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Meet Our New Executive Director

Life has taken many twists and turns in my 54 years. Now I enter a new door: The Renewal Fellowship within The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
I am honoured and humbled to be called as your executive director. My birthplace was London, England. I came to Canada as an infant and … Read More

Reflections from the Renewal Fellowship Prayer Room at General Assembly

Renewal Fellowship has hosted, for the past number of years, a Prayer Room during General Assembly. This reflects, since its inception thirty-five years ago, our focus on prayer for our denomination. This focus has crystallized in our “7:14” initiative, praying morning and night, claiming the promise of 2 Chronicles 7:14. … Read More

General Assembly 2017

Commissioners to 2017 General Assembly chose neither the narrow path nor the wide avenue on the issue of human sexuality, opting instead to take a rocky road. A decision on whether to allow ministers to immediately bless same-sex marriages and begin the process to redefine marital union was deferred. A strong majority of commissioners, after several hours of debate, voted to put off a vote on recommendations 11-15 … Read More

Renewal News – January 2017

In this issue, Ian Shaw compares our faith with the ancient, two-headed Roman God, Janus; James Statham introduces us to the PSALT group, “Presbyterians Standing for Apostolic Love and Truth”; Ian McWhinnie alerts us to the available Executive Director ministry position; plans are revealed for the Renewal Day Conference on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Barrie, Ontario; the names on the ballot for Moderator of the 143rd General Assembly are listed; and we are advised to consider subscribing to Faith Today. … Read More

Ministry Position: Executive Director

The Renewal Fellowship Within The Presbyterian Church In Canada is seeking an Executive Director to engage, encourage, and equip pastors and congregations across the Presbyterian Church in Canada, through a pastoral, preaching, and prayerful presence, and to be a voice for hope and renewal within the Presbyterian Church in Canada. For a full job description, click here. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2017. … Read More

Renewal News – October 2016

In this issue, Fred Stewart reflects on his five years as Executive Director of the Renewal Fellowship, which has now come to an end. Nan St. Louis, Chair of the Renewal Fellowship Board, encourages our members to step up for the work that faces us as a Fellowship. Ian Shaw commends the Committee on Church Doctrine’s document, Understanding and Interpreting the Bible, for study and report, and Linda Shaw encourages us to subscribe to and read The Presbyterian Record. … Read More

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