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Covid-19 Update - January 3, 2022The Ontario Government has announced that effective January 5th, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.: all indoor religious services, weddings, and funerals will be limited to 50% capacity (with proof of vaccination if your community of faith had decided to require this);   all outdoor religious services, weddings, and funerals will be limited to the number of people that can maintain 2 metres/6 feet of physical distance in that space.This is a time-limited change...

Covid 19 UPDATE - December 20, 2021Ontario is rolling out a suite of new restrictions for businesses and social gatherings as the province contends with a spike in COVID-19 cases linked to the Omicron variant. Effective 12:01 a.m. Sunday, December 19th, indoor social gathering limits will be reduced from 25 people to 10, and outdoor gatherings are being reduced from 100 people to 25 (please see the news release from the Ontario...

2021 has been a challenging year but we have experience God’s Grace!  Challenging times often invite folks to reflect and consider each other, our faith and our relationships. With lock downs in the past year, I have missed deeply gathering with my church family. Others in our community have shared with me their deep longing for community and big gatherings. However, we give thanks for a God of love, grace and hope. We give thanks for the message of light found in Jesus.We give...

Announcements - Dec. 3, 2021 The 2022 CSRC Prayer List is ready!  Communities of faith often use this document to add to their weekly bulletin.  Click on the button below to download your copy. HELP WANTED!  The United-in-Worship Project team are looking for Liturgy Writers to...

Statement from the CSRC RRRT - Wet'suwet'en The Right Relations Resource Team stands in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people, who are defending their lands and waters against the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. The Coastal Gaslink Pipeline project lacks the consent of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, a direct violation to the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent - an essential part of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is...

October 27, 2021 Re: Increase of Minimum Rate for Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Dear Communities of Faith, Greetings in Christ from your Canadian Shield Pastoral Relations Commission.  We want to thank you for all the faithful work you are continuing to do in sharing God’s love with your communities.  We also appreciate your willingness to adapt to the many challenges and changes you have faced in these last two years because of the pandemic.  We know that it is has not been easy and we know...

October 27, 2021Re: Increase of Minimum Rate for Licensed Lay Worship LeadersDear Communities of Faith,Greetings in Christ from your Canadian Shield Pastoral Relations Commission.  We want to thank you for all the faithful work you are continuing to do in sharing God’s love with your communities.  We also appreciate your willingness to adapt to the many challenges and changes you have faced in these last two years because of the pandemic.  We know that it is has not been easy and...

October 25, 2021 UPDATE:  Vaccines, Passports, and Mandatory Vaccination PoliciesIn response to continued improvements to key indicators, including ongoing stability in the province’s hospitals, effective October 25, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario will lift capacity limits in the vast majority of settings where proof of vaccination are required, such as restaurants, bars, indoor meeting and event spaces, etc. Limits will also be lifted in certain outdoor settings.At this time, the...

A Message from the ModeratorThis post may be traumatic for residential school and intergenerational survivors. If you are feeling pain or distress because of your residential school experiences, please know that you can call the free 24-hour crisis line: 1-866-925-4419. You can also call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310. It's toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.---Editor's Note: On Thursday, June 24, an announcement was made...

Apology to Action: A Pilgrimage for ReconciliationJune 21st is National Indigenous Day in Canada and we in The UCC will recognize the day together on Sunday, June 20, 2021.The Manitou Intentional Learning Community (MILC) and the Canadian Shield Right Relations Resource Team (RRRT) have teamed up to bring you a resource called A Pilgrimage for Reconciliation - a resource that shares the history of The Apology to First Nation Peoples, the Apology Cairn, Calls to Action, and much...