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COVID POLICIES from the National Office of The United Church of Canada With restrictions easing across the country, the United Church sought the advice of outside legal counsel for communities of faith. Excerpts from the legal opinion are provided below. Please note it is based on policies currently in place and the assessment of them as reasonable. Assuming that the original rule issued by the Church or congregation concerning masking or proof of vaccination status was reasonable, there is...

[Photo credit: pedro_wroclaw from Pixabay] Since COVID struck, visits to Canadian food banks have climbed 20 percent. Already, over 33 percent of food bank users are children. In 2022, food prices are predicted to rise another 5 to 7 percent. We can do more to support our friends and neighbours living in Canada. That’s why on February 21―as many provinces celebrate Family Day― we are hoping you will encourage those in your network to support families by giving the gift of a meal through our...

https://youtu.be/OIp2xaKFBno On January 24, 2022, The United Church of Canada launched its Korea Peace Appeal Ten Thousand Signature Campaign declaring, “70 years is enough. It’s time to end the Korean War.” In 2018, the United Church’s 43rd General Council declared that we believe God is calling us to join with partners to work for peace, justice and reunification in the Korean peninsula.  The 43rd General Council urged the church to address the suffering of the Korean people, which continues...

Do you wish to engage others in your passion for the environment and take actions for climate change. Here is an invitation to Facilitate Climate Conversations with some helpful training. Check out this opportunity. For more information contact Kdouglas@united-church.ca For the Love of Creation will be offering a Facilitator Training Session for the Faithful Climate Conversations Two dates: Saturday, February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST...

Highlights of the Fall Meeting "Resurrected not Resuscitated" President Mark Laird’s theme, “Resurrected Not Resuscitated” came to life in the opening session as participants entered into the chat what brings them joy, and lifted their symbol of new life for a final screenshot.  Technical issues prevented small groups on Friday evening but the problem was resolved for the Saturday sessions ensuring regional council representatives had time to talk with one another. The first opportunity...

This fall, the Tri-Region Affirm Network received a letter seeking endorsement of a statement of multi-faith solidarity for a Hindu priest who has been condemned for officiating a same-sex marriage ceremony. The Affirm Network has signed the letter and the individuals on the Network have committed to signing it. We, the members of the Affirm Network, are now asking leaders in communities of faith across our regions to consider signing to endorse a multi-faith statement of solidarity. Dear...