Tips and resources for members and congregations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Please consult local, provincial, and federal public health agencies for the latest updates on COVID-19 that may affect your community of faith. Below are some resources to support you. Ministry personnel who are seeking support and resources during the pandemic can consult their regional council for assistance that fits with provincial health requirements and regulations. Remember: We are not alone.
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The United Church is accepting donations to support those in the global South who are at greater risk than ever due to COVID-19. Find out how Mission & Service partners are turning compassion into action for those who need it most. The World Council of Churches has collected prayers from around the globe for use during the pandemic.

Making Masks Proves Money Follows Mission

Mask-making ventures at United Churches prove that when people believe in what you are doing, they want to help.

Gratitude Is in the Air as Churches Honour Frontline Workers

From signs and social media posts to homemade thank-you cards, United Churches across the country are finding inspiring ways to express…

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When Sprinkles Save Lives

Every day, First Steps—a partner supported by Mission & Service—works to prevent child malnutrition in North Korea.

Why Haven’t We Opened Church Doors Yet?

Daniel Benson writes that as church in the time of COVID-19, we must care for each other like family, not just spiritually, but bodily as well.…

Hungry and Alone, Generosity Changed Amei’s Life

In South Sudan, Amei no longer worries about dying of hunger thanks to the support of United Church partner the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Millions of Latin Americans Face Extreme Poverty and Hunger

In Latin America, the new epicentre of the coronavirus, an estimated 83.4 million people could slide into extreme poverty and hunger this year.…

General Council 44 Has Been Postponed

 In light of concerns around COVID-19, the decision has been made to postpone GC44, previously slated for July 2021 in Calgary, AB, to 2022.

Generosity Takes Flight during Pandemic

Staff of three regional councils decided to donate $2,500 each in staff travel savings to support the world’s most vulnerable through the COVID-19…

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Possible Postponement of General Council 44

Commissioners of the 43rd General Council will meet on June 20, 2020 to consider moving General Council 44 from 2021 to 2022 due to the COVID-19…

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Church Grounds Bring Hope during COVID-19

Through artistic installations, Mount Forest United Church in Mount Forest, ON, is actively sharing the Christian message.