Coronary artery disease, or CAD, is the most common form of heart disease and the leading cause of death for both men and women. It’s a progressive condition that is the result of plaque buildup, or atherosclerosis, in the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. It is also common for people with CAD to have peripheral artery disease, or PAD, a condition in which plaque buildup occurs in the arteries that supply blood to your limbs, usually your legs.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted our world in a precedented way. Social distancing has changed the historic culture of how churches gather and minister to congregants and the community. The music and arts ministry is a significant element to worship services, comprised of multiple to mass people closely gathered in praise teams, choirs and instrumental talents banded together to create a joyful noise. In light of the new normal we all are facing, how does the music ministry effectively minister in a space that has thrived on the essence of being present together in one physical place?
The Balm In Gilead, Inc. has devised an advisory information fact sheet to offer support on how the music and arts ministry may adjust to the new normal, keep everyone safe and continue serving congregants, communities and the world with the gift of music and art. Please consider the listed suggestions and incorporate them into your plans as you move forward with your ministries.
Statement by National Black Faith and Civil Rights Leaders Encouraging Communities to Continue to “Stay at Home” in States Lifting Orders
Rev. Al Sharpton (NAN), Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson (CNBC), Sherrilyn Ifill (NAACP LDF), Marc Morial (NUL), Derrick Johnson (NAACP), Melanie Campbell (BWR), Kristen Clarke (Lawyers’ Committee) & the Heads of the Nation’s Nine Largest Historically Black Religious Denominations Encourage Communities to Stay at Home
(April 24, 2020) – A group of national Black faith and civil rights leaders along with the heads of the largest historically Black religious denominations, are encouraging communities to stay at home in states where stay at home orders are being lifted until there is evidence that it is safe.