ERT UPDATE: February 18th Ice Storm
ERT UPDATE: February 18 Ice Storm
ERT’s, As we get ready for the potential for significant ice overnight be sure to prepare in case you are called on to assist. Communicate with your ERT Team leader to discuss your availability to respond and fill out this form (https://forms.gle/LnrrEUeGYGzv3A6L6) to be on our response short list. If you do not have a team but are able to respond, please fill out the form as well. Following the storm, remember that response begins with your neighbors. If you are in an area with needs greater than your ability, communicate with your District Coordinator or your DS.
Park a car on the street if you have a steep driveway in case of emergency
Charge electronics and have flashlights/candles ready in case of power outages
Have water available in case of boil advisory
Check any equipment you have that could aid in a response to make sure it is accessible
Familiarize yourself with local emergency management
Familiarize yourself with the UMCOR ERT Deployment Flowchart
Make sure you are safe
Check on those around you
Asses safety of affected areas, are there downed trees or compromised power lines?
If there are downed power lines or trees causing safety concerns, call local emergency services.
When responding to the needs of the community, follow any guidance by local emergency management
Follow all COVID safety protocols (https://www.wnccumc.org/files/websites/www/COR+Response-+COVID+Final.pdf)
Report any work done to your DS and our CDRC
If you have any questions, reach out to our Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Ben Rogers (email@example.com)
Disaster Response Hotline
For immediate disaster response needs in our conference, please call (980) 202-2944.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.