The Renewal Fellowship at General Assembly in Vancouver, June 2015

I attended this year’s General Assembly as the spouse of a commissioner [who is also the Chair of the Church Doctrine Committee]. That meant I got to mingle and meet old friends and make new ones – something I enjoy doing anytime but especially when it means meeting people who served on the Renewal Fellowship Board with me in the past or who I knew as mission staff. Many members of the Renewal Fellowship were … Read More

Executive Director’s Comments

Human Sexuality issues are front and centre for The Presbyterian Church in Canada. There will be study and dialogue at every level of the church and eventually decisions made concerning the numerous overtures forwarded to our General Assembly this past June. There will be votes by commissioners in the coming years together with votes in sessions and presbyteries. The majority will express their will on the church. It is the way we are governed. If our church’s practice is changed so that LGBTQ individuals who are in relationships … Read More

Barrie Renewal Day Conference, March 7, 2015

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

Renewal Day and AGM Images

Dr. Alex Douglas, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Scarborough, OntarioDr. Alex Douglas, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Scarborough, Ontario … Read More

A Lesson for the Teacher

Sweating profusely after the hot midday hike along a winding road, I carefully eased myself into the crowded and dilapidated Toyota minivan. The minibus was made for eight and had seen its better years in Southeast Asia as a taxi, but, like Abraham and Sarah, new life was being wrung out of it. Two nursing mothers and several preoccupied Muslims were my nearby companions. For the next hour, 18-20 of us lurched along the potholed highway, occasionally stopping at tattered villages to … Read More

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