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“NO ROOM AT THE INN” – ADVANCE PLANNING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES In order to respect the maximum number of participants as laid out by the government of Quebec, particularly on Christmas Eve when non-members often drop in unexpectedly, communities of faith offering on-site worship may choose to: clearly advertise the process for reservations in advance (on website, social media and/or exterior signage on the premises) plan for overflow space in another room (with streaming service) plan a...

Job Number: 20-39 Opening/Closing Date: November 5, 2020 to November 23, 2020 Description Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council, as part of the wider United Church of Canada, is seeking an individual to fill the role of Pastoral Relations Minister on a full-time basis (35 hours/week) for a 1 year term. The ability to communicate effectively in English and French, with a particular emphasis on verbal fluency is required. This position reports to the Regional Executive Minister. The...

A brief meditative video incorporating music, bilingual words to the famous poem “In Flanders Fields” and scenes of Vimy Ridge photographed by David-Roger Gagnon is available as a worship resource. Download video: http://bit.ly/VimyRidge-FlandersFields-2020-DRGagnon  

A letter to Premier François Legault signed by Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council's Executive Minister, Rev. Rosemary Lambie and representatives of the Living in Right Relations Circle and Justice and Community Leadership team, has been sent to express solidarity in protesting the systemic racism that played a role in the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan in Joliette Hospital. Download the letter: http://bit.ly/2020-10-26-Letter-JoyceEchaquan-E

Ottawa, September 22, 2020 – MiningWatch Canada and the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-Canada) have launched an electronic Parliamentary Petition in response to increasing extrajudicial attacks on civilians and human rights defenders in the Philippines since 2016. “The Philippines is now one of the two most dangerous countries for those who defend human and environmental rights according to Global Witness,” says Patricia Lisson of ICHRP-Canada,...