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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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July 21, 2020
In Ontario, church buildings (with some exceptions) 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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July 21, 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.