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
Services and Activities
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 Ourbreak 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 has also set up a resource folder with information for congregations. The Folder can be found here, and includes sections on
- Annual Meetings During COVID-19
- National & International Sources for Updates,
- Safety Measures,
- Meditations and Readings, and
- Virtual Meeting Options.
- There is even a section on 20-second Handwashing Ditties!
We would like your help keeping some information current, and ask that your congregation’s leaders contribute updates to the Calendar of Online Gatherings and Congregation’s Status about what your congregation is doing.
If you have additional resources to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will continue to update this page as the situation develops and we have more to share. Please check back.