MC Canada congregations offering online worship services

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, regional churches are coordinating live-streamed and recorded services until and including Easter

March 27, 2020 | Web First
Mennonite Church Canada
‘This is an unexpected opportunity to work at rebuilding our sense of peoplehood nationwide,’ says Doug Klassen, executive minister for MC Canada. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

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 at mennonitechurch.ca/worshipservices, as well as on regional church websites.

The 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 Doug Klassen, executive minister for MC Canada. “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.

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 a list of nationwide and regional websites:

Mennonite Church Canada: mennonitechurch.ca
Mennonite Church British Columbia: mcbc.ca
Mennonite Church Alberta: mcab.ca
Mennonite Church Saskatchewan: mcsask.ca
Mennonite Church Manitoba: mennochurch.mb.ca
Mennonite Church Eastern Canada: mcec.ca
CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre: commonword.ca

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‘This is an unexpected opportunity to work at rebuilding our sense of peoplehood nationwide,’ says Doug Klassen, executive minister for MC Canada. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)

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