Mennonite Church Canada pandemic resources

On March 11, 2020, the World Heath Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic in order to encourage governments to ramp up efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

As of June 1, 2020, the number of confirmed cases in Canada is 91,351. The Public Health Agency of Canada describes the risk to public health as high, and is continually reassessing the situation as more cases are reported.

Below are resources for how congregations can respond to and live through pandemics as communities of faith. This page is regularly updated with resources from our regional churches and from CommonWord. If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail our communications officer at kdsawatzky@mennonitechurch.ca.

Hope Unleashed - Mennonite Church Manitoba

A Mennonite Church Manitoba collection of congregational resources. Here you will discover a variety of resources suitable for a variety of settings. Camp staff singing camp songs for our households with kids. Short sermons to provide options or supplements for your worship services. Children’s stories for Sunday or mid-week household use. Stories of our community of faith to nurture connection and inspire faithfulness.

The Kingdom of God is like a banyan tree

A helpful resource for pastors and lay leaders who continue to put together online services for their congregations this summer. Jeanette Hanson, director of Mennonite Church Canada International Witness, gives a 15-minute sermon exploring Ephesians 2:17-22 and shares how each expression of church enlivens the whole. Meet our international Witness workers and hear about stories from their ministries around the world. 

Worship weekly with our nationwide community of faith

While some congregations have the capacity to record their own services during this pandemic, others do not so we are sharing services from across our nationwide community of faith. Videos produced by Mennonite Church Canada are uploaded to the Mennonite Church Canada YouTube Channel but can also be viewed on this page.

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Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

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Canadian Council of Christian Charities

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Canadian Mennonite magazine

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The Canadian Poverty Institute

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