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Author: judycoffin

Although larger numbers are now permitted to gather for worship and other activities, communities of faith are reminded that allowable numbers in any enclosed space are based on capacity of the space with social distancing. Mask-wearing and other safety protocols remain critical for the health of our communities. Many communities of faith were excited to hear that the government now allows singing (with 2 m social distancing and wearing of masks); however, singing is an activity that could...

“Tracing the St. James United - Montreal City Mission Community of Friends Journey” Background: St. James United Church and Montreal City Mission collaborated to create a St. James - MCM Community of Friends joint partnership. This was inspired by the EDGE Process - a newly minted United Church of Canada initiative that facilitates those willing to take a leap into the promise; God breaking open the church, breaking into the world. EDGE is a living web of new and...

Some communities of faith are just starting the process of planning for re-opening; the original documents to support that process have moved further down the list on the web site news, so posting the link again here for anyone still needing to submit their plan to the COVID Response Task Group via Brian Ruse (bruse@united-church.ca). REMINDER: All communities of faith are expected to submit their re-opening protocols for review before returning to activities in their buildings.  ...

On behalf of LIRR (the Living into Right Relations Circle), we would like to recommend to the Regional Council that Canada Day be a time of reflection and to read the following as they contemplate the history of Canada and what is needed to begin reconciliation with the First Peoples of Turtle Island. We would ask people to engage in the three following documents: Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf MMIWG Report on...

Hello, On behalf of Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, we would like to seek your continued support in our fight against COVID-19. As a trusted leader, we want to ensure you have the information and tools that can help your community members make informed decisions on vaccination and continue to follow public health measures. To help, we have prepared a list of resources (videos, factsheets, and social media shareables) to assist community leaders as ambassadors in promoting...