The latest edition of the PCConnect e-newsletter has now been distributed. This month's PCConnect is a special e-newsletter for congregations in the time of COVID-19.
How can congregations offer pastoral care to families and individuals involving death, grief and funerals during an ongoing pandemic, when physical gatherings, services and comforting gestures like hand holding and hugs have to be avoided? The PCC provides guidance on this core pastoral issue under the current circumstances.
Summary of Implications Regarding the Cancellation of the 2020 General Assembly and Pastoral Message from the Moderator
Assembly Council has issued a statement with the summary of implications and proposals regarding the cancellation of the 2020 General Assembly.
On March 30, 2020, more than 80 religious leaders from across Canada issued a common message to all who call Canada home, expressing the need for hope, gratitude and solidarity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This ecumenical and interfaith message is a response by religious leaders from across Canada.
The Presbyterian Church in Canada continues to offer various funding to help congregations in areas including children and youth ministry, worship, lay training, conferences, building projects, mission work, specialized ministries and ministerial assistance. The spring grants deadline has not been impacted by physical distancing and is approaching on April 15, 2020.
The latest article in our popular Equipping For... series provides creative suggestions and ideas for offering connection and support during this time of social distancing.
Under the current circumstances, questions about employment insurance are at the forefront. Details about the PCC and EI and payroll considerations are now available.
Joint Statement from World Council of Churches: A Time for Pastoral, Prophetic and Practical Christianity
Representatives of Regional Ecumenical Organizations and the World Council of Churches (WCC) share the challenges that our communities around the world are facing due to the coronavirus, COVID-19.
The Rev. Dr. Blair and Ms. Vivian Bertrand and Steve McInnis and Nora Martin, who serve as PCC mission staff in Malawi, have been called home as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak. Their accounts of their departure from Malawi and journey home to Canada are now available to read on the Mission Blogs website.