Faith Communities and COVID-19

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. Many churches are moving to online worship and connecting through conference calls as well. Below are some resources to support you if this is new territory for you. Remember: We are not alone.

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.

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June 30, 2020

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.

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June 29, 2020

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

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June 24, 2020

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

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June 20, 2020
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June 20, 2020
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.
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June 9, 2020

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 Global Response.

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May 26, 2020
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May 27, 2020
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 pandemic.
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July 7, 2020

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

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May 25, 2020
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June 4, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, “poverty can happen very quickly to anyone." Moderator Richard Bott has written to Canadian government officials to ask them to move forward with developing and implementing a universal basic income (UBI) program in Canada.
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June 9, 2020

With support from a grant from Embracing the Spirit, a Mission & Service‒supported fund, Beaconsfield United Church’s Nigerian Refugee Integration and Support Program extends belonging and a home away from home for refugees.

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June 9, 2020

While physical distancing protocols are forcing United Church outdoor ministries to consider closing their cabins this summer, some are preparing to offer a different kind of camp experience.

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