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. 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.

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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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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April 23, 2020

Moderator Richard Bott reflects on the road to Emmaus story, and asks who are you walking with in this time of shock and tragedy?

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June 9, 2020

The normal flow of life has changed at the Jellinek Society’s Recovery House, a Mission & Service‒supported 17-bed residence in Edmonton for men in the early stages of addiction recovery.

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April 17, 2020
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April 17, 2020
Community ministries serve the most vulnerable people in our society and are working tirelessly as they seek to meet increased demands with fewer resources.
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April 17, 2020
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April 17, 2020
The Executive of the General Council has temporarily amended pastoral relations policies to allow the governing board, rather than a congregational meeting, to make certain pastoral relations decisions.
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April 17, 2020

Moderator Richard Bott shares a worship service for Sunday, April 19, 2020 and reflects on the role of doubt in our faith and how it can lead us to experience the good news for ourselves.

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April 16, 2020
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April 16, 2020
With current restrictions on gatherings of people, congregations may need to postpone meetings or hold them through electronic means. Advance notice to the congregation and other requirements still hold but may be adapted.
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April 16, 2020

In response to COVID-19, communities of faith are learning to be neighbourly in new ways.

Last updated: 
June 9, 2020

The Massey Centre receives support from Mission & Service to help pregnant and parenting adolescents. COVID-19 heaps on new challenges.

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April 9, 2020

During these difficult days of pandemic, Moderator Richard Bott shares that the Resurrection happens in every moment, and calls us to be people of new life even in when we're locked down in our virtual spaces.