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

The more we get together

In this age of online video conferencing, “facetime” has taken on a new meaning. For little or no cost, a group of individuals can talk and see each others’ smiling faces with a video monitor as our meeting room. The technology has improved, and it’s no longer an exercise in frustration. But it’s still second ... Read more

Dal Schindell: a true “Channel”

Dal Schindell’s death on August 6, 2019 in Vancouver leaves us saddened at the passing of a unique Canadian evangelical who made a significant contribution to the establishment of The Renewal Fellowship within the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Dal had a vision for a publication of the organization which had been founded in May 1983. ... Read more

Response to the 2019 Remits

Dear Renewal Friend, In its 5th sederunt, the 145th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) approved Pathway "B" as presented by the Special Committee of Former Moderators*. In the 10th sederunt, remits to enable this change in doctrine and practice were approved for consideration under the Barrier Act (see below for the ... 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

General Assembly 2019

WOW! We didn't see that coming. 145th General Assembly lived up its advanced billing. It was intense, deeply emotional, and contentious. In the end, commissioners choose Pathway B – Inclusion – that disappointed and dismayed us. However, the remits (printed below), to be sent down to presbyteries for approval, propose a much less exclusionary avenue. ... Read more

Meet Our Administrative Assistant

Kyoungsoo Hwang began her new position as Renewal Fellowship Administrative Assistant on January 1, 2019. She replaced Bill Harrison, who retired after almost 20 years in the job. Kyoungsoo brings a vibrant faith and a wealth of experience to the job. After graduating from Western University’s Master of Library and Information Science program in 2002, ... Read more