On this page you will find an occasionally updated list of links to resources that can help you understand how to avoid getting (and giving) the virus, some natural home remedies you can use to treat the symptoms from the virus, a few links to excellent pages that track the extent of the virus both locally and internationally, as well as some good ideas for how to be a help and a witness to your friends and neighbors.
Conference leadership is praying for the health and witness of every single member, and we very much want the church to come out of this experience more vigorous and more active for the Lord than when we went in. You can help by practicing social distancing, by thinking creatively about ways to increase your witness, and by lifting up your church and your friends and neighbors in prayer.
IMPORTANT - REGARDING CONFERENCE OFFICE SCHEDULE AND HOURS:
Please be advised that Conference Staff is slowly transitioning back into "normal" office hours. For the time being, at least one Administrative Assistant will be in the office Monday - Thursday from 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
Directors and Administrators have unlimited access to the office, but may work from home if they choose.
Please note, however, the Conference remains closed to visitors and the public and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
For our staff directory, please click here.
Center for Disease Control: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): https://www.cdc.gov/
Maine COVID-19 information page: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml
New Hampshire’s COVID-19 information page, including a country-by-county breakdown: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/
Vermont’s COVID-19 information page: https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus
How to be a help and a witness:
Phone members of your church that might not have a strong family support system and ask them if they need anything
Be vigilant for members of your neighborhood and community who don’t have strong support systems. If you can reach them, ask them if they need anything, then see if it is possible to work with other church members to get it and safely deliver it.
Pray for friends and neighbors
Offer to friends and neighbors to pray for their safety on the NNEC prayer line (link)
Use your social media platform(s) such as Facebook to offer to give Bible studies to your contacts using such face-to-face apps as Facebook chat, FaceTime, Zoom, etc. If you don’t feel comfortable giving the Bible studies yourself, consider inviting your pastor or other church members into a Zoom Bible study that includes your friends and neighbors.
Work with your church to be vigilant for ways to (safely) help in your community