Your House of Worship

The resources here are aimed at helping your house of worship to raise awareness, conduct your own fundraising campaign, and advocacy.

Awareness is about dialog, sharing stories, and communications. We include guidance on discussing vaccine and vaccine hesitancy as that can be a barrier to supporting vaccination for others. Be sure to see the LBB Social Media for a Q&A and examples, and the Blog for stories:

Love Beyond Borders Talking Points
Write a Story for Our Blog
A Church Story Example
Children: The Hidden Pandemic
Covax Talking Points
How to Talk to Friends and Family About Vaccines (UNICEF)
Answers to Vaccine Hesitancy (JHU Public Health)

Your Fundraising Campaign

Fundraising Ideas
A Brief Planning Guide
Community Impact Guide. This is a handbook on organizing a church activity. It is written by and for Methodist churches but can be adapted to any house of worship.
For United Methodist Churches, the Advance is available here

Advocacy (See also awareness resources)

An Introduction to Advocacy for Houses of Worship
Building Confidence in Vaccines (UNICEF)
A Christian Doctors View on Vaccine Safety (Video)

Pandemic and Children’s Health and Mental Health

A Brief Family Guide to Discussing the Pandemic
UNICEF Book: Parents in the Pandemic
Impact of the Pandemic on Children’s Mental Health

Global Hunger has increased greatly during the pandemic, therefore we include the following resources for church action on hunger:

Video Introducing the Global Context of Hunger

The Lord’s Prayer During Hunger and Pandemic

A Sudanese Pastor Prays About Hunger

Food Insecurity Idaho
Hunger Data from Idaho Food Bank

Contributed Resources

How to Support the Love My Neighbor Project (Contributed by Love My Neighbor, Canada)
How Local Officials Can Support Love My Neighbor (Contributed by Love My Neighbor, Canada)

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