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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 14, 2020
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May 1, 2020
Mission & Service partners around the world are responding to the effects of the virus in their communities. The United Church has contributed $20,000 from our Emergency Response Fund in support of partners.
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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 2, 2020
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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.
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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 24, 2020
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March 24, 2020
Moderator urges communities of faith to consider delaying funerals at this present time.
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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 .