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.

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