An Introduction to The Renewal Fellowship

Our vision, passion and hope is to experience God’s renewal of our lives, our congregations, our courts, our theological schools and every place where Canadian Presbyterians gather. Our mission is to bring Canadian Presbyterians together for prayer, learning, discussion and mutual support in groups small and large and to create environments where God’s people can hear the call for renewal and respond together. … Read More

Renewal News – Spring 2015

In this issue, Fred Stewart reports on the past year, and lays plans for concerted prayer for our denomination as it faces the question of marrying and ordaining practicing homosexuals that is coming to the next General Assembly. Nan St. Louis reports on the Renewal Fellowship’s Renewal Conference and Annual General Meeting at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Barrie, Ontario, on March 7. Kevin Lee tells of meeting many of the Korean pastors of English-speaking churches in Canada. … Read More

Executive Director’s Report For 2014

I am coming up to 3-1/2 years leading the Renewal Fellowship. Each year has had its own set of challenges and achievements. 2014 was no exception. We entered the year with plans for three initiatives. For a variety of reasons, only one of them, the 2014 Encouragement Road Trip, actually came about. However, this trip through Western Canada seemed to resonate with many people beyond just our members and supporters. Highlights of the trip were reported in … Read More

Report From March 7th Barrie Renewal Day Conference

Over 100 people converged on Westminster Presbyterian Church, Barrie, Ontario, for the Renewal Fellowship’s Renewal Conference and annual general meeting. The theme for the conference was “Family First Renewal”. Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris spoke to our hearts with a “God first” message, timely, since in this day, one often hears “the kids come first”, an attitude that sometimes leads to many distortions. Keeping God first puts everything else on the right track. … Read More

Korean Pastors Of English-Speaking Presbyterian Churches In Canada

After almost eight years at Bridlewood in Scarborough, Ontario, I accepted a call to St. Andrew’s, Calgary, in beautiful Alberta. In September of 2014, I decided to drive across the country to begin my new journey. Along the way, I dropped in on friends that I had met on a retreat to Florida in 2013 for Korean pastors ministering in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Here is a brief account of their ministry. My first stop was in Kapuskasing, Ontario, where the Rev. … Read More

Board Chair’s Report For 2014

Our main focus over the last year has been encouraging and building up individual congregations and pastors by coming alongside and listening and responding when we could. Our Executive Director travelled by road from Ontario to Vancouver Island and visited many Presbyterian congregations and pastors along the way, often to churches off the beaten track. Some of the people he visited had never even heard of The Renewal Fellowship, but we are still hearing words of thanks … Read More

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