|26 February 2021 |
Dear Members of the Episcopal Church in Central PA, Bishop Scanlan talks about the COVID-19 Vaccine, resources and the scriptural foundations of caring for our neighbors. Watch below.
|Episcopal Church Toolkit for COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution (English/Español) |
The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations has developed a toolkit for individuals, congregations, and ministries to facilitate and promote COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the United States. This toolkit promotes the ongoing work that parishes and dioceses have already been doing, shares best practices, and offers ideas for ways that communities can help U.S.- based Episcopalians to facilitate vaccination, overcome vaccine hesitancy, and find information from state and local officials. Churches and church leaders (lay and ordained) can serve as an important trusted bridge between public health officials and communities. In his public service announcement encouraging vaccination, Presiding Bishop Curry says, “This vaccine can prevent the COVID-19 virus. It can help you. It can help those who you love. It can help us all. The Bible says you should love your neighbor as yourself. And getting this vaccine, as well as wearing your face mask, and keeping social distanced, and out of crowds, these are some simple and real ways that we can love our neighbor as ourselves. To love our neighbor, and while you’re at it to love yourself.” Watch the PSA here. If you would like to volunteer in a state-clinic to assist with vaccine distribution, please contact our Emergency and Disaster Coordinator, Ed Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org