During the current outbreak of a new corona virus (COVID-19) Church of the Redeemer is providing you with a handful of trustworthy resources or statistical and general information on COVID-19. Please see the links below.
As with all infectious diseases, we encourage you all to follow these practices to help avoid the spread of disease:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If you have symptoms such as fever, upset stomach, or frequent coughing or sneezing, please stay home and seek medical attention if symptoms warrant.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you sneeze or cough. If you do not have a tissue, use your bent elbow, not your hand.
Worship at Church of the Redeemer:
We have regular worship and prayer online. And we will continue to act with diligence and intention to stay connected to each other throughout the duration of this isolating time. You are not alone. You will not be disconnected. We will be church to and for and with each other in positive, practical, and transformative ways.
Things are moving quickly in this crisis. Updates to this page will continue, please check regularly for the latest developments.
Please continue to pray for healing and peace during this time.
O God of peace, who has taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of your Spirit lift us, we pray, to your presence, where we may be still and know that you are God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. - Book of Common Prayer, page 832.
State of Ohio Resources:
If you have questions, you may also call the State of Ohio's Corona Virus Call Center at 1-833-427-5634.
City of Cincinnati Resources:
Parenting in a Pandemic Resources:
Brooks Keeshin, MD, Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Behavioral Health, and son of the Rev. Joyce Keehin, shared how his family is staying positive throughout COVID-19 as well as advice on parenting during a pandemic and what to say to kids in a video we shared in a recent Sacred Connections blog post. The resources he references can be found below:
Child In Bloom Resources - Parent resources for supporting your family in a pandemic.
Mental Health Resources:
American Psychological Association - Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus as well as listen to a podcast on Coronavirus Anxiety.
Mental Health First Aid - Information on how to help someone with anxiety or depression during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Crisis Text Line - The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices.
COVID CareLine - a new, toll-free number and emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Next Avenue - Excellent site geared toward those over the age of 50.
Dave Caperton Video - Dave Caperton was scheduled to be the closing speaker for Refresh Your Soul 2020. He has recorded a video message after the conference had to be canceled in which he offers four ways we can refresh our soul during these changing times.
Liminal Time - Great article about coping with the liminal space in which we find ourselves.