Presbytery of Eastern Han-Ca Statement on the Remits

The recommendation to the congregations in our Presbytery is that they vote “No” to the remits handed down by GA 2019. The following are both the rationales for a “No” vote, and the implications of a “Yes” vote should the remits pass. Should the remits pass an alternative definition of marriage that is in contradiction to the scriptures will be introduced ... Read more

A Place To Stand

A gathering hosted by the Presbytery of Eastern Han-Ca at Vaughan Community Church, Ontario, on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. You can watch the videos on the VCC EM Facebook page. We also have a recording of the event, which we have made available on the Presbytery of Eastern Han-Ca Youtube page. Conference Achievements and Next Steps ... Read more

A Holy Discontent

Discontent can be a destructive energy that harms us physically, emotionally, and relationally. It may be a symptom of ingratitude or an inability to accept one's lot in life – never having "learned to be content whatever the circumstances". At its root, one is shaking an angry fist at God, accusing Him of failing to satisfy one's expectations. This kind of discontent is ... Read more

Renewal News – Fall 2019

In This Issue: We have a prayer – Andy Cornell
Plus ça change – Ian Shaw
Renewal's response to the 2019 remits on marriage and sexuality
Remits go to presbyteries
A message the world doesn't want to hear – Andy Cornell
A holy discontent – Diane Eaton
A special request … Read more

Renewal News – Summer 2019

In This Issue: GA 2019: a way forward? – Andy Cornell
The trouble with norms – Ian Shaw
Stage set for Barrier battle
RF board to respond to remits
Renewal for the next generation – Lauren and Jillian McWhinnie
RF's Knox College bursary revived
Authentic Biblical thinking – Ian Shaw
Powerful, Spirit-led prayer – Andy Cornell
Effective Gospel witness – John Park ... Read more

A Letter to Evangelicals

The decision of the 145th General Assembly to adopt option "B" in the Report of the Special Committee of Former Moderators and the subsequent Remits on Human Sexuality and Marriage have caused a range of responses among members of the Renewal Fellowship and throughout our denomination. As a result of a meeting at Vaughan Community ... Read more

Renewal Day 2019

Our 2019 Renewal Day and Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Grace West Hill Presbyterian Church in Scarborough, Ontario. The day was billed as “One Mission, Three Points, Three Speakers” and featured Renewal’s new mission statement: “To lead each other and The Presbyterian Church in Canada to authentic Biblical thinking, ... Read more

Meet Our Board

Pictures and profiles appear for the following Renewal Fellowship Board members: Don Bartlett, Rev. Pye Chew, Rev. Stan Cox, Diane Eaton, Bill Harrison, Rev. Germaine Lovelace, Don MacMillan, Jillian McWhinney, Rev. John Park, Leslie Ruo, and Rev. Ian Shaw … Read More