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.

Last updated: 
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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May 13, 2020
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May 13, 2020
People who work or volunteer in outdoor ministries are sharing creative and positive ways to ensure that the overwhelming joy of camp will continue in some way despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last updated: 
June 9, 2020

Haiti’s Methodist Church, a Mission & Service partner, supports schools, medical clinics, and a variety of social ministries. All of them are adapting to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

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May 8, 2020
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May 8, 2020
United Church people have been asking how we can honour the ministry of healthcare workers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Communities of faith may wish to use the newly created worship service On the Life and Faith of Florence Nightingale at any time during Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary in 2020.
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May 7, 2020
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May 7, 2020
Reopening Churches during COVID-19 is a new online section that includes guidelines and practices to consider when reopening churches to members and tenants.
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May 7, 2020
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May 7, 2020
The United Church joined with Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC) and Nobel Women’s Initiative in a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francois-Philippe Champagne, urging the Canadian government to ensure that humanitarian assistance is not impeded by economic and political sanctions during this unprecedented health crisis.
Last updated: 
June 9, 2020

ACT Alliance calls on all governments to assess the gender-based impact of the pandemic and develop responses.

Last updated: 
June 9, 2020

Mission & Service partner the Amity Foundation has delivered tons of essential supplies and equipment to parts of China. Now it's reaching out to other countries. Truck drivers like Yan Li are helping.

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May 1, 2020
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June 24, 2020
The United Church is accepting donations to help support Mission & Service partners around the world as they work to meet the needs of these communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last updated: 
May 1, 2020

In his online worship service, Moderator Richard Bott shares a reflection about the followers of the risen Christ finding power and joy in the breaking of bread together - even when it's shared virtually during hard times.

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