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March 12, 2020

Healthy Congregations Retreat Cancelled

April 16 update: Healthy Congregations COVID-19 Response Grants available

Health Fund staff and directors have been closely monitoring the rapidly developing situation with the spread of novel coronavirus and increasing incidence of COVID-19.  With protecting the health of our participants foremost in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Healthy Congregations Retreat (previously scheduled for April 23-25).

Our Board of Directors has authorized re-purposing of funds which would have supported the retreat to instead support COVID-19 response grants to current Healthy Congregations churches. Information on how to apply is available here.

We are sensitive to the impact cancellation of the April dates may have on teams seeking certification training for Healthy Congregations program grant renewal, and on those planning to participate in the special opportunities such as Good Neighbor Experiment and Strengthening Families Program training.  We are currently exploring alternative options for these programs and will update as information becomes available.

For participants who had already registered for the 2020 retreat, we have reached out directly, and your registration deposits have been returned/refunded.  If you have questions, please contact us at 

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