Congregations across Mennonite Church Canada offer online worship services during pandemic

Regional churches to coordinate live-streamed and recorded services until and including Easter

Mennonite Church Canada, in collaboration with its regional churches and their local congregations, will share worship services each week for congregations across our nationwide community of faith. These services are available through links on the Mennonite Church Canada worship resource webpage: They will also be available on regional church websites.

This purpose of this collaboration is to help congregations who do not have the capacity, space or equipment to record their own services. These services are meant to help local congregations as they continue to make adjustments to their own worship practices amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

“It is our hope and prayer that these services come as a blessing to our nationwide church,” says Executive Minister Doug Klassen. “This is an unexpected opportunity to work at rebuilding our sense of peoplehood nationwide. We will see how God’s Spirit is leading the church in many and varied ways.”

Services are planned for each week from now until Easter, and for weeks following. Each service will be promoted in weekly e-newsletters from regional churches and on social media.

Recorded services will remain available on the Mennonite Church Canada worship resource page. The first service, recorded last week for Sunday, March 22, 2020, by Winnipeg pastors and church leaders at Douglas Mennonite Church, is available on the Mennonite Church Canada webpage and YouTube Channel.

Regional communicators and the Mennonite Church Canada communications officer continue to coordinate on how to best equip congregations during this time. Both the regional church websites, the nationwide website, and CommonWord’s website remain the best way to find resources as they are compiled and made available for congregations.

Here is our list of nationwide and regional websites:



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