Here at Norman Kennedy Presbyterian Church, we have just completed a great year of reading, studying, preaching, teaching, and talking our way through the Bible using Zondervan’s The Story resources. A year ago, our session discovered and reviewed these helpful resources, and committed to improving our congregation’s biblical literacy in 2013 by following The Story. In brief, The Story is an abbreviated, chronological, easy-to-understand version of the Bible that is written in … Read More
It’s been a long time since the whole Board of Directors of the Renewal Fellowship was able to gather in person. The Board met for October 21-22 at the home of the Chairperson, Linda Shaw, for a time of prayer and discernment. The sleep-over format was especially helpful, even for those who only had a mattress on the floor! God was faithful and everyone left feeling encouraged and hopeful and with specific goals for the next two years in particular. Please pray for the Board and its work … Read More
The last three months have been a blur. Here is a summary of your Executive Director’s activities: Preached for a part-time call, caught up on holidays, started in new charge approximately 3.5 days a week. (Now working with Renewal Fellowship 2 days a week.) Travelled to the Maritimes, and there, I visited with clergy, preached in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Riverview NB, attended and addressed the Synod of the Maritime Provinces in Sydney NS. Travelled to Quebec City … Read More
Renewal Network Renewal Day, Saturday, November 9, 2013, Chedoke Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, Ontario.
The Theme: “Roots and Wings: Ministry for the 21st Century”
Audio of theme addresses by John Bowen: “Roots: Recovering our Passion” and “Wings: Learning to Fly Again” … Read More
To the untrained, secular ear, “Presbyterian” sounds every bit as mysterious as Shiite, Sikh, Druze, or Methodist. At Chippawa Presbyterian Church, Niagara Falls, Ontario, when we were inviting people to worship, we began to realize that people with no faith background felt quite uncertain about what exactly it was they were being asked to consider and experience in a Christian church. We also recognized that people in our congregation struggled … Read More
As the oldest church in Scarborough, Ontario, St. Andrew's Presbyterian exists to help people experience life through Christ. An integral part of this vision statement is what we call our Adult Discipleship Studies, consisting of our pastor's bi-weekly Tuesday morning Bible study, a laity-led bi-weekly Wednesday evening study, and a between-the-services Sunday morning study. Alpha was part of our study curriculum for several years. But in 2009 … Read More