What can we do to take care of ourselves and others during this difficult time? How can we rely on God to help us survive — spiritually, physically, and emotionally — and to do God’s work in the world?
In this four week course via Zoom meetings, participants will watch a short video where instructors offer suggestions to help us manage this period of anxiety, danger, and social isolation.
The lectures include:
- Rhythm — James Farwell, Professor of Theology and Liturgy at Virginia Theological Seminary, discusses the importance of maintaining healthy patterns of behavior, even though we have been forced to alter our usual patterns.
- Care — Stephanie Spellers, respected author and Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation, discusses ways to care for God, ourselves, our loved ones, and our creation while self-isolating.
- Connection — Author and public speaker Dorothy Linthicum discusses the importance of maintaining social connections, especially with people living alone or who are otherwise isolated, and suggests ways to do it.
- Rest — Bonnie Perry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, discusses the importance of rest – of using this enforced time away from the bustle of our daily lives for contemplation, rest, and waiting.
This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn coping skills as we go through the Covid-19 experience. Email Rev. Alex Allain for more information or to sign-up for the course. The link to the Zoom meeting will be posted soon.