Making Hope Visible: Conversations about Justice, Faith, and Action
03 COVID-19 Check-in
MARCH 23, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 3
In this special episode recorded during the first week of COVID-19 responses in eastern Canada, host, Laura Hunter talks to people in a variety of ministry sites to hear the steps being taken and how people are responding. She speaks with Peter and Melissa Elliot from the Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland as they prepare to keep food flowing safely to patrons. Laura offers reflections from a conversation with Liz Dawson, from North West River, Labrador. Then she talks with team ministers, Andrew O’Neill and Steve Berube at St. Paul’s, a larger church located in Riverview, NB, about changes in worship, pastoral care, family life, and international friendships in the midst of a global pandemic. Later in the episode, Rev. Faith March-MacCuish, the Executive Minister of the 3 Atlantic Regions of The United Church of Canada, offers detailed descriptions of the supports, encouragements, and directions given to ministries in these troubling times.