COVID-19 has changed the way we move through our daily lives. We are adapting to this uncharted territory, and we are doing this together. CUC staff and congregational leaders are working together to support connections through digital venues while also continuing to nurture personal relationships. As communities of faith, we can play significant roles in helping to prevent the spread of infection, in providing a calm and reasoned presence, and in modelling safe practices.
Resources for Congregations
The CUC has created the Congregational Guides to Multi-Platform Considerations, compiled by CUC staff from conversations with leaders, resources from the Unitarian Universalist Association, other faith organizations and government sources.
These are set up as PowerPoint slides with accompanying notes, and can also be used to guide small group conversations. The Guide can be found in the Resources for Congregations During Covid-19 Google folder, and has its own sub-folder called Congregational Guides to Multi-Platform Considerations with cited documents in this sub-folder.
If you have additional resources to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregations should continue to monitor and follow local public and governmental directives regarding physical gatherings. To limit the spread and reduce health risks, the CUC is strongly recommending all congregations continue with online and other alternatives to services and in person activities.
The Government of Canada’s public health website’s Covid-19 Outbreak Update contains the latest news.
Leaders’ Sessions and Resource Sharing
It’s important that we remain in conversation, support each other, and share resources. CUC staff have implemented increased online resources and connections to share practical supports for congregations, and to address questions and concerns. We invite you to participate in the events that have relevance for you.
CUC COVID-19 Events
Check the CUC’s Events Calendar for up-to-date information on Leaders’ Sessions, Coffeehouse Connections, Gathered Here and Connect and Deepen sessions, and more.
The CUC’s Resources for Congregations During Covid-19 resource folder contains information for congregations – the resources will be updated as new information becomes available. The folder includes sections on
- Congregational Guides to Multi-Platform Considerations
- Annual Meetings During COVID-19
- National & International Sources for Updates
- Safety Measures
- Meditations and Readings
- Virtual Meeting Options
- Music Resources
We will continue to update this page as the situation develops and we have more to share. Please check back.