Rev. Lorraine and Rev. Andy will be uploading messages on this page during this time of COVID-19

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March, 2020 Message

 

Prayer Cycle for All United Churches

Given these uncertain and overwhelming times for our congregations and leaders, we invite you to join a facilitated online time of prayer to pray for every United Church pastoral charge by name.

Prayer rooms will happen throughout the summer, beginning with the east and working our way to the west, hosting one prayer session per region once a week. Join us every Tuesday on Zoom at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Sign up to receive the Zoom link to the prayer room. We look forward to seeing you online!

 

Poem from New Zealand ... Rest Now Mother Earth

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, shared a poem. Enjoy her thoughts and be sure to read the comments she made at the end. 

Read Poem

 

Mental Health Resources

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is now providing access to a number of free resources for Canadians. You might find a one-page summary on stress, anxiety and substance abuse helpful for yourself or helpful to share with members of your family (https://www.ccsa.ca/sites/default/files/2020-04/CCSA-COVID-19-Coping-with-Stress-Anxietyand-Substance-Use-Infographic-2020-en.pdf).

You might find their Wellness Together portal helpful as well. (https://ca.portal.gs/).

A University of Toronto psychology professor is also offering a four-week managing your mental health online course. (https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19).

 

Helpful Links...

Kid’s Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868             

CMHA Crisis Line – 1-833-456-4566

The province of Ontario is offering free mental health counselling for anyone during this Covid-19 crisis.

CMHA Canadian Mental Health Association of York Region 905-954-0097

Family Services of York Region 905-895-2371

 

LGBTQ Resources During COVID-19              

Toronto – The 519

Barrie / Simcoe-Muskoka – The Gilbert Centre

Pflag Contact - York Region