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March 19, 2020
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'Clean Hands, Clear Heads & Open Hearts'
A Letter from Executive Minister Treena Duncan
This is a strange time for all of us, but we are lucky to be part of loving, cautious and connected community. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s words are a great summary of our call to be church during this time: “Clean hands, clear heads and open hearts”! 

Employment questions:
It is our hope that Communities of Faith will make every effort  to maintain ongoing employment for everyone during this difficult time. Ministry personnel will be busier than ever trying to stay connected with folks and ensure that social distancing does not become social isolation.  We hope that other employees can be re-deployed to support members of the congregation and community in other ways, if their traditional employment tasks are not required during this time.  If under exceptional circumstances financial concerns are such that you must consider changes to employment terms, please be in touch with your Regional Minister Lee Spice before taking any such action. As a region, we will be exploring options to support Communities of Faith in this difficult time.  
Also please note that Non-Profits and Charities will also be eligible for government assistance:
Today’s Town Hall Meeting for Communities of Faith
Ministry Personnel & Regional Representatives 

Ministry Personnel & Regional Representatives for Communities of Faith should have received by email on Tuesday an invitation  for an online  Zoom meeting today at 2 pm MT. If you did not, please see below for the Zoom link.

Also, please let the Regional Office know if you did not receive the notice of meeting on Tuesday so we can ensure your email is properly tagged on our e-list.
Support for Ministry Personnel and Staff:
I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you the our Employee Assistance Plan is available and they do offer online services.  Additionally, we are grateful to the four people who are available as chaplains:
Barbara Lieurance     403-318-4000
Jan Richardson   403-740-9199
David Robertson    403-652-3168
Eva Stanley             403-892-8322
We are not alone: Let's do this together.

Treena Duncan, Executive Minister

Please use the following information below to join in on the Town Hall Meeting for Ministry Personnel & Regional Representatives.

If you have difficulty connecting, please be in touch with Chris Mah Poy)

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