Dear NACC members,
The past weeks have been challenging for you in your ministry, and for the NACC and our other Strategic Partners as your employers, heath systems, and every agency and organization seek to find responses to COVID-19 that provides safety for their constituents. As chaplains and spiritual care providers, you are in the midst of our humanity being approached for spiritual and emotional support on many levels.
We have had several requests for resources and/or for information on what others are using/doing. Next week we plan to host two virtual listening/resource sharing sessions for our members. We invite you to participate. This call will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. central time. NACC Board members will host/facilitate the call.
Some of the topics raised so far include: guidelines around working with volunteers, Eucharistic ministers, mass gatherings, end-of-life support, staff support (especially front-line staff), leadership support, and guidelines for Home-Health chaplains who visit patients. We hope members who have been working on resources will share them, and others who have stories of care that might be duplicated with also share them. On the resource section of our website we have developed a special section for these resources or links to resources that we receive.
Here is the ZOOM information for the Sessions.
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/5232960602
Meeting ID: 523 296 0602
Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
You do not need to register in advance; just join us. However, if you have resources or helpful links to share in advance of the call, we are glad to post them early.
Thank you in advance. Also, on the coronavirus resource page, there is a prayer composed by our member, Elizabeth (Lisa) Ecks, in light of our current situations. Thank you, Lisa!