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.

Last updated: 
June 9, 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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August 10, 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
Last updated: 
July 21, 2020
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moderator Richard Bott apologizes for a recent Easter letter.
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April 6, 2020

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

Last updated: 
June 9, 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 2, 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.

Last updated: 
June 9, 2020

A Mission & Service‒supported community centre serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable, Our Place is bracing for COVID-19 to strike. 

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April 2, 2020
Last updated: 
April 9, 2020
In this time of COVID-19, Moderator Richard Bott's Easter message reminds us that God is always doing miraculous things. We will celebrate those things with great joy when the time is right.
Last updated: 
March 29, 2020

We pray for those who struggle at this time of huge uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 27, 2020
Last updated: 
March 27, 2020
A message from the Moderator and resources for those who minister with children and youth.