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Joint Statement from Ecumenical Organizations across the World

In a historic joint pastoral statement, the World Council of Churches (of which the United Church is a member) and Regional Ecumenical Organizations affirmed the urgency of standing together to protect life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the news piece and statement here.

A Pastoral Letter from the National Indigenous Council - March 26, 2020

The National Indigenous Elders Council, appointed at the National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering in August 2019, has offered the whole church its wisdom and assurance in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Elders advise us all to take care of each other, to heed medical advice, and to continue to engage in prayer and ceremony even as we are unable to come together to do so.

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Closure of Church Buildings: Clarification - March 26, 2020

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Closure of Church Buildings in Ontario

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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Letter from General Secretay Nora Sanders - March 18, 2020

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Letter from General Secretary Nora Sanders to ministry personnel and church leaders, March 16, 2020.

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Moderator: God is with Us

Covid 19: United Church Statement

Current News from Shining Waters Regional Council

 

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