Crisis Resources

In this time of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and now the unrest following the murder of George Floyd, we have created a landing page for us to share a few  resources for those in need. We will update this page frequently. While we are only posting resources that we believe to be valid and sound, we do encourage you to vet resources before utilizing them.
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago
For Parents and Caregivers
From the “note to parents and caregivers” section from the book Something Happened in Our Town, an informative list of how to address racial bias with children, sample questions/answers you may encounter, and a glossary of helpful words and definitions:
From The Center for Racial Justice in Education, links to articles and interviews from experts about talking to to kids after racial incidents, supporting children of color after radicalized violence and tips for parents on media coverage:
From, a list of podcasts, articles and books for adults and children:

This is a comprehensive list of Anti-Racism resources for adults.The first part of the list is resources for parents and talking to children about race:
From Embrace Race, a list of 31 books for children of all ages to support conversations about race, racism, and resistance:
From Using Their Words, a spreadsheet of children’s books about social justice:
Janet Bomar
Director of Children and Family Ministries
Resource from the Southern Poverty Law Center:
Authoritarian State or Inclusive Democracy?
21 Things We Can Do Right Now
Children’s Book Recommended and Read by Director of Children & Family Ministries Janet Bomar
Experiencing Food Insecurity?
Joyce Uptown Foodshelf is a ministry of Lake Harriet UMC.