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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...

You Are Invited! Be Bold, Be Brave Praise God in the holy temple! Praise God for mighty deeds! Praise God for bountiful mercies! Praise God who meets our needs! Psalm 150 (from Voices United) It seems like a very long time, since Grant Williams played the Harry Potter theme music for us at the Meridian Centre and the Hogwarts Sorting Hat helped us discern our places on the Regional Council. Just six months later COVID-19 shut us down for in-person events and we had to be bold and brave in how...

Registration for the Skylight Festival is now open.  Join us at Skylight the weekend of July 15-17, where you can connect with diverse communities, collectively explore faith through the lens of the arts, nature, peace and justice. Find out more on our website: www.skylightfestival.ca Thrift Store Bingo fundraising initiative a fun activity for all ages.  It's affordable and lots of fun!  Check it out. [pdf-embedder...

Dear siblings in Christ, Ahead of PIE Day 2022 (March 14th), a small group of friends of Horseshoe Falls and Shining Waters Regional Councils came together to talk about the ways Scripture has been used – and misused – to cause harm to 2SLGBTQIA+ people. We talked about ways the United Church perpetuated that harm. We talked about how far we have come as a denomination – and how far we have left to go. We celebrated the progress that has been made and we wondered what we might offer to help...