Revised tips and resources for members and congregations during year two the COVID-19 pandemic (October 2021)

Please consult local, provincial, and federal public health agencies for the latest updates on COVID-19 that may affect your community of faith. Government financial support programs are being phased out as of October 2021. Below are some resources to support you. Ministry personnel who are seeking support and resources during the pandemic can consult their regional council for assistance that fits with provincial health requirements and regulations. Remember: We are not alone.
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The United Church continues to accept donations to support those in the global South who are at greater risk than ever due to COVID-19. Find out how Mission & Service partners are turning compassion into action for those who need it most. The World Council of Churches has collected prayers from around the globe for use during the pandemic.

Hungry and Alone, Generosity Changed Amei’s Life

In South Sudan, Amei no longer worries about dying of hunger thanks to the support of United Church partner the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Millions of Latin Americans Face Extreme Poverty and Hunger

In Latin America, the new epicentre of the coronavirus, an estimated 83.4 million people could slide into extreme poverty and hunger this year.

Generosity Takes Flight during Pandemic

Staff of three regional councils decided to donate $2,500 each in staff travel savings to support the world’s most vulnerable through the COVID-19…

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Church Grounds Bring Hope during COVID-19

Through artistic installations, Mount Forest United Church in Mount Forest, ON, is actively sharing the Christian message.

“Seize the Moment” for a Universal Basic Income in Canada

Moderator Richard Bott has written to Canadian government officials to ask them to move forward with developing and implementing a universal basic…

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Committed Churches Support Newcomers through Pandemic

With support from a grant from Embracing the Spirit, a Mission & Service‒supported fund, Beaconsfield United Church’s Nigerian Refugee…

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Camps Inspire through Creativity and Care Despite Pandemic

While physical distancing protocols are forcing United Church outdoor ministries to consider closing their cabins this summer, some are preparing…

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Haiti’s Methodist Church Hosts Sewing Project to Save Lives

Haiti’s Methodist Church, a Mission & Service partner, supports schools, medical clinics, and a variety of social ministries. All of them are…

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Marking Florence Nightingale’s Bicentenary in Worship

Members have been asking how they can honour the ministry of healthcare workers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consider using the…

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Political and Economic Sanctions Blocking Aid for Most Vulnerable

The United Church joined others in a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs urging the Canadian government to ensure that humanitarian…

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