COVID-19 Coronavirus News

For all updates in this rapidly changing situation, please refer first and always to provincial, territorial, and federal sources, as well to your local government or band council and your Member of Parliament and provincial or territorial representative as needed. These should shape our decision-making and responsibilities, and will guide responses from The United Church of Canada.

For all national United Church of Canada updates, keep visiting here. See also: 
Health Canada                Government of Saskatchewan

For resources on discerning and planning re-opening of your building, please click here.
The newsfeed below includes Regional Council news about the COVID-19 pandemic, and some national updates.

Guidelines notice: New worship numbers

There are lots of questions regarding the newest changes to the maximum number of people at a worship service in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Guidelines. The updated guidelines state:

Delivering services virtually or through remote delivery such as drive-in service is recommended.
The total number of people participating in the services cannot exceed 30 per cent of seating capacity or 150 people, whichever is less.
To safely support larger groupings of individuals – and where seating area allows adequate physical distancing of two metres between individuals or family units – multiple groups of 30 are permitted. These groups must be separated by five metres.

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Media release: SK Faith Leaders on re-opening places of worship

Soon after the release of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan, faith leaders from across Saskatchewan gathered online to discuss the re-opening of places of worship. We drafted a letter asking the Saskatchewan government to work together with faith communities to develop responsible guidelines bringing places of worship within the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan.

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Regional Council AGM info

Click here for all the news about the Living Skies Regional Gathering, now rescheduled to an online meeting in the fall of 2020.


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