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