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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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 17, 2020

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

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April 13, 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.

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April 8, 2020

The chaplains of Mission & Service‒supported Grey Bruce Healthcare Chaplaincy Council are ready to care for families who can't be with their loved ones in hospital as they die.

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May 1, 2020

A prayer for the world during COVID-19 by Bishop Reuel Marigza, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.

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April 7, 2020
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April 7, 2020
A recent Easter letter sent to people who have previously given gifts to Mission & Service was written in early January and mailed before we knew how COVID-19 would affect everyone's lives. Apologies, and thank you for taking the time to watch this message.
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April 6, 2020

A prayer for those who care for the sick during this difficult time of COVID-19.

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April 6, 2020

Parkland Restorative Justice, a Mission & Service‒supported non-profit, maintains connections with inmates at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary and offenders reintegrating into society.

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April 4, 2020

For Sunday, April 5, 2020, Moderator Richard Bott shares reflection on Matthew 21:1-11, the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and urges us to keep our eyes on hope as we begin Holy Week.