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March 27, 2020
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March 27, 2020
A message from the Moderator and resources for those who minister with children and youth.
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March 26, 2020
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March 26, 2020
Clarification: Ontario churches CAN stream worship from their buildings. This modifies the advice we gave on March 25.
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March 26, 2020
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March 26, 2020
The National Indigenous Elders Council has offered the whole church its wisdom and assurance in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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March 25, 2020
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March 26, 2020
In Ontario, church buildings (other than some community services that may fall under the social services category) have not been named as essential, so Ontario church buildings must be closed. We interpret this as not allowing even a small number of people in the church to provide virtual worship.
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March 23, 2020
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March 24, 2020
With in-person worship being suspended and rental incomes stopped, some communities of faith may be faced with financial concerns Before making any decis.ions about staffing, please contact your regional counci l to explore options .
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March 20, 2020
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March 20, 2020
Leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, and The United Church of Canada have issued a joint letter calling on churches to do more to address anti-Black racism.
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March 17, 2020
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March 17, 2020
Letter from General Secretary Nora Sanders to ministry personnel and church leaders, 16 March 2020.
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March 13, 2020
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March 13, 2020
Some guidance on pastoral relationships and employment in local congregations in the event of church closures in this time of COVID-19.
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March 5, 2020
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March 13, 2020
We urge communities of faith to respond to COVID-19 with compassion, prevention, and prayer, and offer the United Church Emergency Plan to help communities of faith plan ahead for contingencies that may or may not arise.
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March 4, 2020
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March 10, 2020
As coronavirus outbreaks are reported around the globe, partners in China thank the United Church for continued prayers and support.