COVID-19 Resources

Find Special Resources for this Unique Time

Overcoming Together

 

We know these are trying times that create unique dilemmas and challenges that we want to help us overcome together.  Look below for special and creative ways to THRIVE in these times in multiple different aspects of our daily lives.

Building Relationships

+ Connect Groups

We have been working hard to make this incredible resource for all of people to connect with and serve each other.  To join or learn more about our Connect Group, scroll down to its special section below.

+ 1 on 1 Tools

Here are some tech tools to help you connect with somebody on your smart phone, tablet, or computer:

Facetime if you both have iPhones is as easy as clicking the video icon when you make a call
Google Duo is a video call app that works across all Apple and Android phones
Google Hang-outs it’s good for 1 on 1 or small groups of people to have a video conference call
Skype is an established video calling program
-Discord is a tool for voice, messaging, and video conferencing/presenting that could be great for 1 on 1 or small groups.
-Conference Voice Calling can usually be done by calling the first person and then clicking the + icon to add a second person, or clicking the “merge” icon if you get a second call.
Group Text Messaging on your phone can be done with lots of people and is great for short messages like prayer requests.

+ Small Group Tools

Here are some great ways to stay connected to a small group of people:

Google Hang-outs is good for 1 on 1 or small groups of people to have a video conference call
Zoom is a powerful group video streaming presenter that allows lots of options including non-presenters to contribute via the video &/or comments section.
Facebook Live is a way for one person to present via video streaming, while others can type comments in real time.  To start; go to your Facebook profile where you can add a post and select the Facebook Live option.  Be carefule about checking the privacy settings as more people might be able to see/join than you might wish.
-Discord is a tool for voice, messaging, and video conferencing/presenting that could be great for 1 on 1 or small groups.
-Google Docs are great ways for multiple people to easily view &/or collaborate on documents simultaneously that are shared with each other privately or can be made public.  It works very similar to and is compatible with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.). 

+ Large Group Tools

Here are some ways to present to larger groups like Sunday School classes or larger.

Zoom is a powerful group video streaming presenter that allows lots of options including non-presenters to contribute via the video &/or comments section.
Facebook Watch Party allows a group of people to watch a video or playlist of videos at the same time.  They can also comment about what they’re watching in real-time.  You can start a watch party by choosing the watch party as the type of post and going from there.
Facebook Watch Party Premiere is a watch party with the addition of having a preset start time and invitations sent out.
Vimeo allows you to share large videos you recorded with others.

Spiritual
Growth

+ Kids

Here are some devotional resources to help our kids grow in their walk with God

 

-This Week:  Kids Scripture Focus
-Last Week:  Elementary Scripture Focus – April 26, Preschool Scripture Focus – April 26
The Foundry is the Nazarene online resource and publisher with resources for all ages.
-How to talk to your kids about the coronavirus Click Here.

+ Teens

Here are some devotional resources to help our teens grow in their walk with God

The Foundry is the Nazarene online resource and publisher with resources for all ages.
Jesus’ Calling is a daily devotional book that many of our teens  already have and could read and share their thoughts.  Email billybuisman@gmail.com for a free book
-Bible YouVersion is a great Bible app for mobile devices that has daily devotionals as well.  

+ Adults

Here are some devotional tools to help our adults grow in their walk with God

The Foundry is the Nazarene online resource and publisher with resources for all ages.
-The Fruit of the Spirit is A 7 Week virtual small group led by Dr Jesse Middendorf on Facebook Live 4 pm PST click here.
-The Bible Project is offering a weekly video, discussion, and questions during this season.   Click to Sign Up for the Newsletter or simply check out the First Newsletter.
-Bible YouVersion is a great Bible app for mobile devices that has daily devotionals as well.  

+ Other

Here are some other devotional tools to help us grow in our walk with God

The Foundry is the Nazarene online resource and publisher with resources for all ages.
Rend Collective has had a worship resource available
-Youtube has some great worship videos that can help keep you connected to God as a part of your devotional time.  

Serving & Assistance

+ Connect Groups

Connect Groups:  Join one of our Connect Groups to be able to serve others or share your needs needs with them.  In addition to service, these groups endeavor to grow in their relationship to God and each other.   More info is below.

+ Urgent School Needs

-Hygiene Donations:  For the EVMS Supplies; We are anticipating helping around 150 families with the needs that will be made worse with the current crisis. The art bags could have crayons, colored pencils, small notebooks, bubbles, chalk, coloring books, glue sticks, etc. We would also love to have donated BOOKS of any kind for ages 5-14.  The hygiene bags could have new/unopened soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, floss, tissues, dish soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.  We plan on making the first delivery on April 1, so it would be great if any of these supplies could be dropped off before then at the church in Pastor Billy’s office or the Foyer by the Mission’s table. Email billybuisman@gmail.com if you have other questions or to coordinate.

-CVSD Food Deliveries:  needs to deliver weekend food backpacks to students this Friday afternoon. The weekend meals will be bagged up and ready for delivery at 3pm at Spokane Valley Partners. They need 50 people to take 10 meal backpacks each.  Email billybuisman@gmail.com to sign-up or get more info.

+ Northwest Connect

Northwest Connect:  Our church people have been serving the community long before COVID-19 through this incredible ministry.  They provide food, clothing, and non-edible supplies to those in need.  So if you want to help volunteer or need help, contact them.

+ Valley Partners

Valley Partners:  Our old church building has been used for the last few decades to provide food, clothing, and non-edible supplies to those in need.  Many of their volunteers have had to stop helping due to personal health vulnerabilities, so if you want to help volunteer or need help, contact them by clicking the link above or calling (509) 927-1153.  

+ Special Projects

-Mask Making:  We have individuals at SVNC making free homemade masks. If you (or someone you know) is caring for someone sick in your household, and you do not have access to any other masks, please email us at: info@svnc.org.

Other
Resources

+ Educational 4 Kids

-Preschool Resources;  Scavenger Hunt,  Prayer 3 in a row gameM&M Prayer
-Elementary Resources; Prayer Calendar,  SOAP Bible ReadingBible Reading Ideas 
-Central Valley School District has many great resources for parents that address all kinds of needs; educational, physical, mental, etc. as well as updates and new information.

+ Productivity Tools

-Google Docs are great ways for multiple people to share and easily view &/or collaborate on files and documents simultaneously that are shared with each other privately or can be made public.  It works very similar to and is compatible with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.).
-Drop Box is a great way to share files large or small and collaborate on certain documents from your own computer.

Connect Groups


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We need one another! Right now, we cannot gather in person, but we can still stay connected. The primary way we are trying to do that now is through what we are calling Connect Groups. A Connect Group is a group of approximately 10-12 people that will stay connected during this time in order to check in on one another, look out for one another, share communication, and support each other in prayer. We have asked each Connect Group to have a leader who will ensure that: each person is contacted at least once a week, serve as a liaison between the pastors and Connect Group, and commit to pray for their Connect Group members. 

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Over the last week and a half, we have been rolling these groups out as quickly as we can, but this is still a work in process, and we appreciate your patience. Some Sunday School teachers or existing small group leaders have said they would serve as a leader for those in their class or group. Other individuals have contacted us directly to share who they have, or would be, connecting with. So far this represents more than 200 people! Thank you for loving one another. If you do not know if you are included in a group, or if you would be willing to reach out to others who are not currently included in a group, please email us at: info@svnc.org

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