucc.org/ucc_disaster_ministries_webinars.
“Give us the vision and patience to live and labor faithfully though this season of response and recovery.” [Rev. Eddie Weathers, UCC Southern Conference] HYMN: “O God, We’ve Prayed in Wind and Rain” by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette Tune: ST. ANNE CM (“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”) O God, we’ve prayed in wind […]
Hurricane resources for faith-based organizations The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released “2021 Hurricane Preparedness Resources for Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations.” With June bringing the start to the Atlantic hurricane season, take some time to read this resource, make sure you and your community are prepared, and consider how the pandemic may change your […]
All persons with ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ are expected to abide by the UCC Ministerial Code. This document is the professional behavior standard, to which authorized ministers are held accountable through their Associations. This ethical code reminds ministers of their call and covenantal responsibilities to God, self, family and the Church. […]