Coronavirus: Resources & Ideas
This is certainly unprecedented times for all of us. Here are some ideas and resources to help you, your family, and friends. These resources and ideas are designed to help you engage your family, friends, and neighbors, as well as ways to have conversations find comfort in our Creator.
Ways to Care For Your Neighbors:
- Offer to grocery shop for elderly or ill neighbors
- Support local businesses and restaurants
- Offer a play date at your house for friends and neighbors
- Make cards for loved ones, neighbors, elderly, and those who are ill
- Call people you would normally shake hands with
- Take a hike! Prairie Wolf Park and other area parks offer great opportunities to get outdoor and enjoy creation together.
- KidsCorner—Buckethead: Liz, Spike, and Lucille let their greatest fears control them. Can Granny show them God’s joy for their lives or are they doomed to wear buckets on their heads?
- KidsCorner—Fear Not: Scooter is Terrene’s best speller. But he’s got one BIG problem: the big stage and the bright lights terrify him. Can he overcome his fear and take the spelling crown?
- KidsCorner—Homework Alert: What scares you the most? What do you do when you’re afraid? See how Liz and the gang deal with their greatest fears.
- Groundwork Words of Comfort series
- Christians in Society: not directly related to comfort, but might be useful in the frenzy or as things become contentious. Focused on how we Christians are supposed to react when we are upset or feel cornered or when we meet opposition to our beliefs
- Learning from Elijah series – In this Groundwork series, we dig into the stories of this simple prophet Elijah to encounter a powerful God and discover that this God listens, cares, and remains involved in the lives of his people which provides roots for our faith and a basis for our hope.
- Job and the Problem of Suffering series – In this Groundwork series, we’ll study Job, a story that exemplifies the struggle to understand the problem of suffering. In it, we’ll recognize our own questions about suffering, observe best practices for comforting those who are experiencing suffering, be uplifted by Job’s testimony of faith in spite of suffering, and receive God’s unprecedented response to our questions about suffering.
- Finding Strength and Support in Scripture series, specifically episodes:
- Faith and Anxiety
- Faith and Chronic Pain or Illness
- Now What? Rebuilding When Life Falls Apart series – There are so many ways life can change or fall apart: a devastating diagnosis, a natural disaster, a sinful choice or mistake that leads to undesirable consequences, or an unexpected job loss that creates life-changing circumstances. Or maybe you’re entering a new season like retirement or life after the loss of a spouse. When such catastrophic change occurs, uncertainty and fear of the unknown become real threats to our faith. And it can be difficult to know where or how to begin rebuilding. Join Groundwork as we study the stories of Ezra and Nehemiah and the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the exile. Discover with us assurance for your faith and biblical wisdom and guidance for taking the next step in putting the pieces of life back together with confidence in God’s grace and love for us.
- Habakkuk series – specifically episodes:
- How Big is Your God?
- Praise in Dark Times
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